UGG® Australia is famous for their plush footwear and their quality materials. When the cold rolls in, UGG® boots are a go-to favorite. With that said, there are people selling cheap fake versions. Don’t be fooled! We’re here to give you a few key tips on identifying fake UGG® from the real deal.
This tip is geared toward the classic styles because they don’t have rubber soles. All Classic style UGG® boots are made with molded EVA outsoles which are durable, yet very flexible. If you come across a boot where the sole is stiff and won’t bend very easily; it’s probably a fake.
2. Pull it Apart
Another tip for the Classic styles! Twinface sheepskin is simply sheepskin. One side is skin, the other side is fur. Fake boots will have a counterfeit double lining. Take a pinch of material from the outside. On the same location on the inside, take a pinch and gently pull both ends. If the material separates and you can feel or see a pocket form, then it’s a fake. UGG® Classic style boots are made with a single piece of sheepskin and should not separate like that at all.
3. Mind Your… Ankles?
You may have seen it before. Some poor soul walking around in a pair of boots that are completely collapsing with every step. It looks as if they are walking on their ankles! Where’s the luxurious comfort in a boot that falls apart with every step? UGG® boots do not collapse like that. UGG® may have soft suede heel guards, but what’s underneath it is a durable counter; the part of the boot that wraps around the heel of your foot. Real UGG® boots will maintain it’s structure for both the integrity of the boot and for the comfort of your feet!
4. Authorized Retailer
When in doubt, check the list! UGG® Australia has a list of authorized retailers who have been verified to sell authentic UGG® Australia products in stores and online. Designer Studio is definitely on that list and we’re proud to sell authentic UGG®!
For more information about counterfeit products, check out the official UGG® counterfeit page!