I have bashed Uggs harder than the Fugly girls pick on Paris. I've wished them a painful death. I have gasped at the sight of their crotchety crocheted cousin. Uggs. Ugh.
However, if someone told me that I absolutely had to wear a pair of Uggs or else lose access to the Internet, I would crumble, but only if they were the Dunwich Boot. Uggs' sleek and slightly more sophisticated older sibling is a 16" tall, suede boot with a leather vamp, leather strap and buckle detail at the ankle, rubber (comfort!) sole, and 1" heel. It still has the soft comfort feel that has made Uggs popular, the shearling lining.
The Dunwich Boot is $250 at ShopBop.