I think Uggs are a prime display of modren America's intellectual decline (stay with me here )One, as you mentioned in your post, they are very popular because of celebrity endorsements. How shallow is this line of thinking? Especially since Oprah put her stamp of approval on them. This county is so Oprah-blind, she could promote paper clips and there would be a rush on them.Second, is that there is a large sector of America trying everything under their power to be conforming, non-conformists. This is most commonly seen in vintage clothing, most of what some people would refer to as old or even tattered, but what the wearers see as hep, or cool. Because to the wearer it conveys an I don't care attitude. (Same angle the cigarette manufacturers have work
ed for years.)This is in an attempt to make the statement, I'm so cool, I can't be bothered with fashion and this is seen in the Uggs mentality. I'm so cool, and uncaring, I'll even wear my sloppy house shoes outside. And I SO don't care, I don't even care, that they're ugly! And funny enough, this un-cool trend sometimes backfires and becomes the most mainstream, cool thing happening; hence the Ugg.Give it awhile, and hopefully we'll get past them. But I just wonder what the next thing will be; maybe just walking barefoot all year 'round because I'm so cool, I don't even NEED shoes.