UGG boots are made of sheepskin and fleece and were originally worn in the 1920s by sheep shearers in Australia and New Zealand. However, they gained popularity in the 1960s when competitive surfers began wearing them as a perfect remedy for cold, numb, wet feet. UGG boots were eventually popularized by Hollywood celebrities and their followers in the early 2000s and are now a fashion staple for many.
The shoes are made of sheepskin and fleece, and they need regular cleaning. In order to renew UGGs, Tuesdays first starts out by inspecting them carefully. The cleaning technician inspects the footwear for stains, spots, soil and abrasions. Then comes what is called the dry pre-treatment whereby a special tool is used on the stains and spots.
Next is the wet pre-treatment where the UGGs are treated for colour fastness by using a special solution. After 5 to 10 minutes, the dyes are stabilized and a special formulated soap is used to flush out all stains, spots and soil.
After this, Tuesdays reconditions the leather and renews it to like-new condition. The UGGs are then allowed to air dry on a special rack for approximately 48 hours. The final step is the application of a leather softener and water repellent to protect the integrity of the leather for a longer life.