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Frye Harness 12R Reviews

1005 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

55% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

986 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. :(

Additional 985 Harness 12R Frye Reviews

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December 26, 2015

Kathleen A

 

Had a pair of Frye boots years ago and loved them so sprung for the harness boots. So happy with them-needed just a bit of breaking in but they are comfortable and I know I will have them for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 22, 2015

Phyllis

from Greensboro, NC

A friend has the Frye Harness 8R boot and I have always loved the look of them. I just love how substantial they look and love the square toe. Have been wanting to order a pair for 2 years and just decided to bite the bullet. I ordered the boot in my normal size 9 but just wasn't sure about the fit so ordered the 8.5 to do a comparison. That was the right move for me. I was able to really feel the differences in how they fit. Like so many others I opted to go with the half size smaller than my normal size. At the moment I am wearing just a trouser sock but see in the future if they stretch out a little more I will be able to wear a thin sock. These boots are so comfortable. I have been wearing them all day and have gotten multiple compliments on them each time I wear them. I did notice on the pair that I returned that the circumference of one boot at the top was noticeably larger than the other. I love my Frye's and would highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 22, 2015

Anonymous

 

Excellent boots, great quality. I was unsure when I ordered these boots which size to get after reading several reviews that said the boots runs a half size too big. I have several pairs of Frye boots and I wear a size 7.5 in them. I have a high arch and so I decided to stick with my normal size in Frye boots and I am glad I did! These boots fit very well. I am happy I purchased them and I will likely order a pair of the Harness 8r boots. After ordering from Zappos my boots arrived within 36hrs too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 20, 2015

Anonymous

from CT

These are cool and classic which withstands the test of time no matter your age or the era. They are made for a woman who owns herself and is comfortable rocking it out. They are definitely not for the faint of heart. The fit is perfect and there is enough room for your foot to move with the boot. I am very excited to have them in my shoe-drobe especially since I have coveted these exact boots since 1993. I wear a very small size and Zappos delivered! Woohoo!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2015

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

This was so disappointing. They are gorgeous boots but they just did not fit. I tried my actual shoe size. That was too big. I tried half a size smaller, but that was tight around my feet and my heels still lifted too much.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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December 1, 2015

Anonymous

from Montana

I really like these boots. I normally wear a 9 in Mizuno running shoes and Nike shoes, 39 in Danskos, and 8½-9 in other shoes. I went with an 8½ in these shoes and they are a perfect fit. They are durable and high quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 22, 2015

Anonymous

 

I had been eyeing up these boots for months, and all I can say is they are worth the investment! I had read all the reviews and almost ordered half a size down, I'm so glad I didn't! I wear a size 7 in every shoe I own, and that is true for these boots. I ordered a size 7 and they fit perfect! The style of these boots is meant to be loose, if I had ordered smaller the toe box would have been way too small. I can't wait to wear these boots for years to come, love love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2015

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

I want to love these boots, and I'm sure I will...once I get a pair I can get my feet into! Based on the reviews, I ordered my regular size to give myself a little extra room. I worked up a sweat trying to get my feet (especially my left one) into the boot! Once I got past the belt/buckle portion, they felt great! But I figured I wouldn't want to struggle every time I wanted to wear them. I returned that pair and ordered another pair 1/2 size up from my regular size. Second verse, same as the first. I can hardly get my feet into the boots, but once I do, they feel pretty good. But again, I don't want to dread putting them on...these are supposed to be boots you wear for the rest of your life. Returning the 1/2 size up pair for a full size up from my regular size. I sure hope these work, because if they don't, I'm going to give up on the dream of Frye Harness boots.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 13, 2015

Jenny

from Los Angeles, CA

Look at it this way: amortized over 20 years these boots cost less a year. Trust me, you will get at least 20 years worth of wear out of them. I've had a tan pair and a black pair of Frye Harness Boots since 1995. They're older than two of my kids and have outlived three of my dogs. They've traveled around the world with me, done whatever I asked them to do and made me feel like a badazz doing it. They are self-confidence in richly tanned leather. These are not faddish fashion boots that you wear for a season and ditch at the thrift store the next spring. These are boots you can rely on. These are boots so timeless, so high quality and so durable that you may need to bequeath them to someone in your will. Made in the USA, Frye craftsmanship is peerless. The leather is beautiful, thick and supportive. The rugged outer soles stand up to a ridiculous amount of abuse. The inner soles are comfortable enough to wear without socks. Pretty rebellious, huh? Go ahead - you know you want to get them. Zappos makes it easy, fast and guaranteed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Sanita

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 13, 2015

Carol W

from Denver, CO

I purchased these boots because a coworker has a pair and they are absolutely gorgeous. I have minor foot problems so I need to get some cushion for my heels. Other than that they are a great pair of boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2015

Mary A

from Boston, MA

Gorgeous boot, but really fits too big. I am always a size 6 in every shoe and my heel was coming way up out of boot. I will exchange for a 1/2 size smaller!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 23, 2015

Anonymous

 

There are no words to describe how much I love these boots. I have now had them for almost a year and pretty much live in them during the cold weather. They were very difficult to get on at first, but not uncomfortable to wear. Now they slip on as easy as pie, but don't feel loose. I wear them under skinny jeans, over boot cut jeans and with leggings. They are amazingly versatile and they make me feel powerful. So worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2015

Anonymous

from Boston

This is my second pair of Frye boots (other is Engineer 12R) and I'm happy with both. These are less stiff than the Engineer and softer leather. I hover between 7-7.5 and got these in 7.5. They are a little big, and I could probably go down to 7 but with thick socks or insoles these are fine. The heel slips, but that's okay with me. I have large calves (incredi-calves, as I call them) and these fit just right. After walking around for a couple days, they leather loosens up and its like a nice leather hug around your leg. I bought the Tan and it is a nice brown color. I plan on treating the leather with Frye Leather conditioning cream since I'm planning on wearing these throughout the winter. I think it changes the color slightly, which wouldn't be to bad since I could live with a darker brown.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2015

