UGGs are one of the most popular boots ever since they made their first appearance back in 1978. And honestly, we can easily see why they’ve been trendy all this time. They are one of the most beautiful and comfortable boots (if you get the right size). But, do UGGs stretch? If so, how to order the right size?
The worst thing about falling in love with shoes, especially online, is that you can never be too sure about their size. What if you choose the one you always do, but you get a pair of shoes that are too small or too big for you?
Sometimes they even fit perfectly at the beginning, but then they stretch over time and become huge. Since you’re here today, you’re probably planning to get a pair of UGGs, and you’re wondering if you have to stress about them stretching too much.
Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. So, let’s get the answers!
My UGGs are hard to put on, what should I do?
Yes, we’ve already concluded that UGGs are one of the most beautiful pieces of boots you’ll ever see in your life. However, even though they are very comfortable and you’ll feel like you are walking on the clouds, they are sometimes very difficult to put on.
That usually happens when a person gets the wrong size, but it’s also not uncommon to deal with it even when you got the right one. Don’t worry, it’s not a difficult task when someone explains it to you well.
The first thing you need to remember is that you have to be very careful when you’re trying to get into your boots. That’s because they can tear if you’re too aggressive while putting them on.
So, you definitely shouldn’t pull with the top seam. Even though their quality is great, you still need to treat them with love. If you don’t, they will definitely find a way to make you sad. So, why would you risk it?
When you’re putting your UGGs on, don’t pull too hard around the rim or pull on the tags. Those are the most vulnerable spots.
Instead of that, you should keep in mind these easy tips. Get your UGGs, insert your toes first, stand up and use your body weight to slide in. You’ll probably have to wiggle your toes and feet a bit.
Since UGGs are very soft and comfortable, there shouldn’t be any difficulties sliding in easily. Unless the size is completely wrong!
Do UGGs stretch?
UGGs are made of leather. And what’s something we all know about leather? It easily stretches! So, do UGGs stretch, then? Yes, just like every other leather boot, UGGs will also stretch over time.
It can be great when you accidentally get a smaller size, however, what happens if you already got your size and it stretched? Or even worse, you got a size bigger! How much do UGGs stretch even?
Usually, their sheepskin leather will give the boots a chance to stretch about half a size. The sheepskin is what makes them so comfortable and soft, but as we can see, it’s also something that can give you a headache.
So, in order to avoid that, you always have to be careful when choosing the size of your newest UGG boots. It’s recommended that you order the size you usually choose when buying yourself a pair of shoes.
UGGs aren’t the best footwear when it comes to experimenting with sizes. And if you, for some reason, really want to experiment, then you can get a size smaller and they will likely stretch to your right size.
Never, and we really mean never get the size bigger UGGs than you usually do. They will stretch and you’ll end up with a huge pair of boots that is almost unwearable. That’s because they are already soft and comfy, and if they are too big, your feet will slip out easily.
Why do UGGs stretch?
Something that makes these pair of beauties so special is the fact that they are made from A-grade merino sheepskin. It’s one of the most expensive materials in the whole world, and that’s what makes your UGGs so comfortable.
Making this pair of beauties requires intensive labor. Preparing the sheepskin takes more than two weeks. And the process includes more than 5 different stages to get what we need to make such a perfect piece of footwear.
But that’s not the end of the whole process. When the sheepskin is ready, it’s time to prepare wool too. It’s also not an easy process and it takes at least five hours. Finally, when all of that is prepared, your UGGs are ready to be made.
When we see all the effort put into making them, it’s a bit easier to understand and be at peace with the fact that there might be a few things we need to be careful about. Since we found out that the answer to “Do UGGs stretch?” is yes, it’s time to find out why.
Well, we haven’t talked about the sheepskin and the whole process of making for nothing. That sheepskin is the exact reason why UGGs stretch over time. On average, it’s about 16-18mm thick, and when you wear your boots for some time, they might stretch at least 5mm.
5mm is about half a shoe size. Therefore, we’re reminding you of how important it is to pay attention to what size you’ll order. It definitely wouldn’t be fun to get this pricey pair of booties, only to have them stretch and become unwearable in a few weeks.
What should I do if I’m already a 1/2 size?
Did you know that these boots, made in 1978, were actually usually worn by surfers and farmers? That’s because their feet would get very cold during winter, and they needed something to keep them warm and healthy.
Farmers would wear them while working on their farms, while surfers would immediately put them on when they got out of the cold ocean. And later on, when the world figured out how amazing these boots are, they started becoming more and more popular.
