UGG Fluff Indio Review

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The UGG Fluff Indio Sandal got its looks from California festival style roots. There are hints of UGG’s signature fluff and beautiful metal hardware added to this summer-ready sandal. The upper material is a gorgeously soft suede material. These sandals feature leather lining for a comfortable, breathable stride, Imprint by UGG cushioning insoles that are lined with leather for a barefoot feel, and Treadlite by UGG one inch thick outsoles for incredibly lightweight cushioning, traction, flexibility, and durability. The Ugg Fluff Indio is available in three stunning color options: Black, Arroyo, and Red Rock. You can pair these sandals with a t-shirt and shorts for an easy casual everyday look, or you can opt to make a statement in a skirt or dress. Either way, these sandals will help you enjoy every bit of the summer weather you can soak up. You can also just wear them around the house or to get the mail, go for a walk around the block or in the park, go shopping or out to eat. They’ll keep going all day with you. 

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Trusted brand
  • Quality material
  • Soft suede
  • Trendy
  • Practical
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Suede requires upkeep
  • Expensive
Brand

Brand

A young Australian surfer, Brian Smith, founded the UGG brand on the shores of Southern California in 1978. Aussie roots meant that Brian Smith had a strong love for sheepskin, and he was convinced that the world would one day learn to share this love. The UGG brand became a symbol of relaxed Southern California culture by the mid 1980’s. The brand gained its momentum via surf shops on the California coast. UGG gifted 350 pairs of boots to Oprah’s studio audience in 2000, when she declared UGG as one of her “Favorite Things”. In the early 2000’s. UGG evolved from boots and slippers to stylish luxuries that ended up on the pages of Vogue magazine. Baby blue and baby pink classic boots were introduced in 2003, being the first pastel hues offered by UGG, and they were an instant success that made the brand explode overnight. The very first UGG retail store was opened in New York City in 2006. New York was the perfect place for the first store because it is the fashion capital of the world and provides UGG fans a physical expression of the brand and offers a place to experience firsthand just how expansive the line is. In 2011, with Italian inspiration, UGG stepped into the world of high fashion with the UGG Collection. UGG footwear is popular with celebrities, which only drives the company farther and farther, because the more celebrities wearing them means more free advertisement. The general public will be more likely to purchase more expensive brands if they see their TV idols wearing them.
Upper

Upper

The upper material of the UGG Fluff Indio Sandal is velvety suede. Suede is classy and sophisticated looking; the feel and texture of it is captivating and easy on the eye. It is a fantastic choice for aesthetics and style. Suede is more porous than full grain leather, therefore more breathable. This characteristic also means that suede is not waterproof; but they do still have the ability to absorb moisture and expel it in the form of vapor. They will still help keep your feet dry and cool, especially because these are sandals and much of your foot is exposed to the air. Suede is very easy to get dirty. Being out in excessive rain and snow is not good for the material at all. You need to be sure to keep up a strict cleaning routine to keep your suede looking nice. You will be able to get a lot more life out of your shoes that way.
Suede Care

Suede Care

If you’re going to own a pair of suede shoes, you’re going to want to make sure you know how to take care of them. Luckily, keeping them clean doesn’t require all that much effort. You just need to keep a regular cleaning routine and do spot cleans when necessary. Make sure you have a suede brush. You need a special brush because of the soft grain of suede. Simply brush your shoes while they’re dry to clean off any dust, dirt, or minor stains. You can brush a little more vigorously back and forth to lift the grain back up in order to remove a scuff mark. For tougher stains, or pesky salt stains from walking the streets in winter, the best solution is to make a mixture of two parts water and one part white vinegar. Dip a rag or towel in the solution and apply it to the stains. Let it dry. Once it has dried completely you can go over it lightly with your suede brush. The best method for protecting your suede shoes is to be prepared. Buy a good spray on protector. It will keep a lot of dirt and stains from sticking to your shoes. It will also keep them a little more water-resistant. If you didn’t apply the protector right out of the box, just clean them and then spray them.
Insole

Insole

It’s important to have a good, comfortable insole in any shoes you wear; especially if you’re going to be walking long distances in them or even just standing in them for a long period of time. Insoles should have cushioning to support your pressure points. Good insoles can also improve symptoms of back and knee pain and Achilles tendinitis. They can reduce the rate of fatigue, allowing you to go farther with more comfort. The insoles in the UGG Fluff Indio sandals are Imprint by UGG. This is an innovative insole that has three cushiony layers of soft foam that mold to your feet for all day comfort and supper. Memory foam makes up the top layer, the middle layer is PORON foam, and a pillow-like effect is provided in the bottom layer by EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate). UGG stayed true to their reputation and delivered an impressive insole, even in a pair of sandals.
Outsole

