Winter Boot Pick: Don’t Forget About UGG
Although the winter is coming to a close soon, we are still experiencing some boot-worthy weather. Now, I’m sure you already have a pair of trustworthy boots that you have been wearing this winter, but, like many clothing items, it’s often smart to look for a bargain purchase at the end of a season so that you have a quality item for next year. And I think I have found one, so we figured we’d quickly put up a post so that you guys can grab a pair.
The most important things to look for in great winter boots is comfort/warmth, waterproofing, and style. Last year, I purchased these UGG winter boots, and it was my best winter purchase in a long time. Here’s why:
Comfort/Warmth: It goes without saying that UGG absolutely nails the comfort/warmth on these boots. I mean, just look inside these things! It is like living inside a pillow! UGG has legitimately earned its reputation of being synonymous with comfort and they are not trying to reinvent the wheel with these boots. They use the same quality wool lining that they use on their famous women’s boots. Taking these out into the bitter cold is awesome. Unlike other boots where your toes start getting cold pretty quickly, these boots keep your toes warm even when you are knee deep in snow. This is where they earn their value.
Waterproofing: These boots have high-quality waterproof leather with sealed seams. This isn’t some crappy rubbery waterproofing that somehow still leaves your socks soaked. No, this leather waterproofing really works. You can step into a puddle of water or a pile of snow and you won’t feel a thing. These are 10/10 with respect to waterproofing.
Style: Style is always the hardest thing to evaluate with boots and these boots are a cross between a dressy, hiking-type boot and a classic work boot. I also find that if you find a boot that is super comfortable, warm, has great waterproofing and decent traction, then as long as it is not ugly it is a good buy. That can certainly be said for these boots, and I think even more. These boots ain’t half bad looking.
Fit: These boots are true to size. Not much else to say here.
Value: At the full price of $230+ these boots are pretty expensive and I likely would stop here and tell you not to buy these boots. Especially since there are many, many high-quality boots in the $150-$200 range. But now you can get them new for $154 (or used, if you happen to be a size 7, for $87). At that price, I wouldn’t call it a “bargain basement” deal, but it’s still a really good deal for this sort of boot. I’m not saying you should purchase these before you purchase your old reliable boot (ahem, LL Bean), but if you are looking for a super comfortable and warm boot, then I highly recommend buying these.