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.
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…
And the next…