Gen Z has launched a clever “eco-conscious” hack to upgrade their old “millennial” shoes to mini versions

The Uggs are back! Generation Z set fire to a clever “eco-conscious” hack to upgrade their old “millennial” shoes to mini versions by cutting off the top and sewing a new seam.

  • Generation Z brings back the classic Ugg, and in the true style of 2022, environmentally conscious trendsetters are doing so by recycling their old high boots.
  • The controversial shoes they have seen in conjunction with Millennium Juicy Couture tracksuits, including Britney Spears in the 1990s and noughties,
  • Leggy models Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber, who left the traditional knee-length version, were seen swinging the ankle-length version of the shoe.
  • The new TikTok hack has made this trend accessible to those who own the old version – by cutting off the top of its shoes and stitching










Generation Z brings back the classic Ugg, and in the true style of 2022, environmentally conscious trendsetters are doing so by recycling their old high boots.

The controversial shoes that millennial Juicy Couture tracksuits, including Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian, saw in the 1990s and noughties, are returning.

Long models Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber, who left the traditional knee-length version, were seen swinging over their ankles with their formal wear.

And now the new TikTok hack has made the trend accessible to those who own the old version – prompted by US user Emily Keen, a frugal medical student who took matters into her own hands by cutting off the top of her shoes and sewing them together – garnering 4.4 million views and still growing.

US user Emily Keen became viral online by cutting the top of her shoes and stitching them up - garnering 4.4 million views

US user Emily Keen became viral online by cutting the top of her shoes and stitching them up – garnering 4.4 million views

On her account, she shared a 14-second clip entitled: “If you didn’t get a mini Uggs for Christmas, you have to take matters into your own hands.”

On her account, she shared a 14-second clip entitled, “If you didn’t get a mini Uggs for Christmas, you have to take matters into your own hands.”

The clever video shows Emily presenting her classic high Uggs before cutting her top just above her ankles.

He then cuts off the original hem and sews the open seam of the converted shoes with a needle and thread.

Emily later shared a video wearing shoes with her ankles, proving that they look like new.

The new TikTok hack has made the trend accessible to those who own the old version

The new TikTok hack has made the trend accessible to those who own the old version

The clever video shows Emily presenting her classic high Uggs before cutting her top just above her ankles.

The clever video shows Emily presenting her classic high Uggs before cutting her top just above her ankles.

In a video that answered a barrage of questions from enthusiastic users, Emily confirmed that the shoes were real Uggy and revealed that she had found them in chisels, so they were 'old and battered'.

In a video that answered a barrage of questions from enthusiastic users, Emily confirmed that the shoes were real Uggy and revealed that she had found them in chisels, so they were ‘old and battered’.

And the video garnered millions of views from watchers who praised it for saving the environment – and their money.

One wrote, “This is sustainable and they look so good! You can literally get paid to do it for people.

Another added, ‘Reduce, reuse, recycle!’, While one wrote, ‘Oh my god, I need to know how you sewed the top’.

But others were more careful in their response, and one asked, ‘Why are these coming back, God, why?’

Another said, ‘But what if those long ones are going to be stylish next Christmas?’

In a video that answered a barrage of questions from enthusiastic users, Emily confirmed that the shoes were real Uggy and revealed that she had found them in the chisels, so they were ‘old and battered’.

And the video garnered millions of views from people who praised it for saving the environment - and its money

And the video garnered millions of views from people who praised it for saving the environment – and its money

Another added, 'Reduce, reuse, recycle!' While one wrote, 'Oh my god, I need to know how you sewed the top'

Another added, ‘Reduce, reuse, recycle!’ While one wrote, ‘Oh my god, I need to know how you sewed the top’

But others were more careful in their response, and one asked, 'Why are these coming back, God, why?'

But others were more careful in their response, and one asked, ‘Why are these coming back, God, why?’

Emily later shared a video of wearing shoes and ankle boots, proving that they look like new

Emily later shared a video of wearing shoes and ankle boots, proving that they look like new

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