Frye Harness 12R Reviews

1038 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

56% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

1019 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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19 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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January 3, 2017

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Traci

from Wisconsin

Love these boots. Style with a bit of attitude! Easy to dress up or down. I have narrow feet and the fit is conducive with that. I would like to add that my experience with the customer service team regarding this purchase was exceptional. The first pair that I received had a defective right boot. Submitted an inquiry regarding an exchange. My submission was promptly addressed. The resolution went above and beyond my expectations. I have had good experiences with Zappso in the past but the most recent update experience has made me a loyal customer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2017

M M

from NY

Well, these beauties arrived today. Love the look of them. Color is a great rich brown, but had a few scuff marks here and there and the color is not consistent, meaning there are lighter parts and darker parts...but that just adds character in my opinion. I ordered an 8.5, and on the inside of the boot, it reads 8 M, but the box reads 8.5 M. Not sure if that is normal ;-/ I managed to squeeze my feet into them and they are becoming more comfortable by the second. After reading several reviews, I decided to go with my normal size. I think if you haven't read enough to realize that they are supposed to mold to your feet, you may not give them a proper chance if you just try to get your foot in and decide they are too small, because they really are too small :-D The leather will mold to your feet..or so I've been told ;-) But I've had them on for 15 minutes, and they've very comfortable now. I will update if necessary.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2016

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Kelly

from SC

Best pair of boots I own! Worth every penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 23, 2016

Audrey K

from California

Good quality but my 11's were too large and I'm not sure I like the square flat point at the tip. For larger feet it looks long, like a clown.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 20, 2016

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Heather C

from New York

I am a comfort snob so I was a bit leery when I ordered these. I usually wear Dansko boots and shoes so this seemed like a big step. This boot was easy to get on, felt the slightest bit snug, and was comfortable on day one. Loosened a bit to make them perfect.I am POSITIVE your heel is suppose to move up and down when you walk. My foot is narrow and it hugged my foot. This is the type of boot you can have for a lifetime. I hate going out to buy boots every year because I have to. I want to buy boots to ADD to my collection. I have worn these two days in a row and both days got compliments from strangers. My husband even said "wow, you look sexy as hell". For that compliment I was only wearing a simple black cotton dress, tights, and these boots in black. I wear 91/2 and thats what I ordered. Side note: I also ordered the "belted" harness boot (similar) in size 9 for comparison. and that one was bigger. If you are choosing between the two you better look at those reviews. It is not the same boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 12, 2016

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Anonymous

 

These are fabulous. Very well made. I can tell I'll be wearing these for a LONG time!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2016

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Anonymous

 

I love these boots! They are classics and really well made! The leather is thick and the soles are solid. They look super cute with skinny jeans or dresses/skirts. They are kinda spendy but they will last and I think they are totally worth it. Also, they are totally true to size. I wear a 7.5 and I'm really happy with the fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 27, 2016

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Anonymous

from kC

I purchased these boots on a whim and halfway intended to send them back. Once I tried them on, I knew that wasn't happening. They are extremely comfortable and can be dressed up or down. Unlike some similar boots, I find them easy to put on and not too stiff, even the first time I wore them. I have several pairs of Frye Boots and these may now be my favorite.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 27, 2016

Tania M

from Maine

I LOVE these boots! Based on other reviews - I am wearing them in over a couple of weeks, so have had them on 2-3 hours a day for the last week. The leather is slowly softening to fit my feet, and I have to say apart from some minor rubbing on the front of my foot I haven't experienced any discomfort. They are heavy - be prepared for that and aren't super easy to get off - need some yanking, but hopefully as they wear in they will be easier to remove. I've had compliments on them from my mother-in-law, friends AND my teenage boys so clearly they appeal to everyone :) I live in Maine so they will be well tested in adverse weather! Looking forward to owning these for years to come!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2016

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Kelly

from Arkansas

I have been looking at these boots for about two years and finally pulled the trigger! I ordered the tan color, and they are beautiful in person. The leather is a rich color and has some difference, but I think it makes the boots look even better! Every time I've worn the boots, they get a ton of compliments. I also like the 12R length is more a mid-calf length (I'm 5'4"). From Day 1 they were very comfortable and I know they will only get better in time. You can't go wrong with Frye and these boots do no disappoint!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2016

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S W

 

Wow, these were so surprisingly small. I normally wear an 8.5, but I will need a 9.5 in these to even wear thin socks. They are pretty narrow in the foot bed and calf (they just reach the undercurve of the muscle) Leather and workmanship is great, color is true. But too small!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat, Stetson

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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November 16, 2016

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Anonymous

 

Great fit boot with quality detail. I have many pairs of Frye boots and this is one of my favorite. Does run 1/2 size bigger, I normally wear and 8 and ordered a 7.5 which fit perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2016

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Cindy H

from Mount Vernon Wa

These are simply the best of the best! I already own 2 other pair of Melissa button and harness but these are comfortable the first time on! I think there will not be a lot of breaking in! I ordered the charcoal color and they are stunning! Order your true size - wear them around without socks so the leather will mold to your feet - you will love them!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 9, 2016

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Anonymous

from Cincinnati, Ohio

This is a great boot. Like many reviewers, I have wanted to buy a pair of Fryes for a long time but was put off by the price. Let me tell you, they are worth it! I bought this boot in my normal size and like many reviewers, my heal did slip a little but in a boot it is supposed to do that. I also have a slight bunion on one foot and had no pain after wearing the boots around the house for about 2 hours thanks to the squarish toe box. Hurrah! Really like that this particular boot is made in America.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 8, 2016

