Tuesday Newsday – The Dangers of the “UGG Shuffle”

March 23rd, 2010

High price tag be damned, I ordered my UGGs back in August 2004. Apparently so did thousands of other women because it took me seven months to get them. But I did and I wore them constantly. I still do (although some might state the u-g-g is for u-g-g-l-y). Regardless of the lack of lovely, these things are comfy.

Since their huge rise in popularity in the early 2000s, there have been tons of knockoffs. They even sell them for $6.99 at this store in town that has everything from Ziploc bags to bookcases. So for under $10, what better way is there for you to let your daughter climb on board a pricey trend than with a cheap fake?

Wrong. There’s a new study that examined the cheaper UGG fakes and realized they’re “literally breaking” young women’s feet. Here’s the 411 on how to save your child’s sole from knockoff injuries, specifically the dangerous “UGG Shuffle.”

Health experts have blasted cheap Ugg boots as disastrous and warn they are harming the feet of a generation of young women. Leading podiatrists and chiropadists believe the trend is storing up a big rise in the number of people suffering toe deformities, backache and pains in their feet,knees and hips. Dr. Ian Drysdale, head of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, said: “Because these boots are warm and soft, young girls think they are giving their feet a break. In fact, they are literally breaking their feet.” Read more…

If you knew a cheap knock off had consequences, would you spend the money for the real thing for your daughter, or would she have to forget the fad? Leave a comment and let me know!

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2 Responses to “Tuesday Newsday – The Dangers of the “UGG Shuffle””

  1. [...] though we all know the dangers of the Ugg Shuffle, the glam set also has to be concerned. And this warning goes beyond fancy footwear for pregnant [...]

  2. [...] and don’ts to be aware of when sporting this stylish boot. (Check out my link to the UGG Shuffle issue with knockoff [...]

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