Roses are red
My boots are black
I love my Fryes
More than my flats
I was messing around online and stumbled across this post on Vogue.com and it made me think about just how much I love my Frye Harness motorcycle boots. I picked them up 9 years ago in the heat of August at a Nordstrom annual summer sale. They are a little battered and beaten but still comfortable as hell. The scuffs and scrapes only add character to these beauties. They look great with jeans, with a little dress, anything goes. Really, what’s not to love…
…Except that they are heavy as hell. I wore them when I was pregnant and nearly went into labor. I remember stopping in the mall and sitting on a bench with contractions. I went home, took the boots off and laid down and the contractions went away – so you can be a slave to fashion even in your third trimester.
The truth is that Frye makes great boots. They are solid and they hold up well to the shit-kicking I put them through including several rainy Pacific Northwest winters. They are not cheap, but when you factor in how many seasons you can pull out of them, the amortized rate makes them a bargain.
In addition to the Harness, that I love so much – Frye make other super cute styles. I have a pair of the Melissa Button riding boots that I bought almost 5 years ago. I still wear them every fall/ winter. They never go out of style. Unlike the Harness, I have had to have them re-soled, but that was worth every penny as they are still in great shape. The more you wear a pair of Fryes, the more comfortable they get. The more beat up they are, the cooler they look.
Trust me – they’re worth the money. And they didn’t pay me a dime (or a boot) to say so!