Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing ones. While we’ve written about the best winter boots, plus the best cozy slippers for men and women, cozy fur-lined Uggs in particular remain a hyperpopular — if polarizing — footwear choice for winter.
Yes, a lot of people hate Uggs, but a lot of people love them, too, and with so many different kinds of Uggs to know about (and so many of them readily available on Amazon) we felt it our duty to explore the subject. Here, the Uggs for men that have won over even the most reluctant shoppers, and others that have become a “buy in bulk” necessity.
Best traditional UGG boots
“I have a weird obsession with quality clothing. Red Wing Iron Rangers, Pendleton wool shirts … God, I sound like a prick. These are right up there with them. I wear them around the house mostly as slippers, lounging around, and for light activity. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but they are my favorite purchase I’ve made in a LONG time. Maybe it’s because I never knew I needed them, maybe it’s because they were such a surprise. I don’t know, but I’m glad I got drunk on bourbon and bought these.”
“My boyfriend is Puerto Rican, but he comes to Kansas City each December. As you might expect, he does not need warm footwear in PR, so in KC, his feet get cold. I originally got the higher boot, but they were too tight. Plus, he liked the lower-cut boot’s look better. I bought these a little bigger than his normal shoes. Granted, he has thick ankles and calves, but the larger size fit him perfectly. He now has toasty feet when he visits and is a very happy camper. I love Uggs!!!”
Best UGG snow boots
“I live in Minnesota, which has some of the toughest winters on earth. For me, UGG has always been something of a fashion brand, kind of like the North Face. However, after buying these boots, I am a serious believer in the quality of their products. The leather is thick and heavily treated to be waterproof, and the lining is incredibly warm.”
“I’ve been buying from Amazon almost every week for the last four years. I buy just about everything from Amazon. This is the first review I’ve written because of how happy I am with these boots. This boot has everything. I’ve tried on at least 30 pairs of boots over the last few days. Everything from the best hiking boots to light winter boots. This was the best in just about every category that I was looking for. Best style, most comfortable, easiest to put on and take off, waterproof, warm, breathable, and they grip on ice. I didn’t find anything even close.”
Best UGG chukkah boot
“These are amazing!! I never used to understand the obsession with Ugg boots, but after owning a pair, I completely understand. These are extremely comfortable and the softest things on Earth. They are so soft that I even wear them in my house, when I am not going anywhere. Just as something to keep my feet warm and comfortable.”
Best UGG slippers
“Very sturdy slipper made of supple leather. They perfectly support my arches and I love the rich color. Nice workmanship on the seams and obvious attention to detail. The thick plush fleece engulfs your feet and is so comfortable it is like getting a massage. Love the quality of these slippers. They are exactly what I did not know that I needed. First slippers in 20 years and by far the nicest slippers I have ever owned or wore. They’re versatile and I love that I can go to the garage, the yard, the store, or just the living room without fear of ruining them. The style is simple and elegant for a men’s slipper. I felt relief in both my feet and hips. I look forward to wearing them for a long time.”
“This is my fourth or fifth pair of these Olsens. I wear them all day, every day. Inside and out. Once you reach the state of wearing slippers all the time it is difficult to go back to anything else. The insole has come detached on an old pair, and they really only last me a year because I wear them pretty hard.”
“I love these!!! My original purchase was a gift from Nordstrom and I literally wore through them so I purchased another pair and at the same time I purchased a pair for my friend for his birthday and now he literally wears them everywhere. Very comfortable and very good quality and nice enough to wear outside the house in some settings.”
“I bought these slippers based on the very positive reviews that they were given on Amazon and other sites. They did not disappoint. My feet are incredibly warm and snug. They do have a stiff sole, but that is exactly what I was looking for. Very comfortable overall. Just disappointed that they don’t work for the corporate office environment, otherwise these would never come off my feet.”
“Oh, come on already!!! Just get them! I used to rock my regular Uggs around the house as ‘slippers’ but often got overheated. These are the perfect solution! Comfy feet, but I don’t overheat! Some people say the bottoms wear out quickly … Probably because they are slippers … Yes, the bottoms are thin and I could see them not last long if you wore them to class, or around town. Around the house/apartment these things are heaven for my feet. Even holding up for some quick outside adventures around my place.”
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