I can’t believe I’ve been writing for 29 days now and I haven’t addressed a major problem I have in our society… Ugg boots.
I guess this picture falls into the category of jumping off a bridge because your friends are doing it. These boots are the fashion equivalent to hurling your body from a high place. Not only do I struggle with the concept of having the exact same shoes as everyone around me, but I am particularly bothered that a large portion of the population doesn’t seem to see how ugly these are. Is this like being color blind?
I have to believe that the wearers of these shoes are unable to see that they look like shapeless dirty blobs wrapped around your foot like an orthopedic shoe treating a club foot. Since when do we let shoe designers off the hook like this? There is no shape to them, the shoe is meant for snow but the material it is made of looks soggy and stained when wet and the color options seem to be poo brown, loose poo brown and sweat stain beige. I remember the first time I saw them on a girl I thought, “Did she steal those slippers from a homeless person?”
Every decade has a style trend that people are later ashamed they took part in, but why are we not learning our lesson?
I guess Ugg boots are proof that people will blindly wear what everyone else is wearing without really taking the time to look in a mirror. I know what a lot of you are saying, “But they are so comfortable”… don’t get me started on that. You know what else is comfortable? A snuggie; but if I saw a person wearing one of those in public I would think they were on the verge of an emotional break down.
Over the years, as Ugg boots have held on tight to popularity I have lost a lot of friends to these hideous cloth eyesores. This is not to say I’m not friends with them anymore, I just no longer trust their decision making skills. I apologize to any of you reading this who I have offended, but I’m just trying to help you. Wintertime doesn’t have to mean ugly sweaters, bulky coats and shapeless snow boots. Enough with the excuses, the reality is you are wearing something that has “UGGly” in the name; even the company making the shoe is trying to tell you something. I can imagine that this was all some giant prank and the designers sat around a conference table laughing and said, “Let’s see what we can get people to wear. All we have to do is make something blatantly hideous and pay a few celebrities to wear it in public then watch the masses swarm to the malls.” Well, I guess they win this round.