Love them or hate them, UGGs continue to be a footwear staple in the UK and beyond.
But now, many believe that the company’s new collaboration with utilitarian sandal brand, Teva, has finally crossed a line.
Described on the Teva website as a “striking mashup of two icons” and “something that is familiar, yet remarkably different,” the new sandal boot (if that’s how’s best to describe it) is baffling the internet.
A video posted by Teva (@teva) on Sep 16, 2016 at 8:48am PDT
The shoe combines two elements - the UGG moon boot design and that of a Teva neoprene sandal - and the result is as surreal as we’d expect.
A pair don’t come cheap, either, at $300 AUD (around £170).
“Born from the water, ready for the street,” Teva’s Instagram account writes alongside an image of the angle-high edition of the sandal.
A photo posted by Teva (@teva) on Sep 15, 2016 at 2:30pm PDT
Many on social media are confused, or outright horrified. One user wrote: “ugg and teva are doing a collab and it’s the worst thing i’ve ever seen. whyyyy.”
ugg and teva are doing a collab and it’s the worst thing i’ve ever seen. whyyyy. pic.twitter.com/pJek3qkSUv
— olive (@0live_ia) September 15, 2016
One Twitter user pointed out some practical issues with the shoe: “I am always irked by overly chilled ankles and heated soles; take my money!! [sic] *sarcasm*”
UGG itself, meanwhile, has taken the criticism on the chin.
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