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UGG Boots - The Hallmark Footwear

UGG Boots are probably the only brand of footwear in the market today that forthrightly says that they are more about the comfort than the fashion. Given the craze about fashion trends in the market for footwear today, UGG Australia stands out as a breath of fresh air, selling only basic unornamented comfort. These shoes have their origins in Australia, where they were common among shepherds and surfers back in the 1960. These shoes are made of one hundred percent genuine sheepskin leather, and though they look oversized they are incredibly comfortable for the feet. The shoes became popular during the two world wars, when pilots and aviators on fighter planes used to wear these shoes. They keep the feet warm even in extreme weather and are hence used as a skiing gear and by surfers to warm their feet after they come out of water.

Some time in 1995 an American company called Deckers Corporation patented the term UGG and started manufacturing and marketing these Australian sheepskin boots through their subsidiary UGG Australia. Since then UGG shoes have become wildly popular among men and women of all ages around the world. The fact that these shoes from Australia do not try to conform to any trend pattern or rules of fashion have caught the imagination of discerning people around the world, and almost everybody is running to grab their pair of these unique footwear. Popularity has its own fallout and quite obviously the market is now flush with counterfeit models of the UGG Boots. If you've decided to buy yourself a pair of boots from UGG Australia, you must first be sure that you have your hands on a pair of genuine UGG boots.

There are things you can do to ensure that you don't get entangled in a deal for counterfeit models. First things first, if there's a fake pair of UGG shoes on sale somewhere you'd most probably find that the price of the shoes are incredibly low. If you find yourself a deal that is too good to be true it should be your first flag. Apart from this you can try looking at the sole to ascertain that you have a pair of genuine UGG boots in front of you. Boots that come from UGG Australia have a UGG A� logo on their sole, while the counterfeit models don't. In some cases the fakes might have the UGG brand name printed on the sole, but not the customary A� sign. Also, fake boots have soles that are thin, rigid, and roughly joined to the heel. Genuine UGG boots have soles that are at least half inch in thickness, flexible, and joined smoothly to the heel.

You should of course also look at the UGG A� logo on the top and other details. The logo in genuine UGG boots have good resolution with the A� sign right next to the opening of the G, while fake boots have the A� sign towards the top of the G. Also, if your package says that the shoe was manufactured in Australia or New Zealand you can be sure they are a fake. UGG Australia manufactures their shoes out of China. There are other quality factors like the feel of the fur on the inside of the shoes that you should look at, or you could simply buy the shoes from an authorized retailer.