It's been cold here for about a week and I can NOT tell you how many girls I've seen walking around in mini-skirts and ugg boots. Don't be a fashion clone! I know they're comfy/warm/cute(?), but there are so many other boots that are just as functional and have some individual flair! I dont have a problem with people wearing them as long as its not one of the horrid sweatpants/uggs or miniskirt/uggs combinations. haha I LOVE urban dictionary's definition of the infamous boots:
Uggs: Ugly preppy boots that people wear with mini skirts. NO They are not meant for snow, uggs are not waterproof. they started in australia, how often does it snow there? no they are meant to be worn after surfing, cuz they keep your feet dry and warm.
If you're looking for a winter boot go for something in trendy and warm shearling, or with a nordic print/ embroidery if you're looking for something really unique. If you'll be wearing the boots in the snow look for something with a slick waterproof exterior like the Aquatalia boots above.