Are You Ready To Give Up Uggs?

11/09/2006 at 06:00 AM ET

One of the most loved-and-hated trends of the past few years has been the emergence of Uggs — originally popular with L.A. girls like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, the look spread like wildfire. To be honest, I fought the trend for as long as possible, only succumbing to their cuddly charm in the midst of a blizzard last winter. I know the pastel look, especially the bedazzled variety, have long worn out their welcome, but can’t I wear my tan ones when the temperatures drop? Do I need a new pair of boots to keep me warm this winter? What about you: Are you ready to give up your Uggs? If so, what are you replacing them with?Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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Jules on

I am not throwing mine out all together…BUT this year, at the ski lodge, I am sporting warm wool and cotton socks under rubber wellies!!! oh so cute.

Erica on

Well, Paris sure has the money to replace her dirty Uggs with at least a clean pair for starters. Uggs in general? I too waited as long as possible before I finally planted my feet in some. And by this time I was able to get a very good knockoff version at Target for 30 bucks. I wore them probably once and gave them to my sister. They are very unflattering. Everyone looks like bigfoot. They are over!

For snow, as old ladyish as it sounds, I wear waterproof Totes boots or lace up Timberlands. Both waterproof and warm and not ridiculous. For non snowy, but cold days I also have a pair of Airwalk boots I got at Payless that are superwarm and black suede.

Heather on

Not a chance. I just bought mine a few weeks ago. I don’t care if they’re ugly or in style or not, they’re warm as sin. I’d rather be wearing them than a pair of ugly grandma boots (which is the only alternative currently in my area), so yes they will be on my feet this winter whether they’re in style or not (my Marc Jacobs bag can make up for it I guess!)

Wendy on

I will never get rid of my uggs. They were a great investment! When the temperatures drop they are so perfect and comfortable. I think the only thing un-cool about them is when they are worn in the summer, with mini skirts!

Alisa Lopez on

Why would I give up the most comfortable winter boots? They may not be the best looking boots out there, but for once…I’m going with practicality rather than looks! They’re like putting on slippers everyday…only made for outside, cold weather.

Joanne on

Thank you Wendy!! Why should I get rid of my Uggs when it gets so cold in NYC. I love the fact that it is now “out”. Get the hell out of here with that mess. Question: Who decided it was out? A bunch of idiots from SoCal? Well, I live in NYC and it actually gets colder than 65 degrees here so I will continue to be tacky and warm.

emily on

im 13 and and they really are the style in my area now.
i was recently at a college football game with some friends and almost every other girl was wearing them to keep warm.

Shasha on

I willl never throw out my Uggs.I have 2 colors (Purple and Classic.Even if they go out of style they’re staying with me (same with my wellies)

Sophie on

No way I’m giving up my Uggs! I live in Wisconsin, where it’s cold from October to April. I don’t care if a few selective LA ladies say they’re out…they are comfortable, well made, I think cute, and perfect for our seven months of winter.

janis on

I agree a love, love, love my uggs. Im not one to succumb to fashion rules, i think they are the most comfortable warm shoes, and i look forward to putting them on. I will never get rid of them as a matter of fact i buy a new pair every year. Not the pastel ones though, just tan or chocolate. And never, never with a miniskirt…..ewwwwwwww

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