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Uggs Defy the Economy, Despite How Bad They Are for Foot Health

Christian Siriano.

Well here’s a head scratcher: Uggs are recession-proof. That’s right, despite the economic downturn, these boots are selling quite strongly. We thought there was a larger legion of anti-Uggers out there, but Uggs are one of the most-searched fashion items on eBay, and the new $300 Langley riding boot became a best seller right as the banking meltdown began. So why are these shoes still popular? They should be a long-faded fad by now. They’re not attractive, fashionable, or waterproof, and they’re apparently terrible for foot heath:

According to the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, their flat soles leave the arches limp and can cause painful tendon conditions, such as a plantar fasciitis. The flimsy sheepskin casing makes a weak ankle cushion.

Well here’s a head scratcher: Uggs are recession-proof. That’s right, despite the economic downturn, these boots are selling quite strongly. We thought there was a larger legion of anti-Uggers out there, but Uggs are one of the most-searched fashion items on eBay, and the new $300 Langley riding boot became a best seller right as the banking meltdown began. So why are these shoes still popular? They should be a long-faded fad by now. They’re not attractive, fashionable, or waterproof, and they’re apparently terrible for foot heath:

Uggs Defy the Economy, Despite How Bad They Are for Foot Health