THE PURPOSE OF THIS GUIDE TO GIVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING FOR BUYERS OF UGG BOOTS.
WHY ARE UGG BOOTS CALLED UGGS?
The name "Ugg" is derived form the word ugly, which many would say that these boots difinitley are not. Another far less popular theory is that Ugg refers to the typical caveman impression to reflect the simple animal skin design and make up of Ugg boots.
THE HISTORY OF UGG BOOTS: Most people out side of austraila will not heard about Ugg boots until the very late '90s, but the boot has a much longer history than that.
World War I pilots have been pictured wearing a Ugg-style boot which was called a "fugg boot. The general consensus is that "fug" stands for flying Ugg. Due to the 100% natural sheepskin form which genuine Uggs are made, they are the perfect boot for flying in as they are loose and comfortable and keep your feet at a constant temperature. Sheepskin is naturally water resistant and is naturally thermostatic and will keep bare feet warm in temperatures as low as -30F because sheepskin will naturally insulate, by keeping the feet warm in the winter and cool int the summer. Most Sheepskin and Ugg boots are make of "MARION" Sheepskin. The Merino is the most economically breed of Sheep in the world, prized for its wool. Super fine Merinow are regarded as having the softest wool of any sheep. Over two hundred years ago, first colonists from Europe settle in Austraila and brought livestock, incliding sheep with them. They used sheep for many purposes, from food to barter, and from cash crop to clothing. The Blue Mountain Uggs date to 1933. Mortel's Sheepskin factory started to produce line of "apach ugh boots" in the 1950's. In the 1960's the ugg boots became popular among the Australian sufers community. The surfers would put on the sheepskin footwear to keep their feet warm after riding the waves. They would saw sheepskin hides without even putting hard soles at the bottom. The shoes did not look very attractice they were somewhat ugly, which gave them the name Ugg boots. The original "Ug" (also spelled "Ugg"and Ugh" in Austrlian dictionaries is not a brand name but an age old generic term for this of Austrlian-made sheepskin boot. In Aussie slang, the word Ug name is short for "ugly, however the Ugg boot is a thing of beauty. It was Aussie surfers, travling the world in search of the perfect wave, who first introduced their mates in Southern California to the pleasures of the Ugg boot. Ugs soon became a cult fashion among those L.A. surfers who could depend on a buddy "down under" to send them a pair of boots.
Over time many manufacurers and retailers of sheepskin boots have cropped up. In 1978, a young Austrlian sufer Brain Smith brought a core piece of "Down Under" to the United States. Craftsmen have been making the sheepskin boots for many in Australia and New Zealand, however it took an enterprising young surfer to introduce the ugg boots to the United States. Bring with him only a few pares of Uggs, Smith hit the streets of New York. Unfortunately he was unlucky and was sent packing, with the same few in his suitcase. But thanks to his persistency, he went to the west coast and was able to start selling the boots amongst the Californian sufer community. In the mid 1990's a big footwear company Deckers Outdoor Corporation, bought into the Ugg boot scene. Deckers laid claim to the term "Ugg" despite its generic-ness and public domain use(and its entry into many aussie slang dictionaries) and despite other Australian manufacturers also selling them into the U.S. as an "Ugg" boot from as far back as their origins can be traced.
In 1971, Shane Stedman reistered the term Ugh-boot and other tems as trademark with the Australian Trade Mark Registry. These trademarks were subsequently sold to American company Deckers Outdoor Corporation, which also registered other trademarks, such as "UGG" Australia in 1999. By 2003 Deckers had begun a campaign of legal threats against Ausstralian manufacturers and vendors using variants of "Ugh boots" to describe their wares. The Deckers Corporation boots are made in China. Bruce and Brownwyn McDougall, owner of the Uggs-N-Rugs a Western Australia-based in Australia also manufacturer of Uggs boots started a legal action to have ug,ugg,and ugh boots removed from the Australian Trademarks Registry. In January 2006, they succeeded in having the Deckers's australian trademark removed. Ian Thompson, Delegate of the Registrar of Trade Marks, stated: THE EVIDENCE OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTS THE PROPOSITION THE THE TERMS UGH BOOT(S), UG BOOTS(S), AND UGG BOOTS(S) ARE INTERCHANGEABLY USED TO DESCRIBE A SPECIFIC STYLE OF SHEEPSKIN BOOT(S) AND ARE THE FIRST AND MOST NATURAL WAY IN WHICH TO DESCRIBE THESE GOODS WHICH SHOULD INNOCENTLY COME TO THE MINDS OF PEOPLE MAKING THIS PARTICULAR STYLE OF SHEEPSKIN BOOT.
DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION DECIDED NOT TO CHALLENGE THE DECISION IN A HIGHER COURT.
SO WHEN A SELLER SAY THAT UGG BOOTS MADE IN AUSTRALIA ARE FAKES THIS IS NOT TURE.
THE ORGINAL UGG BOOT WAS MADE IN AUSTRALIA AND IS STILL MADE IN AUSTRALIA, BUT THE THE REST ARE MADE IN CHINA. SO WHEN A SELLER SELL A UGG BOOT WITH THE TAGES SAY MADE IN AUSTRALIA YOU CAN BUY A VERY QUAILTY UGG BOOT.
THE DECKER HAVE THEIR UGG BOOTS MAKE IN CHINA.
THERE ARE MANY FINE SELLERS OF UGG BOOTS ON EBAY AND YOU CAN GET A GOOD DEAL WITH THESE FINE SELLERS.