YES. It’s getting cold and we need to keep our footsies warm and snuggly, but guess what? Our feet can stay just as warm, comfy and cute WITHOUT wearing UGGs! But what’s wrong with UGGs you ask? In a word, the truth about UGGs is very UGGLY.
UGGs are made in Australia, where the wool industry is known for forcing lambs to endure “mulesing,” in which chunks of skin and flesh (the size of dinner plates) are cut from the animals’ backsides using gardening shears, often without any painkillers. Yes, gardening shears. WTF?! Also, wool shearers are paid by volume, not by the hour, which often results in frightened sheep getting kicked and punched with shears to get them to “cooperate”.
Buying sheepskin products from Australia directly supports their cruel wool industry. For a pair of boots that can easily be made with alternative, NON-bloody materials? Come on now.
Here are some of my fave warm vegan boots sans the UGGly-ness.
If you wanna mix it up, hop on the sweater boot. These are also super comfy and warm. Just make sure the inside is faux as well. Try Old Navy’s appropriately named “Adoraboots“.