Uggs launches Swarovski crystal-covered wedding boots for brides
New York, May 26 : Popular Australian footwear company Uggs has unveiled a new line of wedding boots for brides.
The cozy "I Do" collection includes two ankle boot styles: glitter fabric or Swarovski crystal-covered. There's also fluffy flip-flops.
However, Brides-to-be prepping for their big day said Thursday the new creations were just plain "Ugg-ly".
"I would judge anyone who would wear them," the New York Daily News wuoted one Amy Longpre from Ontario, Canada, who was picking up her gown at David's Bridal on Sixth Ave, as saying.
"They're not girlie enough," she said.
The 27-year-old lab technologist plans to wear a pair of flats covered in pretty jewels. There was only one scenario she could envision wearing bridal Uggs: with pajamas.
"It's a sporty natural look but that day, she's the lady," Longpre's mom, Debbie, said.
"We want her to feel elegant. That's the look we are going for," the mum added
The wedding Uggs are currently only available for purchase online but may be stocked in stores soon, retailers said.
The shiny Uggs, which are covered in white and pink sequins, cost 190 dollars and the jewelled boots go for 225 dollars.
The shearling-covered flip-flops sell for 80 dollars and all three products have baby blue soles, in keeping with the tradition that all brides should wear something that colour as they tie the knot.
But bridal store staffers said they could not imagine most beautiful brides ruining their tasteful white gowns by throwing a pair of clunky boots on their feet.
"We've never been asked for anything like this by a customer," Danielle Byrd, a customer service rep at David's Bridal said.
"Maybe if the bride is going from the limo to the church, or the church to the reception, or if her feet are hurting from her heels but, I can't see anyone walking down the aisle in them," the rep added. (ANI)