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Old 11-13-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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I was at a large mall last weekend (I live in the midwest) and noticed many younger (teenager-20 something) women walking around in Ugg boots and other chunky style boots. I think they are cute and they look comfortable.
So I'd like to hear everyone's opinion on what age do you think it's appropriate for women to wear these style of boots? Do you think someone in their 40's or 50's would look inappropriate wearing them?
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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I saw a report on television last week that this year is the season of the "boot". Boots to be worn with everything and women of every age. My gf is almost 60 and she has several pairs of Uggs and they look great on her. I can't wear them because they don't come in half sizes. As for myself, I just bought a beautiful pair of over the knee Jessica Simpson boots that go with everything.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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They're worn by all ages, here (Midwest, also). I'm not a fan of the Ugg and Ugg-ispired styling, myself, but I do have several pairs of boots that are more flattering on me.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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I've also seen them worn by all ages in Va and here in So IL. They are cute-but for me I know my feet (should say ankles) would bother me- they (the traditional Uggs)are too flat-I need a little higher heel.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Anything that's totally flat will hurt me. I need support for the plantar fascia. I love the look of, say, ballet flats, but I feel paralyzed after a day in them. I know the Ugg-type boots are similarly flat-bottomed.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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I was at a large mall last weekend (I live in the midwest) and noticed many younger (teenager-20 something) women walking around in Ugg boots and other chunky style boots. I think they are cute and they look comfortable.
So I'd like to hear everyone's opinion on what age do you think it's appropriate for women to wear these style of boots? Do you think someone in their 40's or 50's would look inappropriate wearing them?
Everyone deserves to be comfortable and warm.

If you are 40+ just think more "Gorsuch" or "REI" or even " LL Bean".

Take a look at their on-line cataologs to see how you can integrate warm, comfortable boots into your wardrobe.

Here's to happy feet and warm toes this winter!
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Although I think they are cute, Ugg-style boots can make you look stumpy because they are so thick and shapeless. My daughters wear them, though, as do many of the girls at their schools. I see them a lot. I prefer boots that are more fitted on top of skinny jeans, or a shorter chalet style worn under bootcut pants.

I like these shearling boots and think they would be more flattering than Uggs.

http://www.landsend.com/pp/FauxShearlingBoots~213135_-1.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::SPB&CM_MERC H=IDX_00009__0000000917&origin=index (broken link)

They're just as cozy (and they have more of a heel), but they go under your pants.

Last edited by JustJulia; 11-13-2010 at 07:51 PM..
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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My husband got me these for my birthday (the dark brown ones), and they are really comfortable and warm.

JCPenney : St. John's Bay® 'Brighton' Tall Suede Boot (http://www5.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?GrpTyp=PRD&ItemID=18c8f77&DeptID=70656&Cat ID=71669&SO=0&SelDim=4~&x5view=1&Ne=4+5+3+14+1031+ 8+23+18+904+833+949&shopperType=G&N=4294953656+429 4966814&Nao=0&PSO=0&CmCatId=70656|71669 - broken link)
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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^I think they sell those in DSW too. Maybe...

I don't like Ugg that much simply because it looks like every style out there (or the other way around). I do own a pair of Nine West that looks like Ugg. Anyway, I did saw an older woman the other day wearing something like that but not sure if it's Ugg. She pulled it off quite well. I'm also looking for something that is in the fashion but it's warm and comfortable at the same time. Trying to avoid Ugg and Ugg look-alike. :P
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I'm more a fan of the style of the ones posted by JustJulia from JC Penney. The most popular Ugg styling here is so shapeless, I always feel like they look like mittens for my feet, or slippers (but even my slippers have more detail and structure, they're moccassins). And I get that that's why teens like them...this is the age group that pioneered wearing pajama bottoms as casual pants in public. I have very long legs, so no worries on the stumpy front, but they're so plain...I usually like something with more detail.

Ugg does make more structured styles, too, but those aren't the ones that you see everywhere...the popular ones here are the suede mitten-y ones, and the knit ones that also look like tall slippers.
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