Ugg Boots are very versatile. They can be worn in almost any weather without your feet getting either cold or overheated, and their neutral colour tones allow them to be worn with a wide variety of clothing. Unfortunately, this versatility leads people to believe they are virtually indestructible. Sadly, this is not the case. If you want to preserve the life span of your Uggs, you need to know where to wear them. This article will tell you all you need to know.
First, Ugg Boots are made from sheepskin suede. Like all suede, it is susceptible to water stains. Water spots will leave behind a very slight discolouration when they dry-slight, but noticeable compared to the undamaged suede around it.
To avoid water stains, simply avoid water. Don’t wear your Uggs in the rain, or in marshy conditions. If you wear them in snow, brush the all snow off before going inside.
These Boots Are Not Work Boots
They are perfectly fine for wearing indoors or pounding pavement on city streets. Unfortunately, they also resemble work boots-but they are not. The soft sheepskin suede is somewhat fragile, and can easily be torn on a work site. Stiff tanned leather boots are much more practical on work sites, especially ones with steel toes.
Ugg Boots Are Not Sport Boots
The Uggs’ strengths are warmth and comfort, not athletic support. The sole is soft and supple, with no interior shank. Although comfortable indoors, the relatively thin and flexible soles of them are not suited to hiking over rocky terrain. Suede is also easily stained, and grass stains are notoriously easy to collect and difficult to wash out. Sneakers or hiking boots are better for outdoor adventures.
Although they can keep your feet at regular body temperature in extremely cold weather-down to -30º Fahrenheit-they have their limits. Furthermore, they are not waterproof. Staying dry is more important than staying warm when it comes to preventing frostbite.
If you plan on doing athletic winter sports with lots of frolicking in the snow, such as skinning, sledding, or snowboarding, you may want to look into waterproof snow boots instead of your trusty Uggs. Besides, there’s always a chance that snow will melt on your Uggs and leave behind water stains.
Spring and Autumn
They are also great for spring and autumn, where they will keep your feet from becoming either cold or overheated. These Boots are also well suited for dry, arid climates, such as desert, where the temperature can vary dramatically during the day. Ugg Boots will keep your feet warm in the mornings and evenings, without becoming uncomfortably warm in the middle of day.
Ugg Boots are not suited, however, to summer weather. They are good at keeping your feet from overheating, but they have their limits. If you wear Uggs to hot, humid weather, you’ll eventually begin to sweat. If your perspiration soaks through the fleece lining into the suede, you’ll end up with some nasty water stains. Not only will your perspiration leave behind a slight discoloration when it dries (just like water does), but a white powdery ring around the stain-dried salt from your sweat-will accompany it. Unless you live in a cold northern climate like Canada or Scandinavia, leave your Ugg Boots in the closet during the summer.