Australian surfer Brian Smith moved to California in 1978 in search of the perfect waves. He brought with him a bag full of sheepskin boots. That was the start of a story that sounds like a legend. The Australian sheepskin boots, originally practical objects for the intrepid sportsperson, have since become a cultural phenomenon, and have transformed physical comfort into an emotive experience. Capable of maintaining its identity even after so many years, Ugg Australia is more than a boot, it's a way of life.