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How to Spot Fake Ugg Boots

  1. 1. ==== ====Get Your Pair of Ugg Boots - Free !! (US Only) ====Christmas is just around the corner, and gift-buying season beckons (that is, if it hasnt alreadystarted in earnest in your locality yet)! So start thinking and looking for gifts now, or else youll endup doing 11th-hour Christmas shopping, just when prices have already gone up!Thinking of buying shoes as gifts for Christmas? Sheepskin boots would make for an ideal gift atthis time of the year, because of the ice-cool temperatures brought about by winter. And if you andme are on the same "wavelength", what better sheepskin boots to give than a pair of genuine,honest-to-goodness "UGG Australia" sheepskin boots, right? As they say, "give nothing but thebest!" But the problem is, where should you look for authentic "UGG Australia" sheepskin boots?Sure, you might say that there are actually lots of stores in my area selling authentic "UGGAustralia" sheepskin boots, but are you sure that they are, indeed, authentic "UGG Australia"sheepskin boots? And are you even remotely aware of the "controversy" or""dispute" betweenAustralian bootmakers and the American company that makes the authentic "UGG Australia"sheepskin boots? If you are not aware of this so-called "controversy or "dispute", then check outthe Wikipedia article about UGG Boots.Now that you have spent some time educating yourself about the American and Australian"interpretation" of the word "UGGs" and the background behind the "UGG Australia" controversy,lets move forward as I show you the ways by which you can distinguish a pair of genuine "UGGAustralia" sheepskin boots from fake ones. Let me begin, however, by saying that all of my "hints","pointers", notes and remarks that follow are applicable ONLY to "UGG Australia" boots found inan "actual" store and not a "virtual" one (such as those "online" stores and/or "retailers"), okey?For purposes of conciseness or brevity, I"ll talk about spotting fake UGGs among "virtual" or"online" stores in another discussion.Lets start the ball rolling by talking about the PRICE. Genuine "UGG Australia" sheepskin bootsare quite expensive. I wont mention any figures, because prices vary and change from time totime. But heres what I sUGGest you can do to "root out" obvious fakes: if there are several storesoffering UGGs in your area, check out each and everyones prices. If they"re all bunched togetherwithin a small range, that means 1.) Either they are all selling genuine UGGs, which is good; or 2.)They are all selling fakes, which is too bad. My point is, if one store offers a price that issignificantly much, much lower than the others, then, in any language, thats a giveaway that thatstore is selling fake UGGs.Now, suppose they all indeed sell UGGs in a tightly-bunched price range. What should you donext? Check out their LOOKS. Here are several visible telltale signs" that give away fakes:If one or all of a particular boots labels (both outside and inside) show "Made in Australia" or
  2. 2. "Made in New Zealand", then those definitely are fakes. Because Deckers has beenmanufacturing them in China for quite some time now.If the quality of the stitching is very bad, then its a fake. Of course, it might be difficult todistinguish "very bad" from "bad" and from "good", but if it is obviously very bad, then the bootsare fakes.Look at the stores black-colored UGGs. Geniune black-colored UGGs have black-colored solesand black labels with the "UGG" logo in white, whereas fake "black" UGGs have tan-colored solesand brown (or non-black) labels.Ask for the "Nightfall" model. If the "Nightfall" presented to you is any other color but Chestnut, it isa fake. Deckers only makes "Nightfall" in Chestnut.Ask for a "Sundance" model. If you see a "Sundance" in any other color but Chestnut Sand orChocolate, it is a fake. Deckers has stopped making it in Black. There may be old stock around,but anyone selling large amounts of them is probably selling fakes.While still on the subject of boot color, take note that there are no "camel"-colored UGGgs. So ifsomeone offers you one, bingo!In a genuine UGG, the sheepskin fur around the boot matches the colour of the boot but thesheepskin fur at the bottom of the boot, where your foot sits, is always natural (or "cream") incolor.The sole of a genuine UGG is about a half-inch or more, while the soles of fakes are very thin, likemaybe ¼-inch.Now try looking at the "size" label of their womens and kids UGGs, if they have any. All the Euro,UK, and US sizes are shown on a kids