Things may be about to turn "Uggly" at an American school after students were made to toe the line by a ban on the boots due to problems with smuggled mobile phones.
Pottstown Middle School, Pennsylvania, has enforced a ban on the snuggly sheepskin shoes as a result of pupils stashing the forbidden items down the side.
According to Reuters, the ban was enforced on Monday.
The school's principal, Gail Cooper, sent a letter home explaining the new uniform regulations:
"Students may continue to wear outdoor boots to and from school to protect them from cold, snow and ice but need to change into a pair of sneakers or shoes before entering homeroom. Students may also continue to wear lace up, tight at the ankle, boots, shoes and high top sneakers."