Time will tell
I have a pair of Frye engineer boots that I've been wearing for 8 years. I haven't been the best at keeping them oiled and the weather and wear has worn out the leather on them -- time for a new pair. I don't love the look of these boots out of the box. They look too clean and more like riding boots than motorcycle boots (which is the look I prefer) but I think with time they will wear nicely just like my old boots. I also want to note that this pair felt narrow out of the box, but I think in time the leather will mold to my feet. The best thing about Frye boots is that many models can be resoled, so if you take care of them right (unlike younger me) they can last you for decades.