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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Thu, 12-15-2011 - 6:10pm
But in order to prevent injuries, running shoes need to be replaced every 3-6 months. But I guess he should get shin splints or a knee injury to avoid the expense, so that his daughter can have overpriced brand label fashion boots. Shrug.

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 6:19pm
I can't imagine a tween or a young teen wearing a boot of any sort for more than one winter season, unless they wear ill fitting boots, e.g too big one season, too small the next. How are Uggs better than the knockoffs? IMO, long lasting is not an answer.

My husband is not noted for his shopping abilities - He found a bargain quality baseball cleat when shopping for my son two years ago. He bought 3 in 3 progressively different sizes. My son grew 4 shoe sizes from 10ish to 12, e.g size 3 to 7. Not so much a bargain anymore, but we do get to donate new shoes to those that need them.
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Thu, 12-15-2011 - 6:24pm
So $320 a year for a very good exercise program that prevents long term injury is a lot?

Don't you at least spent that amount on a Y membership?

Neither equates to buying Uggs, a short-term fad that buys into a consumer culture.

Disclaimer, my daughter has Uggs, but I am indulgent sometimes.
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Thu, 12-15-2011 - 6:36pm
I notice there are a lot of girls who wear Uggs on campus and the fake Uggs. I have to say that the Uggs tend to look a lot nicer and better made than the fake ones. They also look crazy warm, and a couple of mornings I have thought about how nice they'd feel on my freezing feet. But, they are just so darn ugly, and there's no way I can wear skinny pants to go down inside of them. I can't wait for this trend to end.
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Thu, 12-15-2011 - 8:58pm
I think the truth is, most of us spend money on stuff that other people think is stupid. I'd hate to tell you what I have spent taking my son to space-related events. But it's worth it to us. I don't care how much someone spends on stuff they can afford. Just don't go buying. Your kid two hundred dollar boots and then complain about how much it costs to send the kid on a field trip or something and expect me to have any sympathy.
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Fri, 12-16-2011 - 3:16am

Uhm, Uggs are fashion items, but carry on.

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Fri, 12-16-2011 - 8:06am
Of course Ugg boots are a fashion statement! What else could they possibly be? If my kid actually NEEDED good boots so she could be out in cold weather, Uggs are the last thing I would buy. The suede does bot stand up to moisture! They are not functional, they are a fashion statement that says, "Look, I am trendy, and I am wealthy enough to afford the real thing!" Getting outaged about knock-offs often displays a sense of social superiority: "How dare these people prentend to be in MY leeague, wth their imitation items!"
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Fri, 12-16-2011 - 8:11am

When I buy knock-offs, it is usually trendy stuff, especially if it is for a growing kid. I see no reason to pay major bucks for All-Stars, for example, when Zara has equivalent sneaks at half the price (or less).

I would rather spend the big bucks where it matters for function or some other good reason.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 8:31am
why should people who can afford the real thing brag about it? i don't think people who really are paying their kids' college tuitions are looking for credit cards to put the bill on, either, to each their own. knock offs don't impress me, but the irony about moral superiority continues, Lol!

 

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 8:44am
I agree they are a fashion statement, but I think they are pretty functional. I wouldn't buy them for a kid who is still growing, because they are so expensive. But, for an adult who lives in an area where it is often cold, but not often snowy or rainy, I can see how they could be pretty practical. And, I'm not a name brand person at all, but the real Uggs look like they are made much better than the off-brands.

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