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Frye Boot Lookalikes That Cost Half the Price

While we will never get over scoring a major deal on celeb-favorite Frye boots or finding them at Costco a couple times a year, we’ve been wondering: “Are Frye boot lookalikes a thing?” And indeed, they are. Forking out $200+ for a pair of these luxurious boots, while worth the investment, hurts a lot. And if we can get the same exact looks for anywhere from $30-$100ish, we’re so down.

The Frye-boot hype is real, so you can definitely get the look for way less. And many of your favorite brands have dupes that look like the real deal. From Sam Edelman and Universal Thread at Target to yes, even Amazon brand, there are a ton of alternative boots…that were made for walking!

Ahead, check out the best Frye boot alternatives —some that cost less than half the price.

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Dolce Vita

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Dolce Vita SAMY BOOTIE $64.98 Buy now Sign Up

Sam Edelman

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Sam Edelman is one of our favorites because they make pairs of boots that meet in the middle of our budget. Yes, they still can average around $150, but you get what you pay for! And if they’re going to last, we’re here for this little splurge. While Edelman certainly keeps up with styles-of-the-moment, you can also shop plenty of classic pairs of footwear.

Sam Edelman Hilary Bootie $149.95 Buy now Sign Up

Amazon Brand

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Of course, Amazon had to get in on the boot action. The site’s own brand, 206 Collective, offers irresistibly priced booties that run around $70.

Amazon Brand - 206 Collective Women's Kamy Ankle Boot 70.00 on Buy now Sign Up

Universal Thread at Target

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The only thing that could one-up Amazon, would be Target’s in-house fashion brands. In particular, Universal Thread boasts runway-to-everyday styles that run around $40 (or in this case, $20 on sale!).

Women's Lainee Heeled Scrunch Fashion Boots - Universal Thread™ $19.99 Buy now Sign Up

Chinese Laundry

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If you thought Chinese Laundry was just for teens, think again. The CL by Chinese Laundry line offers elevated styles that look inexpensive, but aren’t.

CL By Laundry Cherish Boots $69.99 Buy now Sign Up


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If comfy if the name of the game, you can’t go wrong with LifeStride. These riding boots offer a similar look as the beloved Frye Melissa boots. Best of all, you can get them at Kohl’s.

LifeStride Xtrovert Women's Riding Boots $59.99 Buy now Sign Up

Vince Camuto

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If you’re a fan of Frye’s combat boots, slip on these Vince Camuto lace-up boots. They’ll save you about $200.

KYMRA BOOTIE $99.99 Buy now Sign Up

Journee Collection

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Boots can be a pain, but they don’t need to be. These wide-calf versions from Journee also are lined with fur as an added cozy bonus.

Journee Collection Walla Boot - Wide Calf $59.99 Buy now Sign Up

Before you go, check out these Birkenstock lookalikes to shop this summer.

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