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Frye Harness 12R Reviews

986 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:

55% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 941 Harness 12R Frye Reviews

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt narrower than marked

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

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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January 29, 2014

Regan D

from Studio City, CA

I have several colors in this style. I also have several brands of cowboy boots and Hunter style rain boots with a 16 in shaft. I live in boots. If anyone finds boots difficult to take off, just in case, purchase a boot jack. You don't even have to sit down to take off your boots with one of these. They are simple, relatively cheap, store anywhere and helps to whip boots off easily. Especially the styles with no zippers or gores. You can buy or order them from Western gear stores and catalogs. I'm always surprised at how many people don't have these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tony Lamas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 29, 2014

Joelle K

from Nebraska

Super comfortable - look great with jeans or skirts. Love Frye brand, love these boots! I got them in Charcoal Old Town, and they are a cross between black and grey...more dark grey but "ombre" almost. Love them! Love Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: bed stu

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 20, 2014

Anonymous

 

Beautiful boot. But super heavy and will take a lot of time to break in. The leather is super thick, which is great if you want to wear them for the next 10 years. No doubt they will last a lifetime. I'm sending back because I don't want to invest that much time before they are comfortable. And the heels were slightly different from one another making for an unbalanced gait from heal to toe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Clarks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 18, 2014

JuJu

from Tennessee

Love these boots. They fit my large calves and wide feet. I wear a 6.5 in the Harness and size 7 in the cowboy boots. I have the Tan and may have to order another color, Whisky. Apparently, I am obsessed with Frye, such great quality. Get these boots, you will not be disappointed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Corpus Christi, TX

This is my 3rd pair of Frye Harness 12R. In the last 3 months. I just got my black pair. They are so pretty. I am so please with Frye and Zappos. My first order was not an very good experience, but I didn't give up on Frye or Zappos. I had to order 4 pair before I kept the 4th pair. I didn't down size my 4th pair. I am an 8 1/2 shoe size and ordered an 8 1/2 the "Smoke Old Town" they ran big. So I gave them to my daughter, she is a 9 1/2 shoe size, they fit perfect, she loves them. So I ordered a next pair the"Chocolate Vintage Leather" in a size 8, fit almost perfect. The arch is cut a bit tight, so you have to work your foot into it, but once in the fit is good. So again I am very please with my boots. I suggest to order a 1/2 smaller and the fit will be good. Thank you again to Zappos employees - you are the best.

Brands I'd also recommend: Old Grigo, Born,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 12, 2014

Tesha

from Ohio

I got these boots in the chocolate vintage leather and they are absolutely gorgeous! I ordered an 8 originally but they felt loose so I exchanged them for a 7 1/2. The 7 1/2 was perfect on the left foot and somewhat snug on my right, however I can already feel the boots loosening up with each wear. I can tell the fit will be perfect after they are broken all the way in. I admit when I ordered them I was in disbelief that I spent so much on one pair of shoes. But believe me, once you get them you will see they are worth every penny! They smell as good as a brand new car when you take them out the box. I put them on immediately and didn't want to take them off. I am now officially a Frye girl!

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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Moderate arch support

 

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January 10, 2014

Anonymous

from Montana

I read many reviews before purchasing these boots. The recommendation to buy one half size down was extremely helpful. I LOVE these boots! They're comfortable, classy, and good with everything. I bought the Dark Brown Polished Stonewash. Not too worn out looking, and very stylish - even for this ol' gal. I've been coveting a pair of Frye's for almost a year, and finally took the plunge. So glad I did!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko boots

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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Moderate arch support

 

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January 9, 2014

Jessica P

from Atlanta, GA

The best and most comfortable boots I've ever put on right out of the box! I've been eyeing these gorgeous boots for quite a while and finally made the plunge! Boy, am I glad I did :) They are beautifully made and feel/look like they will last a LIFETIME! They do run large, like most people have said, so I sized a half-size down and they fit perfectly. They are slightly narrow and the boot shaft isn't very wide, but that is just the style of the boot. Overall, AMAZING! Love these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 9, 2014

Lisa M

from United States

I am in love with these boots. I have looked at them for what seems like forever and finally pulled the trigger for my birthday. They were comfortable right out of the box. I absolutely love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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January 7, 2014

Ali

from Miami, FL

These boots are awesome! My only recommendation is to order a half size smaller than you normally order. I have several pairs of Frye boots and all are a 6.5 but in these I had to return my 6.5 and get the 6.0. The 6.0s fit perfectly. Highly recommend these versatile boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 6, 2014

Melissa

from CA

I recently purchased these boots in the tan color and I am very impressed with the quality and appearance of these boots. I agree with many of the other reviews in that this item does run large. I ordered down a half-size, but I think I could have went down a full size with no problem. They run a bit wide as well, both in the foot and calf, so there's definitely room for a thick pair of socks underneath. Other people have said that these boots are hard to get on & off, but I have not experienced that at all. They slip on & off just as easily as any other shoe. As far as comfort goes, these boots are very heavy and incredibly stiff when new. Right now I give them 3 stars for comfort, but I imagine they will get broken in with ample time and frequent wear. These are definitely made to last a lifetime -- no doubt about it. Bottom line: cute boots, excellent quality, built to last & well worth the money. However, size down and anticipate a lengthy "breaking in" process.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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January 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Chattanooga

I've owned these boots for three full years at this point and can safely say they are my favorite pair of shoes. I love that the toe isn't rounded like many other boot styles. I wear them year round. Comfortable enough for days of walking. I would probably buy a taller shaft if I were purchasing again, as I love these under boot cut jeans but not with skirts. They're as solid as they day they arrived.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 3, 2014

Nancy S

from Roscoe NY

Frye boots are one of the best fit. I own eleven pairs. I wore these out one night and had several people compliment on them. Love the color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cat

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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Felt true to width

 

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January 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Boston

So worth the money and the wait. I have wanted a pair of rugged Frye boots for decades, but just could not bring myself to pay the money.Last month, I decided to treat myself. It was my combination birthday & Christmas gift to myself. First, so many people say to go a half-size down. Perhaps that is good advice for some, but I decided to go with my usual size: 8.5. The fit is just right. There is heel slippage, but a cowboy boot salesman told me that there should be a bit of that. It's not uncomfortable at all, and I hear that eventually the boots will mold to my foot and I won't notice it. I got the Dark Brown Old Town and it is exactly the color I wanted. I love the rough finish. I won't worry so much about scratches in the leather with these, though I did spray the boots with a protector before wearing them. They feel a bit clunky at first. It takes some getting used to, especially for someone who is used to lighter weight fashion boots. But they are getting more comfortable as time goes on. Wore them all day long one day last week, didn't even take them off until bed-time, and usually the first thing I do when I get home is kick off my shoes. I will wear these boots for the rest of my life. I have told my daughter, who is coveting them, not to worry. She is my shoe size. She will inherit these someday, and they will still look great. Don't hesitate if you really want these. They are worth the money.

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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