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The 10 Best Ugg Boots and Shoes to Help You Survive Winter

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Although the Ugg brand has been around since 1978, Hollywood stars made its classic boots a hit in the early 2000s. Even Oprah Winfrey incorporated them into her famous “Favorite Things” list and gifted 350 pairs to her studio audience, which catapulted the California-based label to even greater success.

The warm, yet breathable sheepskin boots have since waned in and out of style, but gained renewed traction in recent years thanks to the brand’s focus on buzzy designer collaborations and a shift in the market towards more wearable footwear options. And today, you’d be hard-pressed to go anywhere without seeing at least one person in cozy Uggs, which are some of the best boots you can wear to stay comfortable in Covid-era times.

In fact, you’ll see everyone from Katie Holmes to Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Rosie Whitley-Huntington and more A-listers wearing Uggs these days.

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Katie Holmes sipping a coffee in Uggs and sweats in New York.
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Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin in L.A. in December, both wearing Uggs.
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Although the brand became known for its basic shearling-lined styles, it’s since expanded its offerings to include a range of boot silhouettes — from chic ankle boot styles to modern chukkas and winter boots that actually look effortless with many outfits (think a breezy trench coat and jeans to a casual sweater and leggings combo). The label even offers some sneakers and summer sandals, as well as cozy slipper styles with versatile indoor-outdoor soles.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley spotted in Ugg Kasen boots.
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To help you prep for the cold months ahead (or get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping), we rounded up the best Ugg boots for women that are perfect for braving the elements in style. Many can also be worn year-round, so go ahead and keep scrolling to shop.

Ugg Classic Tall II Boot

You can’t go wrong with one of the brand’s OG styles, like the Classic Tall Boot. Not only is the below-the-knee look perfect for the woman who craves ultimate coziness, but the latest iteration has been updated with winter-ready features like a lightweight, grippy outsole, water-resistant upper and breathable Uggpure lining so she can take on the elements. While this isn’t the best boot for snowy and icy conditions, it will do a solid job in wet weather.

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Ugg Classic Short II Boot

Another timeless look, the Classic Short II is perhaps the most versatile of the two traditional models. It features a slightly shorter shaft but still retains all the signature features you desire, including a cozy sheepskin interior and insole, water-repellant upper and airy Treadlite outsole. For a more unexpected twist on a neutral look, try the boot in a cheery sand color, or go for some color with a bold red, pink or purple-hued option.

Ugg Classic Short II Boot
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Ugg Classic Ultra Mini Ankle Boot

Ugg debuted its Ultra Mini ankle boot last year, and shoppers couldn’t seem to get enough. Case in point: The boot has become a model favorite and even has near-perfect reviews on Amazon. The ankle-cut style gets major appeals as it’s still just as cozy but looks more discreet than the original models. Also complete with an asymmetrical topline, it offers a fashiony take that’s super easy to style with jeans and leggings.

Ugg Classic Ultra Mini Ankle Boot
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Ugg Classic Mini II Winter Boot

Can’t decide between the Classic Short and Ultra Mini? You may want to go for the Classic Mini II, whose topline falls somewhere between that of the two styles. And, it checks all the boxes you need: It’s warm, grippy and water-repellant for extra protection. It also comes in a variety of subtle to punchy hues to suit any taste.

Ugg Classic Mini II Winter Boot
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Ugg Bailey Button II Boot

Like the Classic Short but with a bit of extra flair, the Bailey Button II is not only fully lined but includes chic shearling trim and a button accent on the side. Meanwhile, a water-resistant upper and Treadlite outsole give this one extra performance points. Take a note from Jennifer Lopez and pair these with a trendy tie-dye sweatsuit and plush teddy coat for a cute, cozy look when temperatures drop.

 

Ugg Bailey Button II Boot
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Ugg Kasen Boot

The Kasen silhouette falls squarely into the brand’s category of boots that actually don’t look like Ugg boots at all. So if you’re going for a slightly less casual look, this pair is for you. It’s dressed in genuine cow suede with wool-trimmed seams and a chunky block heel for a sleek boost of height. More than a pretty exterior, however, the boot features a grippy rubber outsole and cushioned, leather-lined insole to keep you stable and comfortable. It’s important note, though, that these are not water-resistant.

 

Ugg Kasen Boot
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Ugg Neumel Boot

The iconic Neumal boot has received laceless and all-leather updates, but the original version definitely remains the most popular. The stylish suede lace-up features a proprietary Treadlite outsole plus a recycled wool-blend lining for an eco-friendly yet still cozy touch. Making it an all-around feel-good purchase, the boot is made in a factory that supports female workers in the supply chain industry.

 

Ugg Neumel Boot
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Ugg Classic Clear Mini Ankle Boot

If it weren’t already obvious by now, Ugg makes boot for practically any occasion. Stay dry and comfy in downpours with this adorable rain-ready style from the brand. Not your average rain boot for women, the waterproof Mini is fully lined with sheepskin and temperature rated to -20 degrees Celsius for superb warmth on the coldest days. What’s more, it comes in a range of colorful patent leather finishes that are anything but drab. Finished with a sturdy yet lightweight outsole, these will also keep you stable on all sorts of slick surfaces.

 

UGG Classic Clear Mini Ankle Boot
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 Ugg Scuffette Slipper

When you’re kicking your feet up at the end of a long day, there’s no better feeling than sinking into a pair of cozy Ugg boots or slippers. Like the rest of the brand’s offerings, the top-selling Scufette II slippers are lined with super soft sheepskin. Plus, they even feature a trendy sheepskin collar and molded rubber outsole so you can take them outdoors to walk the dog or grab the paper, too.

 

 Ugg Scuffette Slipper
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Ugg Fluff Yeah Slide

Although Ugg’s Fluff Yeah slide is a newcomer, it continues to be one of brand’s all-time bestsellers — with over 25,000 five-star reviews on Amazon to prove it. Frequented by influencers and celebrities alike, this top slipper style for women is made entirely of cozy sheepskin with a padded upper, sturdy sole and branded elastic heel strap for ultimate comfort and style. These are also available in some of the boldest patterns and colorways the brand has to offer, so you can easily make a statement in them. When the weather is a bit more mild or even during summertime, we recommend keeping this open-toed style at the front of your closet.

Ugg Fluff Yeah Slide
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