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- Stand up for style in this stunning Melissa Button Back Zip boot.
- Soft and smooth leather upper and shaft.
- Back zip closure ensures a secure fit.
- Leather lining and cushioned footbed for long lasting comfort.
- Durable leather outsole.
- 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.
- Heel Height: 1 in
- Weight: 1 lb 9 oz
- Circumference: 15 in
- Shaft: 15 1⁄2 in
- Product measurements were taken using size 8, 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.
0% Full size too large
7% Half size too Large
86% True to size
6% Half size too small
1% Full size too small
91% Felt true to width
8% Felt narrower than marked
1% Felt wider than marked
10% Excellent arch support
77% Moderate arch support
13% No arch support
Frye Melissa Button Back Zip
Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 250 reviews.
Top Positive Review
7 people found this review helpful.
I have been wearing Frye boots for years. I love the fact that not only are they made of beautiful leather on the outside, but they are completely lined with leather on the inside, making for a top quality, comfortable boot. The Melissa Back Zip is adorable! It has a great shape to it unlike most normal boots which seem to go straight up and down. These boots follows the contour of a leg, zipper and all! I got the fawn color which turned out to be exactly what I wanted. It reminds me of the color I see on many of the riding boots featured with jeans in some of the trendy magazine ads. It is kind of a neutral brown, not too dark, with a antiqued, weathered flair to it. I just love the color and finish of these boots! The 7½ was a perfect fit and as many have mentioned, comfortable right out of the box. Perhaps the most striking feature about these boots is their simplicity. They do not need all kinds of belts and buckles to look cool. They are classy, understated and elegant in a rustic sort of way. I cannot wait to zip these over my jeans tomorrow!Read more » « Show less November 9, 2011 by Anonymous
Top Critical Review
2 people found this review helpful.
Quality varies, (I own 3 other Frye boots). I originally got a size 8 though needed a 8.5. The 8 was beautiful! The 8.5 is not the same boot as the 8. I don't think Frye should have sent this pair out the door. The Zipper is not very straight making it harder to zip up. What if it breaks? Additionally, the leather is not black antique soft but too much antiquing or ruined by water or? May try another 8.5. Frye used to be made in US, (as for high cost), now made in Mexico. I know there is excellent craftsmanship by people in Mexico and nothing against all of you in or from Mexico. I think the guy/gal was just learning on my boot, or something. Also for Frye, for the price I wish you offered this boot with a taller shaft height of 16.5 or 17 inches. More so Frye, hope the people who made my boot in Mexico are making a decent wage.Read more » « Show less September 23, 2011 by Anonymous
These were great right out of the box! They didn't take long to break in, and they weren't too tight to begin with. The soles are very slippery at first but some scuffing on pavement fixed that. I wore these on a trip to London, walking around in the cold rain and they were absolutely perfect, stylish enough yet warm, dry, and comfortable. They are perfect for tights and skinny jeans. My calves are on the average size and fit perfectly, although I wouldn't recommend if your calves are on the large side. I even got compliments on them from my european friends, which means a lot! These are my second pair of Frye boots, and I'm absolutely in love.
- Anonymous - customer
- from Boston
- May 7, 2013
These are my new favorite boots! Fit was fantastic right out of the box (size 9) and they feel like butter. I have thicker calves so was worried about the fit but they zipped right up! Can't wait until I get my next pair of Frye's, love them!
Felt true to size
Felt true to width
No arch support
- Karen - customer
- from United States
- April 19, 2013
These are very attractive and comfortable boots. The zipper in the back is a nice touch. I wear the boots all the time, super easy to walk in for hours! Unfortunately there are snaps at the heel and upper calf which when you cross your legs press into your leg and is uncomfortable. That is my only complaint actually!
- Romy C - customer
- from Taos, NM
- April 11, 2013
I bought these in 8 & 9 because Frye usually runs large, but not in these. I kept the 9 because I loved them, but after wearing them, found that I had difficulty with the zipper; for a size 9, I have slim calves so that is unusual. Since I was then stuck with them, I continued to wear them here and there and for the most part, they broke in better than I expected. But! One day I wore them at work (I'm a bartender) for 6 hours and I came home with a bruise on the back of my ankle from where the zipper indents. And the arch support is...awkward.
Felt true to size
- Marissa L - customer
- from Connecticut
- April 7, 2013
Love them! They fit comfortably from the first wear. The color isn't as red as it is in the picture. The color is a great neutral for almost anything. I also love the zipper for easy on and off, and the shaft if perfect for smaller calves.
- Anonymous - customer
- from Mississippi
- April 3, 2013