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Distressed ankle boot featuring antiqued grommets and combat-style lacing
Debossed logo accent
Distressed leather offers a vintage look.
9.5 D(M) US
Dark Brown - 80157
Prison Boot 150
9.5 D(M) US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Long review - but wish someone had given me this info before I ordered.
Comfort. They are exceptionally comfortable. Once you get the right size, you will be surprised at how nice they feel for a 'work shoe' Out of the box you can wear them all day with zero break in period. Mostly as these are the 150 anniversary edition which are heavily distressed. My Harness 12R took a few years to break in nicely. These 150th Prision boots are already there.
Looks: They are fairly basic, but that is part of what makes them great. I am mid 30s and my father has some old redwings around that are from the 60/70s that look identical to these. BUT these are made way better. The only comparable redwings now are the Iron Ranger or the Blacksmith. Both of which are nice, but not really the same style as these as that old pair my dad has around. The overall distressed look is really heavy. I wish it wasn't as aggressive. These really look like they have been worn through...
I have been searching for a sturdy but comfortable boot for months, trying many different brands. I found that although many look good their comfort is lacking or they're very heavy. Frye makes a boot that cures both these issues! I had a pair of their boots in the 60s-70s and never wore them out so I finally broke down and tried these Prison Boots. Somewhat shorter in height and with a lower heel they feel more like a bigger desert boot/chukka than a real work/sturdy boot! My feet are oddly shaped so wider where most companies won't fit me. The leather in these boots flexes and molds to your foot providing comfort like others simply can't provide! 'Old Style' leather uppers with leather lining in most areas versus fabric linings that can't mold to your feet or expand when needed. Frye knows how to make a boot/shoe and has not 'update' tried and true construction methods to save money or fit fashion ideals!! Good, solid,yet simple, made here by true craftsmen appears to be the formula...
The boots are simply out of this world, super comfortable, super good looking, unassuming and subtle. I ordered a 10 as i have wide feet but felt a 9.5 would've been better perhaps fit wise, however wearing thick socks resolves the issue except that it feels a little warm but these trivial things can be overlooked cause the boots feel like second skin. They are built to last, the leather looks worn out and pecked with a thorough vintage feel, everything i was looking for. The Frye's Made in US of A are simply global class with finesse, i will buy the USA made boots again and again. They are definitely expensive, i paid a whopping 32,500/- INR ($518) inclusive the import, shipping etc but its worth it. Frye is my favorite brand when it comes to Boots, none match their supremacy.
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