I have no idea why it took me so many years to buy these but I finally did. I love them and you will not want to mess with me while I'm wearing them. I actually saw a very good version of them at Target for about 1/4 of the price (and half the weight).
I've never been a big boot person but now all I want to wear are boots. If you have a J. Crew credit card, you are privy to sale information; unfortunately, I did not get these on sale:
I found a website called Endless.com which will ship your shoes/boots/bags OVERNIGHT for free and pay for return shipping if they don't work out! So I ordered these as well. I love them (fyi - they run a half size small).
Next on my list:
Apparently, I am all about Frye. I guess you can take a girl out of the midwest...