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Frye Engineer 12 R W

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  • Hand-crafted construction for superior fit and comfort with authentic styling.
  • Specially formulated insole provides cushioning and resists bacteria.
  • Neoprene oil resistant sole and heel with full-length leather midsole for support and durability.
  • Love these boots? How about some tights to go with them! BOOTIGHTS® solves all your feet-slipping, toe-freezing, sock-sagging and tight-snagging needs.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 34 in
    • Circumference: 13 in
    • Shaft: 9 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 6.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

81% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 6% Half size too Large
  • 81% True to size
  • 10% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
90% Felt true to width
  • 90% Felt true to width
  • 6% Felt narrower than marked
  • 4% Felt wider than marked
65% Moderate arch support
  • 25% Excellent arch support
  • 65% Moderate arch support
  • 9% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Hand-crafted construction for superior fit and comfort with authentic styling.
  • Specially formulated insole provides cushioning and resists bacteria.
  • Neoprene oil resistant sole and heel with full-length leather midsole for support and durability.
  • Love these boots? How about some tights to go with them! BOOTIGHTS® solves all your feet-slipping, toe-freezing, sock-sagging and tight-snagging needs.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 34 in
    • Circumference: 13 in
    • Shaft: 9 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 6.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Frye Engineer 12 R W

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 317 reviews.

Top Positive Review

5 people found this review helpful.

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My inner chick craved a rugged, low heeled casual boot for tromping through woods and around town. I ordered both this boot and Veronica shortie, to see which boot best suited my 5'2" frame. The shaft on this boot tilts slightly forward and the heel is higher, so I kept it. Once my feet found the footbed, things were fine. But the struggle to get the feet in required patience. Use a plastic bag, take a deep breath, and you'll make it. It gets easier every time. Love this boot. Thank you, Zappos, for impeccable service.

Read more » « Show less September 22, 2011 by Peggy R
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Really wanted to like this boot, but just did not. Shaft on one seemed set badly--jammed into the front of my shin. Leather not as pretty as I had hoped--looked cheap. And weirdly both too small and too large. Going back!

Read more » « Show less December 30, 2011 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is my second review of the Fryes, I ordered the 12R in 8W, which is my normal size, and once the leather is stretched, there's definitely room for your toes and heel. You don't want a perfect fit and you don't want your heel slipping out each time you take a step. It took me maybe 2-3 days (8 hr work period, on my feet all day) to break them in. If you do get your regular size, just be aware that socks make them a bit harder to slip on.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The first time that I became aware of Frye boots was while reading a beautiful Vogue magazine (May 2007) feature of Keira Knightley on an African safari, and she wore these gorgeous clothes with these boots. I wanted them immediately. I Googled them and was so amazed to find that they were used by Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Based on that historical use, I knew that these were the boots and only boots that I had to own for myself. When I first looked at the price, it was expensive for the 8R. As a 15 year-old girl, I did not have that kind of money and nor did my family. I kept checking the price, and it kept increasing and I became more discouraged that I wouldn't be able to afford them. Cue to March 2014, seven years later, and Zappos has the 12R on sale. It was my senior year in college and I knew it was my time. This has been by far the best shoe purchase I have made for myself. Ever. I am 5'1.5 and I was worried about the height of the 12R, and it hits just below my calf. Perfect. Yes, at first it was kind of hard to get my foot in, and I have flat, wide feet so while I was breaking them in, they hurt a lot. But once I broke them in, I have had no problem. I wear them to work every day (I'm a chemist) and they're the best foot protection. I am so happy that I have them, I am so happy that I waited for seven years and if you're also on the fence like I was about it, as soon as you can afford them, get 'em.

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  • from Charleston, South Carolina
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is my third pair of Frye Engineers in different colors over the last five years. They are excellent in quality and style. I always get compliments - they look great! During much of the year I wear them practically all the time! They are so very comfortable and accommodate my orthotics! Zappos customer service is outstanding as they assisted quickly with a flaw in my boots and the replacement was at my door in record time! I have always been impressed with the fast delivery and exceptional customer service.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Redmond, Oregon
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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First, let me say Zappos has hands-down the best customer service around. So glad I shopped for these with Zappos. On to the boots: I'm a size 8, slightly wide feet, and already have another pair of Frye boots (my Frye Harness 12Rs fit beautifully as soon as I got them). The Engineers are gorgeous and I love them, but I learned that there is a huge range of variability in size and fit and had to try on a few pairs to find one that fit. I first tried my normal size, since it worked for my Harness. One boot fit, the other didn't so I went up a half size. I had to try on a few pairs because some would slip on easily, others would barely go over my foot. I ended up calling Frye and they said of all their boots, the Engineer will only stretch a small amount, less than a quarter of an inch, so they recommended trying on another pair. So glad I did -- finally found a pair that fit, that didn't take an army to pull on, and didn't kill the tops of my feet. It's a pair of beautiful boots all around.

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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No arch support

Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love 'em! The leather is stiff so they take a little wearing in but they are comfortable right away on my feet and I have tender feet. Very stylish and timeless.

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  • from Wyoming
$268.00

Width: B - Medium

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