The Ugg Shuffle

Manolo says, accept no substitutes, even for your ridiculous Ugg boots.

But medical experts have warned that the trend for cheap Ugg boots is a price too high to pay.

They have said that knock-off versions of the designer boots are crippling a generation of young women, ‘literally breaking’ their feet.

With just six months of wear women could saddle themselves with a lifetime of foot deformities, backache and pain in their feet.

And a phrase has even been coined for the gait of devoted wearers – the Ugg ‘shuffle’ – which describes the lopsided, pigeon-toed way in which cheap versions of the boots force women to walk.
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But low-cost imitations often provide inadequate foot support.

With each step the wearer’s feet slide around. This can cause the feet to splay which flattens the foot arch and leads to wear and tear on the joints in the feet, knees, hips and back.

As a result leading podiatrist and chiropodists have seen a stark rise in the number of women suffering toe deformities, backache and pain in their feet.

It is so true!

One minute you are shambling along in your fake Uggs…

Paris Hilton Shuffling Along in Uggs

And the next…

Paris Hilton Pigeon-Toed Cripple

You are horribly crippled!

11 Responses to “The Ugg Shuffle”

  1. elo March 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    it seems hard to know whether you buy true or fake uggs on the internet…
    i still haven’t decided whether i love them or hate them!!

  2. Eva March 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    The thing that gets to me most is that Uggs, the original Australian Ugg, is strictly an indoor shoe, meant to kept your tootsies warm in winter. It’s not meant to be worn out in the street, for crying out loud!

  3. Everything Pretty March 16, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    I’m not an Ugg girl… I never found them cute… I don’t udnerstand why everybody like them…..Just a matter of personal taste, I guess.

  4. Miss Amnesia March 16, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    The first time I saw Uggs was at USC in Los Angeles — I noticed a girl wearing these hideous knee-high boots with a flowy little skirt — it was 92 degrees out! Sheepskin boots? Ugly AND stupid!

  5. Jenifersf March 17, 2010 at 12:29 am #

    Actually, they were invented by a surfer to wear after sundown when it can get a little cool on the beach, the wide flatness of them was meant to ease walking in sand.

  6. Ninjarina March 17, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    Miss Amnesia, there’s a term for women like that – ESKIHO.

  7. dangster March 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    I hear you, Miss Amnesia! On a particularly hot day (90+ degrees), I was waiting outside for my train to arrive when I noticed a girl my age wearing a minidress . . . and Ugg boots. She looked so incredibly idiotic, I felt kind of bad for her.

  8. Miss Janey March 17, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    Such an unattractive shoe, for so many reasons.

  9. gemdiva March 19, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    I just saw an article in the most recent Real Simple magazine that recommends turning your old Uggs into pot holders. My only question is “why wait ’til they get old?”

  10. rebekah March 20, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    Yes, Ugg boots are super cozy but it’s true I do know a few people who’ve said their feet have started to ache. I wear mine around the house – very cozy!

  11. Icy December 16, 2010 at 1:10 am #

    Gah, I can’t bring myself to wear them at all, even around the house…