UGG produces its famous sheepskin boots along with other footwear, bags, clothing and outerwear made of leather and other materials. The classic ugg boots are made of twin-faced sheepskin with fleece on the inside and can be worn by both men and women. They come in different heights, ranging from ankle-high to knee-high. The natural isolation property of sheepskin maintains the feet at body temperature. Artisanal sheepskin boots were worn by shearers in rural Australia during the 1920’s. During the 1960’s and 70’s, they became popular amongst surfers who put them on when coming out of the water to keep their feet warm. Thus, the company UGG Australia was founded in California in 1978 by Australian surfer Brian Smith. Thanks to British surfers returning from surfing competitions in Australia, the Ugg boots were then introduced to the United Kingdom and to Europe in the 1990’s. At the same time, celebrities like Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio helped to make UGG Australia successful. The brand also has a summer collection : discover the trendy loafers and sandals that come in bright colours.