After Christmas there were some MEGA bargains to be had in the sales (as I’m positive you all took advantage of) but these boots were by far the best deal I snagged. I had wanted a new pair of Uggs for our trip to New York but had been putting it off because they’re just so darn expensive and I wanted to save as much as I could to spend while we were there. Many of you told me I’d get a huge discount buying the states too so that was also putting me off (though FYI with sales tax the difference was minimal in the places I looked) but I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy a pair anyway.. TECHNICALLY I bought two..
I bought the regular pair first at full price, it took me an age to decide in the height but I plumped for the short in the end. I had considered the leather but they looked shiny and very different to the regular ‘suede’ look ones which I didn’t like.. plus they were slightly more expensive so I decided against them.. that was until the next day when they were suddenly half price. Needless to say I ordered a pair for comparison and was hoping I’d love them since the discount was huge. While I had both pairs I thought it may be useful for those of you in the same dilemma to see some comparison photos, I even made a video which you can see at the end of the post.
The regular version felt very flimsy, not at all like my previous pair.. thin, really odd. The leather pair unsurprisingly felt more substantial but somehow the thinner in the lining. The leather ones seemed to have a less flexible sole and were also really tight on the top of my foot and I was concerned that they would be too stiff and uncomfortable to walk in. I kept them and I can confirm that they softened up quickly and are very comfortable and extremely robust, after a week in New York they still look brand new, I don’t think I could have said the same for the others.
I read a lot about sizing prior to ordering the boots and despite advice to the contrary I found them to be true to size. I bought a 4 and a 5 (my usual size) and the 5 fit better, although given that they are 2 different materials that’s really just an FYI, hard to truly compare.
Lastly I was really happy with the finish of the leather boots, they look nothing like this online so I wasn’t expecting this matte/nu-buck looking leather, they don’t look crazily different to the regular boots and I think they will weather well while remaining weather proof.