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Frye Engineer 12R W Reviews

337 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

48%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

67% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 66 Engineer 12R W Frye Reviews

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January 29, 2008

Anonymous

from Newport, RI

Love them! A classic that will last forever. Still made in USA! I had no trouble putting them on, and walked 3 miles in them that first day with no issues.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 22, 2008

Anonymous

from Santa Monica, California

Frye Boots are great - More comfortable than it looks given how stiff the outer leather appears. The strategy of leaving socks dangling and letting them slip on as you place your foot in the boot was a great suggestion. No zippers but relatively easy and quick to slip in and out of. I love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Gabriella Rocha, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 22, 2008

Eli

from South Carolina

Frye Engineer boots - These boots are a timeless work of art! They are very comfortable after a few wears. They go with everything from skirts to jeans and the bike! Thanks Zappos!! Great service, great product. I'll shop with you again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 15, 2008

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

Love my new Boots! While I wouldn't say that these are a 1/2 size larger or wider than "true to size", I'd definitely say they're slightly larger, and slightly wider.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 10, 2008

Cathy

from Houston, Texas

Frye Engineer 12R W Boot - Love my new Frye Engineer Boots. I haven't been out on my motorcycle yet to try them out, but I love the way they look. Some break-in time still needed after a month, but I can't complain. Will rate 5 Stars in comfort when I get them broke in. MADE IN THE USA! Keep America Working, People!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 31, 2007

Sue

from Tucson, AZ

Can’t get on! Loved the boots, the left one was difficult, but once on felt true to size and comfortable, but the right one, I couldn't get on at all. This has never happened to me before.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 26, 2007

Anonymous

from Colorado

I live in the snow and these boots are great! Stylish, water resistant, and comfortable enough to wear all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 18, 2007

Anonymous

from Illinois

Sock trick - I love these boots and they feel good once you get them on, but they are tough to get on. I've found a sock trick that helps. Don't put your sock on all the way... have the sock hanging off your toes about 3 or 4 inches and then put the boot on. Your foot slides against the sock easier and the sock gets pulled on by the boot. Can't think of a better way to describe this. It's the opposite of what happens when you take the boot off. Your sock gets pulled partially off when you pull the boot off. That aside, AWESOME boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye Harness boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 17, 2007

Anonymous

 

Love 'em - They’re kind of stiff still, but I'm breaking 'em in slowly... they look great with skinny jeans inside.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2007

Anonymous

from San Franciso Bay Area

These boots are beautifully constructed. They are a little stiff fresh out of the box, but don’t' have that brand new look. I look forward to years of wearing this classic style. You can always count on Frye for quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 5, 2007

Anonymous

from Amsterdam, Netherlands

What I ordered - Great purchase. Was nervous to buy shoes online first time, but they are exactly what I expected. Took a few days to break them in, esp on the shin. Now they are good. Comfortable and easy to wear for long periods of time. Very happy with my purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 20, 2007

Anonymous

from Lots of places. At this moment Hawaii. When we order from you guys we're usually in the country in New York state.

These boots are the best and Zappos is just the best. Amazing how you can order one day and receive it the next!!!! Can't say enough good stuff about Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 19, 2007

Emily

from Chattanooga, TN

A great pair of boots! I love my boots! They are true to size - I wear a size 10, and look great with jeans or a skirt. I had one little knot on the back of one that was rubbing my leg, but I clipped that off, and now they are incredibly comfortable. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 7, 2016

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Jessica

 

I've had these boots for the past 2.5 years now and they've held up extremely well to the cold Midwest winters, which I wear them a lot in. I condition/weatherproof them with the Frye conditioner annually, which makes them feel really nice and helps it hold up. There are some signs of wear on them but definitely not bad for the amount of time I've had them. Like other reviewers have stated, the boots are quite stiff and need some breaking in when you first get them but after that, the boots mold to your feet and are very comfortable. The soles of the shoes also give a good grip on the ground during cold, icy conditions. A word of advice, definitely clean them off at the end of each winter to remove any salt stains with a 1:1 water to vinegar ratio (can do 2:1 ratio as well). I'd definitely recommend, especially if you're able to get it on sale!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 17, 2016

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Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Love the boot but it is too big--even with orthotics, the heel slips badly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Wolky, TOMS, Kork Ease,

