A pair of vintage Frye Boots from 1975. The American brand has it's roots back in 1863 when John A. Frye first opened his doors to a small shoe shop in Marlboro, Massachusetts. His intention was to provide good and sturdy boots that hopefully would ease the everyday life of factory workers in that small New England town. Almost a decade later the boots had become considered iconic footwear and could be seen on celebrities such as Jackie O, John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen among others.
The reason we know the exact age of these is because the previous owner's father bought them back in 1975 and since then they have been used by two generations! Thats also the reason for the amazing patina that they have.
The leather is thick and still soft. They have scratches and other signs of wear but are still in pretty good condition for their age, and one can see that they have been loved and most likely been part of quite some adventures! The boots have just been seen to by a cobbler and the leather has been conditioned so they are ready to be worn.
Regarding the size the boots have no markings but they are slightly too big for Kerstin who wears US 8 / EU 41 on her Red Wings so if you are a US 9 / EU 42 these boots should fit you!
The outer sole measures 29 cm from heel to toe and the sole measures 11,4 cm at its widest at the front of the shoe.
- Vintage 1975 Frye Boots - Dark brown leather - Estimated size US 9 / EU 42