On Friday a very special package arrived, a package that my frozen toes were eagerly awaiting, my very own pair of Whooga boots… just in time for my birthday! When I opened the parcel it really was like I was receiving a present, loved the presentation. You might have seen Lady Smaggle, Gala Darling and a few other bloggers posting about them in the past and now it’s my turn. When the team at Whooga approached me last year (in the peak of summer mind you) ugg boots just weren’t on my radar but now that the temperatures are reaching below freezing I’m so very glad they’re here.
I really wanted a black pair but a classic cheasnut pair arrived and I got instant flashbacks from my childhood, my mum’s ugg boots were almost exactly the same… so of course I loved them. I emailed “Team Whooga” to make sure that the boots would fit my lovely wide calves as all plus size women know that it’s one critical measurement needed when buying boots online. Unfortunately the Classic Tall boots wouldn’t fit but the Classic Short and the Mini would fit a bigger leg. The Classic Short fit me really well but if you want to ask first go right ahead, they’re really friendly and good with exchanges too from the reviews I’ve read online.
Whooga boots are made in Australia with Australian Merino Wool. Shipping was really quick, they arrived within a few days. As you can see the lining is super duper thick and when I walk in them my feet feel like they’re wrapped up in a doona, I haven’t taken them off in four days. The fleece has a natural temperature control, keeping your toes toasty when it’s cool and keeping them fresh and comforted when it’s warmer.
The stitching appears to be strong and sturdy, I couldn’t find any faults with them. One feature I liked was the additional panel at the heel to help the boot keep it’s shape. From boots I’ve owned in the past it’s been a bit of an issue as my heel rolls and the sheepskin warps with wear and they become loose and uncomfortable. It will be interesting to see how these go with the constant wear I’m predicting. There is a minimal amount of shed from the lining but that’s just straight out of the box.
Another issue I’ve had in the past is the rise at the toe of the boot, most are usually quite shallow and for someone with big feet, let alone ankles this can mean that my toes are squished down. The joining stitch across the top of the boot can also press into my ankle and these did at first but within the hour it felt as if they’d moulded to the shape my feet.
I love my Whooga boots and wear them all the time. My only battle is making sure Steve (who has the same size feet as me) doesn’t try them on and steal them as his own.
How do you keep your toes toasty in winter?