Proenza Schouler Harness Boot Makes the Manolo’s Thinning Hair Stand on End

Manolo says, here is the Proenza Schouler’s version of the classic, engineer harness boot. It is the handsome, downtown, tough-girl boot, the sort of thing for everyone who loves the American rocker aesthetic.

Proenza Schouler Harness Boot -  Manolo Likes!  Cliclk!

And then the Manolo looked at the price…Ayyyyyyyy!

14 Responses to “Proenza Schouler Harness Boot Makes the Manolo’s Thinning Hair Stand on End”

  1. daisyj. September 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    Good Lord, what are those things made of? Unicorn eyelashes?

  2. gemdiva September 24, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    Can you say “Rip Off” boys and girls? Just for comparison $99, click here……..

    http://www.bootbarn.com/itemview/women/bootsshoes/motorcycle/view/3447/popular/All/All/All

  3. Minky September 24, 2009 at 1:25 pm #

    Silly! Buy the Frye originals! They’re so comfortable, last forever. Silly!

  4. Livia September 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    For the tough girl with a trust fund. Everyone else just get Frye boots.

  5. Manolo the Shoeblogger September 24, 2009 at 2:44 pm #

    Yes, the Manolo has recommended the Frye boots on many occasions in the past.

    http://shoeblogs.com/2007/01/19/manolo-the-columnist-65/

  6. Penny September 24, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    You just featured a pair of Christian Louboutin heels for $1,695 and THIS makes you cringe? At least these are boots–though I wouldn’t pay that much for ANY type of shoe.

  7. Manolo the Shoeblogger September 24, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    Yes, it is true, the Christian Louboutin Dillian Flower Pumps are $1700 at Saks. Not only are they are the signature shoes of this season, they are unique, gorgeous, and the beautiful example of the shoe designer’s art.

    By the comparison, these Proenza Schouler boots are simply the well-made, designer knock-offs of the classic Frye Harness boot.

    The Manolo believes that you would be better buying the Frye’s and putting the $1100 savings toward the purchase of the Louboutins; the reasonable solution upon which we may all agree.

  8. Robyn Marie's Shoe Closet September 24, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

    Frye’s Harness boot looks almost exactly the same, is well made, lasts a lifetime and it’s a fraction of the price.

  9. Lisa September 24, 2009 at 9:30 pm #

    WHOA!! And, we should point out, Frye’s boots come in more than one color.

  10. Mimi September 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    …and they don’t even come in a narrow width!

  11. Sheri September 25, 2009 at 7:05 am #

    The worst part is that they don’t improve or innovate on the original – the frye’s look so much cooler, and classic.

  12. Emma September 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    These remind me of a pair of Harley Davidson boots I own. In fact, except for the indented stripe across the middle of the band, these look identical. I’ll stick with my $150 Harleys though, because not only will those last an eternity and a half, but they’re probably the second most comfortable pair of shoes I own (the first being another pair of Harleys).

    http://www.zappos.com/harley-davidson-hustin-11-black For a comparison.

  13. Genevieve September 25, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    Seriously, just buy Fryes. I inherited my mom’s pair of knee high Frye boots that she bought, oh, 20 years ago. I had to get the bottoms replaced, but that was *it*. .

  14. Pam Walter September 26, 2009 at 9:42 am #

    How much? I agree with the many others who recommended Frye boots.