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Frye Harness 12R Reviews

960 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

66% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

80% "Moderate arch support"

942 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. :(

Additional 940 Harness 12R Frye Reviews

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October 22, 2014

Monica

from Cayucos, CA

I love these boots. Normally wear a size 9 in most all shoes and boots but ordered a 8 1/2 due to other reviews. The length is perfect however even with my narrow/small volume foot I found these boots to be extremely narrow in the forefoot. Heal width just right. I'm in the process of trying various boot stretching ideas to make them a little more comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 18, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have ordered three different size for this shoe and am finally settling on a half size larger than my normal Frye size. I wear a 7&1/2 but am keeping the 8. The toe box is extremely narrow and on my right foot, my toe next to my pinky toe is bigger than on my left. So my left foot is about a size 7 while my right is a size 7&1/2. The 7 in the harness boot were way too small on both feet. The 7&1/2 probably fit my left foot perfectly. The 8 fit my right foot perfectly so I am keeping the 8. These boots will not stretch out and you should always order your shoes to fit bigger than smaller. Unfortunately through exchanging three different pairs of shoes I have noticed that the quality control for Frye isn't very good. The first pair I got were perfect but too small for me. The leather was jet black and stiff. The second pair was still too small but was very chalky like the white paper liner they were shipped in had rubbed off on the leather. The third pair which fit me are chalky again and the leather is thin and dented on one shoe. I will try to exchange them for a better looking boot. But thanks to Zappos amazing customer service I have had each shoe within one day of exchange and this makes it super easy to try to find the best looking boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 15, 2014

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

Love! These boots are great! I ordered the Charcoal Old Town color and they are the perfect gray. Many grays I have ordered are more brown, taupe...anything but a true gray. I'm typically an 8 1/2 but went down a half size in this style. It was hard to decide on size as these boots can be tricky to get on if you have a high instep. I could get the 8 1/2 on quite easily but once my foot was in they felt too big. I tried the 8 on and off several times, it was challenging but I knew each time my foot finally got in, the length was the best. They are comfortable for walking and standing. I've worn them with and without socks. My new fav boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 15, 2014

Jen L

from Otsego, MN

Love these boots! One downfall is that they are narrow. I had to take them to a place to widen them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City, UT

Love, love, love these boots. Should have listened to the reviews that said to buy a half-size down. I ordered my usual size 9 and while I wouldn't say they were way too big they felt clunky and had lots of room in the heel. Was afraid with any stretching they would be huge. So I got size 8.5 and they are perfect. The toe box felt a tiny bit snug the first day I wore them after a few hours (not too short, just snug), but now after wearing a few more times they are perfect. I like to wear thin (Smartwool ultra-light running) socks under my boots - if you wear heavy socks you may want to order your normal size. This is my first pair of Fryes but pretty sure it won't be my last!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 17, 2014

Susan M

from Minnesota

I am a Frye lover. Purchased these in charcoal last year and decided to add a brownish color (dark crazy horse) to my wardrobe. I've worn the charcoal without socks but sized up 1/2 size for socks. I love the feel of thin socks and boots. These do not fit like a sneaker, they are boots. Zappos is the best. Customer service people feel like old friends. Thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2014

DB

from Colorado

I've had these boots for years. I got the brown boots first and loved them so much I had to get the black. I wear them every chance I get and they are more comfortable than my other styles of Frye boots. I would highly recommend them. I usually wear 7 1/2 or 8 in most shoes and boots but the 7 1/2 fits great. Love these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2014

Anhellica

from San Jose

I really wanted to like these boots. I ordered them in the 8.5 so that I could wear them with socks. My left foot kept slipping out. I exchanged them for a size 8, and though my left foot no longer slipped, the calf circumference was just too big on me. I'm not sure if that's how they'er supposed to fit? Nice boots but just not for me. :/

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 17, 2014

Lisa B

from Davis, CA

Like many many other reviewers I've had my eye on these boots for a long time. Originally tried the Melissa back zip which I had to send back since they 1) weren't lined and 2) had obviously been tried on before. Bummer! No big deal with Zappos of course. Anyhow back to the Harness 12R. I bought them in the Smoke Old Town which is a nice neutral dark brown with lots of variation in the color, with brown/black/grey tones that you could wear with black or brown. Woo frickn hoo! I'm usually a 6.5/7 and decided to take the advice of other reviewers and start with the 6.5. Had to struggle a bit to get them on and was starting to get bummed that I would have to return, but once they were on I didn't want to take them off - wore for about 3 hours around the house. Tried with thin socks and no socks - perfect since they will stretch with wear and I'll be able to wear with with thicker socks once they're more worn in. Excellent craftsmanship (unlike the Melissas). Long story short - love them and I'm so glad I finally took the plunge. I would recommend to try your true size first, at least in this color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 3, 2014

