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Frye Harness 12R Reviews

950 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

66% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

80% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 905 Harness 12R Frye Reviews

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November 22, 2013

Anonymous

from The Heartland

I absolutely love these boots. I had to go down a half size but fortunately Zappos makes that super easy! They feel very stiff and tight when you first put them on but after a week or two of wear they are amazing!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2013

Valerie S

from Seattle

I wear an 8 1/2 in shoes and the 8 1/2s in these fit perfectly. These boots look badass with jeans, but I also wore them with black leggings and a black sweater, and it looked very upscale weekend-ish, so very versatile. Absolute love!

Brands I'd also recommend: Stetson, Old Gringo, Lucchese

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2013

Stacey r

from rocky river, ohio

OMG! I am totally in love with these boots! I had a pair of Frye's when I was a kid. These have the broken in look. :) I love that they are made in America too. I slept with them on the first night!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2013

Teri B

from United States

Buying this boot was an investment purchase for me. With that said I have donated all of my other boots with the exception of a nice pair of Cowboy boots:) I did read the reviews and ordered a 1/2 size smaller. NOTE: my calves are not model 'skinny' so I did have to order several pair to get the right fit (not to snug they go mid calf). The shafts did vary in diameter (yes I measured them). The trial and error to get just the right fit was well worth it and made easier by Zappos excellent customer service. I am very pleased with them and have recieved many compliments on the style. Also I recommend buying the Frye oil to treat the leather don't panic they will initially look DARKER but the original color returns *mine are Smoke Old Town.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love these boots! This was my first pair of Fryes and my favorite to date. The Smoke Old Town color is a perfect neutral brown and the leather feels heavy and durable yet soft to the touch. In shoes I am usually between a 9½ and 10; I ordered a 9½ in these and they fit perfectly, even if my socks are a little bit thicker. I have wider feet so the squared toe makes these very comfortable in comparison to other boots. I also have a high instep, so they take a little tugging to get on at first, but they really do loosen up after only a few wears. Everything about the sole feels well-made, too. The outsole is a thicker rubber with decent traction, and the heel feels solid and give the boot a heavier feel. All in all a great pair of boots that seems worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

This are this best boots I've ever owned and my favorite. I've had them since 2005 and they only get better with time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2013

Amanda

from Arkansas

I absolutely love these boots. I have had them for two years. I wear them year round with shorts and skirts/dresses in the summer and skinny jeans, regular jeans or whatever in the other seasons. They are super cute and comfortable. I wear a 7 or 7½ in most shoes though occasionally a 6½. I got these in a 7 and they slipped some when I first got them and were snug across the top of my foot. I have average to slightly narrow feet and 13¾" calves. Overtime the boots have gotten much looser and almost sloppy loose but in the winter I still can comfortably wear thick, cozy socks. They have never rubbed blisters or hurt my feet, even after walking miles and miles in them in one day (on multiple occasions). Sometimes I have to force myself to wear other shoes. I think they look better now than when I bought them. After two years of heavy usage, there is only slight wear on the outer back edge of the heels from the way I walk. They are well worth the money! I just purchased another pair of different Frye boots so now I will have two to alternate between.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2013

Michelle

from Fresno

Fabulous boots! Get compliments every time I wear them! I've had them for 2 years and they look brand new still!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2013

Laurie

from Chicago

I love, love, love them! I finally splurged after looking at these Frye boots for years. I have seen girls wear them and always wanted a pair. So, I bought a pair in black and brown, and plan to have them forever, so I don't regret it a bit! The more I wear them the better they get!

Brands I'd also recommend: Old Gringo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Texas

I received my Frye Harness 12R Color: Smoke Old Town in 8.5 size boots today. I like them so very much and plan to order another pair. I had a shady start with the first order (the Dark Brown Polished Stonewash Frye Harness 12R). They were so irregular in size and in color. The picture shows the boots to be a dark chocolate brown and polish. I know that color can be off online, but this was not even close. I return three pairs before I got a home run. Now this pair, the Smoke Old Town--Frye Harness 12R, they are identical to the picture online. I am so glad I didn't give up and decided to give it one more try. These boots are a beautiful rich brown. The size is true to size and I know that they are going to be very comfortable. I tried them on and they fit great. What I notice on most of the reviews is that not many mention which boot they are writing about. With all this said I am so happy with my boots!

Brands I'd also recommend: Old Gringo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

Love these boots. Super comfortable right away. They wear well and they last. My first pair is now >10 years old and I still wear them...just wanted to refresh.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 28, 2013

Lisa

from Chicago

Oh my gosh I love these but the circumference is ridiculously way too large! I want these so much but I am a size 5 which, in the foot, fits like a glove (Frey doesn't normally have size 5), but the calf size is ridiculous. I could fit my other calf inside this. I am so disappointed, as I have waited so long for them to come in size 5's. I almost want to keep them and not wear them, as they are such good boots. Have I gone wrong somewhere? I've read reviews where people say the calf is too skinny but this is just not the case. It's way too big and I am so sad.

