UGG Brianna Review

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If you ever need a feel-good story about a success that was made possible thanks to perseverance and tenacity, then look no further than UGG.

Founded in 1978 in California, by Brian Smith and Doug Jensen, Ugg boots were first known by the name of Ugg Imports. Later on, Smith and Jensen’s friends and family made 200.000 dollars worth of investment in the brand. And although the company sold just sold 28 pairs of boots in the first year of existence, they never gave up.

Gradually they expanded the company and the global presence of the merchandise. And by the early ’90s, UGG boots were on every American athlete during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. By early 2000, ’s the Ugg boots were favorites among celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Oprah. Back in 2003, the famous talk-show host even named the boots as one of her „Favorite Things“. The rest is history. The sales skyrocketed because practically everyone was wearing Ugg boots. Frankly, everyone is wearing the Ugg boot to this very day, and the demand for them is not slowing down.

But for now, let’s focus on the Brianna boot by Ugg. One of the most good-looking and comfy shoes in the Ugg’s catalog. Let’s have a closer look and see what makes this model so great. Let’s explore the flaws and strengths of the Briana boot.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Sheepskin upper

enerG Comfort System insole

Treadlite outsole

Ornamental button and charm duo

Cons

No vegan version

Outsole

Outsole

The outsole may seem like the least interesting part of the boots, but it’s one of the most practical and it shouldn’t be ignored. Why? Because, frankly the outsole is the first thing that touches the ground in any shoe, and the Brianna boot is not any different. Made from the always reliable and highly durable Treadlite by UGG outsole, it offers increased cushioning to the rest of the foot, traction, and high dose of flexibility.

Treadlite by UGG is an extremely lightweight and ultra-durable outsole that works wonders in this type of shoes. When it’s compared to traditional EVA outsoles, Treadlite has 16% more durability than the EVA outsole, 20% better traction on wet and dry surfaces, and cushioning that lasts 25% longer than any other outsole on the market.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Briana is truly a masterpiece of comfort and great fit. Why? Because it contains enerG Comfort System insole. A high-tech insole that’s prominently featured in practically every Ugg boot in existence. And furthermore, it’s described by the official website as the next best thing to being barefoot, which speaks volumes about the comfort that you’ll be able to feel when wearing the Brianna boots.

The famous enerG Comfort System insole uses the acclaimed micro pod technology, which combines a soft foam and polyurethane pods for a more supreme cushioning in the shoe. The insole’s top layer is made of 17mm UGGpure moisture-wicking, and antimicrobial open-cell foam, that allows your feet to breathe, while the bottom layer maintains its shape for the entire life of the shoe. Durability and maximum support all wrapped in one single layer.
Upper

Upper

Made out of the finest grade-A twin-face sheepskin, the upper of the Briana boot is 17 mm thick and made out of the soft sheepskin goodness. The upper is always monochromatic in color, but the inside has a genuine shearling and wool lining that keeps the comfort and allows the feet to remain cool/warm when needed. The shearling is imported from several countries, depending on the model, and the most prominent countries that supply Ugg with the finest shearling are New Zeeland, Australia, China, Italy, and the USA. The shaft of the Briana boot measures approximately 7.5" from the arch, and the entire upper in the Briana boots is 17 mm thick.

That gives the boots a great deal of insulation and overall comfort whenever it’s needed the most. Oh, and there’s no way of forgetting the metal rope button that sits on the side of the boot, and nautical charms that accompany the button. The metal charm consists of a small metal anchor and sea shell and it looks amazing in contrast to the serious and monochromatic design. The charm gives the boots their whimsical quality and improves the old-fashioned design without going overboard with embellishment.
Comfort

Comfort

When a company markets their design with the phrase „the next best thing to being barefoot“, you’d better believe that the comfort will be great. And the comfort is not limited to the presence of the fabulous twin-face sheepskin upper. No, the comfort is also provided by the enerG Comfort System insole that sits in the middle of the boot, and don’t forget about the highly durable Treadlite by UGG outsole. So, one might say that every part of the Briana boot helps in the comfort department and frankly that’s all you need. A shoe that gives so much support, that practically every part of the shoe is helping in the comfort department.
Support

Support

Say hello to the Treadlite by UGG outsole. It certainly offers increased cushioning to the rest of the foot, traction, and plenty of support from the bottom of the shoe. The Ugg Company guarantees that Treadlite has 16% more durability than the EVA outsole, 20% better traction on wet and dry surfaces, and cushioning that lasts 25% longer than any other outsole available on the market, and that’s information that you shouldn’t dismiss. The fantastic properties of the outsole, mean a lot to someone who’s looking for a highly comfy boot that offers plenty of support as well.
Durability

