: When I was 12 a group of us went to watch the film Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo. The film had an effect on this 12 nearly 13 year old because in one scene Jim Douglas is waiting for Herbie to turn up when the inspector walks to wards him. : The bit that got my interest is the man standing in the back ground wearing Frye campus boots. I wanted a pair then as 40 years later still want a pair. : As a child in the UK the only contact I had was rubber wellingtons and nothing so erotic - to me anyway. : That started my love of boots.
Thanks for sharing the photo and story, Andy. I love reading other guys' memories of childhood boot sightings. And I can identify with this particular sighting. I too loved campus boots as a boy, and would have loved to wear them with my jeans tucked in, but never managed to get up the nerve. Had I seen this movie I probably would have felt a longing similar to yours.