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- Genuine Goodyear welt construction provides maximum support with authentic styling.
- Neoprene oil resistant sole and full length leather midsole for durability and comfort.
- Shaft height 7 ¼ inches, circumference about 14 inches.
- Specially formulated insole offers superior cushioning.
- A must have, pick up a pair today.
- Heel Height: 1 3⁄4 in
- Product measurements were taken using size 10, 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.
8% Full size too large
31% Half size too Large
51% True to size
8% Half size too small
2% Full size too small
78% Felt true to width
18% Felt narrower than marked
4% Felt wider than marked
33% Excellent arch support
59% Moderate arch support
8% No arch support
Frye Harness 8R W
Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 118 reviews.
Top Positive Review
3 people found this review helpful.
Love, love love these boots. Comfortable, cool looking, quality all the way. I have them (Harness) in different colors and also several in the clog style. This pair (black) took no breaking in at all. I ordered my normal size and could easily get them on (without a wrestling match)! Loved that. Wear them all day with no problems. It's going to be hard to put them away for the summer, but they will last me forever! You can't go wrong with Frye. I got my first pair in the mid 70's.Read more » « Show less June 8, 2010 by Debbi M
Top Critical Review
1 person found this review helpful.
I've had these boots for two years and have worn them dozens of times trying to break them in, and to the shoe-repair shop twice for stretching across the instep. They remain very uncomfortable. My feet are on the narrow side of B width, but these pinch terribly. It's a shame because they are great-looking boots, but every time I think about wearing them I think "Do I want to put my feet through that by mid-day?" and "Darn, what a waste of money." I should have returned them as soon as I got them. They don't get better.Read more » « Show less March 12, 2011 by Anonymous
Love, love love these boots. Comfortable, cool looking, quality all the way. I have them (Harness) in different colors and also several in the clog style. This pair (black) took no breaking in at all. I ordered my normal size and could easily get them on (without a wrestling match)! Loved that. Wear them all day with no problems. It's going to be hard to put them away for the summer, but they will last me forever! You can't go wrong with Frye. I got my first pair in the mid 70's.
- Debbi M - customer
- from Oregon Coast, Tillamook
- June 8, 2010
Definitely difficult on the break-in of the instep (aka really hard to get on!) and also they do tend to pull down shorter socks. However, those are my only complaints! They look so good with skirts and skinny jeans and even under flares that I am so happy I bought them. Worth every penny.
Felt true to size
Felt true to width
Moderate arch support
- Lynsey - customer
- February 27, 2012
I bought these boots for my mom, who has a hard time finding boots that she likes. She doesn't like them tight on her calves. These were a great solution, because they land above her ankle before her calf, and she wears them all the time! Good quality as well. My dad had a pair of Frye boots he wore regularly for over a decade. Good investment!
Felt true to size
Felt true to width
Moderate arch support
- Anonymous - customer
- January 2, 2012
Kind of expensive but worth it. These will last! I love them. I have a high instep so they are just a tiny bit hard to get on but I think with time the leather will be more forgiving. These are comfortable, sturdy and cool looking!
- Lauren - customer
- from Charlotte NC
- February 22, 2011
I have loved and worn Frye boots since I was a teen and am now over 50! These boots are classy and timeless, very sharp with anything from a skirt to my jeans on the back of the Harley. Comfy from the first wear, Frye boots are worth the money, last for years! As far as I'm concerned, they are the "first name" in boots. True to size as well.
- Allyn M - customer
- from Newfoundland, PA
- February 13, 2011