With all the retailers talking fall, it's sort of impossible not to follow suit. It's fun to look ahead a bit, isn't it?
Many of you know of my quest last year for the perfect tan boot, which I found, in the Vera Wang Lavendar Sheila boot (read all about it here). My issue is skinny calves, and most boots look like waders on me.
Anyway, my quest this year was gray boots. And I tend to look for them in the off-season, especially when they're trying to clear them out to make way for the new fall pretties.
I've heard from many their love of Frye boots, but I never tried on one that worked for me. I even found one pair at Antho some months back, for a super price of around $100 -- but they were way too wide. However, when I got the invitation for (the new) 6pm.com Limited website, and saw Frye up on sale, I took a stab in the dark at the Dorado Low (gray leather). The many reviews on Zappos remarked upon the super skinniness (some in love, some in disappointment), so I was hopeful.
When I received them, I opened the box, and it was love. The color was a uniform perfect gray (no black toes), and some subtle distressing (in a good way). They smelled of that great new leather smell. I could tell straight away that they were very slim, and I was right. I worried they would slouch and give me cankles -- but I don't think that will happen, as they are stiff enough. They fit me perfectly in my normal size (I was worried about needing to size down like I have in other Frye try-ons). They reach right to my kneecaps, but a smidge taller would have been uncomfortable. So for petite women, this might be a dealbreaker. They have the usual bit of heel slippage, but that's normal. They have a bit of a cowboy boot look about them, which I like.
Here are some pictures:
I'm so happy I found them at such a great price, and so quickly into my search!
Are you a Frye fan? Are you on a boot search this year? What are you looking for?