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Reviewer: Teresa Miller
I returned an 8.5,which felt way too big. That is my normal size, so I ordered 1/2 size down. The boots are beautiful, but needed some adjustments. At first, I could not get my foot in the boot-- too tight at the ankle. Once on, the shaft was uncomfortably tight. My calves are on the big side, but not terribly so. I decided to stretch the boots. Only thing handy was towels--necessity is the mother of invention! LOL! By simply shoving towels into the boots, I was able to stretch them enough that my foot slides in and the shaft is comfortable. (I let them sit with towels in them for a week, rearranging and checking every day or so.) I expect that wearing them often, and a good coat of leather conditioner will soon make these my "dream boots"!
Really cute, comfortable boot but I wish the lining was black instead of tan. It shows if you wear leggings. I have not decided if I will keep them because of this.
This is my first pair of Frye boots and I'm really glad I bought them. They're gorgeous in person and they fit perfectly. I saw a couple other reviews about sizing problems with the boot opening but I didn't have any issues. I normally wear an 8 or an 8 1/2 and the 8 fits me perfectly with extra toe room. The Madden boots I bought last year have nothing on these boots. Would definitely recommend!
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.