May 23, 2024

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Teenagers are slicing their Ugg boots into slippers and mom and dad are mad

A new TikTok development has moms and dads groaning “ugg.” 

Teenagers are having scissors to their expensive Ugg boots and turning them into slippers. 

The trend commenced in Oct 2020, as the climate turned chilly. That month, types, these as Irina Shayk, started stepping out in a new ankle-duration Ugg boot type, regarded as the Classic Ultra Mini, which the TikTok teenagers look to be mimicking. Emily Ratajkowski has also been spotted in the pandemic-stylish footwear.

“Have an old pair of uggs you by no means dress in any more?” states the text on 1 video with extra than 500,000 views. “CUT THEM S–TS. NEW SLIPPERS B—H.” 

The popular shearling boots have a seam at the ankle, which Diy-ers are making use of to guideline their snips. 

It is not a low cost final decision: Tall and quick boot variations from the brand variety from $150 to $200. Meanwhile, a new pair of Ugg slippers goes for around $100

But some teens, like TikTok user @abbyj420, see the go as a way to breathe new existence into old boots: “These toddlers are all kinds of jacked up, they are 7 several years outdated,” she mentioned in a movie before producing the minimize. “But in its place of throwing them out I’m going to reduce them up and see if I can reuse them.”

She’s very happy with the finished product or service. “I’d possibly only use them in the ease and comfort of my possess dwelling, but continue to, recycle baby.”

Mothers and fathers aren’t rather as thrilled by the TikTok-influenced Ugg boot antics.

West Harlem mom Marissa Gomez instructed The Publish she was stunned, when her 16-12 months-outdated daughter, Ella, sliced up a pair of boots in December that her father experienced purchased her. 

“She actually questioned me if she could use my sewing machine, and then she grabbed a pair of scissors of mine and picked up her Uggs. I requested her what she was undertaking, and she was like, ‘Don’t worry, Mother,’ ” Gomez instructed The Publish. 

Gomez, a waitress, was taken aback when she saw what her daughter was up to.

“I was a tiny little bit indignant at initial. Properly, not offended. I was a very little bit curious like, ‘What’s likely on?’ ” she explained. “I was additional surprised, out of the truth that she built boots into slippers.” 

Because the boots were a reward from her father, Ella experienced requested him for authorization prior to breaking out the clippers. Nevertheless, Gomez was flummoxed: “Ugg slippers price fewer than Ugg boots, so why switch it?”

Even now, a thirty day period later, the mom is not sure what to make of the TikTok craze.

Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski
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“I have mixed thoughts,” claimed Gomez, noting there is a balancing act amongst costs and creative imagination.

Since her daughter is 16, Gomez understands she has to give her freedom to make her possess vogue decisions. And though she individually is not in love with the new glance, she admits that Ella is satisfied with her final decision. 

“She enjoys them,” claimed Gomez, noting her daughter even experimented with dyeing the within fur blue.

Most importantly, Ella has “been wearing them extra as slippers than boots.”

“She’s relaxed, and that’s all that issues to me,” Gomez claimed. “You have to give your boy or girl room to come across their have person.”