You keep in mind Uggs, proper? The boots with the fur as soon as worn by the tragically unstylish? You would possibly suppose GQ endorsing Uggs for males is faux information, however we’re right here to report that the famously ugly sneakers are again (gasp!) and admittedly, our ft are glad. How did we get right here?
Like many iconic manufacturers, Ugg did not got down to be a style behemoth, not to mention trendy. Earlier than Ugg was Ugg, they had been merely uggs, a mode of boot most acknowledged for its pragmatic heat, shearling uppers. Their precise origins stay disputed, however the sneakers gained reputation in Australia within the Nineteen Sixties not as winter boots, however as seashore sneakers—the luscious sheepskin boots saved surfers heat pre- and post-shred. They made their method to America within the Nineteen Seventies when Australian surfer Brian Smith moved to Southern California