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Frye Engineer 12R

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  • Classic style meets modern technology in the 'Engineer 12R' boot.
  • Hand-crafted construction for superior fit and comfort with authentic styling.
  • Specially formulated insole provides cushioning and resists bacteria.
  • Wellington vamp.
  • Nickel hardware detail.
  • Neoprene oil resistant sole and heel with full-length leather midsole for support and durability.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 12 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 10 oz
    • Circumference: 13 12 in
    • Shaft: 9 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

78% Felt true to size
  • 3% Full size too large
  • 8% Half size too Large
  • 78% True to size
  • 9% Half size too small
  • 2% Full size too small
92% Felt true to width
  • 92% Felt true to width
  • 6% Felt narrower than marked
  • 2% Felt wider than marked
80% Moderate arch support
  • 16% Excellent arch support
  • 80% Moderate arch support
  • 5% 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.)
  • Classic style meets modern technology in the 'Engineer 12R' boot.
  • Hand-crafted construction for superior fit and comfort with authentic styling.
  • Specially formulated insole provides cushioning and resists bacteria.
  • Wellington vamp.
  • Nickel hardware detail.
  • Neoprene oil resistant sole and heel with full-length leather midsole for support and durability.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 12 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 10 oz
    • Circumference: 13 12 in
    • Shaft: 9 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Frye Engineer 12R

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 67 reviews.

Top Positive Review

6 people found this review helpful.

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I have been coveting these boots for close to a year and finally decided to invest the cash in them. They are definitely worth it. Nice thick leather, well constructed, they feel indestructible. Which means that yes, they feel stiff and heavy and tough to get on right out of the box. I opened the buckle, slid my foot in as far as it would go (wearing nylons, a plastic bag over the foot would work too), then pulled up on the back of the boot while rocking my foot back and forth until it popped in the rest of the way. They are going to require some breaking in, but you kind of want that in a boot- it means the leather will not break down and get too stretched out. Despite how stiff they are right now, I can tell they are going to be comfortable once they are broken in. They have good heel and arch support, the calf openings are not too tight or too loose, nothing is rubbing on my toes, etc. I had been torn between these and the Veronicas, so if you are too, here are the differences I saw: the Veronicas are a much thinner, softer leather, and a thinner sole/lower heel- more of a riding boot than a real engineer boot. I did not like how floppy the leather on the Veronicas is, it actually looks kinda cheesey to me, which is not what I want in such expensive boots. The engineer just seemed much more substantial. The other decision I struggled with was the color: gaucho or smoke? I went with the smoke, but I am not sure how I feel about it. The overall color is awesome; a grayish brown, with a weathered look- but the weathered look is maybe a little too manufactured. Mostly over the toes- there is a definite line of demarcation between the color of the toe and the rest of the boot that I do not think I am crazy about, so I am going to think about it for a day before I decide if I, going to exchange them for the gaucho. Other than that, I am very happy with this purchase and I cannot wait to wear these to death!

Read more » « Show less January 3, 2012 by Alison S
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
Style

So heartbroken about this boot! I love how it looks and the color is beautiful and true to the photo. It may fit others well but I found it unwearable. There is a kind of shelf between the heel and bed of the sole that interrupts the foot support and is very hard and uncomfortable. Also I found that it runs a 1/2 size smaller (I ordered an 8.5 instead of 8). I think the foot bed has a design flaw as I ordered an 8 before the 8.5 and both felt the same. Very sad.

Read more » « Show less November 8, 2010 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these boots! They fit great and look amazing. I ordered 1/2 size larger than I usually wear because a review said they were a little snug. I think I could have gone either size. Good job Zappos!

I'd also recommend: Ugg, Kate Spade, Lucky

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  • from Baltimore, MD
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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These fit well right out of the box, and I suspect that with some breaking in they will be as comfortable as I've heard people rave about. I am usually an 8.5 but the 8 fits perfectly with boot socks. One thing I don't understand, though: why does the Engineer 12R have a shaft of 9 1/4 inches? When I got them they were shorter than I expected, and I double checked to make sure I hadn't been sent 8R by mistake. Nope...I checked Frye's website and Engineer 12R is actually a 9 inch shaft, but the Harness 12R is 11.5 inches! Does anyone know why Frye does this? Seems misleading...I have to decide whether or not to keep these, since I really would like something closer to the real 12, and 15 is too high. Annoying!

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Moderate arch support

  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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!

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  • from Cincinnati
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These look fantastic! I didn't have any problems getting them on or off. I always wear a 6.5, and these were true to size but a little roomy. Plenty of room for a warmer sock in winter. I'm 5'3", and while my calves aren't huge, they are definitely round and solid -- despite this, the boots are pretty flattering over jeans. The first time I wore these I could feel a seam or something in the footbed of one shoe -- a few other reviews mentioned this. It wasn't uncomfortable and now I can't feel it anymore. Overall a great buy!

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Moderate arch support

  • from Salt Lake City, Utah
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These boots are gorgeous. The leather is high quality and they are finely made. I have wide, big feet, and after reading reviews about it being difficult to get these babies on the first couple of times I was considering ordering a size up, but I am glad I didn't and just ordered my size. It is a bit of work getting them on the first few times, but the beauty of these boots is that they form to your foot. Just wear some pantyhose or thin socks to give your foot some slippiness and don't be shy about working it down into the boot.

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Felt true to size

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from United States
$268.00

Width: B - Medium

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