Teenagers and younger adults have been chopping up their previous boots and turning them into slippers, based on a number of movies which have gone viral on the app.
In October, TikToker Abby J shared a video of herself snipping extra materials from a used pair of Ugg boots.
“These infants are every kind of jacked up, they’re 7 years previous. However as a substitute of throwing them out I’m going to chop them up and see if I can reuse them,” she defined in her educational video, which reveals her fastidiously chopping alongside the seams so it appears extra like a idler.
With greater than 815,600 views beneath that clip and Abby J’s 2 million followers, it seems her video has impressed a lot of copycats.
A number of different movies will be seen when typing in “Ugg boot slippers” into the TikTok search bar. Likewise, the hashtag #UggSlippers has greater than 7.7 million views whereas #UggBoots has 5.7 million views.
Lengthy earlier than the do-it-yourself Ugg slipper pattern made its solution to TikTok, YouTubers and Pinterest customers had shared tutorials on how you can rework Ugg boots into one thing new. These artistic posts don’t seem to have the identical pull TikTok has, which is claimed to have greater than 100 million active users in the U.S.
The stylish model usually makes use of sheepskin for its merchandise, which has contributed to the premium pricing.
Traditional Ugg boots value between $140 and $200 for ladies and between $150 and $170 for males, based on present listings on Ugg.com.
In the meantime, Ugg slippers can value anyplace from $80 to $250 relying on measurement, shade, materials and the gender it’s chosen for.