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 products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about lots of shoes on Zappos — including the best kids’ sandals, women’s ankle boots, and men’s dress shoes — here we’ve rounded up the best UGGs for men, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Zappos.
Best-rated men’s UGG
Ah, the Classic Short UGG: The familiar shape was by far the favorite among the reviewers, and many were surprised by how much they liked them. “I never thought I would be an UGGs wearer,” says one. “I tried a pair on and, wow, did not want to take them off. They maintain an even temperature … I have a hard foot to fit and these work.” Another writes, “I love my wife for getting me these UGGs. At first I was not a fan and thought it would look ridiculous on a guy with regular dress pants, but when it was freezing cold I was glad I had them; they kept me warm even with a light jacket on when it was freezing. Definitely a must for a guy’s wardrobe who lives in New York.” Another, who describes himself as a “true UGG fan” says, “Love these boots. Probably my tenth pair over the years. They last a long time and are super comfortable.”
Best-rated (less expensive) men’s UGG
“Splendid product; splendid fit; splendid overnight delivery,” says one shopper. Another describes the UGG Scuffs as, “Awesomely excellent house slippers. So comfortable and warm.” A lot of reviewers gave these as gifts, and report very happy recipients. “I got these as a Christmas present for my 17-year-old son, and they were a great success; in fact too successful,” says one. “Though intended as slippers, they have become his footwear of choice whenever he can get away with it. He often wears them to school, to and from soccer practice, and when he goes out with his friends, weather permitting. The amazing thing is that they are holding up very well. The fleece has gotten a little dirty, but the soles hardly show any wear at all.”
And now for some micro-picks for every type of men’s UGG you might be looking for.
Best easy-on, easy-off UGG
Many reviewers praised these as a particularly “easy on, easy off” shoe. “Easy to put on and take off,” writes one. “It’s my go-to grocery, running errands boots … It’s also perfect for when you’re in the airplane for international trip.” And, like the classic short UGG, these converted some nonbelievers. “My boyfriend always teased about the style, claiming they were ugly. So naturally I bought him a pair of the Classic Minis in ‘Moss’ on sale for a birthday present,” writes one reviewer. “He slipped them on and hasn’t taken them off since. He’s dubbed them ‘fUGGs’ (as in foot-hug) … Highly recommend!”
Best UGG slippers
“I love my Tasmans,” writes one reviewer. “They’re light enough to be worn as slippers and yet sturdy enough for driving, or walking the neighborhood. If you like warm, toasty feet, then you’ll love the Tasman.” And for leather slippers that can be worn without socks, reviewers found impressively little color transfer to their feet. “After a few days of wear, I’m starting to look like one of those oddballs who wears his slippers everywhere,” says one shopper. “They fit like a charm (now) and are very comfortable … I put them on shortly after my showers, and even with the slight dampness one would expect after that, I don’t get color transfer. I’d buy them again if I had to, and would recommend them to a friend.”
Best moccasin-style UGG slipper
“These Olsen moccasins are the best! My son has two pairs and wears one or the other every day, to school and most other places (even when he’s dressed up) … Who knew that a young man could wear his slippers everywhere as regular footwear and look good doing it?” says one shopper. Other reviewers praise the luxurious feel of these. “The first time you slip into these shoes you won’t want to wear anything else — every step is like plush carpet underneath your feet,” says one. “These may be a little expensive, but it’s hard to find men’s moccasins that look like real shoes and not bedroom slippers.”
Best closed-heel slipper UGG
These slippers — which have a closed heel, unlike the other slippers on this list — kept reviewers’ feet extra warm. “Perfect comfy slipper,” says one. “Easy to get on and off, but warmer than a Scuff because the whole foot is enclosed. My husband is on his second pair of these, and he absolutely loves them.” Another reviewer, who bought these for her husband as a gift, says, “He does not want to take them off. He says they’re so comfortable, and his feet stay nice and toasty in them.”
