Thursday, December 3, 2009

Blew. My. Mind.

Last night I was perusing various expat blogs and came across this most informative post about Uggs from the Vegemite Wife. This blew my mind so much I had to tell my husband about it and he was actually interested in what I had to tell him, clearly blowing his mind as well!

I hate Uggs. I think they're hideous. The worst is when the wearer pronates their feet and are essentially walking on the side of the boot. That look, coupled with sweatpants or worse, pajama bottoms, is enough for me to make a snide behind-their-back comment. I am old. But I digress, because this post is not about my inability to conform to the trends of the young whippersnappers of today. No, this post is to let you all know that Uggs are actually SLIPPERS only meant to be worn inside Australian homes! I KNOW!!! People are spending hundreds of dollars on a pair of SLIPPERS! The Vegemite Wife who you may have guessed is Australian (re: Ugg expert) from her name has let the cat out of the bag on that one! Maybe other people out there already knew this, but I didn't and it explains a lot. This footwear is made for inside wearing only and should never have seen the light of day. I blame whichever celebrity was the first to wear them as outdoor footwear. Can't Uggs be so 5 minutes ago already??

Right...I need to go watch another episode of MASH, drink my camomille tea, and take my morning nap.


  1. Blame Pamela Anderson - she started the trend. Which I think is ridiculous - people want to look like her? Well, people are dumb. Hope you enjoyed MASH. I wish Magnum, PI was on every morning. That show is amazing.

  2. Liz, I was about to quote the Pammy picture myself. What's even more ridiculous is that the picture of her is when she's in a swimming costume. Uggs were something we dug out in the depth of winter ONLY.
    Wanna hear something else weird but true? We don't drink Fosters in Australia. It tastes horrible. True story.

  3. Hmmm....sounds like Fosters is the Budweiser of Australia! It's found around the world and no one in it's home country likes it!

  4. Just found your blog through another expat blog, and love the post. I thought I was the only person in the world who disliked them intensely as "outside shoes". Thanks for the link!

  5. By far the most eye-rolling Ugg experience I've had is while back home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ten year old girls do NOT need to wear Uggs with shorts when it's 90 degrees outside. It looks ridiculous!

  6. Hi Kim:
    I totally agree with you about how horrible Uggs look when they deform from wear and have the wearer practically walking on the side of the boots. They also look icky when they are wet. HOWEVER, I saw THESE Uggs ("Meridian") in Nordstrom on Black Friday, and they were solid, together, waterprooof and pretty cool. They do not look slouchy at all, and when I tried them on they looked ok. I just didn't buy them because they were terribly Ugg-priced. :) As usual, love your blog.'s+shoes&origin=searchresults