Ugg boots are unisex style of boots made from sheep’s skin. The boot is made of twin faced sheep skin with fleece on the inner side while the outer side is tanned giving it a smoother feel. The sole is made of synthetic material like Ethylene-vinyl acetate. The boots originated in Australia and New Zealand in the early 1950’s. Actually the boots are considered as slippers by users in both countries. Due to their reputation of keeping one’s feet warm, the boots have become very popular. This has opened the market for fake Ugg boots. The risk of buying Ugg boots increase with the many offers for cheap Ugg boots. With time the fake boots are getting better and better such that it is becoming hard to distinguish fakes from originals. To differentiate between genuine and fake Ugg boots you will need to pay attention to two things; where you plan to make your purchase and the quality of the boots themselves.
Where you plan to buy
With most retailers’ striving to make the life of the consumer easier, there is a high likelihood that you will purchase your Ugg boots online. The shortcoming of this method is that you won’t get a chance to inspect the boots before you purchase. The following tips will come in handy when purchasing online.
The first tip is to ensure that you purchase the boots from an online retailer based in either New Zealand or Australia or US. Due to the huge population of merino sheep in these countries, there is less motivation of making counterfeits. Furthermore the retailer you settle on should be dealing with Ugg boots exclusively to minimize the chances of being conned.
There are some easy give a ways that you can easily notice on the retailer’s website for example if the retailer list a feature of the boot as “lined with wool”, steer from such a retailer because the boots are fake. The ideal feature should be made of “authentic sheep skin”.
The beauty of the internet is that you are able to access information like reviews on different brands and even complaints against manufacturers. If the complaints against a certain brand or retailer are many, steer from such to get value for your money.
Quality of the boots
You will only be able to access this once you have received the boots from the online seller. Some of the things to look at are the shape of the boot. A genuine Ugg boot is a rounded top whereas most fakes will have a cone shaped top. A genuine Ugg boot will have its label neatly stitched at the back such that no words are hidden by the stitches.
Another thing to look at is the sole of the boots. The sole of an authentic pair of Ugg boots are thin and very flexible on the other hand the fakes are thicker and made of a dense material that is not flexible. Still on the sole, check the bottom side to see how the word Ugg is stamped. There are companies that manufacture genuine Uggs that don’t stamp the word on the sole. For those that indicate the word, they will include the trade mark symbol below the word UGG. The fakes omit the trademark symbol.
So when searching for cheap Ugg boots take into accounts the tips given and you will most likely get value for your money.