Sunday, 17 January 2016

Ugly Boots

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)



8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention Natalie and what a shame they didn't fit you! I have to admit, I've been reaching for the good old Ugg (Kensingtons) whilst we're having this cold snap. It's got to be done!

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    1. I couldn't have been without mine, they are so good at keeping my feet warm x

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  2. I tried the Petra's after seeing them on your blog awhile ago but I found they didn't come high up enough to cover my ankles so I ended up with the double mini zips. I had mine for Christmas and was just beginning to think I'd made a mistake getting them but boy have I been glad of them over the past week or so! I wouldn't be without them now! xx

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    1. Yes, perhaps that was the same on me (you just worded it better!) there was something not quite right. I think that's why I hesitated for a moment with my new ones, I wondered if I should invest in the huge things on the end of my feet. But completely agree, they've been a God send with this cold snap we've had x

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  3. I never think to look in the kids section and I should as I'm only a size 4. Great tip, thank you. I always think Uggs are ugly ...but wouldn't be without my pair!

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    1. Oh definitely Helen, you need to! A friend reminded me she saw some in John Lewis kids last year and regret not getting them then as so much cheaper. x

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  4. Damn my huge feet! No chance of me bagging a bargain kids' pair, but I agree that Uggs are well worth the outlay - I've been living in mine since the weather turned colder xx

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