Frye Women’s Melissa Button 2 Black Riding Boot
Last updated date: May 17, 2021
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Update as May 17, 2021:
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Skinnier calves will feel right at home in these classically-styled riding boots. The leather exterior fits in with a wide range of jeans or dresses. Rubber soles and a slightly roomy fit mean you can travel in comfort on foot or horseback alike.
In our analysis, the Frye Frye Women's Melissa Button 2 Black Riding Boot placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
From The Manufacturer
100% Leather. Imported. Leather and Rubber sole. Shaft measures approximately 15.5" from arch. Boot opening measures approximately 14.5" around. Pull-on, Equestrian-style tall shaft boot. Please note that the Extended color choice has the same weight and measurements, except the shaft circumference is 15.5 inches for a wider and roomier fit. Features an asymmetric topline and is contoured through the ankle for support. Smooth leather lining. Cushioned leather insole. Durable leather outsole with rubber heel insert for added traction.
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An Overview On Women's Black Boots
Is there a type of footwear more versatile than the ever-reliable black boot? They can be the height of comfort in winter months, and still fashionable enough to go dancing in on hot summer nights. With just a few variations in the shaft height or the general shape, a black boot can signify punk rock chic or boardroom boss. Simply put, every woman ought to have at least a couple of pairs in her fashion arsenal.
The term “black boot” brings to mind several styles, so how do you pick? Assuming you know what general look you’re going for, start with the important part: The fit. Boots can be tricky since that single numerical size won’t tell you everything you need to know. Yes, your feet need to be comfortable in boots, and you can actually get away with a lot more of that than in other types of footwear. Unless the forefoot has a more avant-garde or open-toed style, allow your toes a little more wiggle room. Your feet will thank you for it.
But there’s also your calf to think about. This isn’t a concern with shorter boots, but women with larger calves need to shop beyond the basic shoe size. Leave riding boot styles to those with fewer curves. If you’re going for anything above mid-length, look for something with laces on the back, elastic paneling or a zipper system that will allow a little leeway.
Materials are also a big concern since there will be a lot more of it to buy. There’s truly nothing like a quality leather boot, and there’s a reason that everyone from cowgirls to riot girls have been wearing them for decades. Just make sure that leather is treated with mink oil or another protective layer if you plan on wearing them in wet climates or harsh winters. Even if your leather boots have been treated, some periodic polishing goes a long way.
Suede boots have their own distinctive look, but they won’t generally hold up as well in cold weather. Nylon can be a great choice on a budget (and look great for more daring styles), and it will usually be waterproof to boot. On the other hand, it won’t be as resistant to scuffing or other types of wear and tear.
Don’t sleep on the interior material, either. Wool is a great choice for workhorse winter boots, as long as you don’t get it too wet inside. Boots with a Thinsulate lining will also provide great warmth and soak up sweat without taking up a lot of space.
The Women's Black Boot Buying Guide
- If you have the opportunity to try on your boots before buying, timing is key. Your feet tend to expand throughout the day, especially if you’re on your feet for most of it. Try on those boots in the evening or late afternoon to get an accurate sense of how they’ll fit.
- One great thing about leather boots is how easy they are to treat. You can greatly extend the life of your boots by moisturizing them periodically with a nice leather conditioner. When small scuffs pop up, you can usually make them disappear by liberally applying some leather cream with a small brush.
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