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Frye Harness 12R Reviews

985 reviews
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Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

66% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

79% "Moderate arch support"

967 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/30/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have owned these boots for ten years. I have worn them in the Colorado River and in the snow in Michigan. I have been in thick clay and climbed the mountains in them. have worn with shorts; skirts; and tights. Worn them in all seasons. Sexy as all hell. People come up to me in airports and ask about these boots. I got them in less than 24 hours from Zappos. I have never worn them with socks. I love these boots. I am 58 years old. I will treasure these all my life.

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18 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/19/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These look awesome and are definitely well made... but the fit was horrible... my five year old had to pull on them to help me get them off! Way too narrow. These didn't run big for me at all; they ran small, unfortunately. They will be going back. :(

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 17, 2012

Heather

from New Jersey

These boots are great. They look great with jeans, leggings and dresses. They are super comfortable and the more I wear them the better they are! Frye boots are the best boots I have owned. I purchased these and another pair thinking that I would only keep one, but I ended up keeping both because they are so great. They quality is amazing! The toes are a bit narrow so if you are between sizes I would order up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 29, 2011

Anonymous

from California

These are the most beautiful boots I have ever seen. Period. They are incredibly well made, make your legs look fantastic and can be dressed up with skirts or stand up to a day of riding. They are perfect. They will last a lifetime. I had a problem with a squeaky boot - no problem - Zappos had me a new pair the very next day. I am between 9.5 and 10 and the 10's fit me just right. My foot is a little bit wide (C width in some cases) so someone with a very narrow foot might have a problem with fit. The second pair actually fit better than the first, so there is some variation. I'm also on the shorter side and the 12R was a flattering length for me. Support is good, you might want a light foam insole if you do a lot of standing or walking. The leather might need a little breaking in but overall it's well conditioned and soft. I'm in love.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 23, 2011

Deborah a

from Newport Beach, California

These boots are great and I can't say enough about Zappos' customer service. I ordered an 8 and they were too big. I had a 7.5 within 36 hours, which made my Christmas weekend and my birthday, thank you Eric. I love them. My heel is very narrow and most shoes slip so I have a heel cup to stop that. Other than that they are a great fit and I plan to wear them forever. Very well made in the USA, yay!

Brands I'd also recommend: Harley Davidson

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 9, 2011

Beckee

from Illinois

These boots are smoking hot! I have long wanted these boots and finally took the plunge. They are well worth the price and I wish I had gotten them sooner! They look good with a skirt or with skinny jeans. The quality of the workmanship is excellent! They were comfortable right out of the box, too! Zappos has the very best service, no one else compares to them. Love, love these boots!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 12, 2011

Sarah

from cali

After years of coveting these boots I bought the harness 12R in black. I am a pretty true size 10 in everything from sandals to heels so I went with a 10 because all of the other reviews on sizing were confusing. My feet a fairly wide and my calves are not big, but they are muscular. My right foot is a little wider than the left. The 10 fits like a dream, I had a mini orgasm when I took them out of the box and put them on. They are so soft, and so comfortable. I will have to break them in a little to make them less stiff and hopefully be able to wear thicker socks with them this winter. The 12R are good because the shaft is shorter for girls that do not have stick calves. I think I can even get my skinny jeans under them. Buy them, you will not regret it!

Brands I'd also recommend: frye!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 16, 2002

Kitty W

from Ely, Cambridgeshire

Frye's Biker Boot-Womens. When Stevie Nicks sang " I wear boots all summer long" she touched my boot strings. I wear boots all year long, no matter the weather. Despite all my boots vintage and new, and as an old lover of the biker/engineer/cowboy variety, these are the most amazing in my possession. I have never worn such comfortable boots, stunning with vintage Levi's or my Donna Karen long evening dress, dress em up or down. The more beat up they are, the better. Look good on the feet or hanging on my wall. Keep up the great design, Frye's, us hippy cowboy girls need these boots...

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye's Engineer boot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Santa Rosa, CA

Like many other reviewers I have wanted these boots for years but held off because they are expensive no matter where you buy them. I finally decided to treat myself and get them. I read many of the reviews on Zappos and Amazon. I am a 7.5 to 8, depending on the shoe so because of a bunion on my left foot I decided to go with the 8. The boots arrived today and while they are lovely I think the 8 is just too big so I re-ordered a 7.5 and will compare them to the 8's. Unlike some of the other reviewers I had no trouble sliding my feet into these boots or taking them off. I was also surprised that the 2 inch heel doesn't feel high at all as I'm a ballet flat or flip-flop person. Hoping, hoping that the 7.5's work. I highly advise others to heed the advice of most of the reviews and order at least a half size smaller than you normally wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2012

Chelsea N

from Hugo, Minnesota

I had been wanting these boots forever and was always borrowing my friend's so I splurged an finally bought them. They took over a week to get to me which was upsetting. I called Zappos wondering where they were and they explained to me that at your first purchase they have to verify that your credit card matches your billing address and that contributed to why my boots took longer to receive. Because I didn't get them in the 3-5 business days they gave me a coupon and a VIP pass. The employee was super nice and these boots are hot! I can't wait to rock them at coachella and all summer long!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Fort Collins, Colorado

