Posts Tagged: boots

Vintage 70s Frye Boots For Ms. and Mr.

Frye Boots really became super popular in 1974, like this ad depicts. The chunky Campus Boot was especially ubiquitous and trendy. Everyone was clomping around in them; and Frye promoted its unisex styling in the newly-coined title “Ms.”, and Mr. Frye Boots remain popular today, as all good American classics do! ~Marilyn

Vintage 1970s Dingo Boots for Men and Women

One of the fashion trends for the mid-1970s was for tall, heavy boots – the chunkier the better! There was sort of a unisex style craze, where men and women dressed pretty much the same. In this ad – from Cosmopolitan magazine, September 1976 – Dingo boots capitalizes on this trend by offering long, tall… Read more »

The Original 1975 Frye Boots

The iconic Frye Boot, as we know it, made its fashion debut in 1975. Super chunky and sturdy, it fit right in with the mid-70s earthy ‘back to the land’ vibe. The collegiate-style Campus Boot became an all-American symbol of rebellion and freedom.  Soon everyone was clunking around in Frye boots, or a reasonable facsimile… Read more »

Those Rad Vintage 1975 Frye Campus Boots

Frye Boots hit the fashion scene in 1975, to be exact. I was flipping through a pile of my old Glamour magazines, and saw this great ad for Frye Boots in the September 1975 issue. They were also featured in the fashion editorial section. A look through the September 1974 issue of Glamour showed no… Read more »

Funky and Clunky Vintage 1971 Shoes

While flipping through my vintage 1971 Seventeen magazines, I was struck by the shoe ads. Were the shoes and boots we wore in that particular year really THAT ugly? Page after page of  horrendously designed shoes. Was it a style aberration for that particular year? I was a high school sophomore then, and I definitely… Read more »