Anonymous

 

These boots are absolutely amazing and worth every penny. Do not listen to reviews about sizing half a size down. The harness is one of their stiffer boots that is known to not stretch much. Especially the toe bed - this will not stretch. There is supposed to be some wiggle room in the heels on cowboy boots (about a finger space between boot and heel), as this part will mold to your foot. Buy your normal size and go for comfort, otherwise you will never end up wearing them. All in all they are the best quality boots out there. You will have them for years!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2015

Native T

from Texas

I bought these boots last year because I liked the neutral color and simple design. I normally wear between an 8.5-9B and ordered the size 8.5B. They fit nicely but were a little stiff right out of the box. After a few wears, they fit like a glove. These boots have a more heavy feel than my Lucchese and Born boots, but they are comfortable and go with almost everything. As an added bonus, these boots are made in the USA.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese, Dan Post, and Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2015

Anonymous

from St. Paul, MN

I've had my eye on these boots for years and finally ordered them! Had to do a little size switching but got the perfect ones. I love them and wear them with everything. The main reason I got them is for riding motorcycle (great heel for foot pegs) but they sexy up most outfits too. I want a pair in every finish. ;-)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 1, 2015

Anonymous

 

I love these boots! I have owned many pairs of boots over the years, but Frye is definitely my favorite! These are so comfortable and so cute. I would recommend these for anyone. I usually wear a size 9.5 but I ordered a 9 and I do wish they were a bit smaller but an 8.5 would have been too small. Still my favorite boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 24, 2015

Kelly H

from midwest

I was wanting a pair of 12R's and was debating between black and charcoal... and then I ran across these! Yes, they are more expensive but let me tell you: they are worth every penny! I have multiple pairs of black boots and I wanted a pair with character- These have it!! They are a wonderful mixture of charcoal, dark brown and of course the orange color you see. If you are on the fence, take the leap and get them. They are awesome! Oh- and I am a size 8-81/2. Went with the 8 and have plenty of room.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 23, 2015

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

Boots are beautifully made. Every seam seems to have great care and detailing. Leather is thick but soft, and molded immediately to my feet. There was zero break in time. Foot bed naturally has good cushioning. I put a cork arch support in because my feet need that (I have really high arches) and they accommodated that well. Boots are heavy and a little loose in the heel. This is typical of a traditional cowboy/girl boot, but if you're not expecting this it could be a problem for some. Sizing is a good American sizing (they do not run small as so many made overseas are these days). So if you're used to skimpy undersized shoes, you might want to order down a half size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Munroe, Franco Sarto, Arche

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2015

Anonymous

 

I lusted after these boots for months. I literally read every single review on every single website twice. I finally had enough extra money to splurge on these and boy am I glad I did. First off, they're gorgeous boots. No doubt about it. Real leather, hot, but not manly. Definite edgy flair to them. Really nice quality, I can tell they were made well and built to last. Nice tread, nice color (got the tan), and just the right height. Couple pointers. Listen to the other reviewers when they say to size half a size down. I am normally a 6, but ordered a 5.5 and the length is just perfect. Be warned that the foot part is narrow. I have really narrow feet myself, and these are still narrow for me. I am wearing them around the house with thin socks to break them in and loosen it up. I don't feel like this will be a problem for too long, leather stretches, so it should loosen in no time. If you have skinny little calves like me, know that there will be extra room in the shaft. I'm 5'2 and I think my calves are about 12" diam. There is definitely extra room in there although I might look silly bare legged, they look awesome with skinny or boot cut jeans. And screw it, I'm going to wear it bare legged anyway. I have a feeling I am going to wear these every day for the rest of my life. I bought these to wear to work on construction sites, but they're way too nice for that. The heel height is not noticeable and does not impact walking in any way. Feels like a flat footed boot. Very safe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2015

Tracy D

from Indiana

These are awesome boots. First of all, how can you go wrong with Frye? Yes they are pricey. But you always do get what you pay for. In this case, a boot that is made to last, and looks fantastic. LOVE the color. Not quite black, not quite light grey. Just right, in the middle.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 11, 2015

Anonymous

from Lookout Mountain, GA

Love these boots! Bought them in Tan a few years ago and wear them almost daily in the fall/winter. Just ordered the Charcoal as well! The fit is perfect and although they are roomy in the heel area, that's comfortable to me. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Charcoal pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 25, 2015

Ronna H

 

I have two pair of these boots and love them! But this pair has a weird waxy residue bubbling up all over the boot. It scrapes off in a disgusting yellow wax.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 15, 2015

Anonymous

from California

I wanted boots like this since I was a young woman; they are gorgeous, sturdy, and very cool. Unfortunately, all I can do is stare at them. They are not really that comfortable and they are expensive and I don't think I can integrate them into my life style as I'd hoped. Sorry, but these go back. End of a fantasy for me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 13, 2015

Aleatha

from New Orleans

I love Frye boots. Always have. The color I picked on these wonderful boots is tan and they look nicely distressed. The comfort is amazing and I wore them for 2 whole days to break them in. I always do that with boots no matter what the brand or expense. This is not my first rodeo with Fryes but this is my first pair of Harness 12R. My foot is narrow and I have a high arch. Bought a 9.5 B. Glad I did even though I could have gotten a 9. Lots of room for thick socks or going foot nude. Working at a hospital I could see me wearing them....yup, that comfortable (no, I'm not wearing them at work). Zappos has the best shoe store on the planet!

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese, Old Gringo, Ugg, Ash,Double D Ranchwear

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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