Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Uggs = Pandemic

Ok so I know I keep mentioning Ugg boots, but I can't help it. People bring this stuff to me. I would be able to ignore the epidemic or perhaps by now it's more of a pandemic, but no. It's like I've got Uggs spies. I get phone calls, emails, and even pictures. And darn it...I love it. I love hearing your Ugg boot sightings. Uggs are being spotted across the country. I knew they ran ramped up here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but I had no idea they had overtaken my homeland of Illinois and now even Colorado. Here are two of the most recent updates I have received:
1) Uggs on Ice (Champaign/Urbana, IL)
Kate phoned me two weeks ago to report a most amusing scenario. As she strolled the icy campus of U of I, she found herself walking behind what I can only define as an Ugg Hoard.
[Ugg Hoard (noun): A group of two or more individuals wearing Ugg boots, who only allow other Ugg boot wearing individuals to be walking within 10 feet of them. These individuals have not fully embraced their Uggs enough to be comfortable wearing them all on their own, so they recruit other Ugg boot wearing individuals to surround them. Safety in numbers.]
For some reason they were sliding all over the place in their Uggs...I can't imagine why that would be. In frustration one of the girls finally exclaimed, "STUPID UGGS! This is what they were supposed to be made for!" Really? Is that the purpose of Uggs? Ice walking? I guess it make sense considering their excellent treads. And all of this time I thought it was just because they looked amazing on people. Especially when someone tucks khakis into them. That's hot.
2) Uggs Crossing Gender Lines (Denver, CO)
My sister and and her husband Tom are currently in Colorado. It seems the entire population has embraced Ugg boots, MEN and women alike. And why not? We already know they are excellent for icy conditions, why not apply that ingenious engineering to a mountainous terrain?



And I knew it was only a matter of time before men fell victim to this fashion craze. Everything about the Ugg screams masculinity. Deep down inside I think men the world over have just been waiting for the perfect shoe they could tuck their jeans into. The cowboy boot certainly doesn't allow for such a thing, nor does the steel toe boot or sneaker. Finally with Uggs those pesky jeans can be properly confined so scorpions and other such hazardous creatures can't crawl up one's pant leg.

Ugg boots appear to be the solution to so many of life's problems. Maybe I should jump on the band wagon...

MAYBE NOT.

8 comments:

Angela said...

Finally, a post! I got to tell you I was getting bored reading the same post day after day, but yet here is another post with the same subject matter. It is like deja vu all over again. If Dan or Kenric show up in Uggs, you an I will have to get together. I think we should become ugg boot hunters and shoot the filthy animals running around on people's feet. I think they must be a parasite because I don't think a normal thinking person would do such a thing as wear uggs. The parasite makes them think the uggs are attractive to the opposite sex and cool. Ummm! No! Ugg hunting the next recreational sport. Do you think we will have to be licensed?

Anonymous said...

yeah!!! new blog!!!!

The Ugg boots were even funnier after you blogged about it!!

AL

Rachael said...

i should buy kenric some of those and guilt him into wearing them...haha. or not. (shudder!)

Bridget said...

Haha, don't even joke about that! P.S. no more facebook for you?! How am I supposed to conspire with you now? You need AIM.

woodman said...

These boots go back many years, and many man still wear them in other countries. They somehow became a fad in the US. I'm a guy who has worn them since 1985 (little hard to find at the time)
and still do. China ugg use to make them even in men's tall up till 2003. Glad I have several pair. Just a warm comfortable utilitarian boot for all sexes, even if they do have a masculine look.

Anonymous said...

The funny thing about Uggs is that like Woodman said, they go back a while, and they were originally created for surfers to keep their feet warm. However, the funny-looking originally masculine shoes somehow became a fashion craze. I have heard Uggs are extremely comfortable, and I don't find anything wrong with that, especially for people like Woodman.

Anonymous said...

uggs were originally made just for men...

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