Classic Ugg Boots: A Guide

When you think Ugg, you think the classics. Ugg Australia has a wide array of styles, ranging from slippers to stylish fashion boots, but the truly iconic Ugg boot is the classic collection, designed to keep you warm and cozy in cooler weather and perfect for everyday wear, both indoors and out. They are truly a symbol of relaxed southern California style, everywhere they are worn.

Here at shoes.com, we feature both women’s classic Ugg boots and girls’ classic Ugg boots. Many styles are available for both kids and adults, making them a truly all-ages favorite for casual comfort and commuting style.

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Ugg Classic Boots.

The women’s Classic Short boot from Ugg features a twinface sheepskin upper, genuine shearling lining, and a durable EVA outsole for indoor and outdoor wear to keep your feet cozy in the cold. The pull-on style makes it convenient for getting up and going.

The Classic Tall boot has the same features as the Short boot, but in a taller style with a twelve inch shaft height and fourteen inch shaft circumference. It’s another perfect pull-on option when you’re on the go in the cold.

Also part of the Classic collection is the Cardy Boot. This versatile boot features a knit upper with a fourteen and a half inch shaft with large wooden logo button closures that can be unbuttoned to fold over and turn it into a mid-calf height boot. You’ll love the looks, plural, you can achieve with this boot. The Cardy boot also features the genuine shearling lining Ugg is known for, along with a plush 17mm sockliner that only adds to the comfort and warmth.

Ugg Cardy Boot.

Ugg Cardy Boot.

When it comes to Uggs for girls, you can’t go wrong with the Classic Short boot. Comfort, warmth and functionality are all there with the Classic Short boot for kids. Short boots for kids are available in a wide array of colors and textures, so you can go cute and casual in a number of ways.

Classic Uggs make great gifts and can be worn from fall to spring each year. They’re durable and a constant style and comfort staple that make for a big wardrobe addition for girls and women of all ages. Uggs are only available in whole sizes, and it is recommended that you order one size down from your normal size, and if you wear a half size, order a half size down.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Each Type of Gal

The best presents are just what she would have bought for herself if she was shopping. A spunky outdoors girl, a romantic heroine, an unconventional adventurer or a glamorous diva will delight in a holiday gift that reflects her taste and interests. Surprise her with something fun and thoughtful that shows you get her style. A study published in the “Journal of Research in Personality” in 2012 claims our shoes reveal our innermost selves to the world, so add new kicks to that pile of presents under the tree.

Glamour Girl
Bring on the bling for your sequined-nights-on-the-red-carpet crush and watch her eyes light up. Anything crystal, a fab designer bag, gem-encrusted wrist cuffs, sparkly earrings — whatever’s hot enough to attract the paparazzi will brighten up her holiday. A fluffy faux fur bolero jacket will warm her heart, and an electric blue or dramatic black sequined skim of a dress will become an instant default for this high-style diva. Give her the Cinderella treatment with a pair of red satin, peep-toe, cut-out pumps on kittenish 2-inch satin-wrapped heels, with a dazzling crystal ornament perched just above her painted toes.

Dr. Martens Women's 1460 W 8 Eye Boot Combat Boot

These flower Docs are perfect for the Boho Beauty

BoHo Beauty
She’s the flea-market, twice-around-shop, anything-vintage style maven who can whip up a fabulous look from her grab bag of found treasures. No straight-off-the-rack, last-minute, gift grab for this bohemian muse. Get her Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” album on vinyl for her record player, a purple lava lamp to go with the rug she picked up in Morocco, a swirl of an ankle-length skirt made from an Indian bedspread, and an armload of silver, copper and leather-wrapped bangles. Boots are her go-to foot gear, so splash out for some slouchy, stone-gray, knee-high pull-ons with 1-inch heels or a pair of flowered Doc Martens combat boots, sprinkled with roses or wildflowers.

Country Cowgirl
The love of her life is a pinto and when she’s not trail-running, she’s mucking out stables. This cowgirl loves the great outdoors, and she has to keep moving to be happy. You might treat her to a new pair of chaps or some skinny jeans to wear with a leather bomber jacket. A girl can never have too many running shoes — Skechers kills it with a hot pink tie-dye with a lushly padded tongue and collar and memory foam insole, ideal for fun runs. Play to her many strengths with casual Western boots for off-trail kicking around.

Rockin’ Romantic
gifts for the romantic galShe breaks your heart in her sweet baby doll dresses, but she beats you at chess every time. When she’s not aiming for the corner office, she’s writing poetry and binge-watching Audrey Hepburn films. Surprise her with the entire collection on DVD, from “Funny Face” to “My Fair Lady.” A gift certificate for a facial and new makeup would be fun — so would a classic silk charmeuse shirt to slip under her tailored suits, or a string of pearls to wear for a presentation or a weekend brunch. Kitten heels add a little stature without foot stress and work for the suit or the flirty dress. Via Spiga makes both a 1 1/2-inch heel, pointy-toe pump in black patent or a raft of colors to match her wardrobe, and a round-toe, lilac suede absolute flat, perfect for dancing on the cobblestones of Paris.

