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Uggs are a brand of Australian sheepskin boots that are common around the world. The name is taken from an Old-Middle English word, "ye oughlye", which evolved into "ugly" and subsequently, for the language-challenged, just "ug". Since Australians live downunder, they are somewhat perplexed by basical concepts like "winter=cold, summer=hot"; this explains why they think that ugg means "extremely posh". In North America (particularly the United States), another notorious language-challenged country, Uggs have come a long way, meaning that so many girls actually buy these hideous boots. I don't know how, but these boots have grown into one of the biggest fashion statements, ever. Yes. Ever. Don't ask me why, but people have weird taste in fashion. Strange enough, Uggs are made for guys, too.
Well, like many shoe brands, Uggs come in many styles. The most important question a young girl might ask her mom might be, "Can I get those sexy Chestnut Ugg Boots that everyone has?" The mom may respond with 2 answers. One may be, "Well Kaitlyn, I think for a beautiful daughter like you, deserve those!" A second response: "Uhh, Kaitlyn, I will not let my daughter wear such putrid boots, EVER! GO TO YOUR ROOM, MISSY!" Alright, so many teenage girls and their parents don't agree on everything, but I'd say that a majority of them agree on most terms. A girl who may not "fit in" with the crowd sees that the popular Jessica (nicknamed, The Glamour Girl) will get away with everything, just because she keeps up with the latest fashion trend. Pewter Ugg boots, Hollister jeans, an Abercrombie tank top and (can't be complete without) a Gucci purse. So, the example before was "Kaitlyn". Ok. Honestly, Kaitlyn, along with many other teenage girls, doesn't fit in with the crowd too much. To fit in and possibly become instantly popular, Kaitlyn begs her mom to buy her a pair of Chestnut style Uggs. The next day at school, Kaitlyn and her friends are all wearing the same boots. What are the odds? Then, Jessica comes over to Kaitlyn and says to her, "Kait, welcome to the world of popularity."
Now seriously, folks. In the world we live in, does it actually work that way? Yes and no. Ugg boots may be worn by many girls, but they simply turn many people off. A boat load of guys and girls despise the mere image of a schoolgirl who loves to wear her Uggs in the summer, when it is 93 degrees out. Are you kidding me? And we thought that girls hate to get sweaty.
What kind should I wear?
Just pick and choose, the possibilities seem endless. The one thing you would hate to see is a girl who drags her boyfriend into an Uggs Outlet Store where they stay there for hours and she asks him what he thinks of, "This one?" or "This one?" or no, how about "This cute thang?" Uggs come in pink, blue, black, red, brown, tan, polka dot, smiley face, and puke-colored.
Uggs are a disappointment of a fashion trend. This is where the real fashion police should take charge.
People view Uggs as, well, simply "UGLY" boots. They make fun of girls who wear them. They call them, UGG-LY. I don't know what the dude who created these boots was thinking, but was he for real when he decided to call them Ugg boots? Was there a catch? "I'll just call 'em Uggs, so the American folk can make prejudice remarks and stereotype people". We are aware that many foreign products are usually shipped over seas and marketed in America (our cars and clothing, bitches!). Some might say that it can be a burden sometimes, where are we going to put all this crap? Uggs are found on over 4 billion feet around the world. That's a lot of feet right there.
The typical teenage girl loves shopping. Where are they going to shop, today? Hollister? American Eagle? Pacsun? Maybe, Banana Republic. No. Limited Too? NOO! The Ugg Store. Wait a minute, an Ugg Store? They have that now? Shockingly (yeah right), Ugg stores are not too common in regular shopping malls. They can be found in most upscale outlet retail centers. They are located within fancy-shmancy retail chains, like Brooks Brothers, Liz Claiborne, and Theory, just to name a few. Even some girls think that wearing Uggs will make a guy attracted to her. OH MY GOD.
- Girl talking to her BFF on the Phone (Girl #1): "Did you see Tom stare at me for a full 5 seconds? Like, oh em gee!"
- Other Girl on Phone (Girl #2): "OMG YESSS I DID!"
- Girl #1: "I'm so glad I wore my Uggs today, like seriously if I didn't, then there would be no chance in hell that Tom would look at me for so long!"
- Girl #2: "Like *tsk*, oh my god! I so heart you, girl! Mwah!!!!"
Now, Girl #1 doesn't know this, but Tom probably was staring at her and thinking, what the fuck is wrong with you? Did you always have bad taste in footwear? HOLY SHIT TAKE OFF THOSE HIDEOUS POSSUMS!
Uggs and Popular Culture
- Leonardo Di Caprio was spotted in Hollywood, California wearing Uggs.
- Uma Thurman wore her favorite Ugg Chestnut boots to the 1939 worlds fair.
- Jamie Lynn Spears did not have enough to buy those dashing pink Uggs, so she decided to rob a piggy bank instead.
Who exactly wears Uggs?
Uggs are not cheap boots. They are actually very expensive. Some go up to $150. Girls with a lot of dough...oh wait..let me change that around....Girls who come from rather wealthy families usually can afford such boots. The exception, of the typical "schoolgirl", or "slut", who doesn't work at all will somehow end up purchasing Uggs for half price. Typical white, preppy girls wear Uggs along with their favorite "Hollister Miniskirt", or the Uggs tucked into their jeans or sweatpants. Most girls who wear Uggs are either very hot, semi-hot (meaning that they are cute, not super hot or drop dead gorgeous), or rather plump and not that attractive. 95% of girls who own at least one pair of Ugg Boots are very sexy. Blondes, brunettes, and redheads are included here. You can find the Asian girls wear these boots, along with the Gothic and Emo crowd, some Indian chicks, Black chicks, and little kids.
Who knows how long this trend will last. The day Hushpuppies went out of style will always be a funny memory. Those types of shoes would be described as the "lesser Ugg", meaning that girls didn't go crazy over a pair, like they do with Uggs today. Omg, Uggs sold for only 139 dollars! Yeah, we tend to misjudge people all the time. We should be less demanding, critical and ignorant. Some people say, "Who cares. It's just a dumb phase. Let these girls be." Some other wise people might say, "If the youth wants to humiliate and degrade themselves to a full extent, let them! It's their life." Now then, it's under nobody's control to cease this fashion trend, but we should all realize that (according to a quote made famous by a poet) deep down you shouldn't like someone for the shoes they have, but for the individual them self. Yes folks. Who cares if the popular girl in the school owns 8,932,104,444,049 pairs of Uggs. Nice prophets would consider to look at someone on the inside, rather than the outside. That means we should disregard the person's looks, no matter how bad their taste of fashion is.
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