I’m cheap, but there are a couple areas where I am not cheap. When it comes to clothing comfort and durability, I try to make good buying decisions and I have purchased enough uncomfortable cheapo shoes to know that money spent that way is usually not worth it. Unless you have not stepped out your front door in two years, you know that almost every woman out there wears boots regularly. Short boots, tall boots, flat boots, stilletto boots. No matter who you are, there is a boot for you. I received a pair of Whooga boots to review. Whooga makes ugg boots, and they allowed me to choose a pair of boots from their line.
Why I Chose These Boots
I chose the Whooga sweater ugg boots for a couple reasons: one, I love the fact that they are versatile. You can pull them all the way up and wear the sweater boots as knee-high boots, scrunch them down or fold them over. The Whooga sweater boots do the job of three separate pairs of boots in my wardrobe. Two, I have muscular calves and I am always paranoid that boots won’t fit over them. I figured the knit fabric of the sweater boots would have some stretch and give to them, and I was right.
So, how do I like the boots? I totally love them. I wore them for three days straight at CHA, and I was on my feet for at least twelve hours each day. My feet stayed comfortable and cozy the whole time. Even though I walked for so long each day, I felt like my feet got enough support. The boots don’t have big arch supports, but they do have a memory foam insole, so they never left me feeling unsupported. I pretty much felt like I was wearing slippers every day.
Style-wise, I was able to wear the sweater boots with leggings, jeans, and a skirt, and I wore them pulled all the way up, folded over, and scrunched. When they were pulled up, they stayed up (I wore tights, so I don’t know if the tights were a factor, or if they would slouch a bit if I wore them pulled up on bare legs. Also, like I said, I have big calves, so if you have smaller calves, they might not stay up.) Because they are sweater boots, and ugg-style boots, they definitely have a particular look, but it’s a look that works for me because I’m pretty casual.
The yarn the boots are knitted out of seems to be good quality and after many days of intense road-testing, it still looks nice and is without pilling. The knit is nice, tight, and consistent in stitch, and the soles have a bit of traction without being overly clunky. There’s a small suede patch on the heel of the boot. The insole of the boot is lined with sheepskin fleece.
The only drawback to the boots is that because they are sweater-style, they don’t have the stiffness or support that a pair of leather boots might have. There is a sturdy heel insert, but nothing in the toe. I’m not saying I want any support in the toe of this style of boot, but it definitely contributes to the feeling that you’re wearing slippers.
The first day I got the boots, I wore them without socks (I hear that’s the traditional way to wear ugg boots), which is cool because I’m kind of a flip-flop wearer in the summer, so it’s fun to have a winter equivalent. During CHA, I wore them with socks because I knew I would be on my feet all day, and I actually prefer them that way.
Bottom line: I love these boots because they’re comfortable, cozy, and versatile. I feel like they’re a good investment because they are well-made, wear well, and can be styled in at least three different ways.