Ugg Boots - Buy some today!
These Ugg New Zealand boots are either made out of double face sheepskin (sheepskin inside and out) or single face sheepskin (cow hide outer and sheepskin inner) The double face boots are softer while the single face are a little more rigid. They both come with EVA soles for inside or outside wear. We recommend the Stain and Water Repellent if they are going to be worn outside in rain showers. There is sizing information at the bottom of the page.
These licensed Ugg Boots are Made in China. As part of the licensing agreement we can only send these boots to New Zealand and Australia. You can purchase these boots for friends and relatives overseas if you are travelling to see them, but we strongly recommend you do not purchase them to post them overseas. More information (including a sizing chart) is below.
These Ugg Boots are for dispatch to NZ & Australia Only!
Tall Black Original New Zealand Ugg Boot
Tall Walnut Original New Zealand Ugg Boot
Short Black Original New Zealand Ugg Boot
Short Walnut Original New Zealand Ugg Boot
Antler Black Original New Zealand Ugg Boot
Antler Walnut Original New Zealand Ugg Boot
Short Button Boot Black
Short Button Boot Walnut
Stain & Water repellent for Ugg Boots
This spray will prevent any water from permanently staining your Ugg Boots. If you take your Uggs through the snow or walk out to the letter box wearing them, they are likely to get a little wet. This spray stops any permanent water marks and to some degree helps to water proof them.
Frequently asked questions
What size should I purchase?
We recommend you purchase 1 size larger than your normal shoe size. All Ugg Boots are in NZ Ladies Sizes.
Example: If you are a size 8, we would recommend a size 9 Ugg Boot.
Example: If you are a size 8.5, we would recommend a size 10 Ugg Boot.
For further sizing information see Size Chart Below
Can I return or exchange the boots if they are the wrong size?
Yes. As per our returns policy, you may within 14 days of receiving your boots,
return your boots for a refund of your purchase price less original shipping, or exchange your boots for another size.
To exchange your boots you are responsible for sending them back to our store and
there will also be an extra freight charge of $10 North Island and $15 South Island,
for the new boots to be sent to you. A purchase freight link will be emailed to you.
In both instances you must contact us first and your boots must
Be in undamaged and original condition, have not been worn except for trying them on,
have the original purchase receipt, and all original labels still attached.
If I live overseas can I purchase NZ Ugg Boots?
Due to licencing requirements these boots can only be shipped within New Zealand and Australia.
Getting a family member to post them overseas for you is not recommended.
If I am visiting NZ and would like to purchase a pair of boots, can I take them with me to another country?
Yes if they are delivered to a New Zealand address and you take them with you in your luggage or wear them.
You can not post them.
Are these genuine Ugg Boots?
Yes, these Ugg Boots are supplied by a NZ company that is licensed to use the Ugg Boot name and logo for New Zealand.
These boots are made from quality NZ and Australasian Sheepskin, but are assembled overseas.
This allows an affordable price point for the consumer.
Below are the exact measurements in centimeters from heel to toe of the rubber sole of each different size of Ugg Boot. We thought this could be usefull for anyone still uncertain of sizes to be able to compare with their shoes at home. If you are not sure we recommend going one size larger than normal as these Ugg Boots are filled with sheeps wool inside. Hope this helps.
Size 6 - 26.3cm
Size 7 - 27.4cm
Size 8 - 28.1cm
Size 9 - 28.8cm
Size 10 - 29.7cm
The New Zealand Herald
Susan Easton: The Uggly truth - Fund managers are too square
What's the first image that pops into your head when you think of Ugg boots? Probably not the tan-coloured, sheepskin-lined boots themselves.
More likely you're thinking of the girl wearing the boots. Her name might be Rochelle, or Charlene, or Mikaela.
She's in her 20s, blonde hair and tight jeans, scuffing out of a suburban shopping mall near you.
But a strange thing happened about five years ago. Ugg boots started popping up in glossy magazines, warming the A-grade feet of celebrities like Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston.
Even Oprah recommended them as a Christmas gift. Suddenly, Rochelle and Mikaela weren't just fashionable, they were fashion leaders. Lower Hutt was 10 years ahead of Hollywood.
How the heck did this happen? To be honest, our friends over the ditch probably had more to do with Ugg's rise than Rochelle or Mikaela.
While the origins of Uggs are hotly disputed, many believe they were invented by Australian surfers to keep their toes warm after spending all day in the water. And it was an Aussie surfer, Brian Smith, who took the boots to the United States in the 1980s.
The boots enjoyed a niche in Californian beach communities but it wasn't until Smith's Ugg brand was bought out by a US company, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, that sales really took off.
From the late 1990s, Deckers took an educated punt and began marketing Uggs as fashion footwear, not just comfy boots to slop around in. Success took a while to build but by the early 2000s, the brand revamp began to pay off, big time.
In 2002, Deckers' Ugg sales were a modest $24 million. By 2009, that figure had grown to $711 million and this year, sales are on track to exceed $800 million.
No longer a niche product, Uggs are advertised in magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire and In Style; they've appeared in TV shows like Entourage and The Sopranos; and they've featured in countless articles trumpeting the unlikely success of the furry footwear.
There are now over a hundred different styles sold under the patented Ugg brand, ranging from slippers to high-heeled boots. Judging by the number of fakes sold over the internet, Uggs have well and truly arrived.
Deckers is scuffing all the way to the bank. Its share price has risen from $1.40 in 2002 to over $45 today - which tells you that almost no one saw the Ugg juggernaut coming.
From an investment perspective, there are two key takeaways from the Ugg story. First, Americans are brilliant marketers who understand what celebrity endorsements and smart product placements can do for a brand. And second, equity markets are hopeless at predicting popular trends. Really hopeless.
This failing doesn't just apply to apparel. When Frucor listed in New Zealand with V as its signature brand, a lot of fund managers turned up their noses, dismissing energy drinks as a passing fad despite overseas evidence to the contrary.
How wrong were their oh-so-wise predictions? Frucor's listing in 2000 valued the company at $187 million. Eight years later, it was bought by a Japanese company, Suntory, for $1.3 billion. Such mistrust of new trends is understandable. Investment professionals aren't particularly hip or happening people - they are far more comfortable forecasting coated paper volumes than trying to second guess the whims of teens and twentysomethings.
So when it comes to stocks that rely heavily on consumer tastes, they prefer the tried and true - like Nike or Apple - to the up and coming. Even when a brand or product has strong momentum and a multi-year track record of growth, institutions are often late to the party.
Deckers is a case in point. Today, the company's market cap stands at just under US$2 billion ($2.7 billion) - not big by American standards, but not a tiddler either. Its earnings growth over the past three years has averaged 40 per cent and this year it is on track for more than 20 per cent in a pretty crappy year for retail.
Deckers is flush with cash, the management team is stable, and its expansion into markets outside of the US has only just begun. So why does it trade on a price to earnings ratio of just 12.4 times, implying its growth has largely matured?
Imminent market saturation, some analysts say. The fad won't last. Too much uncertainty. In other words, the same things they were saying five years ago, when Deckers' share price was a 10th of what it is today.
Whether Uggs can conquer Europe and Asia like they did the States is up for debate. So far, seemingly so good. But one thing's for sure, if they do succeed and Deckers' share price doubles, that's when your fusty old fund manager will start thinking about buying.
Gareth Morgan Investments (GMI) does not currently hold, or intend to hold in the foreseeable future, Decker shares. GMI makes no representation about the suitability of Decker shares for inclusion in an investment portfolio.
* Susan Easton is an investment analyst with Gareth Morgan Investments.
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