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Victory! | Manolo's Shoe Blog


Manolo says, perhaps the light it is at the end of the tunnel.

SHE’S the Hollywood star credited for turning an Australian icon into a worldwide fashion phenomenon, but Pamela Anderson has taken the shears to her longterm love affair with Ugg boots.

In perhaps her blondest moment yet, the former Baywatch babe has announced she is putting the boot into her footwear staple of the last decade, boycotting Uggs after finally realising they were made from shaved sheep skin.

The mother-of-two, who is a staunch animal rights activist and member of PETA, says she is wracked with guilt over the fact that women around the globe followed in her footsteps by wearing the boots.

“I’m getting rid of my Uggs – I feel so guilty for that craze being started around my Baywatch days,” Anderson wrote on her website.

“I used to wear them with my red swim suit to keep warm never realizing that they were skin! I thought they were shaved kindly?”

“It’s what I grab by my door in the mornings to bring my kids to school or walk my dog on the beach at 6am or anything early. I’ve definitely over-used them – and that’s it!”

While fashion critics have always been inclined to label Anderson’s penchant for the boots as Ugh, the busty pin-up sparked a massive celebrity craze replicated by wannabe fashionistas around the globe after being consistently photographed wearing the comfortable boots for years.

“People like to tell me all the time that I started that trend – yikes!” Anderson wrote.

“Well let’s start a new one. Do NOT buy Uggs! Buy Stella McCartney or juicy boots.”

Amen, sister, amen!

Perhaps, finally, our long international nightmare is over, and we may now devote all of our energies to destroying the Crocs.

7 Responses to “Victory!”

  1. Cris February 27, 2007 at 5:42 am #

    I guess some good has come of Britney’s shaved head.

  2. R C Dean February 27, 2007 at 8:16 am #

    Wait ’til she finds out that both Stella McCartney and juicy boots are made from the skins of dead animals.

  3. liz February 27, 2007 at 11:20 am #

    I’m all for getting rid of the adult crocs, but for the small child, the crocs are very helpful at the time of the ballet and, especially, the swimming lesson when the Mom she does not wish to spend an additional hour trying to convince her child that she cannot wear the patent leather shoes to the pool.

  4. BootsGalore February 27, 2007 at 8:06 pm #

    We can perhaps start a rumor that the Crocs are made from the baby harp seals. Or would that be a little too much?

    Naah. I don’t think so.

  5. LizaBet February 28, 2007 at 7:46 am #

    She didn’t realize Uggs were made from skin?(!)

    I guess she is a real blonde!

  6. Richard March 1, 2007 at 4:47 pm #

    It’s my understanding that Stella McCartney does not use animal skins in anything that she does. She, like her mother is a staunch animal activist and wouldn’t even think of using the. I can’t speak to Juicy boots, but Stella’s would be definatley not animal oriented.