UGG Camilla Wedge Reviewed
Founded in California by two Australian surfers, the Ugg boot had a familiar but very interesting journey to the brand that it is today. Modeled after the famous Australian Ugg boot design, the Ugg Boot was not an instant success.
After a 200.00 dollar investment from family and friends of the founders, Ugg Imports was founded and in the first season of business, they sold only 28 pairs of boots. But just like in any business, you have to be persistent.
But, the company really gained international attention after the boots were worn by the U.S. Olympic team in the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Back In 2003, the boots were included on the Oprah segment “Oprah’s Favorite Things and she even purchased over 350 shoes for her staff and audience. The Ugg boot was the trendy item that every man and woman purchased in the early 2000s but after the initial media storm that surrounded these boots, they’ve grown to be one of the most sought after comfy shoe that everybody has to own. A real must-have item if you will.
Celebrities like Leonard DiCaprio and Blake Lively love them, but now let’s present one other item from the Ugg brand. The UGG Women’s Camilla Wedge Sandal.
3 1/4" heel
1 1/4" platform
Adjustable buckle strap
Leather upper/synthetic lining and sole
No vegan option
The sandal is much heavier
They’re the real stars here and you can find traces of them in almost every section of the sandals. In the open toe silhouette, in the suede straps that form an asymmetrical bow, in the slingback straps with adjustable buckle and in the fantastic jute that covers the entire platform and wedge heel of the sandals. There’s no need for adding other details, embellishments, studs or sequences because the simplicity and minimalism would be lost and instead of elegance and timeless style, you’ll be getting just another trendy shoe that you’ll be wearing it for a season and then you’ll be forgetting about it.
No, the durability of the shoes is mostly to the quality of the materials used in the making of these sandals, but a big chunk of the durability and longevity is due to the timeless style that was put in the design of the sandals. You’ll be able to wear the Camilla sandals now, and 4-5 years from now and they’ll look current, chic and elegant as on the day that you’ve bought them.
However, if Ugg wanted to make them perfect, they’d make the bow a lot smaller, so it doesn’t swallow the entire upper of the sandals, and the outsole a little bit thicker. Also, the platform is a nice addition to the shoes, but the platform itself doesn’t give the shoes a lot more stability. Sure the EVA footbed helps but the slingback strap with adjustable buckle take away a lot from that stability. A slingback strap is not the most stable or reliable closure in a shoe, let alone in a shoe that is 4 inches high. So, a nice ankle strap would have made these sandals a lot more stable and secure for the person that’s wearing them.
But the Camilla sandals are awesome nonetheless. Yes, they’re a bit pricey but given the fact that they’re well made and with quality materials, they’re a nice acquisition for every woman that loves a great timeless style shoe, that is dependable and so versatile that would make them a staple in any shoe closet. You’ll love wearing them all throughout the summer, and there will plenty of more summers after that. Whether it’s for your summer laidback wedding or for a cocktail hour after work, the Camilla sandals will be there for you on every occasion. They pair nicely with a great summer dress, but they can really amp up your old boring jeans that are sitting in your closet. Play with them and enjoy wearing the Camilla wedge sandals.