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

August 7, 2016

Anonymous

from Florida

Nice boots, but it's taken me four pair to finally get one that fit decent. Thanks to Zappos for all their help with this. They have been great and have awesome customer service. Debated between 7.5 or 8. I'm normally a 7 or 7.5... Sometimes an 8 in boots. None of the three 7.5 fit in the same way on me at all. First pair the right boot was huge and left was so tight I couldn't get my foot inside. Second pair both were super tight where my feet went numb and one boot had a major flaw. The third pair, both boots were much easier to get on and fit just right, with slight heel slippage, which Frye said is normal. Frye recommends going with your normal size because they do stretch in a week or two of normal wear, so I kept those over the 8's because I was afraid they would become too loose over time. In the size 8 my whole foot lifted up when I walked. The 7.5, even though it fits well, will only work with a thin sock and that's fine with me. They are gorgeous boots and the gaucho color is beautiful. Definitely quality, thick leather that softens and molds to your feet as you wear them. Frye also recommended having them professionally waterproofed, which is what I am going to do. I am very happy with the boots, but it was definitely trial and error as it seems no two pair fit alike. Wouldn't buy from anyone other than Zappos because they made the whole process of sending next day with free shipping and returning these boots much easier!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 9, 2013

Anonymous

from philadelphia, pa

I love these boots! First things first - they run pretty true to size, and a little roomy compared to other Fryes I have. I typically wear an 8.5 in all shoes and boots, but sometimes in Frye need to size up - not this time. They do NOT run wide - my slightly wide feet were not thrilled with wearing these the first few times. They do require a break in period. I tried (at-home) shoe stretchers with 2 pairs of socks - that helped. I found online someone who claimed to have worked for Frye, and for custom fit boots, he said to put the boots on, soak them in water, and them let them dry to your feet - they'd be perfect. I wasn't willing to try that...until I got stuck in the worst rainstorm my area has been in 20 years. In these boots. I was soaked through...but by the time I dried off, my boots fit gloriously. I will say that time aside, these boots have pretty much kept my feet dry. This leather ages QUICKLY - I wore them to walk through some rocks / boulders, and to ride a horse - and they looked beat to hell within a week. That was the look I wanted, so no complaints from me. I don't know that I'd order them again - they look so beat up now that it's hard to wear them anywhere other than someone super casual. But for rough and tumble, tough (wearing, not looking) boots? Right on the money.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 13, 2011

Kathleen M

from Bloomington, Indiana

Okay, I'll just admit it. I saw Michelle Williams wearing similar boots in "Blue Valentine," and I thought, I have to have them. These are a great style and reasonable price for Frye, which can be expensive. There was a break-in period. But now I love them, hip, comfortable, and sturdy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 23, 2011

Cambria J

from Canada

I love my boots, but I recommend trying them on or knowing your size. They are leather, so keep in mind they will stretch, even when they are super hard to get on at first. However, one of my boots fits differently than the other. One now glides on perfectly (which didn't when I first got them) and the other is still being stubborn. Perhaps the two boots were made separately or something? I'm not too sure. This may have only happened to me. The low comfort rating is because of the one stubborn boot which is still very difficult to get on and just seems made differently. Also, there is something that hurts my ankle when I wear them. Not sure what that is. If both boots fit like the non-stubborn boot I would give perfect ratings.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 18, 2011

Laura

from Venice, CA

There were a ton of reviews that said these run big and a ton that said they run small so I just went with my normal size which worked for me. I have narrow feet and these do run pretty narrow. I would not call these comfortable shoes. They gave me blisters right off the bat and continue to make my feet sore when I wear them. Also they are incredibly heavy. Now for the good - despite the fact that they hurt my feet I have been wearing these boots non-stop! They look good with everything and I don't know what kind of shoe design magic they pulled but they actually make my legs look long - how that was achieved in an ankle boot I have no idea! Also these are real-deal, indestructible motorcycle boots (which is why they are so heavy and stiff), rain, mud, whatever is no problem. I know I will have these boots for life!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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January 28, 2011

Judy f

from SW Florida

Very comfortable! But a little heavy and not good for long walks. But I loved them anyway.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 29, 2010

Anonymous

from Georgia

Love the look of these. Definiitely had to go up a half size for fit, otherwise, there would be no pulling on the boots! But, once on they are comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 23, 2010

Anonymous

from MT

Love this boot! Originally tried the Harness 12R but decided on this one for a couple of reasons: 1) I have wide feet and the Harness just didn't feel right and it seems the Harness is the in boot right now. I see women in them often, but don't see the Engineer at all (and it's stylish too!). I've received lots of compliments and can wear them with skirts/dresses, leggings, skinny jeans, or just under a regular pair of pants. The one downside is that they don't have very good traction, but I haven't really found any stylish boots out there that do have good traction for practicality too.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 11, 2010

Nilar A

from Washington DC

This is my third pair of Frye boots and they do not disappoint! The soft wool keeps me warm and they hold their shape pretty well. This is a great boot that goes with a dress or with jeans. I can do quite a bit of walking in these and have worn them for a whole day without having sore feet. I wear a 7.5/8 but stick to a 7.5 for Frye boots.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 27, 2010

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh., PA

I love these boots. They look great with jeans and are true to size. The leg of the boot is a much stiffer leather than some of my other Frye boots and therefore makes them a little harder to pull on as there isn\'t a zipper.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide