Yes, I know Uggs carry a bit of a stigma since being associated with Joey Essex, and let’s face it; he did the brand no favours. Thankfully, the new AW12 UGG Collection contains many luxury shoes, boots and slippers which have been well designed and produced with the finest materials from Italy.
The Ruggero is essentially a hiking boot with many traditional biker details incorporated. The silhouette classically outlines a hard wearing hiking boot, and with an outer sole containing deep treads, this boot remains true to the purpose; traversing awkward terrain.
However, solely based on specs, the boot would be perfect for an excursion across the outback, while aesthetically is more suited to the paved inner streets of any city.
The vegetable-tanned buffalo leather adds a sense of richness to the footwear, with the repeated dipping creating an olive sheen across the entire piece. The brass eyelets edged along the quarter, coupled with the thinner vachetta produces a boot combat boot with a rock edge.
It may not be the warmest choice for the impending chills due to the surprising lack of their signature sheep-skin lining, but that isn’t the purpose of this boot. It is a statement piece of footwear, not one of practicality.
Let’s just hope the cast of TOWIE don’t cotton onto this one.
Available now over on the UGG Australia website.