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Frye Melissa Tall Riding

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • The Melissa Tall Riding boot by Frye® has a slim, sleek appearance that will make a perfect addition to your cool-weather look.
  • Soft vintage leather upper.
  • Inspired by the classic Paige Tall Riding boot, this style is done on a slimmer silhouette.
  • Side leather pulls tabs assist in easier entry.
  • Three-quarters zip closure for easier on and off.
  • Smooth leather lining.
  • Cushioned leather outsole for all-day comfort.
  • Leather outsole for long-lasting durability.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 6 oz
    • Circumference: 15 in
    • Shaft: 17 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

77% Felt true to size
  • 4% Full size too large
  • 12% Half size too Large
  • 77% True to size
  • 8% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
81% Felt true to width
  • 81% Felt true to width
  • 19% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
76% Moderate arch support
  • 0% Excellent arch support
  • 76% Moderate arch support
  • 24% 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.)
  • The Melissa Tall Riding boot by Frye® has a slim, sleek appearance that will make a perfect addition to your cool-weather look.
  • Soft vintage leather upper.
  • Inspired by the classic Paige Tall Riding boot, this style is done on a slimmer silhouette.
  • Side leather pulls tabs assist in easier entry.
  • Three-quarters zip closure for easier on and off.
  • Smooth leather lining.
  • Cushioned leather outsole for all-day comfort.
  • Leather outsole for long-lasting durability.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 6 oz
    • Circumference: 15 in
    • Shaft: 17 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Frye Melissa Tall Riding

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 26 reviews.

Top Positive Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
Style

I spent a lot of time researching which Frye boots to buy and the various styles online. I ordered several pairs and sent them back and even went to the Frye flagship store in my city and tried on numerous styles, but they didn't have this one in stock (which seems strange). I finally decided on these because I thought they were classic, they would last through any trends, and they would work with my narrow calves. I have now had the Melissa Tall Riding boots for a few weeks and I am pretty happy with them, with some reservations relating to the fit. First, the toe is "almond" shaped, meaning it is longer than I expected and somewhat pointy, rather than rounded. The toe extends a bit beyond where my toes end and that feels weird when walking. I think over time I will get used to it, but it is a surprise. Second, the boots are narrow through the ball of the foot. I know they will stretch because they are all leather, but they may not work for you if you have a wide foot. Third, the leather is a little hard. I got Redwood Soft Vintage, and while I love the color, the leather feels stiff, not soft. I do think that the boots will last and they look good with skinny jeans and even skirts. They are a more formal style than some of the other worn in looking leather boots by Frye. It seems to me they will need some breaking in. Note that Frye boots run large. I ordinarily wear an 8 or even 8.5 in boots, but I got a 7.5. I wonder if I should have bought a 7, but I think that would have been far too narrow. I am now wearing them with an arch support to give me a little more lift in the heel, and the support fits inside the boot fine. I decided to invest in Fryes because of the amazing reviews from people who have had the boots for years and swear by them, but they are tricky in sizing, style and fit. If you can find a style that works for you, I think they are worth the investment, but I am not certain the style I bought is the right style for me.

Read more » « Show less November 14, 2013 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

Overall
Comfort
Style

I bought these boots at a local shoe store. I wish that I had used Zappos. I wore them inside for one afternoon and my feet were in agony. I have very narrow feet and small calfs. The boots fit me well but they have no arch or foot support. If you need arch support do not buy these boots. They are a beautiful color (I bought the burnt red) and a beautiful style. The look is perfect but the boots are unwearable for me. Too bad. I bought them elsewhere and cannot return them .I will never buy shoes anywhere but Zappos again.

Read more » « Show less December 27, 2013 by Anonymous
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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I spent a lot of time researching which Frye boots to buy and the various styles online. I ordered several pairs and sent them back and even went to the Frye flagship store in my city and tried on numerous styles, but they didn't have this one in stock (which seems strange). I finally decided on these because I thought they were classic, they would last through any trends, and they would work with my narrow calves. I have now had the Melissa Tall Riding boots for a few weeks and I am pretty happy with them, with some reservations relating to the fit. First, the toe is "almond" shaped, meaning it is longer than I expected and somewhat pointy, rather than rounded. The toe extends a bit beyond where my toes end and that feels weird when walking. I think over time I will get used to it, but it is a surprise. Second, the boots are narrow through the ball of the foot. I know they will stretch because they are all leather, but they may not work for you if you have a wide foot. Third, the leather is a little hard. I got Redwood Soft Vintage, and while I love the color, the leather feels stiff, not soft. I do think that the boots will last and they look good with skinny jeans and even skirts. They are a more formal style than some of the other worn in looking leather boots by Frye. It seems to me they will need some breaking in. Note that Frye boots run large. I ordinarily wear an 8 or even 8.5 in boots, but I got a 7.5. I wonder if I should have bought a 7, but I think that would have been far too narrow. I am now wearing them with an arch support to give me a little more lift in the heel, and the support fits inside the boot fine. I decided to invest in Fryes because of the amazing reviews from people who have had the boots for years and swear by them, but they are tricky in sizing, style and fit. If you can find a style that works for you, I think they are worth the investment, but I am not certain the style I bought is the right style for me.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Brooklyn, NY
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought these boots at a local shoe store. I wish that I had used Zappos. I wore them inside for one afternoon and my feet were in agony. I have very narrow feet and small calfs. The boots fit me well but they have no arch or foot support. If you need arch support do not buy these boots. They are a beautiful color (I bought the burnt red) and a beautiful style. The look is perfect but the boots are unwearable for me. Too bad. I bought them elsewhere and cannot return them .I will never buy shoes anywhere but Zappos again.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Isle of Palms, SC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Best pair of boots I've ever had. I am a true size 8 and bought an 8. They fit like a glove and felt like I'd had them for a year on the second day. Very comfortable and tons of compliments!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from New Orleans, LA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are great boots. I have narrow calfs and narrow ankles and these fit like a glove. They are also narrow through the foot which is great for me. The leather is wonderful and rich. The zipper makes them easier to get on and off while keeping the ankle area nice and slim. I usually wear an 8½ but Fryes seem to run large and the 8 fits perfectly (even with heavy wool socks). I will say that the redwood color was darker brown than I expected and I really wish Frye made these boots in cognac. Also, as with most of their riding boots the leather sole is super slick. I also wish that they would put a rubber sole on these but I walk on snow and ice a lot so if you do not I am sure that that would not be a problem. All in all: gorgeous, comfortable and extremely well made - a worthwhile investment.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Billings, MT
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Really beautiful boots. Relatively narrow footbed and shaft is on the narrow side. I also have the Melissa button boots, and find the shaft to be a bit too big. These are much more fitted. Not a lot of arch support.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

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