UGG Tipton Metallic Flat Review

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According to Wikipedia’s source, Ugg boots are a unisex style of sheepskin boot originating in Australia and New Zealand, and they predate the modern UGG version that’s been dominating the modern culture in the past few decades.

Before they became a celebrity must-have shoe and every girl’s staple item the early 2000’s they were known as Artisanal sheepskin boots in rural Australia. They were reportedly worn by sheep shearers as they found them resistant to the wool yolk. The wool yolk would rot their ordinary boots, so they found that the sheep’s skin made them more durable.

Frank Mortel claims that it was actually his wife that gave the name Ugg since she thought that the shoes were very ugly to actually be worn. Hence the name. Ugg apparently stands for Ugly, although some reports have suggested that the term came from “fug boots”. A military type shoes worn by United Kingdom Royal Air Force pilots in WW1.

The exact origin of the word is not known, but after their humble origin, the Ugg boots have become a noticeable fashion brand. So, one item from that brand is UGG Tipton Metallic Flat sandal, and the review for that shoe can be found below.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Rubber sole

Imprint by UGG insole

Treadlite by UGG outsole

Metallic leather upper

Cons

No lower heel option

Outsole

Outsole

One world first comes to mind then trying to present the outsole of UGG Tipton Metallic Flat. Treadlite. Yes. Treadlite by UGG! The Treadlite innovative outsole is one of the sandal’s best features, and according to the official website, it’s being presented as a defining feature of the new UGG Classic and UGG Bailey boots. It’s a nice mix of the new and the old, and the main ingredient in the outsole is the good old reliable rubber. It provides maximum elasticity, cushioning, and rebound to the foot and this innovative dynamic effect increases the “bounciness” of the sole without putting too much pressure to the foot.

The heel of the outsole measures 2 inches, while the platform has a height of one and a half inches. The majority of the outsole is with a distinctive white rubber, while just a fraction of the outsole is made with the brown colored rubber. The two-tone outsole is matched with the two-tone upper, and just like in the other half of the shoe, different colors are put in different areas of the sandal. The brown rubber can be found in the toe and heel area of the shoes, while the metallic straps are on the front toe area of the foot, as opposed to the darker leather straps that are wrapped around the ankle.
Midsole

Midsole

The UGG Tipton metallic flat is an open toe shoe, with not just great looks attached to it, but a great functionality as well. The midsole of the shoe was made with high-quality Imprint technology, and it works wonders for the overall comfort of the foot. The imprint was actually inspired by the natural contour of the foot and it consists of three separate layers. Top, middle and bottom layer. The top layer is made from memory foam, the middle layer is made from Poron foam and the bottom layer is made from EVA foam. The entire footbed is lined with leather for added support and comfort, but the support comes from the entire midsole. Not just from the lining.
Upper

Upper

Metallic leather has never looked better on a show. The upper is entirely made out of leather, and the crisscross straps at the toe area are contrasted by the flesh-toned ankle strap. Oh and the quarter strap with adjustable buckle closure at ankle secures the opening of the shoe, while at the same time secures the foot in a nice and steady way. The entire upper is finished with a luxurious feel of smooth and breathable leather lining, but that’s the cherry on top of this comfortable, yet stylish upper.
Comfort

Comfort

The comfort is in equal measures provided by the outsole and insole. The rubber outsole is supported by the inch and a half high platform, while the midsole provides most of the comfort by having three different layers of foam that have three separate functions. But all three of them really bring out the comfort of the shoes that would be otherwise lacking in some other shoes. Not all sandals have imprinted in the insole like the metallic flats by Ugg have, so you should really take advantage of that.
Support

Support

The support of the sandals is one of the most talked about feature in the customer review comments left on the official website. The majority of the customers praised the support that the metallic flats have to give, and some of them attributed to having a great platform at the very bottom of the shoes. Because the size and height of the outsole is uniformed and equal on all sides of the shoe, the support is much greater, because the weight of the body is distributed equally in the entire foot. Think about it. When you have a high heel that’s thin (or even chunky) the weight distribution is not equal, regardless of the fact that the shoes in question have a platform attached to them. But because the height of the outsole is the same at the heel of the shoe as it is at the toes, the foot actually has a chance to step on the grown like it would when you’d be walking barefoot. There will be no loss of balance and no loss of support when you’re wearing these sandals.
Durability

Durability

You’d be surprised how much the simplicity of the design can influence on the durability factor in some shoes. Yes, the fact that they’re made from great materials does play a significant role, but the very simplistic way in which these sandals are made gives the durability a big boost.

