The People vs. Uggs.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I still wear mine sometimes.  And I love them.  Their soft, fleecey insides still beckon my chilly feet, "Come, come.  I will make you toasty warm.  I will envelop you with softness and you will have cold feet no longer" (Your Uggs don't talk to you?  Exchange them out for a talking pair immediately.).  I love that Uggs are public-approved slippers.  They are tall and cozy and wonderful and perfectly acceptable to wear to your Acme, Food Lion, Safeway, or Stop 'n Shop.  But, I have always known that some people are Ugg-haters.  "Your words hurt me.  What did I ever do besides try to keep your appendages flowing with warm blood so you could focus your attentions elsewhere?"  (That's the Ugg talking again.)  I must say, I'm on the Ugg's side in the People vs. Uggs debate.  I have been loving them for about six years now.  You?  Are you a hater?  Be gentle.  You don't want to hurt the Ugg's feelings.
Rogue leg coming out of left armpit!  Someone call the doctor!

55 comments:

  1. well. here's my deal. i heart uggs... finally. i own 3 or 4 pairs. love them - for all the reasons you said - publicly approved slipper and they accomplish their objective, which is to keep my feet warm. however, my issue is that i don't think that they are all that cute - which is why for quite awhile i held out buying any. however, i live in minnesota - hello snow - and this was the closest i was willing to get to a "snow boot." long story short - i'm on the uggs side.

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  2. I'm with you. I was pretty anti-Ugg for a while...until I experienced my first winter of going to class in the snow in college. After that, I said fohgettaboutit. My toesies needed to stay warm so they would still be there for sandal season! I still only have my one pair (they're just like yours!), but they're covered in salt stains and they're super stretched out (do yours do that?). I mightttt have to invest in a new pair this winter. I was thinking the grey or the chocolate ones. Thoughts?

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  3. Hey...I just read your whole story and loved it, every word. So cool.

    xx
    Rebekka

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  4. i love my uggs! they are comfy and keep my feet warm. i am for sure on the uggs side of this debate :)

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  5. I think Uggs are perfectly acceptable for grocery shopping :)

    Now crocs....that's another story.

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  6. i am totally on the ugg side! i think the only people on the anti-ugg task force are those that have never had their feet hugged by an ugg. there is nothing to NOT like about them.

    JJ is ok with Uggs, but he doesn't get the whole shorts AND uggs thing. He says "I don't get it, are your legs cold but you need your feet to stay warm". Interesting...

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  7. Patricia Field approves of Uggs. Hence they are always justified.

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  8. Ugg hater here just because they are simply ugly. But I understand their comfort so for all you that love them, good for you!! Seriously. I like to be different, so any style that takes off like Uggs did makes me not like them. And the same goes for Crocs.

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  9. I was against Uggs until I tried a pair on. I still don't own a pair of true Uggs, just the faux ones...boo to me. Maybe this year I will cough up the dough for a pair. My husband is anti-Ugg though. Especially to girls in GA who wear them with mini-skirts in the summer!!

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  10. I'm a love love LOVER. I just don't own any. What the crap? Time to go shopppinnnnggggg!....

    I'll tell husband that you and your rouge leg are to blame.

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  11. LOL!! You are too cute!! I've been wanting Uggs for some time now!! I'll have to break down and get some. :)

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  12. hahah Bridget you're hilarious! I love the Ugg perspective..I love Uggs in general! Yay for warm feet :)

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  13. Fuggly. Hate them.

    Sorry Bridge.

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  14. im totally with you on this.
    i love my uggs.
    LOVE.
    and i'll defend them forever.

    ps. i use iMovie to edit my vids.

    UGGS.

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  15. I can't lie, I've always been an Ugg hater. But I'll give them an A for their apparent coziness. However, they'll never be seen on my feet. ;)

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  16. i love me some uggs. sometimes you just gotta through fashion out the window for comfort. that is just what i do with these :)

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  17. I love. Hubs is a hater. He says he only sees 14 year olds wearing them. I say "I look 14 anyway, what's the difference?"
    But alas, since hubs is a hater, I own none. Sad for my cold feet, aren't you? Me too. :)

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  18. haha, i'm a fellow ugg lover! hubs is not a fan, but still bought them for me for christmas last year. he must care about my warm feet :)

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  19. i heart uggs
    i have had mine since 1997 and they still treat me right... no need to even get another pair. yes, they are ugly now and stained but they still do their job.
    i am most definitely an ugg lover.

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  20. I am all for uggs in approrpiate weather. I just tend to squirm when I see them mid summer with mini skirts and tank tops! (If you must wear them in the summer...wear them at home.)

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  21. Ugg lover. 3 pairs worth! My surfing husband has been wearing them for 25 years and we spoil our children with them too. Started them young.

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  22. well, we know how booke feels about them. and of course i own a pair and wear them regularly. note to self: do not under any circumstances wear them in europe. grant was extremely embarrassed on my behalf because of the looks i was getting.

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  23. hater. just ask ahn. but it rarely drops below 70 here sooo....

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  24. I've had mine for four years and I still wear and love them.

