The Frye 'Harness 12R' Boot
is one of the most popular styles from this legendary brand, so it's no wonder that we've seen a steady supply of knock-offs from lesser brands. The most popular look-for-less is arguably Target's Mossimo Supply Co. 'Katherine' Leather Engineer Boots
($49.99). I bought these
last season and I love them although they take a while to break in because they're made from tough albeit real leather.
If you can afford the real deal, they should last you forever with proper care. The ones shown here are $218 at nordstrom.com
Most recently, I noticed that Payless
is carrying a Frye-inspired Harness boot: It's called the 'Savannah' Harness Boot
by American Eagle and it's on sale for $38.99 at payless.com, marked down from $49.99. This is a great way to test drive the look, too, see if this boot works with your current wardrobe and lifestyle, then graduate to the real deal when you get your holiday bonus!