My sister has some real uggs, and honestly, you can tell the difference. Especially if you compare it with those very cheap rip offs (although I hear that Ella also has pretty good ugg-like boots)
It looks better and has better quality.
But she has a different pair.
She has uggs with a sole like these, which I find more suitable for wet weather. I think these are pretty cute as well.
I'm a bit biased as I always agree with paying more for better quality shoes.
I'd definitely agree with getting some branded Ugg boots, or going for EMU possibly as they have a good reputation too.
Whether they last longer is dependant on how you look after them. Some real Uggs I see are ripped, bowed in the middle, etc, from where people haven't kept them in good shape. But if you waterproof them (as mentioned above) they'll stay hardy. Some people have them for 4+ years.
There's no point getting the cheap fuggs re-soled. But if anything does go wrong with the soles on branded ones, I would definitely see about them getting fixed. With expensive shoes it's more worth it.
i buy normal boots and they're fine for merazz my soles kinda get ripped...but i buy boots for every winter so it doesn't really matter for me...i don't think you should get ugg boots though; there's probably pretty good quality boots for wayyy cheaperC:
I've had Ugg boots since I was a baby, and I've only gone through like four or five pairs in my life (mostly because I out grew them). They last a long time, and they are really good quality. I love my Uggs, and I don't think I will ever really buy any other kinds of boots.
I have two pairs of real Uggs and they are really nice. But I do own a few good Fuggs too. Then again, I switch up my shoes, and don't wear the same pair daily. But most people I know who have Uggs say they've lasted them a very long time. Sometimes the high price tag is worth it.