UGG, whereas the womens UGG only shows the US sizeon it.If a blue card or a brown "leather" pinned-on tag (some of these might say "Made by CGM Co.Ltd."), or a dust bag in a light brown or beige colour saying "UGG" or sometimes "Snow Boots"goes with the pair of UGGs, then its a fake. Most "innocent" purchasers are fooled by thisseeming "attention to detail" or "extra touches". The truth is that no pair of genuine "UGGAustralia" boot has a pinned-on label (or with "sample fur" attached) or comes with adust/protection bag or shopping bag!If you happen to bring with you (or wear) a pair of genuine UGGs, or one of your companionsbrought with him his genuine UGGs, try to compare your genuine UGGs with a fake side-by-side;a fake one that is the same "model" as your genuine UGGs either will be taller or shorter thanyours.Also, while still on the subject of side-by-side comparison, the "UGG" label on the rear of the bootsis higher up on a fake and the lettering is different from the genuine UGG. The letters may havegaps between them in the fake, while in the real, they are overlapping. Lastly, the word "australia"on the "UGG Australia" logo is in a bolder font on the fake than on a genuine UGG.Now, suppose that the counterfeiters have exceedingly gotten better, and, so far, the UGGs youare looking at have passed all the "visual" tests above. There are yet some more tests" that youcan do to "root out" the fakes. For instance, try this FIT TEST: If you know your boot size, tryasking for a pair of UGGs whose size is higher up by one "notch" than your size, then try wearingthem. If they are genuine UGGs, they should fit snugly, or they should even be a little loose-fitting.Fake UGGs, on the other hand, are notoriously ill-fitting!Want more tests"? Try these simple FUR TESTS: Look at the boots interior fur. Genuine UGG furare fluffy-looking and thick, and they should have a rich cream color. Fake UGG fur, on the otherhand, are synthetic and are thin- and delicate-looking, and they are "greyish" or "white", instead of
  3. 3. being cream-colored. Now "feel" the fur with your hands. They should "feel" very soft. Next, tryrubbing your fingers against them. You could tell the fakes because bits of them would "come off"or "come away" even with just a slight "rubbing." Lastly, smell the boots interior and the fur. Iftheres even just a slight paint or "lacquer" smell to them, then thats your indication that the bootsare fake. Genuine UGG fur dont have even just a slight hint of that "lacquery" smell, becausegenuine fur doesnt have to be dyed to "pass" it off as the "real thing".Lets try a "new" approach to these tests"; instead of testing the boots, lets TEST THE SELLER.Here are some ways by which it can be done:Strike up a conversation with the seller about UGGs and where they are made. If he/she mentionsthat the genuine ones are made in Australia and/or New Zealand, then he/she is selling fakes.Likewise, if the seller fails to mention the Deckers Outdoor Corporation (or Deckers, Inc.) as the"parent" company, then thats another sign that he/she is selling fakes.Try "feigning" a slight disappointment with the "model" or boot size that was presented to you, likeperhaps its just not what you want. If the seller says, "Take your time choosing. I have lots ofdifferent "models" and sizes for you to choose from.", then, chances are, he/she is selling fakes,because UGGs are, by the very nature of their "raw" materials, scarce or in limited supplies.Anyone who has a truckload of them at this time of the year is highly suspicious!Next, look around the place and try mentioning a "model" that isnt there, asking him/her if he can"order" it, how many days it will take, and from where does he/she get it. If the seller mentionsgetting it directly from his supplier in China, then he/she is selling fakes. While it is true that all ofDeckers" UGGs are manufactured in China, a seller/reseller doesnt get them directly from China.Thats it. I have already covered the bases here. By no means this is a "comprehensive" list oftips" on discerning a genuine UGG from a fake one; in fact, a fake UGG may pass all of the"visual" telltale signs which I mentioned above (perhaps because the counterfeiters themselveshave "wised up"), but, for sure, a lot of fake UGGs fail the "FIT TEST" and the "FUR TESTS"mentioned above, while a lot of their sellers fail the tEST THE SELLER" tests.Bennies Shoes offers a large variety of authentic UGG boots and shoes. They can be purchasedonline or from three Atlanta shoe stores.Article Source:
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