FRYE Reed Strappy Bootie Review
The Frye Company has always been primarily dedicated to using quality leather and precision stitching in the crafting of their footwear. They hold true to their promise with the Frye Reed Strappy Bootie. Walk into spring, summer, and/or fall in these sleek, sophisticated 2 ½ inch stunning heeled booties. Made with a leather (suede also available) upper, leather lining, leather footbed, stacked leather heel, and leather and rubber outsole, these booties scream quality and fashion from top to bottom. They feature a gorgeous bridle-inspired lattice detailing on the outer heel that amplifies the Western-influenced look. The lattice has an adjustable strap for a customizable fit with an antique silver finish buckle. There is also a zipper closure on the inner heel to make for an easier time putting on and taking off, and an elegant pointed toe. You don’t need a fancy occasion for an excuse to buy or wear these booties. They have a very trendy, versatile look. Wear them to grocery shop, go out to dinner, have a picnic, go to the mall. Wear them to a fancy dinner party. The fact that the heel is only 2 ½ inches tall and is chunky means that you can wear them longer and with less pain and discomfort than a higher, thinner heel. The shaft height is 4 ¾ inches and the shaft circumference is 10 inches. The Frye Reed Strappy Bootie is available in whole and half sizes, ranging from 5 ½ to 11. They also come in polished leather, textured leather, or suede upper material with 4 color options.
Sleek, contemporary design
Adjustable for the perfect fit
Not suited for winter conditions
No wider size available
Polished leather, also known as polished binder or bookbinder leather, has a top coat (acrylic, resins and/or parmesans) added to the leather. This coat gives the shoe the shiny, polished appearance. It is used substantially in the footwear industry and by many high end shoe makers.
Textured leather is a treated leather that is made by the texture/pattern being pressed on it by a machine. Textured leather is widely known for its diagonal lines and cross-hatch print. It is finished off with a wax treatment, giving it a slight sheen.
Suede is made out of the split layers from the corium part of the hide, which is scraped to the point of impressive softness. The resulting nap resembles velvet. Suede is soft and workable, but also more susceptible to dirt and stains. It needs treated regularly to keep its smoothness and suppleness.