There is much discussion over whether ugg refers to a specific brand or the generic type of sheepskin boot. Although UGG boots might be traditionally the most famous sheepskin boot brand, they are by no means the only one, or the best value. One of those alternative brands is Whooga and I got my hands on a pair to road test.
Whooga is an Australian sheepskin boot company, making waves in the UK. They are like UGG boots, but cheaper and with more careful attention to detail. Whooga boots keep your feet super warm in the winter, whilst regulating the temperature of your feet in the spring with their ThermoFleece technology. As the temperatures drop, the fleece in the boots begins to circulate warm air. This regulates the foot temperature just like a thermostat in an air conditioner. No man-made synthetic fibre has been able to replicate this performance.
Cheap faux sheepskin boots are available all over the high street. They’re the ones that give ugg boots a bad name, with all those girls walking around on their inside heels. Synthetic ugg boots simply don’t have the strength to give your feet any support, and they quickly wear out, meaning they may only last one season.
Proper sheepskin boots last years. I don’t have UGG boots myself because I didn’t want to follow everyone else, plus they are very expensive. I previously had emu boots which are great, but I’ve had them for about four years now; the fleece has all compacted and they are slightly discoloured from wearing in the snow. This is why my new Whooga boots are a great addition to my wardrobe!
The boots fit perfectly. They are snug so avoid any rubbing against my feet. They have a lovely thick, dense fleece inside and the sole is sturdy without making me feel clumsy. The brand offers a range of colours and styles of sheepskin boot – classic tall, short and mini. Why not try the pastel pink or purple for spring? It you want a slightly different look to the classic sheepskin boot, the weave style is super stylish.
Order online at www.whooga.co.uk for fast delivery. Whooga boots RRP at £140-£150 but you can currently get 40% off.