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I got fakes
on December 10, 2015
░░░░░I DID NOT GET REAL UGGS░░░░░
If I had gotten real Uggs I'd have been super happy with this purchase. Real Uggs are great and I ended up getting a pair of real ones for my wife via the official Uggs website. But the Uggs I got via this listing had several problems that made me question their authenticity. Here are some things you need to watch out for....
❖ Real Uggs have a tag inside the left boot that has a hologram and a QR code that when scanned should take you to the official Uggs website with a verification that that code was put on an authentic Uggs product, telling you exactly what kind of boots the code is for (style, color, etc) On the pair I got the hologram was missing from that tag and the QR code took me to the Uggs website but there was no record of that tag on file. (Note, some Uggs produced in 2014 didn't have the hologram sticker per their website, but the QR code should still work.)
❖ There is another QR code sticker on the box. It should also work and I believe it should match the code in the boots. The one on the box I got was a different code and also didn't work.
❖ There apparently should be an oval sticker on the box with another hologram on it. The box my boots came in did not have that sticker either.
❖ The boots should be genuine sheepskin, making the fur inside very durable and VERY soft. The fur inside the boots I got was not very soft. It was more like dog fur. Not super rough, but not super soft either. Plus when I rubbed my hand inside many strands of it came off and stuck to my hand. That should not happen.
❖ From handling the boots the blue dye (I got blue boots) was coming off on my fingers. Not a ton, but more than it should.
❖ The sole wasn't quite thick enough compared to other Ugg boots. It was close, but not quite perfect.
I could overlook any one of these things and assume it was some kind of random irregularity, but when I put them altogether it was too much to ignore.They weren't obvious fakes that you could spot from a mile away, but if they are sold as authentic I expect them to be authentic.
░░░░░DEFFINATELY FAKES WHEN COMPARED TO BOOTS DIRECTLY FROM UGG░░░░░
So I returned these and Amazon was awesome about it. They took all kinds of details from me about the issues and had my money refunded as soon as UPS tracking showed the return was picked up.
I got new Uggs directly from the official Uggs site. Same style and size, and now I'm completely convinced the ones I had gotten previously were fakes. The fur is MUCH softer, noticeably so without any question and it doesn't come off when I touch it. No blue dye came off on my hands either. The authenticity hologram sticker was on the tag inside the left boot and on the box, and the care instructions inside the box were much more detailed.
And there was a 3rd card inside the box with instructions on how to authenticate the boots, basically with all the details from the Uggs website about the hologram tags and materials quality, etc.... Shockingly, the fake boots didn't include that card at all. So that's a pretty big red flag that I didn't even know to look for originally. Make sure yours have that card.
I am NOT saying that you shouldn't buy your Uggs here on Amazon. I am sure that the vast majority of Uggs sold on this listing are legit. But mine were definitely not legit. It only takes one unscrupulous seller to ruin an entire listing like this. And the seller I bought them from was listed on the Ugg website as an authorized retailer. But who knows if that authorized retailed was actually the seller on Amazon or if someone just set up a fake Amazon store and used an authorized retailed name?
This review is meant as a guide to help you properly authenticate the boots you get to make sure you're getting what you paid for.