UGG Hadley Review

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The Ugg Hadley kids boot is the perfect choice for fun in the winter. Featuring a waterproof suede upper, thick wool lining and a lightweight and very flexible EVA outsole, your young ones will stay protected from the elements, while looking cute and stylish year round.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • EVA foam outsole
  • Ugg Treadlite for enhanced traction
  • Waterproof suede upper
  • Uggpure wool lining for insulation
  • Comfortable
  • Ethically sourced materials
  • Unisex model
Cons
  • Stains easily
  • Runs smaller
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Ugg Hadley is made out of Ugg’s Treadlite EVA foam, which in addition to being lightweight and flexible, is now made even more durable than some of the other boots that Ugg carries. The outsole also comes with better grip and traction, which the wearer can utilize on a wide variety of surfaces, be it dry or wet. Being that the Hadley is a kids’ boot, it needed to be made in such a way, so that it can aid them in their movements, not restrict them. That is why the Ugg Hadley is highly flexible and very lightweight, so that the kids can run and jump around all they want. Since this boot is very well insulated and waterproof, there is no limit to the fun in the snow or puddles. Thanks to its tread pattern, parents can rest assured, that their children will not slip and fall on rainy pavement or ice covered roads, while the EVA foam gently cushions and support the underfoot. However, perhaps the most appealing feature of these boots is, that they can be worn to school, casually, or just lounging around, as they make excellent bedroom slippers as well.
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Ugg Hadley is made of suede, a high quality and durable material. Additionally, it is waterproof, which makes these boots suitable for all weather types. It features a slip-on design and comes up to mid-calf length, and has a rounded toe box for a natural and comfortable toe splay. Ugg also added exposed shearling detailing around the shaft and the ankle, which is the same material found inside the boots. Namely, the lining is made of 17 mm of Uggpure wool, a natural and soft material, that is very breathable and naturally wicks away any excess moisture. Not to mention its great insulation qualities, that will keep the feet nice and toasty during those cold winter months. This same wool lining is used to cover the foam insole, making the footbed that much more comfortable and cushioning. The fact that Ugg ethically sources their materials and according to Animal Welfare laws, is one more reason to consider supporting this company. They only accept non-mulesed wool and only from countries, that value the same things. While this boot seems to have no flaws, a few reviewers mentioned, that the suede does get stained easily, so it is best to spray it with a stain-repellent or invest in a suede eraser or brush, which takes care of stains easily. A handful also stated that it was very hard to get the boots on the first couple of times, due to the plush lining, but after a while the suede and wool conformed to the wearer’s foot shape and became extremely comfortable. However, one of the most liked features about these boots was, that they can be worn everywhere, from school or around the town, as well as inside the house.
Breathability

Breathability

While some might think that the Ugg Hadley is not very breathable, due to the thick lining of the boots and the suede upper, that is not the case at all. Ugg uses natural materials in their footwear, that are of the highest quality, such as their Uggpure wool lining. Namely, wool is a naturally very breathable material, that at the same time acts as insulation. That is why the Ugg boots are so versatile, as they can be worn in the winter, as well as the warmer months. In the winter, it keeps the feet warm and cozy, and when it is warmer outside, it keeps them dry and cool, since wool naturally wicks away excess moisture, creating a healthy in-shoe environment.
Comfort

Comfort

Ugg is known worldwide for their comfortable boots, and the Hadley is one of them. These mid-calf suede boots for kids will keep your young ones well-cushioned and comfortable in all of their endeavors. It features a more durable EVA foam outsole with Ugg’s Treadlite, for enhanced traction on many different surfaces. This foam outsole helps deliver a cushioned and bouncy ride for anything from running to jumping. It has excellent shock-absorption as well, eliminating the risk of injuries, for uninterrupted fun for the kids. The upper’s suede material does stretch over time, to mold to the wearer’s foot shape, so if it is a little snug at first, no worries, it will stretch out, delivering a custom fit to the wearer for maximum comfort levels. Additionally, Ugg used its Uggpure wool lining inside the boots, even the foam footbed is covered with wool, for insulation and enhanced comfort. Although, the wool is quite thick, it will conform to the wearer’s feet for a customized fit. Not only that, but it will absorb any excess moisture and keep the feet nice and dry no matter the season for year round comfort. The Ugg Hadley boots for kids can be worn literally anywhere, from the playground and school, to lounging around in the house, adding to its versatile nature.
Durability

