I'm thinking of getting a pair of Frye boots. Specifically I'm looking for a 14"-16" shaft plus 2.5"-3" heel. There are so many I like -- Catherine, Nora, Tina, maybe Carmen. Do any of you have these boots? What do you think? I'm a bit concerned that a pull up boot won't fit over jeans and that a zip may be easier. I would love to hear any comments!!! TIA!
wow, i am in the middle of almost exactly the same decision. i haven't purchased yet, tho, just ordered four pairs from zappos (when ****** had double points) but sent them ALL back cos none of them were perfect.
in terms of looks, nora was definitely my fave - GORGEOUS leather - and comfy once i had them on. but the lack of zip made them REALLY difficult to get on and off. the shaft is pretty big, i don't think getting them over jeans would be a big problem, i just had the hardest time forcing my foot down into the shoe. and i just pictured all the awkward maneuverings every time i had to take them off inside somebody's front door, etc!
carmen is cute, but clunkier and not as high a heel as i thought from the photos. also, the shaft height chopped off my calves at a less than flattering point - 16 inches is much better for me, i found.
tina i didnt try, because i thought they looked dressier than what envisioned, but i now think i will give them a shot also. i really want to find a comfy, sturdy more casual boot that still meshes with my dressier clothing style. maybe i will try these camper boots also? http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7349921/c/3.html
hope this helps!