Those fake Uggs could be killing your feet


The appeal of Uggs (and their knockoff stepsisters) has always been clear: they're incredibly comfortable. There's nothing like slipping them on after enduring hours of heel torture. As far as I'm concerned, no matter how many times fashion editors rule them "out" (and no matter how many times my boyfriend loudly concurs), I'll wear them forever.

And I'm not alone. Several years after their introduction to the world outside Australia, Uggs are still everywhere. The problem? Fake Uggs are everywhere, too. And according to the Daily Mail, the off-brand ones are awful for your feet. The story claims that the cheap construction of fake Uggs allow feet to slide around too much -- and says that can lead to lifelong back pain and "foot deformities." Yikes.