Re-booting Your Winter Style – Australia

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First and foremost, one of the great Australian contributions to winter fashion - the humble ugg boot. Our national icon became a worldwide hit in the 1990s, thanks to Pamela Anderson and her Baywatch co-stars walking about the set in sheepskin boots, red swimsuits and not much else. While they certainly are comfy, and keep feet well and truly warm, ugg boots weren't made to be worn outside the house. But the designers at Koalabi are trying to change all that by introducing fashionable uggs complete with sneaker soles and high heels. "That classic sheepskin boot is something that's relegated to weekends and casual leisurewear," design manager Bindi Learmont said. "You couldn't ever really wear it to the footy on a wet day because it's not really a wet weather product. "What we're trying to do is get Koalabi into women's everyday winter wardrobes." The new-season designs, however, still have some stiff competition from the classic ugg boot.

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