Frye Kenzie Review
Founded by John A. Frye in 1863, Frye claims to be the oldest continuously operated American shoe company. The company was founded in the city of Marlboro, Massachusetts, where the first Frye shop was set, and In the 1890s, Marlboro manufactured more shoes than any other city in the U.S. Impressive isn’t it?
If you take a quick look to the company’s history you’ll notice that the Frye company made the shoes that US servicemen wore in the WW2, and even General Patton was a huge fan of the Frye military boots during these troubled times in the world’s history.
Back in the swinging 60’s Frye was one of the most sought after shoe brands, and the designs made by this company was worn by presidents and movie stars. Jackie Kennedy, Jerry Lewis, Bette Midler, Candice Bergen, and Liza Minnelli were some of the biggest fans of the Frye merchandise, and today they’ve expanded into the making of clothing as well.
But for the purpose of this review, the focus will be put on a highly feminine and 60’s inspired shoe that looks even better today than it did back in the ’60s. Frye Kenzie Slingback. Hope you’ll like this review.
Leather and rubber sole
No vegan option
The sheer elegance and simplicity of the design make this shoe effortlessly chic and timeless, mostly because it was made with high-quality materials, and of course because it was inspired by a style that was so chic that it made a lasting impression on a whole series of designers. And that leather mentioned earlier is none other than prime Italian buffalo leather. Yup. The very same buffalo that gives you mozzarella. The soft leather lining gives you a more comfortable fit, and the easy slip-on style is made even easier with the leather with the leather strap at the back of the shoe.
And there’s no way one can ignore the stretchy panel at the Achilles heel strap. Not only it’s a nice little detail that pops a nice bit of detailing in the overall design it even takes care of the overall comfort of the shoe. Why? Because most of the slingback sandals require buckle to close the straps of the shoe. The buckle can make the shoes slightly uncomfortable and unnecessary complicated to be put on the foot and taken out. But, the Kenzie Slingback doesn’t have that problem. The stretchy panel does the trick without the need of hardware and wasted time in adjusting the buckle. And it also looks fabulous of course.
The key is to use your imagination and to let the luxurious materials and the effortless designs do all the talking for you. The Kenzie Slingback is work-appropriate shoes, and they look amazing with you buttoned down serious attire at your workplace. They’re also very transitional and you can easily wear them from day to nighttime events without jeopardizing your personal style. In fact, your personal style will get an upgrade with purchasing these shoes. They’ll become your wild-card in your closet and an item that you can mix and match depending on the occasion. And if you are a particular fan of the 60’s you’ll get a huge kick of these shoes, since they embody the era with nice throwback classic lines in the design.
Rubber insert in forefoot and heel
But the minimalism of the design is the virtue when it comes to the look of the shoes. The leather is responsible for the feel, but the minimalism really brings out the elegance and the chic in every occasion. Yes, they’re a bit expensive, but you’ll get your money’s worth in comfort alone. When it comes to having materials like leather in the making of the shoe, and the true craftsmanship, the price tag really doesn’t matter. You’ll get quality, comfort, style, and durability in a versatile shoe that you’ll basically wear with just about anything. And you can’t put a price on that. The Audrey in you will thank you for the purchase, and the luxurious feel of the materials will be beneficial to your feet without jeopardizing the elegance. The Kenzie Slingback radiates with elegance and offers a sleek style that is bound to last for years to come. They’re an incredible investment, and you’ll feel the returns of that investment with every compliment that’s headed your way. For your next office meeting for your laid back, casual wedding that you’ll have to attend, the Kenzie Slingback will become your best friend and constant companion. You’ll never regret buying them, as they’re timeless, versatile and filled with classic minimalism. And the minimalism works with just about anything. With you’re an A-line skirt, with your classic pants, and with the flowy dress that you own for a very long time, but were too afraid to put on. Now you have the shoes for it.