CD

from Pittsburgh, PA

Love these boots. I am normally a size and ordered 7.5 after reading the other reviews. Plan to get them in black too. I love Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have been looking at these for years and finally took the plunge on this timeless style. I absolutely love them - they fit great and the leather smells divine. Would suggest them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Old GRINGO, luccesse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Minnesota

For starters, Zappos has outdone themselves. I ordered these boots early afternoon one day and received them in less than 24 hours! Regarding the boots, I can't even begin to describe how beautiful they are! I ordered the Charcoal Old Town and I love the dark gray/black leather; these babies will go with everything. I've been eyeing these boots for a while now and finally decided to get them, and I'm so glad I did! I'm normally a 7.5 and ordered the 7, since I have narrow feet and they fit great. I can't wait for them to break-in a little more; they'll fit perfectly, then!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 24, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

Love this boot! Super comfortable! This heel gives a little height and keeps my arches and heels from hurting (flat boots do me in). The leather is soft, not hard and tough, and the craftsmanship is great. I don't know how these would do as an actual moto boot. The Left toe would wear down from shifting perhaps, but is a great boot to work in/walk in/stand in. I'm a six but got a seven because I have really wide feet. I just double up on socks and I'm fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2014

Jamie G

from chicago

My favorite boots ever! I've been eye balling these for about a year after seeing someone with them so when I finally had the funds I bought them. I got them in my usual size and they fit perfect I also own the Carmen harness tall in the same size and I wish I would have gotten a half size bigger in those. When income tax season rolls around again I'm definitely getting another pair maybe black. Oh, and the tan color I got was gorgeous!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 27, 2014

Richard C

from United States

The boots are expensive junk. The leather looks like plastic. The fit was terrible. They fell apart in a short time. And the Frye Co. gave me a really bad time about their warranty. Frye once made good boots. Not any more.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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March 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Morristown, NJ

I love these boots! They go with everything and are very comfortable. I also love that Zappos sent me an email when they had more in stock and I ordered them right away.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2014

Lauren A

 

I LOVE these boots. I've been trying to find a pair of engineer boots that aren't too clunky or masculine and these fit the bill. I normally wear an 11 but I bought a 10 and they fit great. I have thin calves and these work well without gaping too much.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

Very nice boots. They are a little loose at the heel. I got 1/2 size smaller than I normally wear because they run a little larger. Heavy leather and a good and sturdy boot. Worth the money. Recommend this boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2014

Anonymous

 

I jumped at the chance when I saw Frye boots in size 12 on Zappos. And, excitingly the fit was good. The leather is thick and supple (I got it in black). However, I returned because of the weird seeming and insole. That seam that runs along the shaft of the boot- that made me nuts! It rubbed and was uncomfortable. Also, the insole (at least in the boot I got), looked kind of like when you take the insole out of a shoe and underneath is weird and bumpy. There was no cush or padding, and there was a little cup for your heel, which did not lay flush with the next portion of the sole. Last, I'm about 6' and these boots hit my calves in a weird and unflattering place.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 3, 2014

Anonymous

from West Chester, PA

These boots are the best! The Frye harness has such a distinctive look. Worth every penny; I will wear these forever. I have a wide foot and when I first put them on I was concerned they would not work as I could feel the sides on my instep. I decided to keep them and wear them and they feel great now; took only a day for the boot to mold to my foot. I got the charcoal color which looks amazing!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bjorn

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 19, 2014

Joyce

from Morgantown WV.

Awesome boots! I actually had to send the 1st pair back because the left boot was too tight. Then the 2nd pair the color was a little funky! Finally, the 3rd pair was perfect! The returns went very smooth. Zappos was very happy to help me return them! Sometimes it takes 3! Very happy with my boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 8, 2014

Anonymous

 

Great boots. They are adorable and stylish. A bit heavy but not enough to make me return them. Definitely go a half size down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2014

Anonymous

 

I bought the 12R in Smoke Old Town. They are gorgeous. I wonder if the leather will soften as the front is a bit hard. I know they will be a wardrobe staple. I am 5'3" and 107lbs. These are not too clunky or too wide. Just right for my stature.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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February 1, 2014

Tracy

from Richmond VA

I love these boots! They run true to size, look, and fit great. This is the second time I have ordered boots from Zappos and the level of service is superior to all other online distributors.

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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January 31, 2014

Donna b

from Arkansas

Love the boots. And Zappos service is fantastic. Quick delivery.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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