Here we have a pair of pre-1980s Made in USA Frye Size 8.5 D Western boots, well-made with the kind of soft leather that comes from years of wear, with fabulous braided seam down the sides. The color is a deep brown with the slightly rust tint to it, a color often called "cognac" in the boot world. We know the boot is pre-1980s, not only because of the Made in USA stamp but also because it carries a single Frye label in the right boot only. The main condition issue with this boot--and it is a minor item for a boot in otherwise great vintage condition--is that the previous owner MAY HAVE cut off decorative pull up straps. I say "MAY HAVE" because there are still functional pull up straps inside the boot, yet at the top it just looks to me like something could have been taken off for practical reasons--maybe they got in the way. See Photo 5 for close ups of the area in question. I do know this--the former owner was a natural caretaker, as she kept boot shape forms in the boots for all these years.
The leather soles have plenty of wear yet plenty more wear in them. The rubber heel cap is in good shape and not worn down to the stacked leather. Heels and toes are scuffed but I've polished them. They are marked 8.5 D, and the D means they are wide, which they are, which may make them a good fit for a Women's Size 9. Check measurements to be sure.
Rugged. Authentic. Vintage.
Marked Size: 8.5 D, the D being wide, which may make them a fit for a 9
Sole, heel to toe: 11" (11-1/4" measured against the wall)
Sole, across ball of foot: 4"
Shaft, down back from top of the heel (not ground) to the top of the leather upper: 13"
Side seam, from the top of the heel (not ground) to the top of the leather strap: 15-1/2"
Heel: about 1-5/8" stacked heel
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