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Frye Engineer 12 R W Reviews

317 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

58% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 272 Engineer 12 R W Frye Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Norway

Love this boot! Ended up buying both brown and black. I am a true 7 1/2 - both boots fit. The one was a little tighter on the instep the first times I put them on, but they do break in nicely. Also a little stiff to start with, but gets better with wearing. Good support as well (more than the Veronica boot). High quality boots that will last for a long time to come.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

The perfect "motorcycle" boot. The leather is top quality - they're Frye after all! A real classic that I will wear forever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love them. Not only are they sweet looking, but I can hike about in them no problem (though a tiny bit of breaking in is expected)! Shipping was super fast and so far I am completely happy with the entire transaction.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 6, 2011

She

from Minneapolis

I love these boots! They look great and they are actually pretty comfy. I ordered in my standard size (usually an 8 to 8.5). I went 8.5 as the 8's were super tight on my legs. The 8.5 are a little loose but with bigger socks in the winter they'll be even better. With a standard sock they're even OK. I ordered 4 different pairs of Frye's before deciding on these and they're made in USA and of a really high quality. I can't wait to wear in the years to come!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 18, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love the Frye's and have three pairs of the Veronica's but this one was just too stiff. I spent a week walking around the bedroom with them and found that they rubbed my shin and and just above my ankle. Still, a great boot, just didn't work for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 13, 2011

Armen

from Chico, CA

When they came, I couldn't fit my foot in one of the boots (tried everything, cause I really wanted these!). I called CS and they shipped me a replacement pair, which I'm happily wearing right now, and I got them the next day. they fit true but do require some breaking in, as the leather is very heavy and stiff, but good quality. CS was excellent, I love my boots. they fit perfect, not sure what happened with the first pair. it's all good, happy girl.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 26, 2011

Kat

from Philadelphia

This boot requires a bit of patience and then you will be rewarded! It is an extremely comfortable and fun boot to wear all day. But be aware that it is tight around the ankle and you need to use some force to get it on initially. It fits true to size aside from the tight ankle. I tried an 8, kindly sent to me by Zappos, and the ankle was just as tight as the 7.5's and much too big on my foot. From my experience a break in period of several weeks was needed to soften them up. Well worth the trouble and time. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 23, 2011

Bo J

from overland park, ks

I absolutely love these boots. They were true to size, and are so comfortable! I didn't have any issues wearing them all day, the very first time. Super cute, and you can wear them with anything. Seriously, I placed my order and received them the very next day. Crazy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 3, 2011

Julia W

from Fairfax, CA

I love everything about these boots. They go with everything. They look great with jeans, but I like to shake it up and wear them with a girly dress to give it an edge. They are comfortable right out of the box. As with most boots made with stiffer leather, there will be a small break-in period, but for the most part I could wear them all day, immediately, with no problem. I love them! As far as sizing, I buy all my boots a size larger because I wear them with wool socks, which gives them a perfect fit for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye Ring Boot, Frye Campus Boot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2011

Anonymous

from NY

This is my first Frye boot and I am very happy. A good looking boot; very comfortable. I found it to be true to size for me. I also had no difficulty getting them on, though that may be because they have the wool shaft. Great purchase and excellent service from Zappos!

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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February 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Cary, NC

Love this boot! On the down side, it ran about a half size too small (but I do have a wide foot with a high arch) and by the time I ordered the half size larger, the boot was out of stock. Not really surprising since it is the end of the season. I have bought the boot locally, (for more money) and love it! It is a very comfortable boot, and it has not taken long to break in. This feels like the kind of shoe that I will have and love forever. Frye makes a very good boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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February 22, 2011

Terry

from Milwaukee, WI

I love these boots (and have them in the black with the gray felt wool and the burnt red). First of all, I love the style. It is flattering to any leg type, in part because of the curved top, the heel height, and the adjustable strap around the top of the boot. The comfort is also perfect as the rounder toe provides extra room. I was immediately able to wear these from the box with no break-in period required. Finally, the black pair with the gray wool shaft is currently one of my favorite boots! The surprising element of the wool elevates the "tougher" engineer style to something a little more elegant, a little more original. I'm wearing these with skirts and tights this winter and find that they turn a "boots, tights, and skirt" look into something a little more interesting and even dressier with the gray touch. I often catch folks giving my boots a second look as they try to figure them out!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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February 21, 2011

Kalapi

from Boston

Had to order several sizes until I found the right fit. I ordered to my size in womans. Tried to order the kids size, since I have a small foot, but too big? These are wicked sturdy boots! My feet hurt for the first 3 weeks as the leather is stiff but now are becoming more comfortable. My one problem is the inside tag that hits my calf. It scrapes my leg unless I wear high socks. Other than that I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2011

