Can You Wear Uggs In The Snow? [Explained for Beginners]

Written By Nawar

You have a lovely pair of Ugg boots but aren’t sure if they’ll hold up to the fury of the snow?

Relax! Let me put an end to your confusion.

After a lot of trial and error, I’ve decided to come up with this article to tell you whether or not you can wear Ugg boots in the snow.


So, to address the main question, can you wear Uggs in the snow?

No, you cannot wear Ugg boots in the snow, especially the classic ones. Water will seep into the boots when you walk on the snow, making your feet wet and chilly. Also, dampness can ruin the Ugg boots. However, a few Uggs are waterproof and may be worn in rain and snow.

Continue reading to learn more about Uggs and how to wear them in the snow.

Can You Wear Uggs In The Snow?

Ugg boots are the perfect boots to wear in winter. When the temperature falls, Uggs provide warmth and keep the feet safe from the bone-chilling cold.

Because Uggs are preferred for winter, most people wear them on snowy days as well. However, snow and winter are not the same, and hence Uggs are not perfect for wearing in the snow.

So, why can’t you wear Uggs in the snow?

To step out in the snow, you have to make sure your boots are waterproof enough to keep your feet dry. Moreover, not all Ugg boots are waterproof.

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Suede-based Uggs should not be worn in the snow since they are not water-resistant.

So, what happens if you go around in your Uggs in the snow?

Your feet will feel toasty for a while, but after a time, your sheepskin ugg boots will soak up all the snow, making your Uggs entirely wet, changing their color, and leaving watermarks on them.

As a consequence, all of your hard-earned money spent on Uggs will be wasted.

Thankfully, some Uggs are waterproof. If you want to wear Uggs in the snow, go to the Uggs website’s waterproof section or check the manufacturer’s label to ensure they’re waterproof.

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How To Protect Uggs From Snow?

Although Uggs are not water-resistant and are not suggested for use in the snow, if you do walk out in the snow and get your Uggs wet, there are several techniques and tactics you can do to make your Ugg boots usable again.

Here is how to protect Uggs from the snow:

Method 1: Use Suede Brush Cleaner

Cleaning is an excellent approach to getting rid of the marks and discoloration left by the snow.

Always dry the Uggs thoroughly before you clean them.

Start by brushing the Ugg boots with a suede brush or a toothbrush in short circular strokes.

Brush in a single direction to get the best results.


If there are any scratch marks, brush on the affected areas forward and backward with little pressure.

Brushing the suede removes the dirt particles from the boots by lifting the nap of the suede.

If your Uggs are stained, try using a suede eraser on the spots. A suede eraser works best to remove any stain or marks.

Check out our separate post: Can You Use Suede and Nubuck Protector on UGGs

Method 2: Use Ugg Cleaning Kit

Cleaning your Ugg boots with an Ugg cleaning kit gives the best results because the package has all the cleaners, shoe conditioners, and brushes needed to deep clean your Ugg boots.

Here’s how to clean your Ugg boots using an Ugg kit:

Brush your Ugg boots in gentle circular motions. Brushing the boots can get rid of any loose dirt particles that have been on the shoes.

Soak a cloth in warm water and wring out the water thoroughly.


With the damp rag, thoroughly moisten the boot.

Apply a few drops of cleaner on a clean cloth and rub it on the spots.

Once the stains have faded, use a wet towel to remove all the cleanser’s residue.

To dry the boots, leave them in a well-ventilated area for 24 hours or until the shoes are totally dry. Avoid drying the boots in direct sunshine.

Lastly, brush the Ugg boots with a suede brush to raise the nap.

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How To Waterproof Uggs?

Waterproofing your Uggs is an excellent way to protect them from stains and watermarks while extending their life.

However, waterproofing the Uggs is a difficult process. If you overlook any part of the boots when waterproofing, your entire effort will be wasted.

Water will leak into the boots where they have not been waterproofed.

So, here is how to waterproof Ugg boots:

Brush the boots with a suede brush to remove any dust particles.

Spray the water-resistant spray evenly all over the boots. Don’t overdo it with the spray.

Before spraying all over the shoes, perform a patch test on a tiny area to ensure no discoloration on the boots. Also, if the shoes have any adornment, be sure you cover them up.

After spraying, air-dry the Uggs in a cool place for 24 hours or until the boots are completely dry. Do not leave the shoes to dry in direct sunshine.

Brush the boots with the suede brush again to elevate the threads once they have entirely dried.

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Can You Wear Uggs In The Rain?

No, you cannot wear Uggs in the rain because not all Ugg boots are waterproof. When you wear Ugg boots in the rain, water gets into the boots and makes your feet damp and chilly. Soaking the Uggs in the rain also loosens the boot’s glue and eventually causes the boots to tear apart.

It is recommended that you waterproof your Ugg boots as soon as you get them. However, waterproofing does not make the boots completely waterproof; instead, the boots become water-resistant.

However, a few Uggs claim to be waterproof, and you may try them on.

I would advise against wearing Uggs in the rain, even if they claim to be waterproof, because Uggs are explicitly designed for chilly weather and not for wet days.

When you wear Uggs in the rain, you are not only putting your feet at risk, but you are also ruining your boots.

Related guide: 6 Simple Ways To Waterproof Ugg Boots

Can You Wear Uggs In The Summer?

Absolutely not! Summer is not the time to wear Uggs. In the summer, Uggs trap heat in the boots, making the feet excessively hot. In the Uggs, your feet would sweat too much. However, few people like to wear Uggs for their ultimate comfort, even in the summer.

Ugg boots are sheepskin boots with a fleece inside. These sheepskin boots are perfect for keeping your feet toasty in the winter.

Your feet will become overly hot and sweaty if you wear them in a hot environment.

However, because Uggs are trendy and comfy, many people who prefer to mix and match their clothing opt to wear them even in the summer.

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Last Few Words

In conclusion, you shouldn’t wear Ugg boots in the snow. Uggs aren’t meant to be worn in the rain or throughout the summer. Instead, you save your Uggs for the colder months.

If you really want to use your Ugg boots in the snow, get a waterproof pair and be sure to waterproof them again.

I hope this article clarified everything for you. Let me know if you have any questions concerning this topic in the comments area. And don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family.

About The Author
Since she was a child, Nawar always had a fascination towards her shoes. There was not a time, she stopped researching or experimenting DIY methods on her precious shoes.As she continued growing up till now, her passion and her love towards shoes attracted this awesome place to work in.Now, her expertise and knowledge isn’t only helping herself but also the whole wide world we live in.

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