19Oct

An UGGs Life

Ugg was originally a word used in Australia to describe utilitarian footwear worn for warmth by surfers during the 1960s. Numerous claims have been made as to who actually invented the Ugg boot, that the name came from a description of a pair as ugly, or that they were based on World War I pilots’ boots. When surf culture became a worldwide trend in the late 1990’s the footwear naturally followed, they symbolised a sporting but cool, relaxed lifestyle. UGG Australia (many other brands are available) exploded onto the fashion scene, popularised by celebrities, they rapidly became the casual footwear of choice.

Obviously, the popularity of this unspectacular boot drove the development of the basic design, more colours, buttons, bows and zips, then embroidery, sequins and crystals! Interest grew and the development continues today.

In Australia, UGG’s are used largely as slippers; using this as a starting point Ugg Australia have developed many styles of slippers for both men and women, all of them with the sheepskin innersole.

Stylish, waterproof and unusual, style no. 1001573

Chunky and waterproof men’s Harkley UGG boots

Whatever the critics say, the UGG Australia brand remains popular- doesn’t everyone like comfortable footwear? There are enough different styles and shapes to suit every taste- there are even great men’s styles if you look! They are incredibly durable boots, shoes, slippers and sandals, they feel plush and cosy, they also feel well made. Recollecting their origins and the vibe that made them popular, today it seems that they still have the whiff of the surfer, relaxed, cool and hip!

At Repsycho you can obtain genuine used and vintage UGGs at reasonable prices. We describe the condition of each item fully and honestly to provide you with the UGGs you want without breaking the bank.

Classic UGG boots are plain with no adornment, made of sheepskin with no frills, pull on and flat. Available as a short or tall boot originally only available in a couple of colours.

UGG have developed hugely and there are many collections available, cold weather, waterproof boots and leather ones too, knit boots, trainers, sandals and heels. The list seems to be endless!

The Kensington, leather, buckled boots

UGGs are the fashion world's marmite brand; detractors seem to especially dislike the classics, they have been variously denounced as ugly, dangerous to drive in and have even been banned from an airline! However, the UGG Australia brand is definitely alive and kicking despite many reports of its demise. Diversity has certainly widened the market, as have several major advertising campaigns, marketing more attractive male products and establishing UGG Australia as a ‘premium’ lifestyle brand.

UGGs can be quite expensive for most of us and although it is a well known addage that buying quality saves money in the long term it is also true that the thrifty or those with bills to pay and the new UGG wearer may be a little reluctant to spend so much money- quality used UGGs could be the answer! The insoles of UGGs are often replaceable if required and a very effective cleaner for UGG boots and shoes is available online, however many used UGGs are in such excellent condition that these items are unnecassary! Unfortunetly UGG Australia seem to have an abstract idea about the sizing, comparisons do not always match- generally the EU sizing is the nearest to reality. The answer is to try on UGGs in a shop and see which size is your best fit, then buy a quality used pair from Repsycho!

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