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- Look absolutely chic and fabulous in these fashionable boots!
- Full-grain brush off leather.
- Smooth leather lining.
- Cushioned leather insole provides lasting comfort.
- Durable leather outsole.
- Heel Height: 1 in
- Weight: 1 lb 7 oz
- Circumference: 14 1⁄2 in
- Shaft: 15 1⁄2 in
- Product measurements were taken using size 6.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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0% Full size too large
17% Half size too Large
78% True to size
6% Half size too small
0% Full size too small
94% Felt true to width
0% Felt narrower than marked
6% Felt wider than marked
17% Excellent arch support
72% Moderate arch support
11% No arch support
Frye Melissa Gore Zip
Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 19 reviews.
Top Positive Review
4 people found this review helpful.
I have been looking for so long for the perfect leather boot and I have found it. I have very large athletic calves (between 15 1/2 and 16 inches)and they fit! I like that these boots have a zipper as well, because it definitely helps with putting them on and taking them off. I can even tuck my flare jeans into these! For sizing I'm usually a size 8, but they only had 8 1/2 in stock so I figured I'd try it out and they fit perfectly fine. Wasn't happy about spending so much money but these boots are definitely worth it.Read more » « Show less January 28, 2011 by Diane M
Top Critical Review
2 people found this review helpful.
Boots are a nice design but the calf seems large for me. The craftsmanship is terrible. The left boot's zipper is tweaked and runs almost toward the front of the boot. They are going back, unfortunately. I will not reorder another Frye boot. Last year I ordered Frye's and they aren't very comfortable for the price. Also the 5.5 seems like a 6.Read more » « Show less October 7, 2011 by Laurie
I have been looking for so long for the perfect leather boot and I have found it. I have very large athletic calves (between 15 1/2 and 16 inches)and they fit! I like that these boots have a zipper as well, because it definitely helps with putting them on and taking them off. I can even tuck my flare jeans into these! For sizing I'm usually a size 8, but they only had 8 1/2 in stock so I figured I'd try it out and they fit perfectly fine. Wasn't happy about spending so much money but these boots are definitely worth it.
- Diane M - customer
- from Davison, MI
- January 28, 2011
I love these boots. I was in the hunt for caramel colored riding boots and these were absolutely perfect. I wrestled with purchasing these boots for months because they definitely are not cheap. However, I decided to go for it since I couldn't find anything else that compared and I knew it would be an investment. While it is expensive you get what you pay for the leather is really great quality. It's a little awkward to walk in them once you get them (especially on carpet) but after you break them in they are fine. The only other slightly negative aspect is that they do not provide the best support, but it's not terrible and I don't regret buy them because of it!
- Anonymous - customer
- from Houston, Tx
- January 16, 2012
I have had a pair of the Melissa button boots for a year now and was wearing them almost everyday. So I started looking for another pair of Frye's to throw into my rotation. I wanted some that were a little more unique and that would fit my larger calves. These fit perfectly on the first try and the leather is a gorgeous tan color! I also love that they are a bit more equestrian, as opposed to the Melissa Button's western look.
- Anne - customer
- from Seattle
- January 16, 2012
Whenever I'm in need of new boots, Frye is my go-to brand. The leather always holds up extraordinarily and the look of the boot is just flawless. I sort of purchased the Melissa Gore Zip boots on a whim, and I am beyond pleased with my decision. While I'll admit that leather boots are always a bit tough to break in at first, the second time I slipped these on, I felt as if they were already broken in and fit like a glove. If you're on the fence about purchasing these, whether you presume the issue to be the price or the style, I would recommend to just go with your instinct and purchase them! As always, a wonderful boot from Frye.
Felt true to size
Felt true to width
Excellent arch support
- Stephanie S - customer
- from Saint Louis, Missouri
- October 20, 2011
Somehow I must have mixed these boots up with other Melissa boots because I was totally surprised to see that the upper was not 100% leather, and had the gore material instead. I was really disappointed because otherwise the boots fit really well - not too tight on my athletic calves and also very stylish. But if I am going to spend that kind of money I want all leather, so they are going back. This was the third pair of Frye boots that I tried and all have gone back. I am not giving up though! Thanks, Zappos, for making this trial and error period more bearable and also thanks to all the reviewers that submit their reviews.
I'd also recommend: Born
- Anonymous - customer
- December 27, 2011