Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Frye Boots

 
Blouse - Simply Vera, thrifted
Jacket - Loft, thrifted
Jeans - Levi, thrifted
Boots - Frye, ebay


A week ago, I had a pair of Frye boots arrive on my doorstep. They were beaten up, had worn down heels, separation on one boot. But they were gloriously broken in, the soles were still in tact and good to go, no big rips in the leather and they only cost me $25. So I mosied down the street to my local shoe guy and dropped them off.

I hadn't used this particular shoe repair place since I never could figure out their hours (apparently they are just closed on Mondays, and my attempts were always on a Monday).. but that sorted out, it was a lot closer than my previous shoe repair place.

A week later, I wandered back in and found what looked like a brand spankin' new pair of Frye boots. Only the insides were soft and squishy, broken in and wonderful. The heels had been replaced, the sole repaired,  polished up and ready to go.

Simple, but tough
I'm going to say "na-na-na-na-na" to the seller of these boots because a simple trip to the cobbler had these looking amazing. Expect to see these on my feet a bunch. At least until warmer weather comes, but even then, I make no promises. This is what I have been aiming for every time I have bought a pair of Fryes.

Next goal - find a pair of Dr Martens.

23 comments:

  1. They look fantastic! I'm glad they were easily able to be patched up and I bet they'll last you quite awhile to come now!

    I also love your jacket - I have a similar one that my cousin gave me that I haven't worn yet.

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  2. Fabulous. I'm so glad the boots turned out for you!!

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  3. Hooray for awesome repair people! I've always wanted to and meant to take my clothes and shoes to tailors and shoe repairs and leather repairs but I've never gotten around to it. Woops. But I am so glad that these turned out brand new for you! They look awesome! And I love your jacket as well!!!

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  4. The boots look great. I don't have any Fryes, but my Docs are super comfortable. I wear them when I need to be on my feet a lot at work.

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  5. Your hair is so cool!
    I need to something with my hairdo too. ( yes i know, nobody
    can see my hair with the scarf, but me and my family can see it)

    XO Arezu

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    1. More importantly YOU can see it. That's what is important. ;) Besides, I think your scarves are beautiful.

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  6. Those boots look great! What a good deal.

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  7. Oh, those are just awesome, and doesn't it feel like you're getting away with something big when you pull off a super-bargain like that?

    I love how you're wearing your hair swept off to the side today, as well. So cool. :)

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  8. Well done! See what a little TLC and effort can do? Frye's are on my list for some point in the future because they always look so cool.

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  9. I know! The shoe repair guy is a magician. These are fabulous boots that I think you'll wear until they need another trip to the magic guy : >

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  10. Nicely done! I have a pair of boots headed for the cobbler, but to be honest, my brain says: "is it worth the work?" They're my favourite pair, so I know the answer is yes, but they're still wearable now... sigh... ok, I'll maybe go tomorrow.

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  11. I love your hair today! So cool.

    That's amazing that your "new" shoes got a new life with you! Brava!

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  12. I used to sell Frye boots - they are classic! Even with the repair bill, I'm sure you came in way under the $300 mark that seems to be their starting price. Lucky you, and the rest of the outfit is classic, too!

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  13. Those boots are amazing. I bow to you and your thrifting/ebaying skills!

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  14. You are so smart! I've been wearing my Frye boots from eBay almost every day. I absolutely adore them.

    I like your hair very much. It's so versatile!

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  15. AMAZING Boots!!! I'm using your example of repairing a nice pair on my hunt for cowboy boots. Because I NEED them!!

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  16. Ah, great news. Well done you for taking the chance and going to the cobbler. He probably enjoyed bringing them back to life!

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  17. Those look really nice. How often do you take shoes to the cobbler? Only when you buy a used pair or do you take all your shoes there for regular maintenance?

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    1. I do my own polishing/upkeep on them myself for the most part. I'll take a pair if the soles are wearing down or if the heels need new taps (the plastic bits). Most often I've ebayed a pair that only require $15-20 of work into them to make them like new. Most people underestimate how refreshed a pair can be after a trip to the cobbler.

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  18. Amazing boots. I have some Blundstones that look similar. I love them but haven't been wearing them. I should, they are great in the snow.

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  19. Great score! Fryes are lifetime investments.

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