Thursday, January 20, 2011

Frye Boots and the Stretching Process

Hello! I had this great experience with my new Frye engineer boots and I didn't really have a place to put the story, so I figured I'd but it here.

I got some awesome black Frye engineer boots for Christmas. I have a very similar pair in brown that I have owned and worn regularly for more than ten years. I don't think the brown ones are Frye, but they look almost identical. Anyway, they are the most comfortable shoes I own.

I was very excited when I got my new boots and I loved them upon sight. I put them on and they fit perfectly except they seemed a little bit tight, especially across the top of my foot. I briefly toyed with the idea of exchanging them for the next size up, but because they otherwise fit so perfectly, I was reluctant to do so.

Also, the GIANT size that was the next one available was out of stock at Zappos.

I poked around online a little bit, Googling "Do Frye boots stretch?" and mostly came up with yes. I decided to put in my time working the boots in, knowing that once they relaxed a little they would be awesome.

Then I decided to jump start the breaking in process by taking the boots to a shoe dude to get them stretched. I dropped them off and left them there for about five days, paid my $7 when I picked them up and voila!

Awesome boots.

I was skeptical that it would make a difference at all, but it really did. If you have boots that slightly don't fit perfectly, give it a try!

I'm so excited about these boots now. I'm pretty sure they will last as long as I'm still into wearing black engineer boots.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Stimey is watching Splice. This is a terrible movie. Please don't watch it.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Life From Scratch

Stimey is reading Life From Scratch, the fantastic debut novel by our very own Melissa Ford of Stirrup Queens. This was such a fun book with a truly emotionally satisfying ending. Bravo, Mel! I think you've earned a pony!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Prestige

Stimey is watching The Prestige. Going in, I didn't have any idea what it was about, just that it was directed by Christopher Nolan, whom I have adored since Memento. Turns out that it is about magicians. Imagine that. It was a mite confusing at first, but by the end, I was entirely wrapped up in it, sitting motionless, practically agape. Loved it. Also, it stars Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, and Michael Caine. Nothin' wrong with that.