Best indoor-outdoor UGG
Several reviewers called these slippers both “sturdy” and “lightweight.” And they’re as warm as they look. One shopper writes, “I work from home, and these keep my feet nice and toasty warm.” Others point out that they’re good for indoor and outdoor wear. “I’m wearing these sturdy, comfortable, and lightweight slippers daily,” says one shopper. “Rugged enough to wear in the garden and classic enough to lounge around when a guest drops over.” Another writes, “I bought these for my husband to make the chore of taking out the garbage at 6 a.m. a little more pleasant. What’s great about these slippers is that they can be worn in the house and outside too. They’re very warm.”
Best UGG loafer
One shopper calls these “literally the most comfortable shoe/slipper on the planet bar none.” He goes on to write, “Everything about the Ascot is thoughtfully and skillfully designed and crafted from the supple sheepskin leather outer shoe/slipper to the luxuriously soft interior … After wearing the Ascots, all other shoes feel inferior in every level of comfort … there’s no substitute. I admit it, I’m an addict.” These are a good choice for those who want to be ultracomfy at work. “Hubby is in love with these shoes. He said he feels like he’s getting away with something at work all day,” says one shopper. “Nice look of a loafer with the comfort of a slipper and of course UGG.”
Best all-season UGG loafer
Reviewers wore these year-round, noting that they liked being able to change the insole to match the season. “I would wear these both in the summer and winter because it has an interchangeable insole, so your feet wouldn’t be burning up in the winter,” says one shopper. “Might I say that I received a lot of compliments for these and I found myself wearing them continuously because they were so comfortable and stylish.” Another says, “They’re perfect for the summer with the leather insoles and when it gets colder I switch to the wool insoles.”
Best hybrid classic-boot UGG
“OMG I couldn’t wait to get these boots,” says one reviewer. “Boots look great when paired with the right outfit. You can’t go wrong with them. I’M IN LOVE!” Another shopper writes, “I am a 36-year-old male and I love these boots.” One 36-year-old male who already owns UGG slippers and flip-flops writes, “This is my first pair of UGG boots. I love that they seem to be a hybrid of the traditional style UGG boot and lace-up boots. The lining is so soft and so warm. I can’t wait until the next really cold winter so I can wear them out of the house.”
Best lace-up UGG
Reviewers loved the lace-up style of this pair. “My husband is a super-picky shoe person and he really likes these shoes,” one shopper says. “They are stylish enough to not look like sneakers, and yet are casual and not too clunky. Very warm and comfortable.” Other reviewers praised the boots’ combination of warmth and lace-up utility. “These laced-up UGGs are the most perfect ankle-style short-version boots,” writes one. Another says, “These keep my feet warm on those cold bone-chilling days. You cannot find a more comfortable pair of lace-up shoes, period.”
Best day-to-night UGG boot
Reviewers found these boots to be pretty versatile, and easily dressed up or down. “These are perfect … these shoes look good in a variety of situations,” writes one. “They are a good-looking casual shoe that can dress up your jeans a little compared to athletic-type shoes, and they don’t look shabby with dressier casual pants, either. The leather is high quality, soft, and smooth and has an attractive ‘crinkle’ finish to it. So, comfortable, good-looking, and versatile.” Another says, “This shoe is great and very versatile! … I wear these shoes almost every day — from date night to work, these shoes go with everything. They are both casual and sophisticated.”
Best UGG boot for snow
Reviewers found these boots warm enough for even the most extreme winters. “We live in Chicago where the winters are extremely bad, sometimes negative 10,” says one shopper. “These are definitely a must-buy if you are looking for a warm shoe.” Another reviewer writes, “I got these boots on the back end of last winter, since I had moved back up north, and we were getting hit with a large snow storm. These boots made it so much easier to have to walk around in the snow and the cold in general. Keeps you warm, dry, and really comfortable.”
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