Well, we had so much fun with my last trip out of the closet and into the confession booth, that I figured I’d share another one of my dark secrets and let you deeper into the world of Randosteve. I got a pair of these around the middle of last last season and honestly, I’ve been waiting all summer to wear them again. They are that comfortable! I think most of you probably know these as something Britney Spears, Paris Hilton or even your girlfriend would wear, but I got to tell you, they are awesome. Yes folks, I admit it. I wear… UGGS!!!
It took me a few years to actually pull the trigger and order a pair of Uggs, having mainly seen them worn by young girls tying to emulate their favorite Hollywood personality. Some of the models of Uggs out there try to have a masculine look to them, but I figured all those teeny-boppers couldn’t be wrong and ended up going with the Classic Short model. Though kinda slippery on ice and not waterproof, these are the best pre-ski and apres-ski kicks I’ve ever owned, aside from flip-flops during the warmer months in the spring and summer.
You can wear Uggs with or without socks, and they are one of the few pairs of shoes that don’t start to stink like sweaty AT boots in a matter of days. Uggs are lined with sheepskin (read…wool), which many of you know, has a natural defense against odor. Ugg has a few other models that are better in snow and ice, and waterproof for that matter, so if you’re feeling like veering from the norm, shop around. Me? For now, I’ll just embrace the teenage tendencies and stick with the model I have.
Steve, I think the real story is that you have no more room in your closet 😉
I had a pair of UGGs in 1989 but almost died in slippery conditions because of the soles so I “branded” treads into the soles with a red hot poker. Nothing like sheepskin for cozinzess!
Hey bro, You’re in good company…. Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback is the new spokesman for UGGS: http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/more_names/blog/2010/11/tom_brady_signs_deal_to_flack.html
I wish I could give you a hard time for this, but I use some of those fleece-lined crocs for the same purpose. I might have to try some of these out after I wear out the plastic-fantastic shoes.
Real men eat quiche (or should I say McD hashbrowns?) and wear uggs.
I see your Uggs and raise you down booties: http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442619878&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302734361
Not as fashionable, but cheaper and toasty warm. I wouldn’t walk very far with them, but from the trailhead to the car and then to the bar, they work great.
I used to call Uggs Colorado earmuffs but after this post I don’t think Ill say that anymore.
Ugg slippers I have been on that kick for 3 years and they are the best.
Never apologize for fashion, Steve. I mean, just look at Lady Gaga.
Check out http://www.bogsfootwear.com/. I have a taller pair for winter camping where weight doesn’t matter but they make a great pre/apres-ski boot. Here in the PNW it’s often raining at home when loading the car and then snowing when you get to the trailhead. Having something that can keep me warm and dry and make me not look like a dork is important. Besides, how much did those things cost? You know how many Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuits you could get from Mac D’s with the difference, not to mention day old, old fashioned donuts. Priorities man, priorities!
I’m with matt, my down booties are pretty sweet, but after house sitting and slipping my feet into a pair of UGGGHHHHHs I realized what I’ve been missing, also I bet if you snowseal or nickwax those cute little puppies the H20 resistance would go up quite a bit 🙂
I recently picked up a pair of classic sorel caribou pac boots. Comfy, warm and waterproof, easy on/off or snug the lacing down for more walking support. hardly taken them off the last week. A wealthly relative bought my 3 yr old some uggs though, he is a fan ( and stylish too).
OMG! All the bitches coming out of the woodwork! Look what you’ve started Steve. Wait ’til they find out about your fur-lined thong! Carnage!
(that’s my next post)
and yeah…i did some nikwaxing on them to make them more waterproof. no biggie…it’s more how slick they are on ice that is the clincher. they make other models that do better on ice, but they don’t have the full britney spear’s look…so what’s the point?
Stick your uggs inside a pair of insulated tall NEOS and you have one of the warmest most comfortable, waterproof winter boots I’ve ever come up with. They’ve kept me warm down to -50F… plus if you have them inside Neos you don’t end up on your ass so often.
why is no one making fun of you!?
Muggs= man uggs
Uggs for Rando Kitty, you could have a matching pair…. ahhh cute,
shhh…don’t spoil the surprise!
I got a pair about 8 or 9 years ago…great things they are. I got the full grain leather versions which are much better in wet snow and against beer spillage.
Also, as a gentleman of leisure I say that these are highly recomended http://www.bonsaisandals.com/
perfect combo for when the little piggies just can’t be boxed up any more…