Uggs have secured a reputation of being an “ugly shoe.” After the sheepskin boots soared to popularity in the early to mid-aughts, they soon became almost universally loathed, perhaps due to their ubiquity from college campuses to the closets of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and the like. With the cold weather creeping in, some are reclaiming the now-neglected footwear, including one Louise Linton, who was photographed walking in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in an all-black outfit of yoga pants, a beanie, and yes, a pair of tall Ugg boots.

This athleisure-wearing Louise Linton is indeed the same who rose to prominence as the label-loving wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The one who proudly tagged her Valentino shoes and Hèrmes bag in the Instagram post heard ’round the world, where she responded to a commenter who called her a (hashtag) “deplorable” as being “adorably out of touch.”

She’s since tried to rebound with an apology interview for the cover of Washington Life magazine in September, in which she posed in several ball gowns for the inside spread. To her credit, she did note the blinding irony of the photo shoot. Unfortunately, she seemed to have missed it months later when she gave her best blue steel while holding up a sheet of dollar bills, emblazoned with her husband’s signature, while wearing black leather gloves.

On Tuesday Linton posted a photo of herself and a friend on the train up to New York, perhaps trying to present herself as the train-riding, Ugg-boot wearing, woman of the people. Unfortunately for her, that’s not the Louise Linton the world can’t get enough of.






Posted by on December 7th, 2017 at 7:58 and tagged