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Frye Engineer 12 R W Reviews

317 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

58% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 247 Engineer 12 R W Frye Reviews

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December 15, 2010

Anonymous

from New Orleans, Louisiana

I absolutely LOVE the way the boots look! They are exactly what I wanted. The only small complaint that I have is that I have a little difficulty getting the boots on! Once I get them on, they fit great. However, they are VERY tight in the ankle and it definitely takes some effort to pull them on. I am hoping this will improve as the leather gets stretched out, although a half size larger may have helped. Other than that, I am very happy that I bought these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 10, 2010

Rudolph M

from New Jersey

I ordered these Frye Engineer 12R boots in black pebbled full grain leather and wool yesterday, and they were on my doorstep early this afternoon. Zappos really knows how to wow its customers with complimentary next day shipping; the service is absolutely incredible! Anyway, I had the 8R version of these boots in the past (in the gaucho color), and while they were wonderful, they were incredibly difficult to get on, even after a year of constant wear, and the short shaft didn't do anything for my slim/tiny legs. I decided to order the 12R version, and to my content and surprise, the taller shaft completely flatters my figure and elongates my legs. The pebbled leather is gloriously soft and top quality, and the boiled wool upper is so warm and comfortable. Additionally, the wool is ideal for the colder weather, and because it isn't as tough as leather, I was able to slip into these boots without any problems - it was like pulling on a pair of boots that I had owned for years. Truly fantastic, and an altogether different experience from my trials with the full leather 8R version! I'm typically an 8.5/9 in most athletic shoes and oxford-type shoes, and so I ordered these in an 8.5. They're perfect, and I couldn't have hoped for a better fit. There's ample room for a thicker-than-usual sock, and even with a thick sock, there's just enough room for my feet to breathe - no pinching or uncomfortable stretching. These were a splurge and a spur of the moment purchase, but Frye is flawless when it comes to leather boots, and it was about time that I picked up a versatile black boot. I know for a fact that these lovely boots will last for quite some time. I highly recommend these boots (the leather/wool combination, specifically), and I highly recommend Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 9, 2010

Joni H

from New Hampshire

I think these are great boots. They break in pretty quickly after one wearing. I usually wear a 7.5 or 8.0 and got the 8.0 in these and they are perfect. They look great with skinny jeans. I received them the next day with a free upgrade to my standard shipping choice too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 9, 2010

MCM

from Kansas City

Awesome boots! Agree with others that a little bit to get on at first, but very little break-in period. Really warm. Was afraid I would need the insoles as others suggested, but more comfortable than I thought they would be. The sole will be good for bad weather and gripping on snow/ice. This is one boot that looks good with skirts or jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 5, 2010

Tracy

from Memphis, TN

Love them! They look even better in person! They are hard to get on, I was sweating like a pig! But once I got them one they felt great! I wore them in Las Vegas up and down the strip and no hurting! They are easier to get on each time I wear them. I need a pair in black now! Zappos is great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 30, 2010

Dee

 

This is my third pair of these boots. I bought two brown pair and one black pair! I LOVE them SO much. I wear them all the time. They are so comfortable to wear all day long! I am considering ordering a pair with the taller shaft. I'm addicted.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 29, 2010

