Say goodbye to another Aussie icon

They might not be the most attractive fashion accessory on the market, but for a number of years the famous
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They might not be the most attractive fashion accessory on the market, but for a number of years the famous Australian UGG boot has warmed the feet of millions around the world. While many wouldn’t dare wear them outside the family home, celebrities and sports stars would pair their Uggies with tracksuit pants, leggings and even jeans and take them down the main streets and into shopping centres.

You might have a pair lying about the house, or your children might have begged you for a pair of UGG boots as a Christmas present.

But news earlier this week revealed that for all the warm and fuzzy feelings the cult classic has given us, the UGG boot is sadly being discontinued.

Before you break out the tissues at the demise of yet another Australian icon, the makers behind the UGG boot that has been around for almost 40 years have confirmed that by discontinuing the classic sheepskin boot it is making way for a new and improved version.

To be called the UGG Classic II, the boot will be a remake of the original. In fact, the new boot is even going to look the same as the old boot but new technology will make it waterproof meaning you can take your pair out into the rain, hail, sleet or snow… If you want to. Additionally, you’ll find the new boot will be equipped with a new sole, creating more traction.

Do you own a pair of UGG boots? What do you think about the proposed redesign?

  1. Maureen Mealings  

    They have been good value.I wore them and my kids wore them but probably out priced themselves in NZ as we don,t have as many sheep as we used to.Lamb and wool very expensive.Pesume Ugg Boots are still made with Sheepskin ???

  2. The best boots ever winter /Sumer /all the year round love them .l think the new boots will be even better

  3. The best boots ever winter /Sumer /all the year round love them .l think the new boots will be even better

  4. Minnie  

    Only way to keep ‘tootsies’ warm in Winter!

    New design suits me!

    One question: will they be cobblers’ pegs & burr proof?

  5. Disey  

    Never ever had a pair and don’t want a pair – I think they look gross.

  6. Denise  

    Love them. I don’t wear them outside much, though. Not because of the look, but because I want them to last as long as possible! To me, comfort and warmth is far more important than looks. Waterproof uggies sound an excellent idea, though. I may be able to venture further afield wearing them, now!

  7. Anna Kudray  

    Waterproof Uggies! A great idea! I wear my current non-waterproof uggs around the house in Winter and venture to the local shopping centre in them at times too. It’s all about warmth and comfort for me, rather than worrying about what others might think.

  8. I have got my on right now – I live in them in winter. A waterproof one will be even better – I will be due a new pair next winter. I love my Uggies.

  9. Lesley woods  

    My first pair of ugh boots cost me 2.99i bought them from a stock and station agent in my home own Young NSW

  10. Lesley woods  

    My first pair of ugh boots cost me 2.99i bought them from a stock and station agent in my home own Young NSW

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