Once upon a time there were two cavemen…


There is some mythology around the origins of UGG.  One rumor is particularly intriguing and it could have happened like this:  There were two cavemen from the Stone Ages.  They both were young and upwardly mobile who carried fancy clubs.  One day they were walking down a road, hunting a Brontosaurus or something big like that.   As they were walking on a dirty, choppy road, one caveman turned to the other and said, “These roads really hurt my feet.”  The other caveman looked at the blisters on his foot and agreed. “Yeah, these roads are awful.  We should make these roads smoother to protect our feet.”  The other caveman scratched his head and said,  “I wish there was a tarry substance that we could put down on the road that could harden and make the road real smooth and we could walk on it without any pain and push our wheels around.”   

Rumor has it that the cavemen thought long and hard about this idea, but they realized that it would be difficult to cover all the roads in the world with hot tar, and besides, they didn’t know very much about how to make asphalt.  So they sat on a large rock for about a year-and-a-half, then one of the cavemen turned to the other and said,  “Why don’t we come up with something to cover our feet?  It might be a lot easier than covering all the roads in the world with tar.”  The other caveman scratched his itchy scalp and said,  “Good idea,” and then took another bite of a piece of meat from an uncooked Brontosaurus.

Some historians believe that was when Ugg was first originated.  It is believed that those two cavemen hunted down a couple of sheep and used their skin to make a nice soft slip-on boot that was fleece-lined and ultra comfortable.  And not only did it keep their feet from getting blisters and being torn up, but it kept their feet warm and toasty.

For more information about UGG boots, read my story,  One Man’s Encounter with the Mysteries of UGG.  http://marktulin.hubpages.com/hub/UGG-From-Grunge-to-Graceful

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

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