UGG Ultra Mini Boots Brought UGGs Back in Style—Here’s How to Snag a Pair

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They say history repeats itself and fashion history is no exception, so here's the breaking news: UGGs are officially in again (Editor's note: Were they ever really out, though?). The game-changer that brought them back? The UGG Ultra Mini Boots. This micro-miniature version of the ever-loved 2000s classic has been seen on everyone from Kendall Jenner to Joan Smalls and every fashion blogger and trendy influencer under the sun. Oh yeah—UGGS (and their dupes) are back.

Luckily, you can snag your own from a variety of retailers, although the color options may vary depending on where you shop.

Why does everyone love UGG Ultra Mini Boots?

The "Honey, I shrunk the boot" version of the shoe is just as cozy, warm, and comfortable as its taller cousin styles, but is also easier to slip on while rushing out the door, and easier to pair with baggier pants now that the skinny jeans you used to tuck into your boots have been #cancelled (we're kidding—you can wear whatever kind of jean you wanna!). Though the style was originally introduced last year, the launch of new colors like Sky Blue and Orange Soda have earned them a place on many a wish list and in every subsequent "What I got for Christmas" haul video.

While the unprecedented increase in search for more casual activewear and athleisure styles as a result of more time spent cooking, socializing, working, exercising, and hobby-ing from home over the pandemic was an obvious contributing factor to the shoe's success, their astronomical popularity is also due to the fact that these tiny boots are more discreet than the brand's former classic styles. They are easier to dress up and down and to wear inside or outside while still wrapping your feet in a plush hug. They're light to wear, and comfortable—ticking both form and function boxes—and have taken off because of the growing popularity of "retro" Y2K fashion.

Though lacking in the arch-support department, the boots are my forever go-to when it comes to running errands, walking the dog, doing laundry, limping home from the gym, and padding around the house. Admittedly, as a very trend-impressionable individual, I was duly influenced to buy the subtle, supremely cozy style for myself. To help you pick up a pair for yourself, we went on the hunt to find the best places to buy UGG Ultra Minis. Scroll up, to find these sought-after winter booties!

Pros and cons of UGG Ultra Minis


  • Warm and cozy shearling material
  • Lower cut makes them easier to dress up or down
  • Wide variety of colors to choose from (depending on vendor)


UGG Ultra Mini sizing

The Ultra Mini boots are available in whole sizes, ranging from US women's 5-12. They're also available in men's and children's sizes, too. As for picking the right size, most customers say they run true to size, but warn that the suede can stretch and the wool can flatten out over time. People also note that the ankle opening can be tough to slide your foot into at first, but say it gets easier over time.

Frequently asked questions

How are the Ultra Mini boots different from the Classic Mini II's?

Unlike the classic Mini II's 5-inch height, the Ultra Mini style is even shorter at 3.75 inches, making them the perfect go-between of a slipper and a full on shoe.

Are UGG Ultra Minis waterproof?

While Ugg Ultra Mini Boots are treated with a water repellent spray, they're still made from sheepskin and suede and are not waterproof. While they could maybe handle a light mist, wearing them on rainy days will likely result in water spots and discoloration.

Do you wear socks with UGG Ultra Minis?

It's really a matter of personal preference, as the inside of most UGG boots are a shearling material that is warm and cozy. For optimal foot hygiene, wearing socks with each use is the best way to keep your UGGs clean (and your feet bacteria-free!).

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