Sunday, June 1, 2014

Yes Please!!!


Since moving to Montana, I have found myself wearing both pair of my Katherine Leather Engineer Boots on an almost daily basis. I bought them back in 2009, and first blogged about them in this post. Not only are they excellent quality leather boots, but very durable, and extremely comfortable, as well. Of course, you may recognize them as a less-expensive alternative to the Frye Belted Harness 12r boot, and I highly recommend them if you've been looking for a substitute, but I digress...

While I do love the taller Katherine Leather Engineer Boot, they really need to be worn with a true pair of boot-cut jeans, unless you plan to tuck your them into the boots, which I do not like to do. Since jeans with a truly wider boot-cut leg are increasingly difficult to find, I would really like to get a lower version of the boot...the Frye Harness 6-inch Boot. This is the perfect boot height to wear with any kind of jeans or pants, and is one that I am positive I would use on an almost daily basis, making the CPW very low in a short amount of time. Plus, Frye boots are known for their excellent quality, and for being extremely comfortable, so the higher price tag can be justified somewhat. I have been searching for a less-expensive alternative but have yet to find one, so for now I am saving my pennies to put toward a purchase of the original pair from Frye.

What are your thoughts on the Frye Harness 6-inch Boot? Do you own a pair? If so, would you recommend them? Are they actually worth the high price tag? Have you come across a less-expensive alternative? Please do share...I always love to hear from you!

***Just a reminder that the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for Women & Kids is taking place until the end of today...save up to 40% off on a wide selection of merchandise. More details as well as my personal picks in this post.

Have a lovely day! :)

6 comments:

  1. I have the Frye Engineer boots and the quality is excellent. It was a toss up between the Engineer and the Harness. I wear them mostly in winter and really love them, warm, comfortable, good grip on snow. I think you can't go wrong with Frye. They will probably still be in good condition in 10 years time!

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    1. Thank you fleur de lys! I know they will be a great investment, so hopefully I'll be able to get a pair before too long. I'm sure they will get daily use here. :)

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  2. I actually have these and can't bring myself to get rid of them, but I never wear them. I have mixed feelings about them. I think they're cool, and the quality is good. I had them stretched some years ago, so they fit better now. I think what bothers me is the square toe. It's also a very masculine looking boot.

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    1. Hi cate! What color of the boots do you have? Did you find them to run small, since you had to have them stretched? I agree they tend to look a bit masculine, but I actually love the square toe, especially the way they look when worn with boot-cut jeans.

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  3. I would check out Durango boots. I have a pair of the 12 inch harness that look almost identical to Frye but I found so much more comfortable. I get compliments on them all the time. I've had them for years, and they just get better with age. Here are a couple of shorter ones:

    http://www.amazon.com/Durango-Womens-Philly-Harness-Chocolate/dp/B0073UBN4W/ref=sr_1_2?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1401673816&sr=1-2&keywords=durango+harness+boots+women

    http://www.sheplers.com/Durango-Short-Harness-Boots/981.pro

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    1. Thank you so much for the Durango boot suggestions, cmf221! I had no idea the Durango brand boots were more comfortable than the Fryes. The local Murdochs stores carry the 12 inch harness, so I'm going to check to see if they possibly have the shorter harness boot, as well. Love that they are half the price of the Frye boots! :)

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