The Ugg boot is coming home!!!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Chundles, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Well, after years of anguish over the Yanks stealing away yet another of our cultural icons (except Steve Irwin, you can have him, why would we bother with Steve Irwin when we've got Russell Coight??)

    A group of local manufacturers went up against the US Multi-National who had trade-marked "Ugg Boot" and had the TM overruled, saying that "Ugg Boot" is a generic term that can be used by anyone.

    Hoooray!!:D :p
     
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    woo for Australia

    (loves Australia, almost moved there)
     
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    Perhaps his link is the real reason? ;)
     
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    You guys can have the Ugg boot...As a matter of fact, take the Croc too :p
     
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    oh god, Please take the Crocs!
     
  8. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    You can have them. They are the stupidest, ugliest things I've ever seen.
     
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    Agreed.

    With winter coming, nothing better than some uggs to keep the feet warm!
     
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    I don't understand are you really proud of this or is that sarcasm. Please tell me it's the latter...
     
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    I dunno, I think they look nice on girls. They can fit a certain style of dress for girls here in Canada. Usually either tights with a long shirt/skirt or the preppy sporty look with sweatpants. Not a fan of the preppy look, but Uggs can look nice.
     
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    Why, thank you for that :D
     
  16. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    no probs mate! :p:p On a more serious note, I suspect its something to do with the inner lining. Prolly a heaven for bacteria...etc. Go crocs, safer option I say.
     
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    They're warm but they look more like slippers than outdoor boots.

    And part of me thinks that they can't be good for your feet. Every person I've seen in them is overpronating so badly that the suede is nearly hitting the floor rather than the sole so can't imagine they're giving much support.

    But it is good to hear that the original manufacturers get the win!
     

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