UGG boots were first made in Australia in the nineteenth century and since then they have been used by people for decades. At first, UGG footwear were introduced as well lined sheepskin boots that included woolen filler and a ring of wool at the front of the shoe which was used to keep the feet warm of the person wearing it. These boots were used to keep the feet warm in extreme cold areas and they served this purpose well.
A lot of people also wonder about the unusual name of UGG footwear and why such a name was given to these boots. There is an interesting story behind this. You will be surprised to know that “UGG” is actually a slang term for the word ‘ugly’. This unusual and sarcastic name got really popular among people. In fact, this slang also contributed to the rise in popularity of UGG boots. This is the reason why after so many decades they are still known as UGG boots.
The UGG boots have a rather eminent history as they were given a new nickname FUGG boots (Flying UGG footwear) in the late 1930s. This is because they were used in large numbers by pilots who used these shoes while flying at high altitudes to keep their feet warm and cozy. Despite their unpleasant looks, they got famous with the time because of the protection and defense they provide against the cold. They became popular because of their function and a lot of farmers, laborers and other common people across Australia could be seen using UGG footwear in cold weather.
UGG footwear became a fashion symbol in 1960s and this was because people of that time were enthusiastic and passionate about surfing and UGG footwear provided great comfort and warmth to their feet after coming back from surfing in the cold water. Young surfers from round the globe showed great interest in UGG footwear in the second half of 20th century. This became the reason for the high demand for UGG footwear. This also gave rise to a new fashion in the late ’60s and these boots became the favorite of young people. All types of UGG footwear became popular but the sheepskin UGG boots were the most popular of the lot.
Although some of the manufacturers call these boots sheepskin boots, people from all over the world still know them as UGG boots. The history behind these boots and their unusual name is so old that it is highly unlikely that people will ever let go of that name. This name is still liked by young and old who do not even know the real reason behind the name given to these UGG boots.