In what country did Ugg boots originate?


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Ugg boots originate from Australia. The basic Ugg boot consists of two pieces of sheepskin that are joined at the bottom by a soft sole. Their warmth and flexibility made them popular footwear for surfers in the 1960s.

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Ugg boots were brought to the United States by Brian Smith, an Australian surfer who founded UGG Australia in 1978. UGG Australia became a major fashion brand in 2000, when the Classic Short boots were featured on an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show. The company offers a wide range of sheepskin shoes, outerwear, sleepwear and handbags, along with many varieties of sheepskin boots.

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