Have you ever found yourself wishing for a barefoot version of your beloved Ugg boots? Well, I did. But transitioning to barefoot shoes doesn’t always means that you have to forgot all about your favourite boot styles you loved to wear.
Zeazoo is one of the rare barefoot brands that makes boots in the same look as Uggs have. Actually this is the only non-vegan barefoot version of an Uggs I know.
These Dingo boots were on my wish list already last winter. As a big UGG fan, which wore Uggs the whole winter before transitioning to barefoot shoes, I really missed a boot like this in my wardrobe. Therefore, I was super excited when Zeazoo offered me a pair to test it.
Zeazoo Dingo boots look very similar to original UGG boots. With a beautiful addition – super flexible and zero drop barefoot sole. They are available in adult and kids version in three different colours – brown, purple and black. Zeazoo introduced black colour to adult version just recently and is something completely new on their website.
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- Brand: ZEAZOOkids
- Model: Dingo
- Colour: purple
- Tested on: woman, medium-wide feet, 26,3 cm long, 10 cm wide, circumference 24 cm, low instep, skinny ankles
2. Material characteristics
Zeazoo Dingo boots are made from a genuine sheepskin leather. Sheepskin is great choice for cold and dry weather with a great insulation for your feet.
Wool absorbs moisture remarkably well with keeping your feet dry and at a constant temperature. Therefore, you get all the advantages of wool in just one boot.
Dingo boots are appropriate for dry weather. I wouldn’t use them for walking in a heavy rain or in wet snow. As stated on Zeazoo website ‘shoes are not appropriate for heavy rain and snow and are not waterproofed’.
The same as Uggs the boots have visible seams at both sides, at the back and also at the front part of the boot.
Fabric welt is in a matching colour with the rest of the boot.
At the top part of the boot, a small zeazoo sign is stitched. It is in the same colour as the rest of the boot and it is definitely not disturbing.
As the boots are made from sheepskin leather your skin is in a direct contact with the wool, which gives you a cosy, soft and warm feeling. You can wear them with no problem on your bare feet.
Sheepskin has a great breathability; therefore you can wear boots for a longer period of time, not just in winter. Sheepskin keep your feet warm in the winter but also cools them in warmer days.
The inside of the boot is purple as the outside part of the boot.
For the sole 6 mm lightweight and flexible Vibram® Superflex rubber sole is used. According to Zeazoo it also comes with a ‘good grip and shock-absorbency’.
The shoes are really light and I can easily roll them in all directions.
The sole is super flexible and it gives you a really good ground feeling. On the picture below you can see how much better thin, flat and flexible sole of Zeazoo Dingo boots looks in comparison to thick and non-flexible UGG sole.
3. Sizing information
Zeazoo Dingo boots are available in sizes 36-46. Bigger sizes have been added just recently. Before that a size 41 was their biggest size. They are also available in tall and short version for kids in sizes 23-34.
Their size chart gives you the inside length of the shoe and the maximum circumference of the shoe. Size chart is true to size, but if you want to measure it by yourself it can be a little trickier. Because of the wool inside they can be measured smaller than they really are.
My feet are 26,3 cm long and 10 cm wide with a circumference of 24 cm and I decided to choose a size 41 with the inside length 27,5 cm and circumference 25,5 cm. I also tried a size 40, but I didn’t have enough space for my toes to spread.
3.2. Toebox & width
Zeazoo boots have a little bit more mainstream tapered toebox shape, which won’t suit everybody.
Like with Groundies Ibiza shoes, which I reviewed here, I went for a more space in front of my toes. Anything less than this probably wouldn’t be enough for me. If your feet are as wide as mine, you definitely need to consider the space you need before purchase. You definitely want to avoid your big toe being pushed inwards.
I would say that regarding the width my medium-wide feet just fit in the boots. Therefore, the best fit with Zeazoo Dingo boots can get those with narrow and medium wide feet, but those with wide feet will likely to find Dingo boots to narrow in the toebox.
On the picture below you can see my foot standing against the boot. The inside width of the Dingo boot is 9,5 cm, which makes them a little bit narrower than my foot width is (10 cm), but as the foot is three-dimensional it is not only the width that matters but also the circumference of the boot.
My foot circumference is 24 cm and the Dingo boots in size 41 is 25,5 cm. As the boots are not restricting my toes at the sides, they can spread in both directions to get enough space for my toes.
If you were used of wearing Uggs before, you will find Zeazoo Dingo boots very similar to Uggs regarding the spacious inside the shoe. Although the sole of the Zeazoo boots is 5 mm narrower in the midpart of the boot, but the toebox area is quite similar shape.
I usually avoid pull on boots since transitioning to the barefoot shoes as it is always hard to get a good fit. Although, I really like this style of boots. Not only that they look really nice, they are also practical, especially when you have kids and you have to put on your shoes quickly as you can 🙂
Although Dingo boots don’t fit tightly around my instep, they don’t slip at heel while walking. Probably because the heel part is just the right width to keep my heel at right place. But there is also the wool inside the boot that fill out the space above my instep a little bit, prevents to much foot sliding and gives them a secure fit.
They are also super light and you will definitely enjoy having them on your foot.
4. Caring tips
Sheepskin has a very delicate surface and if you want your boots to last long, I recommend you to take a good care of them.
I suggest cleaning them with the products that are safe to use on sheepskin.
I still have my Ugg sheepskin cleaner and I will use it on my Dingo boots at the end of the season, but you can buy any other product suitable for this.
I usually moisten the entire surface with clean, cold water and then apply a small amount of cleaning product on the wet sponge. I gently scrub the boot with a cleaner and rinse with clean water. I dry them naturally, but not on the direct sunlight.
When your boot is completely dry you can gently brush it with a very soft suede brush.
5. How to wear them?
If you want your boots to be the star of your outfit you defnitely need to wear them with your trousers tucked in. But this is definitely a boot that works the best with a pair of skinny jeans.
You can also wear them with a pair of warm leggings instead of jeans trousers. Or even with sweatpants tucked in. Or you can also wear them roll down if you like that kind of look.
I wouldn’t wear them with a formal clothing, but they are great shoes for your casual outfit when you hang out with your friends or even for a work (depends on a dress code).
The purple colour shoe is something new in my wardrobe, but it works great with black or blue jeans trousers and I found them easier to match with my wardrobe than I thought they would.
6. Price & where to buy
Zaezoo shoes can be bought directly from their website or at different retailers. Full price for Dingo model is 90 €.
You can also get 5% discount on all their shoes with my affiliate code BOSENOGICE.
7. Shipping info
Shipping cost for all Europe up to 5 kg are 10 € and rest of the world 13 €. They also have an option for express delivery with price from 25 € to 65 € (depends on the destination and the weight). Zeazoo shoes are also sold at different retailers.
8. Where are they made?
All Zeazoo shoes are handmade by a professional shoe makers in Bulgaria.
9. To sum up
If you are the ugg style fan as I do, then this are the shoes for you. Dingo boots are a lovely and cosy pull on barefoot boots everyone who love this style of boots would love to have. They are really well made, light, warm and soft inside and super comfortable. Definitely the boot I love to wear. And now I’m tempted to get the black ones too 😉