Durability

Reviewers who purchased the Ugg Hadley boots, reported, that they last quite a long time, especially considering the heavy-duty use their kids put them through. Indeed, the Hadley boots for kids were designed to withstand extensive use, such as running around, jumping and climbing, anything children set out to do, while providing them with adequate protection. The outsole of the Hadley boot is made more durable and has better traction than previous models, making them highly abrasion-resistant. Since these boots are waterproof, parents can rest assured, that their little ones are protected in the rain and snow, and they do not have to worry about their shoes getting ruined. That said, the suede upper does tend to get stained and dirty quite easily, so it is advised to get a suede eraser or a brush to get rid of any dirt or stains. In the odd occasion, that the boots do get worn out prematurely, Ugg provides a great customer service and warranties, so the boots can get exchanged. They also provide authenticity tags with every shoe, so the customer knows its an original Ugg product.
Fit

Fit

Due to the thick wool lining in the Hadley boots, reviewers advise going up a size, especially since these boots are slip-ons, and some had difficulties getting their kids’ feet inside them. However, since these boots do not require thick socks in the winter to keep the feet warm, as well as the fact, that the wool lining will conform to the wearer’s foot shape over time, a few did suggest buying them in your regular size and wearing them until they completely formed to your feet. Additionally, the suede upper also has a lot of give, and will mold to the feet as well, the more you wear the boots.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Ugg Hadley has a decent amount of flexibility, thanks to its materials and construction. It features a lightweight and flexible EVA outsole, that allows for the natural movement of the feet and delivers a bouncy ride, so your kids can run around and play without any restrictions. The upper’s suede is also quite flexible, and conforms to the wearer’s foot shape, following the natural flexing and bending of the feet.
Style

Style

Stylish and functional are two great adjectives to describe the Ugg Hadley boots for kids. It features a unisex design, perfect for both little boys and girls, adding to the versatility of the brand. The upper is made of high quality suede with exposed shearling detailing down the shaft and around the ankles for additional style. It has a slip-on design and a round toe box for a comfortable and natural toe splay. Inside the boots, Ugg included their signature Uggpure wool lining, which covers the cushioning foam footbed as well, for all around comfort. The Ugg Hadley is a multipurpose boot, that your children can wear to kindergarten or school, as well as casual wear or just lounging around the house. They are easily paired with anything, and are suitable all year round.
Support

Support

The Ugg Hadley comes with a decent amount of support for the wearer. Its lightweight, yet cushioning EVA foam outsole has excellent shock-absorption and traction, so the wearer can have a firm grip on the ground, and a bounce to their movement. The upper features a slip-on design, that is mid-calf length, ensuring that the ankles are stable at all times. Furthermore, the thick wool lining also acts as support, as it molds to the wearer’s foot shape, delivering a custom fit. The Ugg Hadley has a wool-covered foam footbed, that gently cushions the underfoot for a smooth ride. All of this combined ensures, that the children are being well-protected while running and jumping around, as kids do.
Weight

Weight

Even though the Ugg Hadley comes with a thick wool lining and looks as if it weighs a lot,that is not the case. This wool lining is quite lightweight, yet provides excellent insulation and comfort to the wearer. The upper is made of quality suede, that is very flexible and lightweight as well, allowing for the natural movement of the feet. Lastly, the whole upper construction lays on a lightweight and cushioning EVA foam outsole, that does not cause fatigue or soreness of any kind, so your little ones can move around in them freely.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

One of the few ethical brands on the market, Ugg makes sure, that no animal is harmed for their skin alone. They only accept materials from countries, that comply with the Animal Welfare laws, thus reducing waste. The Ugg Hadley kids boot features a waterproof suede upper with exposed shearling detailing around the ankles and along the shaft for added style, and has a slip-on design with a round toe box for a natural toe splay. Inside the boots, Ugg included their trademark Uggpure wool, for year round insulation and maximum comfort. This wool molds to the feet to create a custom fit for each individual. The Ugg Hadley also comes with a wool-lined foam footbed, for gentle cushioning for the underfoot. For its outsole, Ugg used a lightweight shock-absorbing EVA foam with Ugg Treadlite for enhanced durability and traction. These versatile, multipurpose boots from Ugg will keep your kids protected from the elements, so that they can run around freely all year round. They are easily paired with anything, and excellent for both boys and girls, thanks to their unisex design. That said, if you are considering buying these boots for your young ones, it is advised to buy a size larger than their regular size, as they do tend to run on the smaller size, due to the plush lining. Other than that, these are an excellent choice for both school and casual wear, and they last a long time, making them worth the investment.