Shatnez Alert: Kids Canvas Ugg shoes contain Shatnez (PHOTOS)

The following was submitted by a shopper, and was confirmed by TLS with Rabbi Sayagh of the Shatnez Laboratory:

“I recently ordered these Ugg sneakers from Zappos. We noticed a sticker on the bottom that says it contains wool (as seen in pic). I took it to be tested for Shatnez where they found linen fibers in the canvas. The wool couldn’t be removed (even though its only in the inner heel of the shoe) as it was sewn in strongly and he didn’t think all of it could be removed. As these are a popular style shoe, I wanted to let readers know about this Shatnez issue.”

Rabbi Sayagh noted that this is only an issue with the canvas sneaker – the vinyl and leather ones are okay.

If you have any questions, you can call Rabbi Sayagh at 732-364-7056.


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There are 5 Comments to "Shatnez Alert: Kids Canvas Ugg shoes contain Shatnez (PHOTOS)"

  • Me says:

    Wow. I almost bought these! Hashem was watching over me.

  • Abe says:

    Why don’t they list the linen on the label.

  • Dov says:

    What about the canvas slipper?

  • Yaakov says:

    According to Halacha it’s no pashit that shatnez applies to shoes. But do ask your rav

  • Gary says:

    A similar pair of kids’ canvas UGG’s with the wool label was tested today in my local certified shaatnez laboratory. Despite taking samples from multiple places, NO linen fibers were detected anywhere. The expert tester said that although one pair was found to contain linen, that does not mean all are a problem, even from the same company and similar characteristics.

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