Are You Ready To Give Up Uggs?

11/09/2006 at 06:00 AM ET

One of the most loved-and-hated trends of the past few years has been the emergence of Uggs — originally popular with L.A. girls like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, the look spread like wildfire. To be honest, I fought the trend for as long as possible, only succumbing to their cuddly charm in the midst of a blizzard last winter. I know the pastel look, especially the bedazzled variety, have long worn out their welcome, but can’t I wear my tan ones when the temperatures drop? Do I need a new pair of boots to keep me warm this winter? What about you: Are you ready to give up your Uggs? If so, what are you replacing them with?Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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Kaylyn on

Although I reside in the dreaded “So Cal,” where everything “fake,” “tan,” and evil dwell, I still use my ugg’s on a regular basis. Even though the temperature NEVER drops below 65…that’s actually very untrue. Although I’m positive there’s no comparison in temperature to all you mid-wester’s and east coaster’s, morning walks to 8 a.m. university classes are pretty chilly. I wear mine with socks because for some reason my feet sweat. Now THAT is unfashionable.

Oh well. Don’t they know that “out” is the new “in”?

Gwen on

I think what’s out, and never should have been IN, was the trend of wearing these godawful things in summer with mini-skirts. You have Paris to thank for that. The things are warm, so by all means, rock em if you’re trekking through a blizzard. As a winter insulator they’re in, but as a fashion trend, oh how OUT they are, and thank goodness for it.

Deb on

I’m with Wendy… and I’m from Central California (for those of you who don’t know… it does get colder in many parts of CA than 65 degrees….!) I don’t care if they are “out” ….. they are warm and comfy and I just bought a new chocolate brown colored pair! And I agree that Wellies can be cute ….. but not as comfy!

lori on

NEVER WILL I GIVE UP MY UGGS!! I don’t live in LA. But you don’t have to, to know stylish women everywhere will continue to wear UGGS for comfort. NO, not to a Ball, or an event but for everyday running around NOTHING compares to the Uggs.I discovered Uggs on a trip to Australia in 2000!! The Aussies wore them at that time in the winter. They were sp comfortable. They and warm in winter and cool in summer. I Came back to the US two years later and they were all the rage!! I never bought them for style and will never get rid of them because of comfort. Never will have a closet without a couple pairs!! Sorry Hollywood Fashionistas or stylists but comfort NEVER goes out of style. And I would be my last dime most of you are closet UGG wearers yourself!! ;-)

Allison on

I have two pairs. I honestly love them… they are the only things that keep my feet warm. I never pulled the skirt and Uggs look, and I don’t own the pastel ones either. Neutral and dark colors are best.

Angela Davis on

I think they are cute still, Im so sick of hearing whats out and whats in…. be an individual people… if you like them wear them if not dont but dont judge people based on their BOOTS!!

Allison on

I bought my Uggs in 1992 and ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE them. My husband thinks they are ugly, but they are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. Never get rid of them.

Cristina on

I will never give up my tan Uggs! I live on a ranch and these are the most comfortable, warmest and easiest shoe to slip on and off. I’m also going to be wearing them alot this winter because of the fact that I’m pregnant and due in December and again, most comfortable (especailly with swelling feet), warmest and easiest. My boyfriend on the other hand would have the Ugg factory blown up if possible. He calls them Fugglies!!

Gretchen on

I’m sorry, but who decided that UGGs were out of style anyway? I can see that wearing them with a skirt is dumb, but here in Michigan, I live in my UGGs. I’m not willing to give them up, and I think they’re still hot.

Lola on

Pastel, non-pastel, classic or tall who really cares? People have been saying Uggs were over from the moment they started but unlike other “trends” Uggs actually have some practical application (at least in come parts of the world) and therefore will never really go away and who really cares if they do or not.

If you don’t like them, don’t wear them and if you do then continue to work them for as long as you enjoy them and don’t worry so much about what others think is in or out.

Now crocs are another matter…

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