If celebrity street style is any sort of indicator regarding what's cool and trendy in the world of fashion, then UGG platform slippers might be the most popular style this season. The cosy shoes certainly aren't new to mainstream fashion, but with celebrities like Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid, and Hailey Bieber constantly donning the slippers — whether it be while trotting around New York or in between red carpet events and Pilates classes — the comfy shoes have definitely ascended into a new realm of popularity (and I'm not the least bit mad about it).
In fact, I've been so mesmerised by the overwhelming love that celebrities have for the UGG Tasman Slippers ($100-$200) in particular, I decided to purchase a pair for myself to see how well they really hold up in my day-to-day life. Could I get away with wearing them to the grocery store? Are they durable enough to hold up on my evening walks? Do they truly look good on everyone, or are they just cute on Hadid? (This is actually a recurring thought in my day-to-day life.) These were just a few of the questions I sought to answer when testing out UGG's bestselling slippers, and ahead, I break down my full experience with the shoe — including how they fit, where they're available to shop, and whether they're truly worth the splurge (spoiler alert: they totally are).
What I Like About These UGG Slippers
The obvious appeal of these shoes is just how comfy they are — and yes, they're as irresistibly soft and cushiony as you'd imagine. The style boasts a durable leather composition that's sturdy but not too firm to the point where it feels uncomfortable to wear them. Dyed sheep fur lines the inside of the style, and while it certainly creates a cozier feel, I appreciate that the material isn't too thick or overbearing to the point that my feet start to feel sweaty. Unlike other everyday slippers, this style has a rubber sole base that's thick and designed to last, so I don't have to worry about whether it can withstand being worn on surfaces like concrete, tile, or grass — it holds up well and has just enough of a platform that the slipper's material doesn't dirty when being worn beyond my apartment. I love that these shoes seamlessly blend comfort with functionality and the fact that they're versatile enough to be worn in a number of environments, such as running errands, grabbing brunch, going to and from the gym, or even just around my home.
What's Worth Noting
I've had these slippers for almost eight months now, so I've had plenty of time to break them in. Because I work from home and generally only wear them inside or whenever I need to run a quick errand outside of my apartment, I'm not wearing them super extensively, which is why I've been pretty surprised by how worn down the inside of the shoe feels, particularly around the toe area. I've definitely noticed a change in the cushioning of the shoe, as the inside lining feels more worn down (almost like it's disintegrating or caving into itself), and several knots have even started forming toward the upper sole of the slipper, making it feel bumpy when I walk. It's difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of this, especially considering I've owned a handful of UGG boots in the past and never had any issue with them before. Perhaps this is simply the nature of what happens when you wear a pair of slippers as frequently as I do — things do eventually have to wear down, after all. However, it's worth noting that if you want these slippers to be a mainstay in your closet, you'll likely have to factor in buying a new pair every year — at least if you plan on wearing them as regularly as I do.
Who Are These UGG Slippers Best For?
If you want a pair of shoes you can comfortably wear around the house, out to run errands, or even for a quick walk through the neighbourhood, these UGG slippers are a worthwhile investment. I appreciate their versatility and the fact that besides being a great everyday shoe, they're also incredibly comfortable and easy to slip into — even if I'm in a rush or literally running out the door.
- These everyday slippers are crafted in a dyed sheep fur material and feature a rubbed sole base that's designed to be worn outdoors.
- The shoes are available to shop in a handful of colours, including chestnut brown (my colouring of choice), dark grey, samba red, burnt olive, and more.
- The UGG slippers come in US women's sizes 5 through 11.
Where Are These UGG Slippers Available to Shop?