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from Montville, NJ
I usually adore Frye products, but in this case? I own a pair of Jackie tall boots and they fit beautifully, so you'd think the footprint would be the same on the shorter Jackie - not so. It's narrower and shorter. I usually wear an 8-1/2, but in Frye, it's an 8M. I've found that their product runs long (have three pairs of Frye boots). Too, when has some shade of brown become the new gray? The search for a pair of comfortable, well-fitting GRAY boots continues.
from Los Angeles
This is a beautiful boot, and the quality is very good. But I have had to give up wearing mine as they are too low at the arch. This is a problem which rarely is obvious from the start unless it is very extreme, so I kept the boots and wore them. A little tightness was not unexpected in new boots, but after a while I noticed my feet hurt while and after wearing them. I got them blocked out twice, but it did little to alleviate the problem, and after walking about a mile in them caused injury to my right foot I've stopped using them.
from Niagara Falls, NY
These are so amazing. I've wanted to invest in a pair of these for years. The style is timeless, and the workmanship ensures that they will last. I was giddy when they arrived. Just my luck (being from Western New York) we are having a 60 degree, rainy July so I can stomp around in them right now!
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.