Anonymous

 

Love these boots! I'm usually an 8.5, these were a tiny bit snug, but I think that's because they are the type of boots you have to break in. So versatile, amazing quality, love how thick the sole is (where I am we get really difficult winters and its nice to have a shoe that doesn't freeze your foot upon contact with the ground). Love this purchase, and amazing service by Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

I really love these boots! Tried the Harness but they didn't flatter my short, wide feet like these did. I am typically a 7.5, which is what I ordered and they fit well. I could almost go down a 1/2 size, but with thick socks, they're great. Really comfortable and I am able to get in and out of them from the start - no trouble getting my feet into them. They look great with boot-cut or skinny jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2011

Shannon

from Port Townsend, WA

I bought these boots for my daughter. She wanted a pair of Frye Engineer boots but the all leather ones were out of stock. These boots were even better. With the wool felt shafts they are a little more stylish. The were much easier for her to pull on then other Frye boots. She loves them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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January 25, 2011

Lisa

from Royal Oak, Michigan

These boots are fabulous! Couldn't be happier with my purchase and Zappos overnight shipping is just icing on the cake. I ordered the black leather with the wool shaft and swear they are the best boots. The fit is typical Frye, i.e., room for your heel to slide as they should.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 22, 2011

Anonymous

 

I received these boots in black for Christmas and loved the look right out of the box, though the leather looked sort of rubbery. I'm usually a size 8 and I ordered an 8 and I struggled to put them on and take them off (the taking off being much harder) for the first two weeks or so. After a while the arches of my feet were so bruised that I could barely stand to put them on. Though now that they're broken in they are very comfortable and feel true to size lengthwise, but the portion of the boot that is around the arch is much tighter and the toe space very loose it isn't bothersome if you wear thick socks. Overall I really enjoy these boots and have received many compliments, so if you're willing to put up with the discomfort of the break in period these and wonderful and durable boots that I hope will last for a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2011

Anonymous

from

These boots are delicious. The leather is soft but ruggedly tough too, the heel is not too high. They were comfy the first time I put them on. Only negative is that the top of the shank rubs the back of my leg a bit, but long socks take care of that until it breaks in a bit. Love these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Vermont

I usually wear a 7.5, sometimes 8 and I have sort of wide feet. I tried these in a 7.5 and they fit, but I wanted a little more wiggle room in the toe. So I got an 8 and it felt maybe even smaller than the 7.5, so I sent them back in exchange for another 8, which I now wear every day. Love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 23, 2010

Anonymous

from midwest

This boot runs large and wide. The wool shaft helps make it easier to pull on than the leather. I hope it holds up well; it looks very chic. It seems pull-on boots are meant to fit like clogs with backs do. They ride up and down on the heel but are secure at the instep and are very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Clarks, Seychelles

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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December 21, 2010

Heather C

from Portland, OR

This is my second pair of Frye boots (the Veronica Slouch being my first) and I absolutely love them! I had originally ordered a size 10, but found that I had way too much room in the toes and heels. I exchanged them for a 9 and, though they were narrower through the instep, I loved wearing them from the first time I put them on! In fact, the first time I wore them I spent the day in NYC and the were the perfect for a long day of walking around the city. A great shoe for fashion and function!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 16, 2010

Serifiend

from nyc

VERY IMPORTANT: This boot is tts and ordering up will mean an over sized shoe once broken in. To get the shoe on in the early stages: Place a plastic bag in the back of the shoe to help your foot slide in, then pull out the bag. The first week I wore a thin sock but now they fit perfectly. With my job I walk around for hours every day and I was looking for a shoe that would provide comfort, support and style. They get a lot of compliments and endure NYC winters well. These boots are amazing and exactly what I was looking for!

Brands I'd also recommend: jeffrey campbell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 16, 2010

Cara D

from Riverside, Illinois

My Frye Engineer boots absolutely rock! They are comfortable and continue getting more comfortable with wearings. They are very true to size and even serve as great snow boots. I would suggest them to anyone who is in the market for high fashion, high comfort boot!

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

 

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December 15, 2010

Anonymous

from New York City

I was kind of bummed when I got these boots. Not because they are not totally beautiful and look as pictured, but the sizing for me was too small. After reading some of the reviews prior to purchase I thought this might be a problem, but others said it fit on their foot after some effort and breaking in. Well, right out of the box it took me 20 minutes to get into the boots. They slipped off fine, but I could only get my foot in with extremely thin summer socks. I have decided to return them and order a size larger. I still think they look amazing, but I think this goes beyond breaking them in. They run small so be wary, future customers. Also I should add that when I order Uggs I get a size 8 since they only run in full sizes. My usual size is 7.5. I would recommend going half a size up in these for sure. Good luck!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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