I received these boots last week. Love the look! I'm a solid 8M with a high instep, and I've had to wear size 8.5 boots in the past. However, these Fryes are perfect for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Really great boots! I love the look. We spent a weekend in Boston a couple of days after I received these boots. I wore them all day walking around museums and then out at night. They looked very cool and they were surprisingly comfortable. I'm still breaking them in though and my feet are a bit tired after a full day of wear. If you're going to be comfortable in these, I think you have to give them lots of wear at first.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Idaho

I've been coveting these boots for four years and finally took the plunge. Fantastic! Skirts, jeans, sun, snow - sexy yet functional. I wear an 8.5-9, and ordered the 8.5. Fits great, a little roomy but I have orthotics so they are perfect. I have worn White s boots for work for 10 years and these are every bit as comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: White's, Vintage Boot Company

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

I've coveted these boots for years now, and finally splurged. So glad I did! They definitely kick butt. I ordered a half size smaller than normal, like many other reviewers, and they fit perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2012

KTN

from Atlanta

Like many others, I had these on my wishlist for years! I finally took the plunge in 2008 with the financial assistance of my mom for my birthday! I got the Crazy Horse in my usual size of 7½ and they were perfect! The color is great and distressed and so the little dings and scratches I have contributed through the years have only added character! I have high arches and these are quite comfortable. My husband still has to help me pull them off, but it is worth it! I do not wear them very regularly though, so more frequent wearers may break them in more effectively. I am definitely more of a casual dresser, and I love how these boots add a relaxed-yet-sexy vibe to skirts and dresses. Of course they go perfectly with jeans, too. I can tell they will last forever. Now my wishlist is full of various other Frye styles (Paige riding, Melissa button, etc)! And Zappos was amazing, because I ordered several styles at once, including cavalry, heath side zip, and traditional campus, but the harness 12R was the pair for me and returning all the others was super easy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

Kathleen W

from Hampton, VA

I absolutely love these boots. This is my first pair of Fryes and wow are they awesome. You can really tell that they are well made and built to last. I did order half a size down and they fit great. You can rock these all day without having to pay for it later. They are so comfortable. I have yet to wear these boots without getting many compliments me on them! Zappos sent them to me so quickly. I love you Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2011

Anonymous

from New York

So disappointed these didn't fit. Once I receive credit to my PayPal account I'll try a size bigger than I ordered.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Maine

These boots are wonderful - but my daughter needed a full size smaller. They have a lot of room in the heel. Return & reorder took about 20 minutes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2011

Anne

from Tennessee

I purchased these boots last year and have been in love with them ever since. They are even softer and more comfortable this year. I use saddle soap on them to keep them looking new but can wear them all day in comfort. I get compliments on them all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2011

Alissa A

from east Tennessee

My perfect boot...except for the fact that the right boot was about a 1/2 inch shorter than the left! Will have to return them, but that's okay because these boots are worth the hassle. I'm 5'4, 130# small framed woman, these boots do not swallow me like the Frye harness 15R I recently returned. I'm usually a size 7 but went with the 6.5. Glad I did. Also, Zappos is fantastic, so feel good about ordering from these folks. Very fair and excellent customer service.

Brands I'd also recommend: old gringo, keen, chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 10, 2011

Anonymous

 

These are gorgeous. Try slipping them on with a thin sock, and a plastic bag over your foot. I was unable to get my foot in without the bag, but once in the boot the leather will stretch with a few hours of wear and taking on and off. Love these boots! The comfort is not a 5 star IMO, but I am using NAOTs and Birks as a comparison. For a boot they are not bad.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

A very gorgeous boot! I wear them everyday when it's chilly out. The vintage leather can be worn with black and brown, a plus for me! I have narrow feet so I have to wear a thicker sock to keep my foot from sliding around.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 4, 2004

Sage S

from Rural Oregon

Pucker up Clint Eastwood, here I come! Even better than I imagined in person, (and they looked pretty awesome in the photos) these are the most gorgeous boots I have ever seen. You feel like a hot bandit babe the moment you pull them on your feet and twirl around in front of the mirror. I ordered these on a whim just because they looked so slick, fully hoping that they wouldn't fit so I would be forced to send them back, (they are a tad on the extravagent side in the price department.) No such luck! they fit great, a bit narrow perhaps, but nonetheless I am willing to suffer a bit have the privelege of strutting around in these bad boys! A girl's dream come true! Buy them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Chuck Taylor All Stars

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 20, 2004

Anonymous

from New York City, NY

A well made boot--worth every penny. Looks great with bootcut jeans. The leather is too thick to wear in warmer months. But, I can't wait until fall...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 12, 2001

Jen S

from santa fe, new mexico

These will be the coolest boots you own! I absolutely love these boots! Frye has such great style! People compliment me on these boots all the time and ask where they can get a pair. I love the fact that I can wear them with jeans or skirts, for work or play. I work at a stable, riding horses everyday, and comfort and durability are essential. They have more than held up. Plus, the more beat-up they are, the cooler they look. I've worn these boots everywhere for the past five years! When it came time to buy another pair, I searched high and low for these. Another brand just won't do.

Brands I'd also recommend: other frye styles, maybe harley-davidson for a tougher look

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 28, 2012

Valerie

from vancouver, Canada

Loved these boots and wore them a lot until the pull tabs tore off. Really upset! :(

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 15, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

I absolutely love these Boots, this is my second pair that I ordered from Zappos. I easily returned the 9½ and quickly received credits. But I am considering sending back this pair to exchange and try another size 9, as the right boot is to hard to get on!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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