Stylish Shoes Seen Around Dimond

These days, fashion is all around us. Ranging from magazines to billboards to television, the latest trends can be spotted almost anywhere. Footwear is one of the biggest expressions of individual style. Two popular types of shoes that have been seen around Dimond High School are Sperry Top-Siders and Uggs. The thing that makes these two brands popular is that they are both stylish and comfortable. While they can be worn by either gender, more guys tend to wear Sperrys and the ladies love their Uggs. The boat shoe has been a popular item since it was created in 1935 by Paul Sperry. Originally made for the yacht-club socialites in the Northeastern United States, the fashion has spread all throughout the nation. The trend has finally reached Alaska, and Dimond’s students have a lot of great things to say about it. “I love my Sperrys,” said senior Alex Roschin. “They have a simple look but it makes my outfit look so sophisticated. Also, they have great traction when I’m walking around in the icy parking lot.” Senior John Corr added, “Sperrys are a great alternative for those of us who don’t like to wear sneakers. They’re durable and they’re really not that expensive.” Most people who own the shoes say they are very comfortable and would highly recommend them to anyone. Uggs are a brand of boots created in Australia. Ugg boots are made out of 100% sheepskin; therefore, the cost of these boots is pretty high. This type of footwear is designed for women to wear during the winter to keep their feet warm. Uggs are either a love or a hate item. Some people say they do not like Uggs whatsoever, and think they are a waste of money. “Uggs are so stupid,” junior Taylor Allen bluntly states. “Almost every girl has a pair, and it’s only due to the name. They’re not even that comfortable and they look so generic. Uggs are just that, they’re ugly.” Others have a completely different opinion. “I love the fact that Uggs are so versatile. I can wear sweatpants, jeans, leggings, whatever, Uggs can go with anything. There are a ton of different styles and they’re all so comfortable!” exclaims Senior Erica Hoyt. No matter which side of the fence you stand on with these two types of footwear, you can bet that neither of them are going away any time soon.