Fuzzy Feet: 5 Alternatives to UGG Boots

Minnetonka Shearling Ankle Boot
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UGG boots are the gold standard when it comes to cold weather footwear. Since rising to popularity back in the early aughts, the marshmallow-y soft sheepskin boots still remain a winter staple more than a decade later. But should you finally be experiencing UGG fatigue, or just need another winter boot to throw into rotation, there are plenty other sheepskin styles to warm up to right now.

Below, we’ve found 5 alternatives to the UGG boot, from ankle-high shearling booties you can kick on and off to an over-the-knee pair that will keep your legs snug as. . .  an UGG.

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1. Holly Single Button Fur-Lined Boot

Believe it or not, these fuzzy knit boots are actually waterproof. Punctuated with an oversized button, they’ll keep your feet toasty and dry on the slushiest, coldest days.


[caption id="attachment_92346" align="aligncenter" width="584"]Holly Shearling Boots Image Courtesy of Amazon[/caption]


2. Bearpaw Emma Short Winter Boot

Go beyond familiar UGG styling with Bearpaw’s pull on sheepskin boot. This mid-calf style comes in a huge assortment of colors, so if classic brown isn’t your thing, you can perk up a drab winter day with a purple, metallic, or even leopard version of this wintertime favorite.

bearpaw short emma bootImage courtesy of Amazon


3. Skechers Keepsake Big Button Boot

Skechers’ nearly-knee-high boots are like pulling on a pair of leg-warmers and comfy slippers all at the same time. A grippy rubber sole will keep you grounded on slippery surfaces, too.

Sketcher's Shearling BootImage Courtesy of Amazon


4. Minnetonka Sheepskin Ankle Boot

When it comes to staying warm, buying a pair of boots from a brand with freezing-cold Minnesota origins is a smart choice. Fluffy shearling naturally insulates and regulates temperature, so your feet will never be too hot indoors or too cold outside.

Minnetonka Shearling Ankle Boot Image Courtesy of Zappos


5. Sole Society Faux-Shearling Trim Boot

If you really don’t want to mess with the cold, step into Sole Society’s over-the-knee flat boots. Stretchy microsuede will accommodate even your thickest socks, and a rubber lug sole will keep you sure-footed when the weather gets harsh.

Sole Society Faux Shearling Boot Image Courtesy of Nordstrom


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