I agree with everyone that said if you are on the fence because of the price...just buy them! They are even more beautiful than the pictures, a true classic boot. My calves are quite large for most Frye boots
(15 inches), so the stretch panels on these boots
are a dream. They become easier to zip on and off every time I wear them now. Tip: I did much research on Fryes before buying. It is an investment, you will have these forever if you care for them properly. The proper fit for new Frye boots
should be quite snug around the front of the foot, and your heel should slip a bit when you walk. The leather is quite supple so once you break them in (I hear this can take quite a while! Be patient) the boot will fit comfortably and the heel will stop slipping. You will also probably wear 1/2 to a whole size down from your normal size. If they fit comfortably from the get go, they are too big. A cobbler can stretch them further if you need, but once they are too big and stretched out, you can't fix that. Also, make sure to get the Frye
weatherproof dressing and apply one or two coats
before wearing them outside. It darkens the leather slightly, but in a good way. The last thing I have to say is the bottom of these particular boots
is slippery on carpets! They will be slippy and slidy when you are trying them for fit, but once you wear them on pavement, it will rough up the bottom and this will go away.