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Ugg Repair
updated: Feb 05, 2013, 8:45 AM

Does anyone know if Ugg boots can be repaired? There is a small rip in the tow area and a larger one towards the top (my puppy got a hold of them).


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Jesse's Shoe Repair

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 COMMENT 370926 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 08:52 AM

Ask a shoe repair shop or a leather place. Doubt they can make it "invisible" though and suspect the boots will look better if you wear them as is, with a smile, as boots with a story. They are an informal item, so it will go over fine.

 

 COMMENT 370945 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 09:32 AM

China

 

 COMMENT 370949 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 09:35 AM

I use duct tape.

 

 COMMENT 370955 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 09:41 AM

No, they can not.

 

 COMMENT 370957 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 09:45 AM

The tow area? I didn't realize there was a place for a tow on those bad boys! ;)

But seriously, try taking them by that luggage repair shop on Chapala. They don't normally do shoes, but once they fixed a little patch on some tall leather boots I had and while it wasn't seamless it was unnoticeable. Not sure how they could fix uggs since they are a more unusual texture to patch, but it's worth a shot. They might be able to point you in the right direction if they can't help, they seem nice there.

 

 COMMENT 370958P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 09:47 AM

Try Jesse's Shoe Repair in Goleta near Zodo's. He's a grumpy guy, but will fix them if they can be fixed.

 

 COMMENT 370960 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 09:55 AM

If the boots were a gift, maybe you could give a hint as to who the giver was, and if they might get you another pair?

 

 COMMENT 370971 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 10:07 AM

Puppies must love uggs, just recently our puppy ripped up and tore the lining out of a pair of the wife's uggs. She wasn't too happy but i can't stand those boots!

 

 COMMENT 370987 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 10:35 AM

Okay, so a new pair of Uggs for the wife on Valentines Day?

 

 COMMENT 370988 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 10:38 AM

Ask at Jesse's (over on Calle Real x Zodos Bowling)--best shoe repair in town.

 

 COMMENT 371001P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 10:57 AM

Mine had a small hole in the toe and I stitched it up. It shows, but it is not leaking fluff and the boots are still warm. I doubt a shoe repair place will make them look better. Duct tape is also good.

 

 COMMENT 371006 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 11:11 AM

Is it OK for men to wear Uggs?

 

 GREG agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 11:12 AM

If they can't be repaired, know there's a UGG's (true) outlet store in Ventura. They have clothing, Teva's, and other shoes. Find it in a business park at 4880 Colt St Ventura, CA 93003

 

 COMMENT 371014 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 11:38 AM

The Uggs brand is now owned by Deckers in Goleta. My mother made the very quaint observation last week that she was glad Deckers was expanding at Hollister/Los Carneros so that "more manufacturing jobs would stay in town". I didn't think anything was actually manufactured by Deckers in Goleta. All of their shoes are made offshore, right? Uggs were made in Australia when I had a pair in the 80s, but presume those days are long gone.

 

 COMMENT 371017 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 11:45 AM

@014 The Ugg brand has been owned by Deckers since 1995. All the shoes are designed in the U.S. in Goleta, but are manufactured overseas.

 

 COMMENT 371036P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 12:32 PM

017: Nice to know. Next time someone touts Deckers as a local business, employing local talent, I'll know what to reply. How many designers are there?

006: It is okay for men to wear anything nowadays: feathers, jewelry, those ungodly ear plugs. Anyone of either sex can wear uggs, but are they chic? Nah.

 

 COMMENT 371039 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 12:40 PM

You should just cut them down into birkenstocks. Use some wood glue if needed.

 

 COMMENT 371040P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 12:41 PM

Ditto for Jesse's. He is grumpy, but he is honest as the day is long and if they can be fixed, he is the one who can do it.

 

 COMMENT 371046P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 12:52 PM

Decker's owns the trademark and fights aggressively to protect it, though the word predates them by a long, long time. Worse, it's a bit of a scam to flog the word "Australia" when they're based in Goleta and get work done cheap in China with second-rate materials, while several authentic Aussie sheepskin boot makers continue working with pride and top-notch goods but get grief for calling traditional uggs Uggs. Compare the quality some time. It's all about branding and investing in a good legal team to keep profits up.

 

 COMMENT 371048 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 12:56 PM

Jesse's stitched my Uggs when they had a small tear - the first time. Used sand colored thread and it wasn't very noticable at all. Second time when the stitches came undone, my husband took them back and asked them to patch them. He meant stitch, but they took him literally so they cut a piece of suede and GLUED it over the hole. It looked so crappy. Just be sure to specify that you want the tear STITCHED not patched. Lesson learned the hard way for me.

 

 COMMENT 371059 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 01:11 PM

046P - Deckers provides jobs to people who live in Goleta and SB and Carp. Many companies who employ local residents get the majority of their manufacturing done overseas. It really does not matter as long as the consumers want the products. The consumers make the rules - anyone on a paper chase knows that. Local consumers send their message loud and clear....to the great and deserved benefit of the VC.

Another vote for Jesse - he is gruff but he gets the job done - he will tell you straight away what he can and cannot do.