Outsole

You don’t typically expect a high quality sole on a pair of sandals. But UGG doesn’t do anything that isn’t high quality. The outsole on the Fluff Indio Sandal is Treadlite by UGG. Treadlite offers extra cushioning, traction, and flexibility. It is extremely lightweight and ultra durable. Treadlite by UGG has 16% more durability, 20% better traction on wet and dry surfaces, and cushioning that lasts 25% longer than EVA soles. The soles on these sandals are very textured to help you have better grip and traction. There are horizontal slits going from the toe to the heel. And there is a rippling wave pattern at the toe and heel as well to help with keeping your grip while you’re pivoting and will help keep you from slipping when you’re walking forwards. Since they are rubber, they are naturally flexible, but not so much that they will be able to conform to the shape of your foot. They will protect you from most punctures caused by sticks or rocks. As long as you’re not stepping in water above the height of the sole, the rubber soles will keep you dry.
Durability

Durability

There are plenty of factors about the UGG Fluff Indio that aid in extending the life expectancy of these sandals. The use of only high quality material throughout the entire construction of the shoe makes it exponentially more sturdy than cheaper alternatives. The two thick straps with big metal buckles across the top of your feet will be harder to break, and will stand up to wear and tear longer than a lot of other styles of sandals. The triple layered extra cushioned insole and the one inch thick rubber outsole also provide additional stability and support, as well as all day comfort. Every detail about these sandals included some amount of thought about durability. That is something that has come to be expected by customers of the UGG brand. If you take good care of the suede material properly and don’t take your sandals out in conditions that they are not built for, you should not have much trouble getting these sandals to last through many years and miles and adventures with you.
Fit

Fit

These cozy, trendy sandals are available in sizes 5-12 in whole and half sizes. It is not offered in narrow or wide sizes, but there are two adjustable straps across the top of your feet that make it convenient to personalize the fit to be more secure and comfortable for you. A huge advantage to having adjustable sandals is that you can loosen and tighten them as your feet swell and go down throughout the day. The thick, three-layered foam insoles created by UGG will give you a more personalized, secure fit as they begin to conform to the shape of your feet. They feature memory foam on the top layer. They will continue to be comfortable for the life of the shoe. When it comes to sandals like this, typically the longer you wear them, the more comfortable they become. There’s just something about throwing on a pair of worn in trusty sandals to go out on an adventure. You can make years of memories in these before you have to trade them in for another pair.
Color

Color

The UGG Fluff Indio is offered in three stunning soft suede colors. Your options are Black, Arroyo, and Red Rock. No matter the color, your sandals are going to look fantastic with any attire choice. Whether it’s a t-shirt and shorts or a sundress. If you choose black, you can pair literally any color you want with them. Yes, even brown and blue, contrary to what you were raised to believe. You just have to be sure to choose the correct shades of the different colors so that they do look good together. If you choose Arroyo (tan with off white fluff), you can also pair them with just about any color you desire. Again, just pay attention to how the shades look together. Adding contrast always boosts the look of an outfit, so why not try dark colors paired with bright, bold colors? The last option is Red Rock (maroon). It’s popular to pair maroon with navy blue and certain shades of yellow. It also pairs well with neutral colors like white, grey, black, and tan. Other shades of maroon also match.
Comfort

Comfort

All of the components in the construction of this sandal aid in providing you with optimum long-lasting comfort. The leather lining will keep your feet dry and cool by absorbing the moisture from your feet and expelling it as vapor. The triple-layered foam insole will give you cushioning, support, and stability for a long time, especially when the memory foam top layer conforms to the shape of your foot. The fluffy fur against the top of your foot will be an ever-present brush of comfort. The adjustable straps being thick will put less pressure against the skin on the top of your feet and you can have them at the perfect tightness for your feet. The thick outsole allows for more shock absorption, waterproofing, protection against punctures and abrasions, and provides more support and stability, not to mention durability for long lasting comfort.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you’re not already a loyal fan of the UGG brand, these sandals have the potential make you one. They’re not only adorable and comfortable. They are completely functional and durable. They can take you where you want to go and they will keep you comfortable and keep your feet supported and stable as well. These sandals are made from high quality products from top to bottom and feature technology unique to UGG footwear. You can throw these on to stroll around the neighborhood or beach, or wear them around town for the day. Wear them with virtually any attire. It could be advantageous to keep a pair of them in the trunk of your car for spontaneous adventures. These sandals are a great addition to your wardrobe that will be able to stay a part of it for many years to come. Make memories with the UGG Fluff Indio Sandal this summer.