Durability

There’s something comforting about the use of finest grade-A twin-face sheepskin and finest wool in the making of the Ugg boots, but more specifically to the Briana boot model. Why? Well, according to the official company’s website, each sheepskin is put through an extensive process, that ultimately gives the material their uniformity and flawless, fine-grained texture. On the wool side, there has to be an even thickness across the entire piece that also has to meet the highest standards. And like in the sheepskin case, has to be uniform and flawless. These standards in the making of the boots ensure their durability, longevity and overall quality.
Flexibility

Flexibility

When it comes to Briana’s flexibility you’re in luck. These are one of the most flexible boots in existence, and it’s all down to the materials used in the making of the shoes. The Treadlite by UGG outsole is the main culprit for the flexibility, but don’t even try to underestimate the flexibility of the twin-face sheepskin upper. The outsole combined with the durable upper gives the boots their flexibility without putting too much pressure on the foot. The boots can easily move with the movement of your foot and the flexibility will remain high, until the very end of the lifespan.
Stability

Stability

The Briana boot by Ugg is one of the most flexible boots on the market, but sadly it’s not one of the most stable. The sheepskin upper is not stable and not firm enough to provide the foot with the much-needed stability and there isn’t any notable grip when it comes to the fit of the shoe. However, the outsole of the boot could provide some inkling of the stability since it’s very flat and lacks any heel in the back of the shoe. The Treadlite by UGG outsole plays a huge role in the shoe’s traction ability but it doesn’t do all that much to the stability to the foot. You’ll need to be careful when walking in the boots as the stability that they offer is not grand.
Airflow

Airflow

But there’s some hope in the airflow department. The grade-A twin-face sheepskin and the genuine shearling and wool lining found in the upper of the boot, provide the airflow and take care of the moisture wicking properties of the boot. The sheepskin naturally aerates the skin by letting air to filtrate in and out of the boot, while the shearling and wool lining is there to keep your feet cool and warm, depending on the weather in which the boots are worn in. The airflow of the boots is amazing.
Fit

Fit

The fit of the Briana boot is directly affected by the materials used in the making of the shoe, and the design itself. The Briana boot is easy to put on, as it doesn’t have any visible zippers or buckles, and the foot fits nicely in the boot without feeling restricted, pinched or crammed in any place. The occurrence of blistering and any other related injuries are not reported by the customers, and the remarks about the fit have always been on the positive side.
Brand

Brand

Ugg is a brand that has built the merchandise and subsequent awareness steadily over the decades. The company has been improving with each passing year, and its products range from the classic sheepskin boot to sneakers, sandals, and slippers. Exclusively made out of natural grade-A twin-face sheepskin, the boots are the company’s most demanded item which grew to become their trademark. When they first appeared on the market, a dose of skepticism and mockery surrounded the design, but over time the boots gained the trust of the consumer and now are one of the most sought after shoes in the world.
Style

Style

Modeled after the Australian unisex sheepskin boots, and worn by the shearers in rural Australia and New Zeeland, thee Briana boots are an improved and upgraded version of the original. The boots have 7 1/2" shaft height, a mix of grade-A twin-face sheepskin and the genuine shearling and wool lining in the upper and the presence of the Treadlite by UGG outsole for added support. The good thing about the Briana boot is that they not only can be worn in warmer and colder weather, but they can also be worn with racially with of the outfits that you can find your closet. The much younger generation of customers love mixing and matching the Briana boot with their athleisure outfits, and the older generation is partial to wearing the boots with yoga pants, jeans, and tracksuit.

The metal button and metal nautical charm that hangs on the site of the boots gives them a more polished and sophisticated look, and the monochromatic color of the upper makes them suitable for almost every relaxed occasions. Did you know that the Briana boots by Ugg are a favorite piece of footwear to almost all the Hollywood actors? Yes, if you sport any photo of the Hollywood’s stars that are coming out of their trailers, you’ll notice that 90% of them are wearing Ugg boot. The ladies especially love the Briana, model but any Ugg boot is a must on the actor’s feet.
Bottom line

Bottom line

When it comes to style, quality, comfort, and flexibility the Briana model by Ugg has plenty to offer. The shoe itself is lacking in the stability and fit properties, but although the stability isn’t one of the boot's strong suits, it excels in other areas. Made with grade-A twin-face sheepskin and the genuine shearling and wool, the upper of the Briana boot is both beautiful and practical. It will keep you warm and cold, depending on the occasion and it will also provide the best moisture-wicking properties.

The airflow is also fantastic, but this is not a shoe that you can wear on any type of terrain or to any type of weather conditions. The rain is one of the biggest enemies to these boots, and so is the general moisture that has the potential to ruin the boots fairly quickly. But if you’re looking for a comfy, flexible and highly lightweight shoe that will protect your feet from cold, and will keep your feet moist-free, this is the perfect pick for you. The Briana shoe, although flawed is an excellent choice to make.