We now know why they are called Uggs. Dr. Ian Drysdale, head of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and known for his sensible shoes, has gone public with criticism of Ugg as causing ankle, knee, hip and back problems.
Doctors are seeing rising problems in girls who wear the boots due to their lack of support.
The doctors insist that this is merely a slipper that has been fashionable to wear outside. Drysdale noted “You wouldn’t normally expect to be doing outdoor activities from something that’s indoor. If it’s raining outside you don’t wear your pyjamas. If you decide to wear your pyjamas outside all the time, someone will come up and say it’s not a good idea.”
It is interesting to see how few product liability actions occur over such allegations. If this is designed as a slipper, the use outside would certainly satisfy foreseeable misuse. However, the lack of support is not viewed as a product defect but a type of open and obvious characteristic.
For the full story, click here.