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Martins, Uggs

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 21, 2013

L W

from Memphis TN

I'm closer to a size 8 than an 8.5 but have boots in both sizes. I'm really glad I went with the 8 because they fit very true to size and are extremely comfortable. I do have to wear with thinner socks but I'm sure the 8.5 would be too big. The only thing I'm not pleased with is just after the first week wearing them I notices the stitches around the loops of the boots to pull them on have started to unravel. I am going to have to send back to Frye to repair. Luckily they have a life-time warranty. Overall, I love them and have gotten a lot of compliments.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 15, 2013

Jami N

from United States

This is my 4th pair of Fryes, I love them! These are my absolute favorites. Casual yet classic. I am a 9 normally and a 8.5 in Fryes but these are a bit bigger. I should have gotten an 8!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sam Edelman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 14, 2013

Anonymous

 

Just received my Fryes in tan, size 8. They fit perfectly and I can tell we are going to be long time friends, already. The leather is a bit stiff, but it won't take long to break in. I'm ready to go back for another pair already!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston

I also waited a long time before i took the plunge. My last Frye boots were back in 1979! I ordered the 15 inch harness boot. I love the taller version. I did have to return at least 2 pairs, some for color, the boots didn't match. And one pair for fit, one boot was difficult to walk in. As always Zappos took care of it without any problems. Finally I was happy with the ones I know live in. Lots of complements no matter when or how I wear them. They do take a bit of time to break in. I also wear them with or without socks, such a great buy! I normally wear a 7-7.5, so I ordered a 7 in these. Perfect, snug but because of the leather and being pull on boots I wouldn't want them any other way.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 12, 2013

Sara S

from Boise, Idaho

I absolutely love these boots. They are so versatile and comfy. I wear them constantly! I found that they run very true to size. The first few times I wore them they were a bit stiff and required a boot height shoe horn.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 12, 2013

Mary z

from portland, maine

I bought these thinking that there was a 30% chance I could get them on without a zipper. It was hard, but if I wear slinky socks it works. I love wearing them though. Once they're on they're comfortable and wide enough at the top to pull up over jeans and leggings. Easy to get on with tights. They're great boots, but it will take a long time to get them to the point I can wear them through airport security.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 12, 2013

Marilyn m

from las vegas nevada

Zappos is the bomb. I had these beautiful suckers on my feet kickin' the next day! Zaps customer service cannot be beat. And, as a Las Vegan, all I have is love for Zappos. This company, and everything it stands for, is world changing. Seriously. They are positivity and everything good. Kisses!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2013

CS

from Pacific NW

First, I will say I'm a Frye fanatic. I'm on my fourth pair now, but these Harness 12R boots were my first. The boots are so well made and I have no doubt someday I will pass them on to my daughter...when I'm in my 80's! I jumped into the land of Frye because of a friend that has had her Harness 12R for 20 years, yes, they are that well made. I often have people stop and ask me where I got my boots. I have had mine for close to three years now and due to the industrial sole on these, there is little visible wear. They take a few weeks to break in, but once broken in, they mold to your feet and are like your favorite pair of jeans. The only con is they are heavy, and I personally can't wear them for a full day of walking just due to the weight. I don't really consider this a con though, the leather is thick on these and the sole heavy duty, so it is to be expected that they will be heavy. I condition my boots every few months and the leather continues to soften. They are great with skinny jeans, skirts and of course shorts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2013

Heidi

from Maine

I have had these boots for about 3 years now and they just get better with age! I originally bought these to ride bike with but the more and more that I wear them the better they get so I find myself wearing them more and more often. I get such compliments on them! I got the tan, in a 5.5M which is normally what I wear. These look great with skinny jeans and they hit on the leg just right for me. I am a little over 5' so if you are taller you might want to get a higher shafted boot. I cant say enough about these boots! They were my first pair of Frye's and since I have bought one more pair. I am in the market for another pair though! These are expensive but they are a boot that you will have forever! THANK YOU FRYE!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 6, 2013

Jennifer A

from San Francisco, CA

Like other reviewers, I am in love with my boots. They are supremely comfortable, and they manage to stay comfortable over a full day's wear. They were a little stiff initially, but after about a week of daily wear, I stopped noticing the stiffness. Maybe I just got used to them or maybe that's how long it took to break them in -- not sure. Also, as other reviewers have noted, there might be some inconsistencies in the manufacturing of the boots. After ordering my first pair of boots, I discovered a defect in the stitching on the sole of one shoe, but Zappos was awesome enough to overnight me another pair and I swapped the defective shoe with a good one. I got the Dark Brown Crazy Horse, which is hardly a dark brown; it's more of a medium tan, but it's a very versatile color and goes well with lots of looks. These boots are adorable with jeans as well as with skirts. I'm a big fan and am glad I finally made the leap to buy a pair of Fryes even though they cost an arm and a leg...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2013

Anonymous

from duxbury, ma

Love these boots and have wanted them for years! Order a half size down. I wear a size 8 shoe/8 1/2 running sneaker but found the size 7 1/2 boot fit me and my foot literally lifted out of the size 8. boot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

I love these boots! They take a while to break in, but once they do, they're great! I wear them with and without socks. I did have to send my first order back though. Although the box said black size 6, the boots inside were distressed grey in not sure what size, but too big. I return them, got credit and a new pair were sent the next day. This was a big dollar purchase for me, but so glad I bought them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 6, 2013

Shelley H

from PA

I have wanted a pair of Freye Harness boots since forever! I finally took the plunge only to be disappointed. The pair I received looked like an odd pairing. One boot shaft was much much lighter in color than the other. I instantly knew I would be sending them back for an exchange but went ahead to see about the fit. I am sorry to say that this boot is not for me. I have short legs which puts the widest part of calf at the top edge of the boot. They pulled up but only just. I wanted these boots have have room around the top so I could wear them with skinny jeans and also with tights and skirts. I'm sure with wear the leather would stretch out a bit and I did also think about having them professionally stretched but in the end I sent them back. I just couldn't take the risk that they wouldn't stretch out and then I would have paid a lot of money for a boot I wouldn't wear. I'm so very sad.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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