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Anonymous

 

I love these with my whole heart. I've been wearing them about 2-3 weeks, and barely wear anything else. I initially ordered my regular size 9.5, Too tight! Then I returned those and ordered a 10. Too big! Ordered a 9.5 again and -- bingo! -- perfect. Not sure if this is a quality control issue or natural variation in the leather, but whatever it is... I'm glad I persevered! My advice to you if you're checking these out and aren't sure of the size is to order your regular size -- but don't be afraid to order up, or down, or SAME size, if need be. Super-comfortble, look hot, plan to have them for a decade or two. So glad I splurged on these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 7, 2016

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Sheila

from Oregon

I love these boots! I've resoled mine 3X...last time he put a Vibram sole on them and it's perfect since it snows where I live. I can where them all day and be comfortable. Buy a 1/2 size smaller than you normally wear. I'm getting another pair in Black, have the Brown now and love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: I also love Sorels for snow and Born' are very comfortable.

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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November 3, 2016

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Allison

from Oregon

Frye boots are amazing and well-made, but these weren't the right style for me. I ended up going with the knee-high Melissa Button Boot with a backzip, which were more versatile for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bronx, Matisse

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 30, 2016

Yaya

 

Ordered a 9.5 (my usual size.) Too small. Ordered a 10. Too big. Ordered another 9.5. Perfect. Moral of the story? If you don't find a perfect fit, keep at it. There is variation within sizes. Good luck!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2016

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Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I ordered both the 8.5 (my normal shoe size) and the 9 to compare - the 9 fits better, so for me these boots run a bit small. That said, I also tried them on with thick socks because I planned to wear these in the winter. Quality looks great! I didn't get a chance to test that out, though, because I am returning these boots for a different style. Frye's description says that this style "needs a certain type to make this boot her own". Apparently, I'm not that type. These were just too heavy and clunky for me. Nothing against the style in general, these boots just didn't fit in my wardrobe. If you are looking for an edgy boot, give these a try!

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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October 28, 2016

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

Like others, I was concerned about the fit of these boots. After trying on several pairs of Fryes at local stores (nobody had the Harness, though, or else I wouldn't be here!) I decided to try an 8.5 (my "normal" size) and a 9. The 8.5 was uncomfortably tight around the ball of my foot, and due to the thickness of the leather I had doubts about how much they'd stretch. Then I put on the 9. It was a Harry-Potter-gets-his-wand kind of moment. Perfect fit. So comfy I didn't want to take them off. I highly recommend this site's tips for boot fitting if you need more empirical points of confirmation: http://www.sheplers.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=BootFitGuide

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 13, 2016

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Jackie

from Midwest

Love the boots! I purchased the cognac washed oiled vintage boots and just love the color. Because I have a neuroma in my right foot, I did order a half size up to accommodate a wider foot bed. With my thick socks it works perfectly! As anyone with foot problems knows, it is very difficult to find something that is comfortable. Thanks Zappos for your support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2016

Robin

from Maple Valley

First, I love all Frye boots, and these are probably my 8th pair. I love the slight heel on these boots, which dress them up a little and make my motorcycle chaps look better. I bought them to ride in because they keep my feet completely dry and warm. My husband has lace up Harley boots and his feet get cold. I bought the buckskin suede boots because I already had black boots and wanted to mix it up a little. But what I really love about these boots is where I bought them; Zappos. I had previously bought the same boots in a shorty style but my husband told me that they would not be safe enough for the bike in case of an accident. They were too short to stay securely on my feet, which he proved by easily pulling one off. I had already pulled off all the tags, and had thrown away the receipt and the box but I decided to contact Zappos to ask if I could still return them. I did the online contact and had someone on the line right away. She not only informed me that I could exchange my boots, but found a similar pair that were taller and had them sent right out, two day free shipping. I was then given a page to printout for the old boots, and after wrapping them up as I was told by the assistant, I mailed them off to Zappos. I paid $10 more for my new boots, which the assistant also took care of on the spot. I've always received great service from Zappos, but this time they went far above what they had to do to make me a satisfied customer. I can't wait to need another pair of shoes from Zappos. Well done.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Stuart Weisman, Cole Hann

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 7, 2016

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Anonymous

 

I love them, but they're too narrow. :'(

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 28, 2016

Anonymous

from Vermont

Have you been thinking of buying these but holding back? Stop that right now. Buy these boots. Wear them with everything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 9, 2016

Sandy H

from Scottsdale, Arizona

I got these in the taupe suede and they are absolutely gorgeous. They will match everything and can be worn in all seasons. I ordered my usual size 6 and they fit fine; there is a bit of heel slippage but that is normal for a good boot. So why three stars? I put the left boot on and it fit like a dream, almost slipper-like. I am not exaggerating and I am very picky about comfort! But then the right boot was very tight in width. I looked at the soles and it is visibly 1/8" narrower! What gives, Frye? So I ordered a replacement which was so easy thanks to Zappos' unheard of exchange policy (no need to pay up front for the second pair, you just need to make your return within 14 days). So guess what, same thing! Now they are out of stock in my size, so frustrating! If you can get consistent sizing with these boots I am envious because these have the potential to be the perfect boots in terms of style and comfort. I am not sure about the leather styles but the suede will require no break in period.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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