The shoes at left aren’t super ugly or impractical. In fact, my personal issues with cork aside, they’re pretty cute, versatile and comfortable-looking. They’re being sold on Shopbop for $140, a reasonable price for shoes you could wear to dinner, the beach, or even out shopping.
But would it change your mind if you knew that they’re UGGs?
It’s like brand-whoring in reverse. Will you refuse to buy something just because of its brand name (all enviromental/sustainable/Fair Trade/copyright infringement ideologies aside).