Top critical review
79 people found this helpful
on February 2, 2011
Shipment on these boots was very prompt and they were well packaged. Nice boots, although, based on the picture angles, I had thought they would be a little bit more streamlined and dressy looking, since I wanted them to be low heel alternative to my 2 1/2" heeled insulated winter dress boots. They actually are quite casual and boxy looking - I've never had UGG footwear before, but I assume this is the signature UGG shape. But they are nice looking boots nonetheless - not too casual and not too dressy. I don't think they would be all that good for seriously cold weather, but will probably be fine for temps in the 20's or 30's, with warm socks, and I know already that they will be comfortable indoors, so I won't have to take a second pair of shoes with me to the office.
I wear a perfect size 7 1/2 in shoes and size 8 shoes are ALWAYS too large, but I went ahead and ordered these in a size 8 anyways, and they are a perfect fit with regular socks. Plenty of toe wiggle room and no tight spots. I'll probably wear these constantly from fall to spring, so they'll prove worth the money.
MAJOR REVISION !!!!!!
I wrote the above based on only wearing the boots indoors and rated them a '5' based on that. But now I've worn them outside and it's a whole different story. It's in the lower forties here in Virginia - cold and rainy. I went grocery shopping, parked my car a fair distance from the store and walked across the parking lot. By the time I got to the store, the bottom of my feet were cold - the cold and damp from the pavement went right through the soles of the boots.
But the best part came when I got home. I had to step very briefly into a shallow puddle while reaching into my car's trunk. I only stepped in it for maybe two seconds, but that was enough. These might as well be sandals as far as water resistance is concerned. I wouldn't have thought that a brand new pair of boots, even if listed as NOT waterproof, would put up so little resistance to water.
So my new revision is - if you're only going to wear these inside, or only wear them outside on balmy days when there is no rain in sight, then these are the boots for you. But if you are actually looking for any protection from the elements, look elsewhere. Maybe these are a defective pair, but at this price, this kind of 'defect' shouldn't be a possibility.
I'll give them two stars because they are decent looking and comfortable, as long as you stay out of the cold and away from water. As for me, I'll go back to wearing the leather sneakers I bought at the discount store when running errands. They are more trustworthy in bad weather.