Look at it this way. When you have an overly complicated shoe, it automatically becomes unpleasant to wear, and that could lead to much-diminished durability in the shoes. If you have a shoe that you can barely walk in, or a shoe that causes you pain and blistering, there’s a better chance that shoe to be damaged from all the remedies and tactics to make the swelling go down or to loosen the leather so it can become bearable to be worn. But all of that can really damage the materials and the overall quality of the shoe, and you don’t really want that. The durability is greater in these sandals, because of the very simplistic way in which these shoes were made. There are no unnecessary straps, painful zippers or very uncomfortable zippers.
Flexibility

Flexibility

You’d think that for a sandal that has a heel measuring 2 inches in height and a platform that adds another inch and a half, these shoes would be heavy and very sturdy. But you’d be very wrong to assume that. The Treadlite innovative outsole especially made by Ugg provides the flexibility, traction, and traction that’s needed in sandals like the metallic flat sandal. No, these sandals are highly flexible and will stay flexible after a prolonged period of time. But the thick outsole is not the only flexible part of these shoes. No. The Imprint insole also adds to the flexibility factor and so does the fantastic straps on the upper. They secure the foot nicely within the shoe, but they’re very soft and can bend very easily to the movement of the foot.
Stability

Stability

Oh, that fantastic outsole. It’s fantastic, isn’t it? When you have a thick outsole reinforced with an inch and half high platform stability is no cause for concern. Seriously. Because the size, length, and shape of the outsole, the foot is very secure and stable within the shoe, and the walking in these sandals is with great ease. Your walking will become very stable, because you’ll be basically walking on almost 4 inches high rubber outsole, and the closure of the sandals is done at the ankles your feet. Your feet will be nicely snug and fixated not to make sudden movements that could potentially do some damage to your feet.
Color

Color

The metallic color used in the straps of the shoes really gives them their shine and makes them special for plenty of occasions. Just because there’s a dash of silver in them, doesn’t mean that they’re shoes exclusively made for nighttime events. No. Because the metallic silver color used in the front straps is a neutral color, the sandals can be combined for daily wearing and for evening outings. They’re highly versatile and can be mixed and matched in different style options, but more on that later.
Fit

Fit

For an open toe sandal that’s supported by an almost 4 inches high outsole, the fit is quite decent. The sandals fit snugly and comfortably on the midsole, but the same can’t be said about the straps. There were some complaints among the customer reviews that the adjustable buckle on the ankle strap is not enough to provide a great fit for the sandal, especially for the ladies that tend to have much wider ankles.
Style

Style

The style of the metallic flat sandal is very relaxed and versatile, and it could become one of the best assets that you have in your shoe closet. In terms of the style, the metallic color used in the straps provides a touch of whimsy and effortless shine regardless if you decide to wear them during the day or the night. They also define age and can really make an upgrade on your personal wardrobe. Just add them to any type of dress that you own and you’re good to go pretty much everywhere. To your upcoming wedding or to your next trip to the movies. The open toe silhouette will make your pedicure shine, and the platform that sits in the bottom of the shoes, will make you not only taller, but it will also elongate your legs without compromising your balance. Yes, the shoes have some height to them, but because they don’t have the standard heel, they’re much more comfortable to be worn. You won’t lose your balance and you’ll look amazing and stylish in every occasion.
Bottom line

Bottom line

When you think about Ugg, you immediately think about their weird looking boots that somehow became a fashion staple in the early 2000s. But the Ugg company has a variety of shoe styles to offer and the flat metallic sandals are just one of them. Based on the design and the color, you might say that they’re suitable for the younger generations, but it’s just not true.

They’ll make you feel playful vibrant and stylish without putting on too much effort. They’ll make the effort for you, and all you have to is put them on. The Treadlite outsole along with the contoured Imprint® footbed will keep you comfortable and supported in so many ways, and you just can’t forget about that brilliant use of the metallic color in the upper. The metallic used in the strap is subtle and if you take a good look at them, only the toe straps are painted with the color. The ankle straps are left with the nude color, that can be easily found in the footbed, and the two different tones of color don’t class tremendously. This is a great summer sandal that just happens to be highly durable, versatile and flexible. Don’t let the thick outsole intimidate you, because walking in these sandals have never been more comfortable.