Emily Ratajkowski wore Uggs and now they're trending — here's why these super comfy boots are making a comeback for fall 2020

Katie Scott
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Where do you stand on the Ugg debate? (Image via UGG)
Where do you stand on the Ugg debate? (Image via UGG)

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When some people think of Ugg boots, they have flashbacks to “The O.C.,” “Laguna Beach,” Paris Hilton saying “that’s hot” and all of the other good things that came out of the early 2000s but now they are making their comeback in 2020.

The ultra-comfy boots are continuing to stand the test of time and they are back again according to models Emily Ratajkowski and Joan Smalls who have been spotted wearing the Classic Ultra Mini Ugg boots.

Ratajkowski was photographed downtown Manhattan in a pair of Uggs and combined her look with a sleek leather jacket, neon hoodie and shorts which has us wondering if we should purchase a pair.

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On top of that - on Wednesday, Lyst announced that celebrities aren’t the only one who are reconsidering this trend.

“Ugly boots are replacing ugly sandals post-summer, demand for UGG boots is growing 24% week-on-week. Over the past month, there have been more than 41,000 searches for the brand,” a Lyst release revealed, citing the Fluffette Slipper, the Fluff Yeah slides as well as the Classic Ultra Mini boots have been amongst the top searched for products.

Ugg boots come in all different heights, colours and styles but every pair has that undeniable comfort and ultra-soft lining on the inside to make it feel like you’re walking on a cloud. You can create your own style with Uggs by tucking them into your skinny jeans, pairing them with shorts or wearing black leggings for the ultimate cozy outfit.

The brand has endured decades of compliments and criticism which has resulted in expanding its product line to include clothing, fuzzy slippers and outerwear.

Whether you wore Uggs in highschool or you wear the brand today, take a look at these three popular, comfortable styles below.

Classic Ultra Mini

Ugg's Classic Ultra Mini Boot. (Image via UGG)
Ugg's Classic Ultra Mini Boot. (Image via UGG)

SHOP IT: Ugg, $175

What are they?

The Classic Ultra Mini is an updated version of Ugg’s most iconic silhouette with a much lower height and features everything you have ever loved about the original boot.

What features do they have?

This boot is pre-treated to keep it looking better for longer and includes the signature sheepskin, ultra-soft UGGplush lining, and a flexible, lightweight sole. It also has topically applied water repellency treatment, sheepskin lining, a rear pull tab and a suede heel counter. The Classic Ultra Mini comes in colours rock rose, chestnut, chocolate, gray, navy and black.

What are customers saying?

This version of the beloved original Uggs has a 4.4-star rating, with one customer saying the boots “do not disappoint!”

“These are the first pair of Uggs I have ever purchased, and they do not disappoint! I am short (5'0") so the taller classic Uggs have always felt a little awkward or bulky for me,” says the happy customer. “The ultra mini is just what I've been looking for, and I've been wearing them daily (even though it's still hot out). I'm considering a second purchase! Definitely worth every penny!

Another customer says they “love the new shaft height” of this style of Uggs.

“Works perfectly with dresses for a transitional look and will be cute and cozy with jeans as well,” adds the five-star review.

One customer said they own many pairs of Ugg boots but this one could quickly become their favourite.

“I have several pairs of Uggs boots and I love them. This is my first pair of Ultra Mini boots and they might be my favourite. I also love the colour antipope,” share the customer.

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Classic Short II Boot

UGG's Classic Short II Boot. (Image via UGG)
UGG's Classic Short II Boot. (Image via UGG)

SHOP IT: Ugg, $195

What are they?

This is Ugg’s classic boot which was originally worn by surfers to keep warm after spending their early mornings riding the waves. It’s become iconic for its soft sheepskin and design.

What features do they have?

The Classic Short II Boot has durable, lightweight soles to increase traction and cushioning. This product contains real fur from sheep or lamb that has been artificially dyed and treated. This boot comes in colours chestnut, black, chocolate, grey, navy and flamingo pink. It’s also made in a factory that supports women in their supply chain with the help of the HERproject, which is a collaborative initiative that creates partnerships with brands like Ugg to empower and educate women in the workplace.

What are customers saying?

The Classic Short II Boot is definitely a fan-favourite as it has a 5-star rating and almost five thousand reviews.

One buyer calls the iconic boot “the most comfortable boot you can wear all day.”

“This pair of classic boots are the most comfortable boot you can wear all day. The colour is very pretty and vibrant,” says the customer before thanking the company.

“If I could wear these Uggs all year every day I would! So comfy,” another customer says. “And they are just so warm.”

One Ugg shopper said they purchased a pair of the classic boots as a gift.

“I bought these for my sister for her birthday, and she adores them, Ugg is the way to go,” says the 5-star review.

Neumel Boot

Ugg's Neumal Boot. (Image via UGG)
Ugg's Neumal Boot. (Image via UGG)

SHOP IT: Ugg, $160

What are they?

The Neumel Boot combines premium material with effortless style. It offers a slipper-like feel so you can wear the shoes indoors or outdoors.

What features do they have?

This boot is made of rich suede and it’s lined in upcycled UGGpure wool. It’s also finished with a durable Treadlite by Ugg sole for all-day cushioning and has rear pull tabs to help you pull the boot on effortlessly. The laces add a different look than the original boot and it comes in colours rock rose, chestnut, chocolate, grey, navy and black.

What are customers saying?

The Neumel Boot has a 4.8-star rating and almost 1,400 reviews, with many saying it’s their go-to boot.

One customer says they are “absolutely in love” with the boot and raved about the colour.

“From the moment I saw these boot, I know I wanted them,” says the happy customer. “But let me tell you, when I actually received them I was even more impressed! The picture does the colour NO justice at all!”

“I love these! I wear them with or without socks and my feet stay warm,” says a five-star review.

Another owner of the Neumel Boot calls them “versatile” and says they are more stylish than the original Ugg boot.

“Love these boots. Comfortable right away. Bought the grey. May need to purchase another colour. They are more stylish than Ugg slip on yet very comfy,” says the buyer.

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