The New UGG Classic — What’s the Difference?

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From mini to short to tall, the iconic UGG® Classic Boot is a winter staple for people everywhere. This year, the Classic Boot has been redesigned and it’s better than ever!

Don’t worry, the recognizable look and cozy feel will remain in the Classic II collection. In fact, a few updates only make the boots comfier, like the insoles which are now plush sheepskin instead of wool.

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The shoes’ uppers are still sheepskin, too, but now each one has been pretreated to repel moisture and protect against stains, so they can handle surprise drizzles and life’s spills. If you do spill, simply blot the liquid and gently wipe off dirt immediately. The treatment is meant to last for six months, so re-applying protection with the Water and Stain Repellent is recommended.

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In addition, the new classic features Treadlite by UGG™ outsoles, which provide increased traction, durability, cushioning, and flexibility. This lightweight sole is the main reason why the boot is even more comfortable than before.

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Lastly, to coincide with UGG® simplifying their brand name, look for the new leather UGG® logo on the heel plate.

These new upgrades will be present on all women’s core Classic Boots, including the Bailey Bow and Bailey Button, from now on. Expect men’s and kid’s styles to be updated next year.

For an exact comparison between the new and old Classic Boot, view our reference chart below.

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The Classic II vs The Classic


Pretreated 17mm Twinface Sheepskin  vs  17mm Twinface Sheepskin


Yes  vs  No


Treadlite by UGG™ vs EVA


Sheepskin vs UGGpure™ wool


Leather with UGG® logo vs Nylon with UGG® Australia logo


Roomy (recommended to size down) vs Roomy (recommended to size down)


Whole sizes only vs Whole sizes only

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One thought on “The New UGG Classic — What’s the Difference?

  1. Susan shapiro

    I just received my new classic 11 short boot. I’m happy that they are water resistant now but is that what’s making them feel much stiffer than the original classic? In time will they soften up like the classic 11? The old classic were soft and the material had shading. These are hard and one color.

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