This is my first pair of Frye boots
and I love them! I have always purchased Lucchese boots
in the past but thought I would try something different this time and I'm so glad that I did. It took me several tries to get the style and color right though. I started with the Belted Harness boots
(which the color, Distressed Chestnut is my favorite and is exactly like the color in the pictures) but they looked too bulky around the 'belted harness' area and too loose at the calves. Then I went with the Belted Harness, which is the style I originally liked anyway. First I ordered the color Old Smoke Town, which is a very dark, espresso brown and decided that was too dark for me. Then I ordered the Belted Harness in Tan, which I really liked but they were darker than the pictures portrayed. Next, and finally, I ordered the Dark Brown Crazy Horse. Just be warned that this color is much darker than they actually are (just a tad lighter than Tan - makes me sad because I liked the Dark Brown Crazy Horse color in the pictures better), but I love the style, so they are keepers! As for the fit of the boot, I always wear a 7 B/M (except in Cole Haan
I wear a 7.5) and the 7's fit perfectly. I have to work to get them on and off though - no biggie as I'm sure they will loosen up with wear. They fit nicely at the calf area with a little extra room for jeans
(my calves are regular to small size). I'm 5'6" and the height hits just at mid-calf. One reason I chose this style over other Frye's is because of the sole. Instead of leather, that is originally slick and wears fairly quickly (I know you can get the sole replaced but...), they are made of Firestone Tire material - which I like for a change! Overall great boots
! Very pleased with my purchase (or investment!)! Oh, and this was my first purchase from Zappos and it will not be my last! The free shipping both ways is so nice (especially when you need to order several pairs before you get it right)!