I’m with Tatiana — Uggs are the kind of stupid crap I hoped the economy would kill. And yet they will not die.
I get it, they’re comfortable. If you wear them with your PJs to walk your dog at 6am, ok. If you wear them as slippers, ok. If you wear them because you’ve had them forever and it’s cold and snowy out and you’re going to change into real shoes as soon as you reach your destination, ok.
But wearing them as real clothes? Or even worse, in a hot climate with a miniskirt? Ugh (If you will).
Uggs are my long-time most-hated clothing item — they even beat out leggings as pants (and leggings are not pants, people). If I could encourage the economy to eliminate one thing, it would be the purchase of new Uggs. I assumed that Uggs would die out months after their peak in popularity, which I think was circa 2002. But no. And it doesn’t appear to be a case of people recycling old shoes — people are buying new Uggs, and the company is booming. And those things aren’t cheap — someone out there is paying $300 to put their foot into this.
While Uggs clearly tops out, I would also add furry boots in general, Crocs, Tory Burch flats, mandals, adult onesies (or “rompers”), denim shorts on men, super high-waisted jeans, super low-waisted jeans, cheesy bangs, gladiator sandals, and hyper-monogrammed bags to the list of trends I wish would die a quick death.
What would you kill off in 2009?