Several years ago, I bought a pair of “fake” UGGs. I thought I was saving money and still getting all the benefits you’d get from a sheepskin boot.
I was wrong.
The biggest problem was the fact that my boots didn’t contain high quality sheepskin, like real UGG boots. Why is this a big deal?
Synthetic sheepskin doesn’t breathe. So if my feet got warm, they’d sweat. Moisture would not be wicked away from my feet, like they would in real sheepskin.
Synthetic sheepskin doesn’t hold up over time. It mats down, and feels less cushiony. It also feels scratchy after a while. Real sheepskin feels soft and fluffy even after long-term wear.
Grade-A twin-faced sheepskin, used in UGG boots, is extremely dense and soft, and therefore more durable. Synthetic sheepskin can’t hold a candle to that.
I’ve also noticed that the uppers on my boots have deteriorated much faster than the Authentic UGGs that my friends have. It’s impossible to keep the suede looking good, despite waterproofing treatments. Also the stitching is starting to come undone. The quality of the materials used and the workmanship in their creation makes all the difference in the world.
My next pair of boots is going to be a pair of Authentic UGG Bailey Buttons. The style is really cute, they are warm and cozy without causing my feet to sweat, they hold up over time (a great value!), and provide exceptional comfort.
Be sure to get Authentic UGG boots. Real, high-quality sheepskin and exceptional craftsmanship are worth it. Don’t you deserve that?