I don't know what to make of Frye
, nor this boot in particular. There seems to be such inconsistent sizing from one shoe to the next in this brand. I have a pair of low-heel oxfords
in a 7.5M that fit perfect, another pair of combat boots
I tried in an 8.5M and they are too tight, and then there are these Dakota boots
that in the 8.5M were too big. While I do love the product, it's very discouraging and a bit irritating to have to constantly send things back and try again with another size with the same brand. I like the style, and if I could find the right size so that my heel doesn't slide out constantly, they would be worth keeping. For reference purposes, I typically run in most brands
between a 7.5 and 8, and am probably closer to a "C" width than the "B/Medium" width shoes. I like that this boot has some traction on the bottom unlike some of the other Frye boots
, and that they are very rugged, yet softer in the leather. I think they are worth trying, however, be prepared for a bit of a battle with sizing, or think ahead and order three different size to avoid the order/return/order/return cycle.