Anonymous

from Oakland, California

Like many others who have posted about this boot before me, I have wanted a pair of Frye boots for years, but for some inexplicable reason, I waited until now to buy my first pair. I can only say that I will not wait so long to buy my next pair. I bought these in the Gaucho leather and absolutely love them. They are super cute and look great with my boot cut jeans. The biggest issue for me was deciding on the size to order since many of the posts seem a bit contrary: size up or size down? I normally wear a size 7 or 7.5 shoe and thought I should order the 7.5 since I have a very high instep and was concerned about getting the boot on without a side zipper. This pair slipped on surprisingly easily, but the shoe bed felt a bit too big. I then ordered the 7 to compare. (And thank you Zappos for upgrading my order to free priority shipping - love that.) As surprised as I was to be able to slip on the 7.5's, I was shocked that I couldn't even squeeze my feet past the shaft into the 7's. I tried multiple times over several days, but to no avail; it was like they had been made by an entirely different company. I returned them and then promptly wore the 7.5's for several grueling hours of traipsing through downtown San Francisco with my 17-year old daughter on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, searching for the "perfect" winter ball dress. It was cold and crowded, but my feet were happy campers. These boots were very comfortable and any concern about them being too big disappeared completely. I don't know if my daughter would say that she found the perfect dress, but I know that I have found the perfect boot. Bottom line: super cute, super comfortable, and amazing craftsmanship. Order a half-size up if you have a high instep; a little looseness in the shoe bed/heel feels natural when you get used to it and sounds about right per others who have posted with more boot experience than me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 29, 2010

Anonymous

from Taos, NM

Love these boots! I have lived in them since I received for my birthday. Great construction, great look, great fit! Yeah, Frye!

Brands I'd also recommend: Uggs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 10, 2010

Vanessa R

from San Diego, California

Fits like a glove around my tiny size 0 legs. Quite sexy and badass. Breaking them in didn't hurt as much as I anticipated. I find this length and color (gaucho) to be very unique-looking. Amazing boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 10, 2010

Anonymous

 

I was unsure what size to order. I normally wear a size 8, but wanted the option of wearing thicker socks if I wanted to. I ordered a half size large - these are perfect! I adore these boots. They were a little tight getting my foot started because I have a high instep, but once in, they could not be more comfortable. I am going back to order another color. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 19, 2010

Meghan H

from Melbourne, Australia

I love these boots and wear them all the time, mostly with tights and dresses. I didn\'t have the issue of getting them on and off that others have mentioned, but I do have skinnier calves for my body type. I did have the initial issue of the back of the top cuff of the boot rubbing against my bare skin while breaking in but it eventually softened. I bought some moleskin but never needed to use it. I\'m a 7.5 to an 8 and ordered a 7.5 and they fit perfectly. And they are so comfortable to wear. As good on a day out walking as my sneaks but more stylish. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 19, 2010

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

These are the boots I've been waiting for all my life! Go ahead laugh, but these are SO versatile, SO sturdy, SO good lookin', that I'm loving them. I think of them as a great investment for the price, since I will get so much use out of them. My advice though: contrary to some reviews I've read saying that Frye’s run a little big, I was DEFINITELY a size 8 in these, even though I wear a 7.5 or even a 7 in other shoes. Boots need a little extra room in any case since the leather is so stiff, but especially since you slip these on (no zippers or anything), there isn't much room to give at first. As I've been wearing them in the leather is loosening up though, and they are becoming more and more comfortable. And I was able to wear them for a whole day the very first time I tried them on though, which is a testament to their comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 7, 2009

Anonymous

from Bay Area, CA

Most comfortable Frye boot - I love my Frye harness boots, but wanted something with a round toe to change up from the Harness square toe. I have tried on the Frye Campus, Veronica Slouch, and the Maxine Campus and must say that the Engineer 12R is the most comfortable of all. The sole is very cushioned to walk on and width is not as narrow as the other boots. A bit hard first couple of times putting on, but seems it would have been easier as they were worn. A bit stiff, but again, seems they were conforming with the little bit I wore them around the house to try them out. Alas though, I am returning because one side's shaft is a bit shorter than the other side. I would have exchanged for another pair if my size had been available. They are a great boot, good foot protection, very cushioned when walking, very fashionable, look great with jeans and skirts and mid calf fits well for bigger calved gals. With the exception of my Harness boots, the other styles were taller shaft and fit very snug around my calves, no room to breathe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2007

Anonymous

from Texas

Frye Engineer boots - These boots are awesome. I found them cheaper here than anywhere else and the free overnight shipping is a real bonus!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 29, 2007

