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Latest Frye Reviews
Reviewer: Denise Connors
from Buffalo NY
The boots are great. My only complaint is somehow I must have bumped my foot on something and I have a U shaped tear in the toe of my boot. I am going to get it fixed at the shoe repair shop. I just don't feel like that should have happened on such high quality boots because I don't even recall kicking or scuffing my boot on anything at all and I would think something that could have torn a boot I would have remembered. Just odd. Maybe they were defective. But they are nice. Comfy and love the look and smell of the leather! I hope they don't tear anymore and last a long time.
Reviewer: Gul Yanmaz-Karsligil
from Boston, MA
I was so excited to order this but very disappointed. The brown is nothing like in the picture; it's much darker. The sizing is weird, I am 6.5 in a lot of things but 6.5 was tight with this, though from trying the 7 in the past I know that'll be too loose and big. Back zip was a major attraction for me, but I have to say the zipper is pretty bad quality and had to struggle with it. I'd have expected better from Frye, and from boots at this price!
Reviewer: Meadow Sprague
from Windsor, Ca
These boots are perfect! Just what I was looking for. Beautiful color, leather is excellent quality as always from Frye. I'm only adding to the numerous positive reviews to say that in my case these were true to size. I'm always a size 7 but I heeded the advice of previous reviews and ordered half a size bigger. Turns out they were a little too big, I'm returning for a size 7. Thank you Zappos for quick, easy and free shipping, I love you and almost never buy shoes for myself or my family anywhere else.
The Frye Company was founded in 1863 by John A. Frye, a shoemaker from England. Frye products have a long and illustrious history. Frye boots were worn by soldiers for both sides of America's Civil War, soldiers in the Spanish-America war, and for Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. Many New England families during the mid and late 1800's wore Frye boots as they pioneered across the country to the West.
Frye's current Harness Boots are rooted in tradition and continue to draw influence from the Cavalry. Today the classic Harness Boot holds a place in American culture. The Frye Harness Boot has been pictured in fashion spreads internationally. In 1938, on a trip to Washington, D.C., John A. Frye's grandson and namesake met a U.S. Navy Admiral who confided that he had trouble finding the boots he liked so much. As a favor, John agreed to make him a pair. Frye continued to fill requests for these boots through the Second World War. During World War II, Frye supplied thousands of servicemen with Frye Wellington boots, known as Jet Boots, by mail order.
In the 1960's, Frye reintroduced the Campus Boot, from its 1860 original, featuring a bulky toe and chunky heel that came to epitomize the attitude and the style of the 60's and 70's. There was nothing like these "new" Frye Boots on the market, and consumers began to demand "Original Fryes." When searching for items to represent the America of the 60's, the Smithsonian Institute chose a pair of Frye Boots. The quality of all Frye shoes is timeless. For almost 150 years, Frye leather products have continued to be benchcrafted from the finest full grain leather uppers. It takes over 190 steps to make one pair of Frye boots. Frye remains dedicated to the commitment of craftsmanship for which Frye boots and Frye shoes have been known for more than 100 years.