It’s no secret that “ugly” shoes are having their moment. Everywhere you turn, people are rocking all sorts of less-than-cute looks.
Take a peak at Pinterest, and you’ll find Gigi Hadid rocking Tasmans, and influencers all over TikTok are obsessing over the Tasman Waterproof Clogs. And while I admittedly am not a clogs girlie, I decided it was time to give these UGG(ly) shoes a try for myself.
Ugly Shoes Are Trending: Are These UGG Clogs Worth The Hype?
I’m so curious to see if the UGG shoes trending all over the internet are actually worth the hype. I’m looking to see if they’re comfortable, so ugly that they’re cute, and easy to style. The most important aspect in order to keep one of these pairs of clogs is whether they make sense with my most-worn fall uniform: monochromatic sweat sets.
So, let’s give ’em the good old college try and see if we like these, shall we?!
Of all the UGG clogs I purchased, the Maxi Clogs are the most recent drop in the collection of fall shoes UGG has released this season. In my search on socials and Pinterest, these were the biggest mystery, and I haven’t seen anyone try or style them yet.
Things I love about the Maxi Clogs: They’re waterproof, and the traction on the bottom is great for icy and slippery weather. They slip on and off very easily, are hella comfortable, and surprisingly go with everything in my closet.
I have to admit, I was skeptical of the metallic-silver color, but it turns out I actually love the color, and they remind me of a slightly more stylish moon boot. The Maxi Clogs have a cousin, the Maxi Mini Bootie, and I’m so curious to see if they’ll be my boot of choice for the winter.
The cons of these clogs: If you’re looking for arch support, these might not be a good option for you. I also found the jet-black color to be just OK and quite difficult to style.
My final thoughts: Wow, was I totally surprised by the Maxi Clogs! I absolutely love the metallic color, and they’re giving me futuristic “Zenon: The Zequel” vibes, which I am 100% here for.
I have quite honestly watched at least 20 people unboxing the Tasman Waterproof Clogs on TikTok. Now that I’ve tried them on for myself, I have to say, I don’t quite understand the hype.
Things I love about these not-so-cute clogs: They’re waterproof, the sock is removable, and they’d make great gardening shoes. I think they would make perfect shoes for quick walks with the pups in the winter months.
The cons of these clogs: They’re quite hard to put on with the sock insert. They’re a little too insulated and made my feet feel like hotcakes, and they were a bit too narrow for my slightly wider foot (though, without the sock, they fit spaciously).
I purchased these in Barbiecore pink and a neutral olive tone, and to my surprise, I liked the vibrant-pink clogs much more than the neutral-tone olive clogs. I think the pink works much better with my very neutral wardrobe, and they also look great with jeans, but the olive oddly didn’t work with the color hues in my closet.
My final thoughts: If I was looking for a chic garden clog then these would be a high contender, however they aren’t what I would turn to for everyday styling. IMO I think crocs are easier to style than the Tasman waterproof clogs and while the influencers of TikTok tried to persuade me, these will unfortunately be a pass for me.
Truthfully, I only ordered the Sport Yeah clogs because I wanted to try all the different varieties of clogs that UGG offers. I was on the fence about what I thought of them when I found them online. There were elements I found interesting, like the curved line detailing and slight platform, but they appeared to be the most difficult to style for everyday wear.
Things I love about these clogs: They are some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever slipped my feet into, and feel like a pillowy marshmallow when you walk in them. Plus, they come in a variety of colors.
The cons of these clogs: They have quite a snug fit and aren’t available in half sizes, which is a bit limiting. The synthetic rubbery material is not breathable and causes my feet to sweat, and the overall design is not my personal aesthetic.
If I had to pick between the black and Tidal Wave blue, I’d hands-down pick the sea-colored, blue-hue clogs.
My final thoughts: Damn, these clogs are so incredibly comfortable, but they don’t feel practical for day-to-day wear. I do however believe that they would make a great water shoe if you’re kayaking or living the lake life.
Not Technically Clogs… But The UGG Tasman Slippers Are Amazing
The UGG Tasman Slippers are arguably one of the most iconic shoes of the season, and while they definitely are related to the Tasman waterproofs, they’re in an entirely different playing field when it comes to comfort and ease of styling. These literally go with everything in my closet, and I have to say, they are 100% worth the cost.
While I do think I will be keeping the Maxi Clogs, I can tell you now that the Tasman slippers will be one of my most-worn shoes this fall and winter.
P.S. Mia was a paid actor in the photo above!
XX – Kat
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