Clothes of the Seventies, Frye boots

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Description: Hideously ugly and expensive "cowboy" style boots worn by girls when I was in high school (mid 70s) Often worn with the equally hideous gauchos!
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H. Stowe - March 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Boy we loved our yellow-ish tan Frye Boots! We wore them with our flare-legged Levi cords. They were expensive so my girlfriend and I each paid half and owned them every-other-week!
Kim - August 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I bugged my mother to buy them for me, I was relentless! I had them in the 70's and in the early 80's.
debbie - October 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I was SO happy when i was able to buy a pair of these boots! Wore them with Gauchos and long midi dresses...
bahahaa - October 17, 2008 - Report this comment
joanne - October 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I wanted a pair so badly that my 4 best friends chipped in and got me a pair for my birthday! I loved my Frye boots!
Jules Pahl - May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
YEAH they were expensive!! But sooo cool!-- especial if you wore your jordache jeans tucked into them too!
footballmom104 - December 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Guys wore these too, only not quite as tall ... my husband had a pair in college and he used to put a half-pint of whiskey in each bootleg to smuggle it into football games.
Dean Garrett - June 19, 2010 - Report this comment
These and Dingo boots were the most popular boots to wear for young girls around 1976 where I lived. We didn't think of them as Western-looking, though that seems obvious now, but then country-and-western was kind of "out" in the 70s. And, yeah, guys wore these, too. They were usually in that yellowish beige that was called "natural" or "buff" at the time, but they were also sometimes in browns and even patchworks of leather squares - forest green, cordovan, plus earth tones. Girls wore them with gauchoes/culottes, vests, hooded tops or cowlnecks, etc. And I associated all this with Dorothy Hamill and Toni Tenille-style pageboy or wedge haircuts with winged sides, plus tinted glasses with standard 70s oversized frames that we thought of as "tv screens" at the time.
Lisa Koffler - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I only wore the winter version.
CAROLYN - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I saw the Frye Boot's and told my Parent's that I won't a pair so the y bought my Twin Sister and I the Boot's but there is on thing I like them because my Maiden name is Frye
Marcia - December 27, 2011 - Report this comment
One of the first things I bought when I had my own money was a pair of Frye boots. I still have them in the original box in my closet. If I am ever 140 lbs again I will definately wear them. One of my favorite things I ever owned!
Sue - November 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I got mine in the late 70s, at a DEXTERS!! I love them
Mary - October 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I still wear my 1976 Frye boots! They're the 15" high ones with the stitching. We used for to wear them with cords, button-down or plaid shirts, vests, and down jackets. Today I wear them with casual above knee skirts with tights or with skinny jeans. They look and feel as great as they did when my parents gave them to me and my twin sister 37 years ago!
Society Hill - July 11, 2016 - Report this comment
These are FREAK BOOT. All the kids who had long hair and smoked dope (among other drugs) wow these. You were either a freak, a jock or a prep. We also wore Waffle Stompers—sort of decorative hiking boots, with a Vibram sole, and we also wore Wallabys (Clarks). Some of the US were also skaters and wore Vans skateboard shoes, but you literally had to order them from Skateboarder Magazine. A typical outfit for me as a Junior would be light blue corduroys, a leather belt with a belt buckle featuring a photo of shine sir, or a Zeppelin logo. Then on top you'd wear a surf tshirt and for shoes you'd wear Wallabys or Vans classic deck shoes. Puka shell necklace. In NC, this would be a pretty exotic look. But the girls really liked it.

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