Under the advocacy of Oprah Winfrey, Ugg wool boots became popular in fashion circles. More than thirty years ago, a surfer named Corky Carroll took a similar pair of shoes. When he brought the boots back to the United States, history began.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Carroll was a well-known surf player and got these boots in Australia. Locals living by the sea used the boots to keep warm for the winter. Carroll bought a pair and brought it back to California. This style was sought after by other surfers, so Carroll started a purchasing service and asked friends to send him a hundred pairs.
Carroll currently lives in Mexico and still has a pair of wool boots. In the email he mentioned, “I love them very much, very comfortable and warm. It’s easy to wear.”