Anonymous

from somewhere in PA

Great boots - These boots are great. They don't take much breaking in, but if you wear them with short socks or no socks, the back seam might hurt at the top. I solved this by wearing taller socks or tights and by putting a little bit of first aid tape over the part of the seam that rubbed. Voila. Perfect. They look great with skirts or with pants.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko closed back clogs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 22, 2007

Wendy S

from Virginia

I had been in serious lust with these boots for a year or more before finally placing my order. I must say that these boots were definitely worth the wait! The fit is true to size and I have noticed a tiny bit of stretching during the break-in period but that is remedied with a thicker sock. No rubbing or blistering except on the calf area where the Frye tag is located. Very comfy but I do recommend gel innersoles for long hours of walking and a generous slathering of mink oil to protect as well as soften the leather. The construction is superb and I look forward to many years of wear with these fabulous boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, New Rock, Fluevog

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 19, 2007

Debra

from Miami, Florida

These boots look so freakin' cool! The delivery was super fast, and they are true to size, great fit right out of the box. The only problem is that they rub your shins or calf unless you wear knee or tube socks. I think this may lessen as they wear in. Have had many compliments already, and they look great with jeans or broomstick skirts. I like to mix the femme and rugged in one look. Worth the money as I know they will last forever! I had my Fryes from high school(class of 77) for over twenty years!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 19, 2007

Anonymous

 

These boots look so freakin' cool! The delivery was super fast, and they are true to size, great fit right out of the box. The only problem is that they rub your shins or calf unless you wear knee or tube socks. I think this may lessen as they wear in. Have had many compliments already, and they look great with jeans or broomstick skirts. I like to mix the femme and rugged in one look. Worth the money as I know they will last forever! I had my Fryes from high school (class of 77) for over twenty years!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 26, 2007

Mary

from Milwaukee

Amazing! Love these boots. Well made, sexy with skirts or pants. I bought my usual size, and they fit perfectly. They are a bit of a tug to get on, but not bad. Totally worth the $$! I may get the black, too...

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 26, 2007

Anonymous

from Maryland

Coolest boots on the planet - They look just like the photo...only better. The size is accurate - don't stray from your regular shoe size. They are just worn enough to look not so brand new and the heel height is perfect. Plus the price on Zappos was $100 less than other sites!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 19, 2007

Angie

from Pennsylvania

Great pair of shoes and equally great service from Zappos; true to size!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 16, 2007

Anonymous

from Woodside, Ca

My favorite Frye ever! Great look and the most comfortable Frye I own (have belted harness clog, harness boot, and a slim to-the-knee less clunky boot). I wear a 8.5 in the harness boot and bought an 8.5 in this also. Perhaps a bit roomy, but works with all thicknesses of socks and has room for an insole. It’s very comfortable, more so than the harness style, which pinches my little toes a bit. Very comfortable from the start. I can even wear them barefoot without chafing. I have washed and waterproofed them and they look even better slightly worn and distressed. Perfect heel height for style and comfort. Goes great with skirts and jeans, and the brown looks great with all my black outfits too. I hate to take them off!

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko, ariat, timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 24, 2007

Anonymous

from Fort Worth, Texas

What a great boot - After much thought, I finally bought this boot. True to size and comfortable, for a boot anyway. I love this boot, and I know these boots will probably be my mine shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 20, 2007

Jacky

from Altoona, Pennyslvania

Love them - I have fallen in love with these boots. I bought them to ride my motorcycle but find that I have them on anytime that I have jeans on. They also look cool with mini skirts. They are quickly becoming my favorite pair of anything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 28, 2007

Anonymous

from Minnesota

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM! I have been looking at these for two years, but could not decide if they were what I wanted. I have no regrets - I loved them as soon as I opened the box! I own a few pairs of harness boots and usually buy a half size smaller, but heard that these were more true to size. I bought the size I normally wear and am glad I did. They fit like a glove and I am looking forward to wearing them for many years to come.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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