I just read a post at Capitol Hill Style, one of many bits I've read lately about the Jimmy Choo Uggs.
As you are likely aware, the results of this collaboration have been met with nearly universal revulsion. The most frequent word to come up in blog posts on the subject is "bedazzler", as in, you could just get a regular pair of Uggs, or even a cheaper brand of shearling boots, and go to town on them with a bedazzler, and they'd look at least as good, if not better.
Jimmy Choo Ugg Studded Boot
$795.00 by Jimmy Choo at Footcandy
Hey, if you want to buy them, it's your money. Go ahead. Be fashionable but not stylish.
There is much lamentation that such a chic label as Jimmy Choo not only teamed up with a brand now out of style for a few years, but seem to have just thrown a drawer full of craft supplies at the boots to see what would stick, rather than any real designing. Well, if you ask me, the last year or two Jimmy Choo isn't what it once was anyway, even if they got a mention in Lady Gaga's "Fashion" song. But still, I wouldn't have thought I'd see anything as bad as this.
Dude, these are damn near Regretsy material!
I have something else I'd like to add, though.
Everyone seems to say UGG boots are comfortable. And I guess if all you're doing is sitting around, they are. Maybe the problem is that I don't have genuine UGGs, but the shearling boots I have give me NO arch support whatsoever. I suspect part of the deal with those who say they're comfy is they probably have bigger, wider feet than I do. Most of my fellow adults do.
I wore them last fall on hikes, and they were OK, because the flexibility let me avoid tripping on rocks better than some heavier hiking boots- I had to wear really thick socks to keep from sliding around inside them though, as they are also very wide.
It was far worse though when I tried to wear the things out shopping during the winter, with a lot of standing still looking at stuff, my feet really really hurt. I have high arches, and need a lot more support than something like this gives.
It's like the Crocs- those ghastly things are not even comfortable for me, because they are so wide they fall off, and too flimsy and flat to give me arch support. So, no, I do not own a single pair of Crocs. No point in having something both ugly AND uncomfortable.