Loathe: The Isabel Marant “Ugg” Boot

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I’ve kept it no secret that I am not a fan of Isabel Marant, and I still think that it is one of the most overrated fashion brands in the world. I’ll give her credit for a few nice items of clothing, but the hype surrounding the label is not warranted. It’s just not that interesting, cool, or good looking. But I guess her anti-internet policy and her “I hate famous women” quotes have actually turned her into some sort of fashion celebrity herself, and her brand has done very well as a result.

Anyway, I stumbled on these boots recently and thought I should feature them. I will give Marant credit for designing a few not-so-disgusting comfortable shoes that women can wear in their day to day life. What I disagree with is the way people get obsessed with them and how each becomes a shoe icon when it is released. Let’s take this Beslay boot, as an example. It looks like an Ugg boot. It’s unflattering, expensive, and frankly, ugly. And it is certainly not worth $550. Yet people are excited about it, just because it is Isabel Marant. Open your eyes! It’s a glorified Ugg boot. And it’s more expensive. Move along people, nothing to see here.

  • Jill

    I hate Ugg boots so much. I wish they would go away forever. I don’t understand the hype surrounding Isabel Marant either. I thought those cowboy shirts she did last year, or whatever they were, were hideous, and these boots are just as bad.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    It is crazy that Ugg boots haven’t gone away yet, isn’t it? They have been around for WAY too many years.

  • Poulette

    Have you seen her complete rip off of Stan Smiths for the 2014 pre fall? What’s even worse is that the press I have read calls them “an homage.” It has made me lose what little respect I had for her.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    I hate when they call copies “a homage.” And why would ANYONE buy an expensive copy of a Stan Smith when they could buy the original for cheaper?

  • http://www.imtheitgirl.com/ anya

    She also did a hideous “homage” to Birkenstocks.