Uggs have officially won over the fashion crowd, who once spurned the slipper-like shoes.
Everyone from runway models to the designer Molly Goddard (who collaborated with the brand last year) are embracing the Y2K-feel of the Ugg trend. And this year’s take on the Noughties wardrobe staple has been dominated by one style in particular.
Whether it’s the brand’s ultra mini boot (£135, Ugg.com), the classic mini boot (£155, Ugg.com) or, most recently, the platform ultra mini (£145, Ugg.com), dinky designs are prevailing. But with their mid-range price tag, there’s a reason why they’ve become such a celeb favourite.
If you’re after a pair of the brand’s mini Uggs but your budget doesn’t stretch, M&S has just dropped the perfect dupe for autumn. Last season, the high-street favourite delivered one of the best affordable alternative to Uggs’ ultra mini boot, saving us £100. Now, the stalwart has riffed off Ugg’s mini boots for its own faux-fur-lined boots – and they cost just £39.50.
Characterised by the same short shaft height and slip-on fit as the upmarket label’s bestselling mini boots, M&S’s pair retains all the classic Ugg signatures, such as the furry lining, lightweight sole and suede outer.
Whether you’re after a new Noughties fashion statement or comfy boots that can take you from the sofa to the shop, here’s everything you need to know about M&S’s take on the Ugg mini boot.
More than £100 cheaper than Ugg’s mini boots, this pair of suede ankle boots is a steal at just under £40. With their flat, cleated sole for extra grip, low ankle-height shaft and faux-fur lining, they’re a perfect dupe for the Ugg mini boot and these are slippers that can also take you out of the house. Pair with leggings and long-line jumpers to elevate your loungewear look, or make a style statement and team with short shorts, a Nineties bomber and pulled-up white socks à la Bella Hadid.
Coming in classic biege or grey (£39.50, Marksandspencer.com) colourways, both are complete with a stain-resistant finish, helping your boots look brand new for longer.
Ugg classic mini boot: £155, Ugg.com
Of course, it’s hard to beat the original, and Ugg’s classic mini boot is available in sizes 3-10 and in a choice of 10 colourways. A contemporary update on the classic Ugg silhouette, the pair are distinguished by a low ankle height and slip-on versatility.
All the Ugg signatures are there; sheepskin, ultra-soft lining, a lightweight sole and suede outer that’s been pre-treated for long-lasting wear. Sleeker and more discreet than their predecessor, they’re just as comfortable, cosy and versatile. Wear with everything from joggers to wide-leg jeans.
From slippers to boots, discover more of our favourite Ugg styles here