Whooga Ugg Boots Review from an Uggs Hater
I have never been a fan of Uggs. I think they look like people are wearing slipper-ugly slippers- on their feet and don’t understand quite how they have become so popular. I do however like black boots and when Whooga offered me the chance to try a pair of their least Uggs looking Uggs I decided to give them a go. In the spirit of fairness I warned them that I was not an Uggs fangirl, so they knew what they might be getting into.
First off; The Whooga packaging is stunning. The boots come in a large chocolate brown box covered with a gold ribbon- you feel like you’re getting an amazing present and it was fun opening the box. The two boots were stuffed with paper and nestled together. I’m a size 7, but had read that these come up a little large and opted for a size 6, which fitted perfectly.
I’d opted for the Whooga Weave Boots in black (they also come in tan, grey and chocolate) and they were made of a nice thick material. The inside was coated in merino sheepskin and they folded up and down, so you could make them ankle boots or knee high boots. I like how the material was pretty stretchy- meaning you wouldn’t have a size issue if you calves are hard to fit ( a common issue with high street boots).
The boots felt really light to ware as well- despite looking very solid, they were really light on the feet and the rubber sole gave a good grip when the pavements were wet and icy.
I first wore the boots out with a pair of jeans and really HATED the look. It felt like I was trying really hard to be one of those girls, y’know the type I mean, and that’s just not me. I tried them again with black tights, socks and a short skirt.. and that kinda worked. It was less about making the boots the outfit, more allowing them to complement what I already had on.
The boots were actually REALLY comfortable to wear- I was surprised by how soft they felt and how cosseted my feet were. Yes, it did feel like I was leaving the house in slipper, but on the plus side- I was leaving the house in slippers!
They kept my feet warm all day, which was really impressive and I like how they were smell free after (always important). One note; You do need to wear socks with these, as when I tried going out barefoot or in tights, my foot slid around the Whooga boot, as it just didn’t seem to grip. The day I went barefoot I actually got a blister, so go for socks at all time. Remember, I went a size lower here than normal, so it’s not a size issue.
Overall- I was surprised that I found the Whooga Ugg boots wearable and comfortable. I still would be wary of using them everyday (did so and ended up in a posh bar wearing them by mistake *Shame*) but they definitely are nice to slip on when you want something comfortable, so are good for a day shopping or going to the park- a nice change to trainers and easy to take on and off. I also liked that they worked well with black tights! So, it’s not a love affair, but a like affair is definitely more than I was expecting!
£79 from Whooga for the Whooga Weave Boots with 1-2 Day Express shipping free to UK and EU customers.