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- This casual flat is anything but basic. With the comfort of a slipper and unmatched style, this is your 24/7 go-to shoe.
- Soft-as-butter, hand-antiqued, premium leather upper in a variety of fun colors.
- Smooth leather lining.
- Cushioned leather footbed provides endless comfort.
- Durable leather outsole with a rubber toplift.
- Heel Height: 1⁄4 in
- Weight: 5 oz
- Product measurements were taken using size 6, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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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 Wellington 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.
5% Full size too large
18% Half size too Large
65% True to size
11% Half size too small
0% Full size too small
85% Felt true to width
4% Felt narrower than marked
10% Felt wider than marked
0% Excellent arch support
28% Moderate arch support
72% No arch support
Frye Carson Ballet
Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 229 reviews.
Top Positive Review
6 people found this review helpful.
I just got these shoes today, and straight out of the box, they fit like a glove--as if they were made for my foot. The metallic color is sophisticated, but still stylish, however, the hue is very similar to my skin. I'm not sure if I like that, and was hoping for something that would have more pop. I haven't decided if I will keep them or not yet, but they are a beautiful shoe.Read more » « Show less February 27, 2012 by Alyssa
Top Critical Review
2 people found this review helpful.
Felt great when I first slipped my feet into them, but after walking around in them for awhile, I realized they are awful! The main issue I can see is that they have no lasting structural integrity; due to the softness of the leather, the sides and back start to buckle in such a way that the shoe loses its shape. You can see the reason for the issue in the video here. If you look closely, you'll see the model's foot arch is partly exposed, and there is a gap. I think if you have high arches, like me, there isn't as much for the shoe to cling to as you wear it. And again, the leather is so soft that it ends up sagging. It sounds like I would need to try a size down to solve the problem, but that is not it.Read more » « Show less October 22, 2012 by Anonymous
I just got these shoes today, and straight out of the box, they fit like a glove--as if they were made for my foot. The metallic color is sophisticated, but still stylish, however, the hue is very similar to my skin. I'm not sure if I like that, and was hoping for something that would have more pop. I haven't decided if I will keep them or not yet, but they are a beautiful shoe.
- Alyssa - customer
- from United States
- February 27, 2012
I am raving about the white cracked leather Carsons. They are my 3rd pair of Carsons and are much softer, pliant, and take no time to break in, unlike my black pair and my tan pair. They are so much nicer than pic; they are beautiful! They're almost a soft gold or tan, without seeming metallic yet on the verge of it. They are like slippers; I just went to try them on to make sure they fit, and I ended up wearing them for the next six hours! (with no socks) Definitely slightly different (softer) leather than the other plain colors. The fit is perfect, as I always take an 8 in Fryes, and these need no break-in time.(My foot tends toward the wider, but shorter side). I have a lot of Frye boots, and these are the softest pair of any Frye product I own. I would say buy your regular Frye size, or if you have never purchased the brand before, they might run slightly larger, but just a tad, not by much. These are a great neutral and if you do not want a show stopper bright white or bright gold shoe, than this is a good alternative. Go for this color, I am pretty sure you will love it. Note to Zappos:Please reshoot the picture of this white crackle leather shoe (then just try to keep it in stock, and it will be a big hit)!
- Anonymous - customer
- from Los Angeles
- February 24, 2012
I cannot tell you how much I love these. They're very comfortable. I was worried about the hard sole, but there was nothing to worry about. The shoe bends and gives. I have a few pairs of high end flats with elastic at the heel and can't wear them for long. These don't have that. Love 'em!
Felt a half size larger than marked
Felt true to width
No arch support
- Anonymous - customer
- from Atlanta, GA
- September 22, 2011
These have to be the best quality/well made flats. I've purchased Frye boots before and was familiar with the brand but I'm extremely pleased with these shoes. Now I probably wouldn't wear these to disney land but for work or a casual day out they're perfect.
Felt true to size
Felt true to width
No arch support
- Wendy O - customer
- from Los Angeles, California
- February 29, 2012
I tried for months to find a flat that looked good and was comfortable. After four pair I found these gems. I have them in 3 colors. I don't expect them to have arch support since they are flats. I have high arches. That said, they had better arch support than any other ballet flat I tried on or bought before. A bonus is the cut of the shoe, with my high arch, actually provides much needed ventilation for my feet, which can be an issue. I wear them all day at my job as an activities professional at an assisted living facility, and they are comfortable and look professional. They run slightly large, to the extent that I ordered an 8 1/2, but often 8 1/2 is the actual fit for me; sometimes it is 9. If you alternate between two sizes, I recommend buying these in the smaller size. Also, they required no "breaking-in". The first time, each pair felt like I'd worn it 50 times.
I'd also recommend: None. I tried many brands & these are best for a flat.
- Julie - customer
- from Richmond, VA
- April 30, 2011