 

 COMMENT 371068 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 01:33 PM

Sounds like Uggs are Decker's main revenue source. You're in trouble any time your business model bases its success on the whims of 15 year old girls. Good luck to Deckers employees, vendors, lessors, tax collectors, and shareholders...a tear in your boots is the least of your worries.

 

 SHOREBIRD agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 02:12 PM

I find it surprising that there is concern with a visible repair on a garment that looks like it was made by/for cave men/women.

 

 COMMENT 371079 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 02:18 PM

what is the deal with bldg on every open space? can't they tear down some of the crappy bldgs that are currently empty?

 

 COMMENT 371082 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 02:25 PM

Not long ago I recall in a business magazine they were saying that the sale of Ugg boots has dropped way down and they better have something new in their place as their finances are suffering.

 

 COMMENT 371093 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 02:54 PM

Ditto Jesse's Shoe Repair in Goleta. I have had Tony the Tailor on 30 W. Mission repair 2 leather coats.

 

 COMMENT 371096P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 03:03 PM

Do they still make ugg boots with sheep skin? I think they now use a synthetic material. You know save the animals the whole cruelty thing.

 

 AUNTIE S. agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 03:51 PM

Is the tow area where you can latch on to a car's bumper and get a ride?

 

 COMMENT 371153 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 04:38 PM

They are called Ugly's and are made overseas in a sweat shop.

 

 COMMENT 371155 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 04:39 PM

014, those Uggs we all got in the early 80s were imported by the company that Decker's turned into in the 90s (remember Full Bore in Carp industrial center?) so it's just more of the same thing, but on a bigger scale now.

 

 COMMENT 371158 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 04:47 PM

155, Uggs imported from the Australian home office in the 80s versus Uggs imported from a China contract manufucturer in the 10's are two very different things.

 

 COMMENT 371169 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 05:03 PM

This chain seems to have gotten off topic. Everyone's talking about UGG footwear, but few have addressed the repaid question.

Unfortunately, I don't have the answer for the repair inquiry, so I'm probably making it go more off topic simply by posting this.

 

 COMMENT 371192 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 06:57 PM

I wore uggs down under in the 70's like a lot kids did back then. Mostly surfers. The way deckers got the Uggs name was shady......but i do give them props for keeping corporate jobs in town.

 

 COMMENT 371205 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 07:39 PM

boots?

these are slippers, people.

 

 COMMENT 371217 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 08:39 PM

I called Deckers when mine ripped apart while driving, almost had a crash, they did not return my call.

 

 COMMENT 371276 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 07:16 AM

Born Uggly. Thanks Australia.

 

 COMMENT 371284P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 07:44 AM

Deckers is a good company and employs lots of people directly and indirectly right here in town. I don't know why some here are just anti-business of any kind or something.

I know Doug Otto and they were never made in Australia, the sheepskin came from New Zealand, still does.

As far as repair, it is shearling leather and probably can be repaired by a leath expert, but probably easier/cheaper to buy a new pair.

 

 COMMENT 371308P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 08:37 AM

I don't doubt Deckers employs lots of people. I just wish people were more aware of where those Ugg's start. Baby Lambs. I wonder if people saw the slaughter, if they would still buy them? Sad. They do have lots of other shoes that animals were not harmed. I wish people would buy those. Also, There are so many new materials that look like real fur but are synthetic and no animals were killed. Why don't they use that material? It's a Cruel world.

 

 COMMENT 371370P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 10:32 AM

308P, do you have any idea what "synthetic" materials started out as? How they are refined? What chemicals are produced and discarded by their production? How they are shipped? Where it ends up when discarded? What it does to the environment?

I know your heart is in the right place and you are most probably a very sweet and kind person; but I think you would find that lambs and leather is actually a pretty good material and has been so for over 10,000 years. Think things through.

 

 COMMENT 371421P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 11:50 AM

Try "Shoe Goo." Works well on many repairs especially seams and along the soles in low stress areas. I think that New Zealand produces a lot of excellent lamb sold here and it is good that the sheepskin get used as well.

 

 COMMENT 371427 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 12:00 PM

I have been wearing UGGs since the early 80s. I am 75 and do not wear them as a fashion statement. I am a swimmer-pool and ocean, and UGGs are warm and mostly waterproof. One of my boots has a hole worn in the toe--battle scar! Love UGGs!!!

 

 COMMENT 371666 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 09:02 PM

Jesse's Shoe Repair by Zodo's in Goleta has my vote. If he can't fix'em nobody can. Be specific on type of repair you want.

 

 COMMENT 371675P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 09:56 PM

370P, So what are you telling me? Deckers has all kinds of synthetic materials for their other shoes. Are you saying the other products they have are very damaging to the environment? Also, just Because something has been going on for 10,000 years doesn't mean it's right. Yes, I have thought things through. That's why I do care for other living beings and the suffering that they endure at the hands of selfish humans that will do anything for the all mighty dollar. That's the problem. Most people aren't thoughtful, mindful, whatever you would like to call it. Thank Goodness we have evolved. Things are very different than they were 10,000 years ago. At least for some of us. I hope YOU think things through, and can soften that rock where your heart is supposed to be.

 

 

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