    However, I can understand the other side because for whatever reason, people ABUSE the power of Uggs. There was a girl in college who would wear them EVERY day, they were so dirty and nappy and she wore super short miniskirts with them. It was ridiculous. She would have like a black minidress with sequins on...and UGGS. I think that's why Ugg haters originated. :)

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  25. I have seen people where uggs in the Summer and that really gets me and I must say I am not an ugg gal. However, after reading this post I must say I get it. You have a way with words and I could just imagine my foot slipping into a warm soft boot oh they would be perfect for after snow adventures. This post made me smile! xo

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  26. Ha! You always crack me up, I love this!!! :)

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  27. I'm not a hater, but I'm definitely not a fan. They look warm, but...

    1. I live in the South where it's hardly ever cold enough to really NEED them
    2. Too many people have ruined them by wearing them with mini-skirts, Daisy Dukes, and in the summer!

    Plus, like many other husbands apparently, mine really hates them!

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  28. i love me some uggs. but theres a time and a place. here in southern california, that time and place is limited and few and far in between. one thing that always caused me to vomit a little bit in my mouth was in high school.. girls would wear their adorable uggs with the shortest skirt they owned. wtf?! that defeats the uggs purpose and you look like a fool with your feet all warm and cozy and your legs all bare and inappropriate.
    don't get me wrong.
    i. love. uggs.
    but there needs to be some common sense esp. if you don't live around snow.

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  29. you are one flexible lady.. ha.. i love to hate uggs but own them and wear them. sadly though mine don't chat me up, must work on that. enjoy your weekend.

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  30. I was a Ugg hater but now I find myself wanting a pair!! They look so comfy and able to bring warmth on a chilly day!! I don't know when and how I changed side.

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  31. I am only a hater because I have calves the size of basketballs and legs as short as stumps. NOT a great combo with the Uggs:)

    With your long, lean legs... you can pull it off. But, I hate you for that you know.

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  32. well, i'm not exactly a big fan... i'm also REALLY short (like... 5'1" short) and for some reason uggs look SO weird on me. i wear other boots all the time and they look fine, but uggs? oy, not pretty. i can't even describe it.

    however, when i have tried them on, they were pretty cozy. ;)

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  33. i understand they are so nice for cold winters but i don't find them cute. maybe i'm lucky here in madrid we don't need them BUT if I lived somewhere freezing cold, i would definitely get one of those!
    have a great weekend!

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  34. look at you with your 33 comments. i'll be 34. that's more comments than i have followers. *jealous* ; ) have a great weekend. considering spending my $100 giftcard on the ugg moccassins... thoughts?

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  35. hey! yes, by all means, be warm!

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  36. I'm in support of Uggs (they do come from Australia) but not in public. Household wear only! Plus we only have about 2 months of weather when they are really appropriate! Thanks for stopping by my blog! *s*

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  37. I dont have a pair but i am sure they would never leave my feet if I had some :)

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  38. k so also...
    i tried, and i cannot do that with my leg.

    you got skillz...
    and i bet the hubs appreciates them.
    WHOOPS! not appropriate for blogland?
    shoot...

    would certainly be appropriate for wine nights if we LIVED NEAR EACH OTHER.

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  39. I'm on the ugg side too! Anyone whose been a college student in the midwest knows they are a necessity

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  40. I love them. Winters here are brutal and walking on campus even more so. I don't think any girl on campus would survive without them. My only beef is that they are clunky/chunky and not my favorite look-- it's more of a utility to me.

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  41. Haha cute entry. Personally, I've never worn them, but they do look comfy!

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  42. Unfortunatelly the country i live at right now is way too hot to wear uggs, but back in my country i used to wear them non stop :)

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  43. i love your blog, you are so cute and hilarious! i love uggs, husband does not. i still wear them though! i grew up in those babies!!
    loves!
    britt

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  44. LOVE them! I am all about comfort. Especially in the winter. Count me in to have warm snuggly toes in the cold winter frosty weather.

    Rachael

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  45. I love my ugg, are the only boots truly able to warm the feet when temperature drop! I read that you were in Vernazza! You're right is a lovely place and I am lucky to live so close! New follower, I hope you'll follow mw back! Kiss

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  46. HA! I love them, but my boyfriend hates them!!
    I was still planing to buy a pair until I saw a heard of 13 year olds- like 8 of them ALL wearing Uggs. Suddenly they seemed less appealing.

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  47. I thought Uggs were so ugly, but I bought them anyway because I needed warm boots to commute to work. And now I'm hooked. I'm convinced anyone who despises Uggs has never had them on their feet! Love your blog!

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  48. Yay public slippers!! When I went to school in Ohio I had a roommate who had nonexistent circulation, so when I came home from a long day in my boots I would put them on her and she would be toasty in minutes! How can you not love such vocal, benevolent shoes, no matter what they look like?

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  49. gotta say i love the ugg's ..... i don't ware my out and about but home , cooking , walking the dog on those chilly mornings they are a godsend.

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  50. i wear some fuggs i bought at american eagle about 5 years ago. they are quite ugly but im with you I LOVE THEM! i have thought about getting rid of them before but somehow i put on a casual shirt dress and some tights and they are all i want ... my fuggs :)

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  51. Don't worry, I'm definitely backing the Uggs. They might be a hideous form of footwear but they are COMFY! and warm, which both triumpth in the middle of winter.
    You are hilarious by the way! I love your blog and love your sense of humor in your writing.
    New follower :)

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  52. I don't fugg with uggs. OK well actually I do own a pair of fake ones but I try not to wear them because they make my feet fugly.

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  53. I love this post. First time visiter.

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