Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Whooga! Sheepskin boots for the rest of us

Did you know that ugg boots have been around for decades as the preferred footwear of competitive swimmers and surfers? As someone who has to wear boots six months of the year to keep her feet warm against the snow, the thought of wearing thick heavy sheepskin on the beach seems pretty funny. But apparently the wicking properties of fluffy lining on these boots helps regulate your body temperature -- perfect for ensuring you don't get chilled when you first get out of the water. Cool.

Did you further know that there have been some ugly trademark disputes about these boots? The UGGs brand-name has tried to argue that people are infringing on their trademark by describing their sheepskin boots as generic ugg boots. But in Autralia, the term "ugg boots" has been in use for over 50 years to describe this style of boot, no brand required.

What does all this add up to for you? Why $30 off your very own pair of cozy, comfy, fashionably ugly boots, obviously!

A number of small Australian companies offer sheepskin boots, and Whooga is just one. You can find on their site all the styles you might want -- tall, short, even woven/knitted ones with buttons. They come in lots of colors besides the classic tan and brown, including pink, dark purple, forest green, and black.

Whooga's customers sing their praises for excellent customer service, great comfort, and very competitive prices.

If you've always wanted to try a pair of these sheepskin boots but have been put off by the price, then Whooga might just be your answer. Priced nearly 1/3 less than competitors' brands, Whooga boots are certainly more affordable. And on top of that, Whooga generously created a coupon for Mommy's Martini and The Best Stuff readers. All you have to do is type MOMMYSMART into the coupon code at checkout, and Whooga will deduct $30 from your order!

The coupon is only good for the next two months, and as anyone who has ever tried to buy some of these boots for a holiday gift in the winter knows, supplies run low once cold weather comes. So what are you waiting for? Check out Whooga. And may your feet be cozy come fall.

Full disclosure: I'm not getting free boots out of this, just access to the same coupon you have. I haven't ordered mine yet, but only because I can't decide what color to get. I already have some light tan faux shearling boots. If you didn't want tan or brown, what color would you pick?


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1 comment:

Amber said...

I don't know if I can entirely approve of Sheepskin boots. Sure, they're cute but the very fiber of my Canadian being gravitates to the ultra-ugly Sorels. Perhaps I'm in need of a makeover?