With winter well underway, there’s one pair of boots that dethrones all others: the infamous Ugg. These shearling superstars are so impossibly cozy and warm that they’ve developed a cult following; even their chunky silhouette has become iconic. But it’s the price that gives some potential buyers cold feet. Luckily, plenty of shoe brands sell affordable boots that look just like Uggs and are perfect for the dead of winter. Amazon carries a slew of options made with genuine sheepskin, suede and wool — and backed by thousands of five-star reviews. Some are on sale for just $35! Ready to sink your tootsies into the toasty satisfaction of shearling boots that won’t bust your budget? Try these on for size.
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The most popular Ugg alternative on Amazon by far is the Bearpaw Emma boot. It’s made of 100 percent suede with a shearling lining, so it’s as close as you’ll get to the popular brand name, but for a much smaller chunk of change. These beauties start at just $35 and come in 17 colors. Prices vary for different colors and sizes, so click around to get the full scope of sale prices.
One happy reviewer says, "I bought these after a lot of research. I know people who love their Uggs and recommend them but I thought the cost of Uggs was too much. I read reviews of different brands of boots, looking for warm boots that would be good for cold-weather football games (like Midwest in December and January). I have worn them while running errands and also to several football games when it has been cold. My feet stayed warm and they were very comfortable when I was walking and sitting."
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If you always seem to be in between sizes, these Ausland boots are the pair for you, as they come in half sizes only. They’re made with cowhide upper with shearling inside, and they’re designed for superior breathability (goodbye, sweaty dogs!). Plus, they have a lightweight, shock-absorbing sole and come pre-treated for water resistance.
“Wow! Way more comfortable than my Uggs and softer inside!” wrote one fan of these boots that start at just $67.
Looking for genuine suede and wool? Scope out these lookalikes. The waterproof beauties have a nonslip sole and come in five colors, so you’re warm, dry and stylish.
“I thought it was laughable when the item description listed the boot as being waterproof until my daughter wore them outside in the slushy snow and rain mix for over an hour and her feet were bone dry and toasty warm when she came inside,” wrote a five-star reviewer.
For an ultra-warm mid-calf bootie that won't break the bank, opt for these from Vepose. They're made with cow suede leather, which is incredibly soft and warm, while still being breathable. The soles are also fitted with rubber and feature extra-strong treads so you won't slip in the snow.
One five-star reviewer says," I took a risk and purchased two pairs and can I just say that I am so happy that I did. I was a little skeptical because of the price but the quality of these boots is amazing..similar to the Uggs. They fit true to size but if you need to wear thick socks with them, then I suggest going a size up."
These mid-calf snow boots are perfect if you're looking for Ugg dead ringers with some added detail. The back is fitted with a woven panel and two adjustable buckles, while the inside features a faux-fur lining so you'll always feel cozy. You'll also get durable EVA rubber outsoles that are fitted with treads so you'll have more traction in slippery conditions.
"Really love these," a reviewer says. "I was looking for some new warm winter boots. I was going to get some Bearpaws which I used to buy when they were the inexpensive version of Uggs but now they’re almost as much! I looked around and found these, same style same quality but for a small price tag!"
There are no better Ugg slipper twinsies out there than these incredibly cozy shearling slip-ons from Dearfoams. They're made in Australia, and feature dyed sheep fur in the interior and along the outside, as well as an EVA rubber sole that allows you to wear them both indoors and outdoors. Need to run an errand? No problem — you can slip these on and get going.
"If you love Uggs but don’t want to spend the money, then buy these. They are cute, comfy and high quality," one five-star reviewer gushes. "I’ve now worn these slippers for several weeks nearly every day, all day and they are still every bit as soft and fluffy and still look brand new!"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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