are these knock offs IYO?

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are these knock offs IYO?
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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 8:26am

so a friend and me were talking ugg boots, she asked if my kids had them and i said yes, mentioning that even on clearance they are expensive as i bought them two years ago off season!

 

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 5:11pm
DS lives in his crocs on weekends and when we're getting ready to go somewhere i'm usually telling him to go put his crocs on. but if we're heading to church, i don't tell him to put his hush puppies on, i just call them his dress shoes. and school shoes are just shoes, not his nikes.

 

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 5:19pm

I didn't say you denied it...what I said was that it seemed to be a contradiction to complain about the cost of running shoes for an adult while spending more on a brand name shoe for tweens.

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 5:22pm

We call them their "generic" names (for lack of a better word) for things like this, although my boys never had Uggs or an American Girl doll, lol.

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 5:26pm
egd3blessed wrote:

and i make the same call, although i'm not likely to tell my kid to put her or his boots on because they're capable of makign that call themselves.

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 5:39pm

I'm just saying that to me, Uggs and Crocs aren't just name brands - they are such popular and distinctive brands that the brand name has become synonymous with the style of shoe.

What am I supposed to call generic Uggs?





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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 12-14-2011 - 5:48pm
finally.me wrote:

I'm just saying that to me, Uggs and Crocs aren't just name brands - they are such popular and distinctive brands that the brand name has become synonymous with the style of shoe.

What am I supposed to call generic Uggs?

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 5:48pm
Yep.

Just like kleenex, spanx, Keds, Scotch tape and coke.

Would I call any old purse a Coach? No. Would I call any cell phone a Blackberry? Nope. Would I call any old water Perrier? No. Those are much more specific than the "generality" of style that is equated with the other things I mentioned above.

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 5:49pm
I fall squarely in this camp.

Dolls, shoes, coats, tissues, bandages.

I do sometimes say American Girl doll, to distinguish her from a "baby doll". Barbie is the term used for all of those type dolls, regardless of the name or brand of the doll. I might say uggs, or just boots, sneakers or Sketchers, depending on if there needs to be clarification, or not.. I call compression clothing Under Armour. I say coat, Kleenex, and Bandaid.
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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 5:49pm
oh, btw, I call them Ugg-ly. Ha!

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 5:51pm
"Just like kleenex, spanx, Keds, Scotch tape and coke.

Would I call any old purse a Coach? No. Would I call any cell phone a Blackberry? Nope. Would I call any old water Perrier? No. Those are much more specific than the "generality" of style that is equated with the other things I mentioned above."

^^^ This.

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