We can all agree that ugg boots are the most comfortable shoes ever made. They’re super soft, they look amazing and best of all - you can stay snug your uggs inside and outside the house at almost any time of the year without ever having to purchase another pair of shoes. Okay, the last claim might have overstepped the mark a smidgen....
- Jul 21 2017When you invest in a pair of good quality ugg boots, you will want to make sure you are looking after them properly.Ask anyone who has made the switch from cold feet on the kitchen floor of a winter morning to cosy, comforting uggs and you’ll quickly see that we tend to form a strong attachment to our favourite uggs. It’s no wonder they tend become a staple of our weekend attire in the colder months.So it makes sense to learn of couple of simple ways of looking after your ugg boots to extend their life and keep them looking, feeling and smelling wonderful.
1. Socks vs No Socks
As much as we hate to admit it, our feet can do a pretty good job of making a brand new pair uggs smell bad.
Obviously there is nothing quite like the feel of uggs on your bare feet, so if you simply can’t resist, we recommend at least wearing socks with your uggs when you plan to be the most active, as this is when your feet are most likely to sweat and produce odours. That way any excess moisture will be absorbed by the sock, rather than the ugg lining itself. Remember to choose high quality genuine cotton socks so you don’t make the sweat factor even worse!
Of course, the best rule to follow is go with what you feel most comfortable with.
You can also try putting a light coat of baby powder on your feet before wearing your uggs to combat light sweating.
2. Keep your uggs dry
Excessive moisture is almost guarant
- Jun 30 2017
The humble ugg boot has become a cultural icon in Australia, with a long and somewhat mysterious backstory.
Around the 1960’s, Ugg boots started gaining mainstream attention and worked their way into the hearts (and living rooms) of families across the country.
The warm, fleece-lined boots were made popular by the Aussie surfing community, who found solace in their ideal post-surf footwear and shared them with the world on their travels.
So where did Ugg boots come from, and why are they called ugg boots? Many believe the origin of the Ugg boot can be traced back to World War I and World War II. Temperatures inside unpressurised fighter plane cabins would often be well below freezing, and the pilots would resort to any means necessary to stay warm. Along with fleece lined jackets and hats, sheepskin footwear was the obvious choice for the pilots.
Hence the ‘flying ugly boot’, or ‘fug boot’ for short, became popular. Over the years, there have been numerous folks coming forward claiming to have invented the now famous Ugg boot, or at least coined the term. However, as is usually the case where commercial interest is involved, it is difficult to determine the legitimacy of these claims.
Based on the popularity of the iconic footwear, the term “Ugg” is trademarked by a US corporation outside of Australia and New Zealand. For Aussies and Kiwis however, the term ugg is so generic it’s considered a style of footwear. Australian made Ugg boots continue to be extremely popular in the colder months, and are a must-have for all ages.