(Closed) NWR: Uggs vs Hunter rain boots vs your suggestions..

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Skip the Uggs and invest in a decent pair of all weather boots. Kamik is decent and affordable, and Sorrel can’t be beat. Uggs are not meant for anything more than being a fashion icon. I winterized mine and they promptly got destroyed in the first big snowfall. If you do want the look of Uggs, try Bearpaw. Same great look and feel for half the price. 

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper

 

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MrsMcQN:  You make those look really cute!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

I have to say, as an Australian, the thought of wearing ugg boots outside is baffling! I know that it’s big overseas but it’s totally an inside shoe. It’s a slipper!! I know uggs are “fancy” and a bit dressier, but still…slipper!

For whatever reason it is getting increasingly popular here (I blame the northern hemisphere), but I can’t imagine wearing them in conditions other than perfectly dry…

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I’m with the previous posters who suggested Sorels. I have a pair that my parents bought me when I was in college (in 1990) and I have worn them exclusively every winter since then, in New England, and they are still PERFECTLY serviceable. They look a little bit worn, but they are still waterproof. I mean, 24 year old boots… how can you beat that?

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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MrsMcQN:  I LOVE those boots!!

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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graygodess20:  Your post is costing me $$. I just bought the Tevas this morning. They were $195 on Zappos, but I found them from an ebay seller for $79. (I always wonder how ebay sellers end up having 20 pairs of something that they sell brand new for less than half the preice–or maybe I’d rather not know). They’re also returnable if they don’t work out. Now it need to get cold so I can wear them.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I have Hunter boots, without the lining.  I rarely wear them, mostly just when it’s downpouring.  I can’t believe Uggs are still a thing.  I’ve never had them and never will, and I don’t see them as winter boots.

If you are concerned about the ethical factors of using animals for Uggs, you may want to avoid leather as well.  It’s really just as bad (actually worse) for those animals.  They aren’t the same cows that are killed for meat.  They’re bred separately.  

Now you got me thinking about getting new boots for winter.  Here are some cute vegan options I found:

http://www.zappos.com/bogs-rider-emboss-black

http://www.rei.com/product/873389/bogs-plimsoll-prince-of-wales-tall-rain-boots-womens#descriptionTab

http://www.6pm.com/merrell-haven-winter-black

I feel like there’s still not much out for this winter.

Post # 25
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Helper bee

Neither. Hunters and Uggs are not proper winter boots. I would reccomend Sorel, Kamik, or Cougar boots. All of these companies  make boots that are actually fully waterproof and temperature rated. Some are good up to -40 degrees. I’m in Canada and all 3 are Canadian brands, but they should be available in the US as well. 

Post # 26
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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graygodess20:  I love my UGGS – been wearing them for at least 15+ years. Then again, I live in a climate where it’s cold all winter but we don’t really get snow. If I had to be in snow all winter long I maybe wouldn’t opt for UGGS.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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graygodess20:  so I have uggs and they are cozy and warm, I don’t have hunters but love the look so I can’t speak to that, butttt I have Sorel Joan of Arctics and they are wonderful. If it’s wet, snowy, icy, anything like that I don’t even consider my uggs! 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have a pair of North Face waterproof boots for snow (these here: http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/womens-footwear/women-39-s-nuptse-faux-fur-iv.html?from=subCat&variationId=FG9&cm_mmc=Google-_-ProductListingAds-_-ProductTerms-_-The+North+Face+Women+s+Nuptse+Faux+Fur+IV).  They are a little short for very deep snow, but are great otherwise – walk to work in them every day in NE Ohio winter!  My Hunters are OK with a liner + thick socks in the winter.  My Uggs got destroyed after my first winter here due to salt etc, wouldn’t recommend wearing them in the snow. 

Another note on Hunters – after wearing them pretty regularly for about 2 years, one boot got a hole in the back!  I know I wore them a lot, but I’d think a $100 pair of rainboots would last longer than that lol. 

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