Can you guess where this post is going? Yes, correct - Ugg boots! A friend of mine asked me a few months back my opinion on them, it's a hard one. I said that admittedly they are not the most attractive things on your feet, they are clumpy and un-flattering. However they do a very good job at keeping feet warm and as one that feels the cold, they've had a place in my wardrobe for years. So many that I actually thought it was time to update them as they are really tatty now. I had blogged about the Petra's below which looked great on-line but not so much in the flesh on me. They felt a little too rigid on my feet for some reason, which is a shame as this colour is now £72 from £130. Also available in black and a darker brown.
|Ugg Petra at Office|
On the hunt I also tried these Croc boots back in October last year. Sue recommend them as they are cheaper than Sorel boots and looked very similar. I have small feet but even the size 3 were too small on me, which was such a shame as they were a bargain at £48 and were waterproof too.
Whilst on a trip to Westfield my hubby popped to Ugg. (It's been years since we have been to Westfield and we wondered why - that would be the troublesome 3 year old as to why, most painful shopping trip yet and won't be a family one again for at least another year!). It wasn't on my list to look in Ugg as being near Bicester Village I always thought I get a fairly good deal there. That was until my eldest dragged me to the kids section and I discovered these beauties for £70 in the sale. They were a size 3 adult and fitted perfectly yet the Petra's were a 4.5 adult and snug (make sure you try them on if you're buying them!). They are a nubuck rather than the suede with additional stitching detail around the back which I really like. I have worn them so much already. I much prefer the shorter boot on me as they don't drown me and as we're now having a really cold snap they've been a God send. So check out the kids section if you're up to an adult size 5!
Admittedly, I am a procrastinator in most purchases yet these grabbed me. Had I done a little more research I may have been tempted by a pair of Sorel's via John Lewis who also have kids ones going up to a size 5. Oops. However I do love the simplicity of an Ugg, no faff, you can literally slip them on and run out the door for the school run (do remember to spray them with a protector spray first though).
|Ladies Sorel boots £130 via John Lewis|
|Kids Sorel boots £70 via John Lewis (they go up to a size 5 but currently sold out)|