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Give the gift of Frye boots

This season, give the gift of  Frye boots. And just like that, the holidays are upon us! If you’re like me, you are still in the early stages of Christmas shopping – OK, honestly, I haven’t started. I find the procrastination adds to the holiday excitement. I have made my list and checked it  twice, and noticed the same thing popping up over and over -  Frye boots. Year after year, they make their way to the top of my gift giving (and getting) list. Timeless, cool and finely crafted, what’s not to love?

Discover the season’s most wanted looks from everyone’s favorite, Frye. Easy to wear and very versatile, Frye boots deliver on both fashion and function and are sure to make spirits bright.

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Founded in 1863, The Frye Company is the oldest continuously operating shoe company in America. Each and every style of Frye sandals and shoes is handcrafted with superior quality to last a lifetime. With dedication to design, craftsmanship and vintage American roots, Frye shoes and Frye boots – including the popular Engineer boots and riding boots – feature beautiful leathers and distinctive iconic hardware. You can also find much-loved styles like Frye Harness boots and Frye Campus boots at shoes.com.

So chase away the chill with the gift of  comfy cool Frye boots. And maybe a hot cup of cocoa – cause baby, it’s going to be cold outside!

Plus, shop NEW Frye markdowns and save today at shoes.com.

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Blog Love: Arley Stretch Boot

arley stretch boot by Michael Kors

Whether you are a “Dressy Casual” kind of gal, the “Everyday Chic,” or the stylish “Weekend Warrior,” Shoesmitten.com’s fashion blogger Anna Bassham has got you covered for this fall and winter! We asked her to design a collage around the Michael Michael Kors Arley Stretch Boot, and she gave us three fabulous, warm wardrobes that fit the footwear. Be sure to visit Anna’s website to view her full blog.

Here is just a little bit about Anna and her work with fashion:

Anna Bassham is the founder of ShoeSmitten.com, the savvy guide to heels and steals for women smitten with shoes. When she’s not writing about must-have footwear and styling advice, Anna is working 9-to-5 as Communication Manager at Guru.com. She is passionate about traveling, staying fit, trying new foods, and tasting delicious wines. You can additionally find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and My Toovia.

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Tips for Buying the Best Boots for You

The right pair of boots is your wardrobe staple for fall and winter — and the choices available flatter every body and work for every event. Know yourself and shop for your best investment boots based on how they fit, how they look and where you’ll wear them. Different styles can mark you as fashion-savvy, and shaft heights can make you look taller — or chop you off unattractively.

a knee high leather boot

A knee high leather boot works for any body type- the Johanna from Naturalizer comes in Medium and Wide widths AND wide calf options.

Boot Yourself Up
Your shape is a clue about the best boots for you. Calf-height boots work for short-to-tall women, but delicious curves in a small package might not be the best combo for mid-calf boots. That length could make you seem chopped off and draw attention to a wide calf. Full-bodied women blessed with height are willowy in most boots but need a try-on and eval to see if over-the-knee showstoppers trim too much height. If you are short and thin, an ankle boot with leggings, tights or skinny jeans, and a noticeable heel creates a longer line. Knee-highs are go-to boots for every body type; invest in higher heels for dress, and use your flat-heeled boots for casual wear.

Short Shorts Plus
The bootie rules for day, night, dress and casual wear. Collect a few pairs for a versatile wardrobe, and round out your stash with ankle boots — grungy or glittery. Shoe booties in satin-and-lace with peep toes, rhinestone trim and a zipped heel cup are wedding-ready; a sleek charcoal suede and elastic wedge is a day-to-night gauge of cool style with a wrapped heel. Straps, buckles and shirred leather add interest to ankle boots — match tights to boot trim to look pulled together, leggings to boot color for longer, leaner legs. A stacked heel and a midsole platform give you better balance, all-day comfort and a heightened presence without the stress of a too-high, skinny heel.

Boots Made for Walking
The low- to mid-heeled, knee-high boot might be classic, as in riding; clunky, as in combat; or crystal-covered and sequined, as in spectacular. However fancy or utilitarian, you can walk a mile — or more — in those shoes, so wear them out by constant pairing with your entire wardrobe. Lower heels are a relief for aching feet, and knee-high is lengthening and slimming. The all-occasion boots will flatter your flirty dresses, short skirts, conservative suits, daily blue jeans, leg-hugging leather pants, moto jackets and chill-weather coats. Lace-ups with back zips let you customize the fit. Black is the default, tobacco is elegant, and a pattern or color signals your free-spirited side.

Man Boots
A polished, well-made, short leather boot goes to the office, the conference and the dinner party in style. Treat fine boots like a good pair of dress shoes with regular polishing, conditioning and repair. Black is all-purpose, and gleaming black leather peeping out from under a suit works for most occasions. On the weekend, chukkas, work boots, combats, hikers and desert boots are casual, comfortable and au courant. Look for good ankle support if you are active on rough terrain, lace-up combats for urban adventures, a mix of oiled leather and camo, or another patterned fabric for work boots that transition to trendy R & R after a tough day.

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