So, here we are now. Talking about the world’s most famous piece of footwear and answering questions such as “Do UGGs stretch? Why is that happening? What should I do?” and so on. So, let’s take a look at what happens when you’re ordinarily a size ½.
Unfortunately, genuine UGG boots are not made in half sizes. So, if you see that someone is offering that, you can be sure that they aren’t genuine and that someone’s just trying to sell a fake pair of these beauties.
They don’t sell them in half a size mostly because they already stretch and the wool molds around your foot. And we’ve already concluded that the stretching is usually around 5mm, which is basically half a shoe size.
So, if you’re usually wearing a size 8 ½, it would be better for you to get yourself a size 8 than a size 9. Even if they feel slightly firm at the beginning, you shouldn’t panic because they will definitely stretch over a few weeks.
And we’ll even teach you how to stretch them faster and more efficiently. So, worry not, we’ve got your back! Even if you accidentally ordered UGGs that are too small, there’s definitely a way to make them wearable!
How to stretch UGG boots?
When it comes to stretching your footwear, you always have to be extremely careful. There are hundreds of fake pieces of advice that you can see on the Internet, that will just ruin your newest shoes. So, you always have to carefully read the instructions and conclude whether they seem logical or not.
Luckily, today, you won’t have to worry, as we’ve prepared a list of tips and tricks that will help you stretch your UGGs in the safest way possible. In case you got the wrong size, or you simply want to make your boots a bit more comfortable, these pieces of advice will help you out.
1. Leather stretching spray
Okay, so the first thing you can use to stretch your new UGGs is a leather stretching spray. We’re pretty sure that you’ve already heard about it before, as it’s commonly used with almost any kind of leather footwear.
Especially because it can be very uncomfortable before they stretch enough and many people want to quicken the process as much as possible. That’s why you can get this product almost anywhere, and it’s totally affordable!
On top of that, leather stretching spray is also very easy to use. However, its simplicity doesn’t mean that it won’t do the work perfectly.
So, of course, your first step should be to get yourself this product. Then, the next thing you’ll have to do is spray it on the inside of your boots. Even though the insides are soft, it’s the best part of the boots when you want to stretch them.
Then when you spray them on the inside, you can simply leave them on the shoe rack. But, there’s something even better that will help you fasten the stretching process. When you spray your UGGs, wear them for half an hour.
Just walk around your home or go take out the trash. The spray, plus the pressure from your feet, will definitely help you reach your final goal.
2. Frozen water bag
Now that we know that UGGs do stretch, it’s time for the final tip about how to make that happen even faster. In case you accidentally got the smaller sizes, you don’t have to worry. This method has been in use for ages.
It’s been so popular because it’s easy and there’s nothing you need to run to the store to get. You have all of these “ingredients” at home, so it’s a great option when you don’t feel like going anywhere.
Our warning is that you might have to deal with snow stains on your UGGs, and that’s why some people avoid this method. It happens because your boots will become frozen, but don’t worry, you won’t damage them.
You’ll need two plastic bags. It’s best that they’re approximately gallon-sized and you’ll fill half of them with water. Then put them in each of your boots, all the way until the water bag reaches the end of the toe area.
Then put your UGGs in the freezer and let them stay there for about 8 hours. You can leave them for less time if you want to stretch them just a bit. And when you take them out, you need to be careful about taking the bags out.
You’ll need to wait for them to defrost completely, so you don’t damage your UGGs accidentally.
3. Hairdryer and a thick sock
And the last method we would advise you to try is using a hairdryer and a thick sock. It’s been popular for ages, so it must be good, right?! It’s a great method for days when you don’t feel like doing anything.
It’s simple yet effective and you have everything you need at your home. So, there’s no need to go out on this cold winter day and rush to the store. Here’s what you’ll need to stretch your newest UGGs.
1. A hairdryer
2. Two thick wool socks
Okay, did you get everything you need? Great! It wasn’t a difficult task. Now you’ll have to wear both of your thick wool socks on one foot. However, if you can’t put on your boot, take off one sock.
Turn on the hairdryer and start blow-drying your UGG boot for about 5 minutes. Make sure that you keep your distance to avoid any kind of heat damage. If you do it correctly, the heat will soften the leather, and the boot will mold to your feet.
However, keep in mind that you’ll need to repeat this process a few times to see the results. And, of course, don’t forget to repeat the process with your other boot.