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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
  • 10% 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 320 reviews.

Top Positive Review

5 people found this review helpful.

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Love these boots! I have wanted a pair of Fryes for quite some time and am glad I took the plunge. I am a 7.5-8 with wide feet and I went with the 7.5. When I say I have wide feet I mean that it's generally hard for me to find 'cute' flats/sandals/heels that don't look gross with my wide feet. That being said - I have never purchased a pair of 'wide' shoes; so use your judgment when considering how wide your feet may be in comparison to mine and thinking about these boots. I think I maybe could've gone with the 8, there may have been a bit more wiggle room for my 'wide' feet, but the 7.5 is by no means too small. I wear these all the time since I got them, with skirts, with skinny jeans, to work, on weekends - love them! I'm sure they will last me for years to come. These boots are no joke, you can kick some serious butt in these and look good while doing it!

Read more » « Show less November 23, 2011 by Anonymous
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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 boot is awesome. I'm pretty much an 8 in all my shoes, and so that's what I ordered. I debated getting an 8.5, but I'm glad I decided to trust the majority of reviews that claimed they were true to size. The fit is absolutely perfect, and even a little roomy with a thin sock on. I literally didn't want to take these boots off after I tried them on. They're a little difficult to get onto your foot at first, but that gets easier with wear and was not a deterrent for me in any way. I'm excited that these will practically last the rest of my life, and that they're made in the USA! If you're on the fence, just go for it. Go with the size you most commonly wear, and that should be just fine! Thank you, Frye and Zappos!

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have owned these boots for approximately two months. Here is the low down: 1) Commit to the break-in period, or don't buy them. The break-in is intense, and sometimes painful. Mine lasted 2 to 3 weeks of daily wear. 2) Once broken in, your foot WILL fit into them without any trouble or major effort. Until then, expect some tugging and pulling. Out of the box, they are NOT easy to get on. 3) For a point of reference, I wear an 8.5 in most shoes, and that is true for this boot as well. My feet are average, in that they are not wide or narrow and I have normal arches. 4) Once they are broken in, they are an absolute dream. Great in all kinds of weather. Comfortable. Stylish. Buy them. Now.

I'd also recommend: fluevog

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  • from Madison, WI
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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Good-looking boots. Tested the boot when I received it. Walked across the living room and as I walked, the shaft would flip from left to right like it wasn't vertically aligned with my legs. Too bad it didn't fit properly. Returning.

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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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Excellent arch support

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.

Fit Survey

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Excellent arch support

  • from Charleston, South Carolina
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