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Frye Harness 12R Reviews

1005 reviews
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Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

55% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 960 Harness 12R Frye Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 1, 2012

Jill

 

I have been lusting after these boots for many years and finally decided to take the plunge and make the investment. After reading the reviews I ordered six pairs so I could see the different leathers and try the different sizes for the best fit. I normally wear a size 7½ or 8 and have narrow feet. I tried all of these pairs on at the same time (sometimes multiple times) with heavy knit socks. Here is what I found: Harness 12R Choc Vintage size 8 was gorgeous leather eye candy from out of the box, could most likely wear with either brown or black. They were huge when I tried them on and the top gaped so much that I could fit my whole hand in or looking down you could see my socks (more than 1"). It looked like I was a kid wearing mama's shoes. Bummer! Harness 12R Choc Vintage size 7½, I had high hopes based on 8s but the leather was nasty two tone and looked very cheap. It was a huge difference from the other pair. They were still way too big and gaping at the top as much as the 8s. Bummer! Harness 12R Smoke size 7½, the color was a pretty light brown with grey undertones (different than the picture online) but the toes were much darker almost black. My six year old daughter asked me why they were two different colors as it was really stark difference. Fit better than choc vintage but still big and top still gaping. Bummer! Harness 15R Tan Size 7, the leather color was beautiful! These look dressy and new. Although higher (15 versus 12) the top fit great and there no gaping at top. They are a bit tight at the end of the toes but best fit in heels (still bit of slip as should be with boots but not so much I walk out of them.) Harness 15R Tan Size 7½, the leather was better quality than size 7. After rest of the boots running large I was shocked to find that I could not put my right foot into the boot! After a few minutes of effort it went on and after about 15 minutes it felt great. The left boot was too loose, though. What gives?!! (top okay but looser than size 7s) Harness 15R dark brown size 7½ was made from beautiful leather and had the same fit as most of the 7½ (a bit too loose for me). They were a gorgeous color with more of a vintage and tough feel than the tan color. The black rubber soles are fringing at the edges which looks weird but could probably be trimmed off with razor blade. After spending a ridiculous amount of time trying these on this evening I am still on the fence. If the tan 7½ with initially tight right boot both fit it would be an easy choice. Do I go with mashing toe ends size 7 hoping they stretch, one loose and one perfect boot size 7½ hoping one boot stretches and the other doesn't, or reconcile myself to slightly loose boots and try to buy inserts. I am not planning on wearing more than one pair of heavy socks at a time. Overall my lust for these continues but I am very surprised by differences in quality of leather and in workmanship, especially given price point and company legacy. Zappos was fantastic! They called to verify my order was legit (makes sense to me since it was very expensive) and then rushed the boots to me at no extra charge. I ordered late on Friday time zone and received these Monday afternoon by 4:00 PM. Zappos has earned my loyalty!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Savannah, GA

These are hard-to-break-in boots! I am keeping them and feel that they will last forever if I can just enjoy the breaking in period. I wear a 9 but ordered the 8½ based on other reviews. They are clunky, so there is no sneaking up on anyone!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

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February 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have been coveting these boots for years and finally decided to buy them. I got them in the mail and they are absolutely gorgeous, well made and really comfortable. Only issue is that they are clearly not designed for women with larger calf muscles so they look really funny. Returning them, but I would recommned them to anyone with skinny calves and super wish fry would take women with my body type into account when making these lovely boots.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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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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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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December 24, 2013

Cat L

from San Francisco, CA

I love these boots! This is my second pair, I've had the chocolate vintage for two years, and wear them almost daily. This is a new color and I'm really excited to have something that works better with my black outfits. Amazingly comfortable fit, no breaking in required. I go from a 7.5 to an 8 in boots, and the 7.5 work great in these - I always wear big boot socks with them, too. They're super durable and worth the investment. It took almost two years of constant wear, walking around on city streets, for me to need to have my first pair resoled. The best thing about these boots is the heel. It's high enough to give a little lift, and solid enough that you can walk for miles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2013

Tiffany

from Bloomfield, NJ

These are the best boots I've ever owned. I went through a lot to get them with Zappos (twice I had to return them to get the correct size) but now that I've got them, I'm thrilled! They look GREAT with skinny jeans, leggings, and dresses/ skirts. As I believe one other viewer mentioned, they are a kick in the butt boot, definitely for those looking for a more feminine boot (for those I'd recommend the Jane line by Frye). These are the 3rd pair of Fryes I own and definitely my favorite. A note on color: the tan is really a weathered brown (exactly what I was looking for) and not a true tan. Having seen them in black, I'd recommend the tan or dark brown because they go best with the overall look & style of this boot. I got my regular size (9) b/c I prefer to wear my boots with thick, cozy socks in the fall and winter, but if you go bare or wear thinner trouser type socks, definitely size down by .5 sizes. Overall, worth every single penny!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

After trying numerous pairs of the Dark Brown Crazy Horse size 6, I finally found the perfect pair for me! There was quite a difference in color between all the boots, but the color of the pair I kept is fabulous - kind of a golden tan with dark variations on the shaft. It also fit best. It was the tightest to get on - I had to use plastic bags to get my narrow feet in - but once on and wearing them for a few hours, the leather stretched and now they fit my feet like a glove. I love wearing them! They are kind of tough, yet kind of sexy! Thanks, Zappos, for fantastic service as usual!

Brands I'd also recommend: For boots, only Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 27, 2012

Kelly

from Indianapolis

These boots are awesome! I am so in love with them that sometimes I even wear them around the house with my pajamas so I can sit on the couch and just look at them. How pathetic is that? I have a life, honest! I just love these boots! There was no breaking them in for me, they seem true to my size 8 that I wear in almost every single shoe/boot I buy. Although they were extremely comfortable right out of the box, I must say that they seem to be getting even more comfortable. I have shopped in them for several hours, wore them all day on Thanksgiving while cooking dinner, they're just fabulous! I got them in the Chocolate Vintage Leather and they're beautiful. I have gotten so many compliments, somebody even asked me if I slept in them, and she wasn't even aware of me wearing them with my pajamas. Seriously... buy these boots! I would wear them to the gym to work out if I could get by with it! Oh... and a big shout out to Zappos! I poured over their website for hours before finally deciding on these Frye's late on a Sunday night. I ordered them before I went to bed and they were waiting on me when I got home on Tuesday. How about that for fast free shipping?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Abroad

These are my go-to boots, as I gear up for an Eastern European winter. The overall style and quality are fantastic, and the locals do indeed notice these -- with envy. Feel a bit large, but feared going down a size wouldn't work. I wear these with thin, Smartwool knee highs. The boots were tight around the calf at first but have loosened up. I love these. With all of my foot problems, a sturdier insole would be appreciated -- with arch support and cushioning in the ball of the foot. Can't have everything; they're still reasonably comfortable, even with walking around the city. These look great with tights and skirts/dresses or dressed down. I wear them with as many things as I can imagine. The chocolate vintage leather is a winner, too. Goes with anything, and adds interesting texture/depth to outfits!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2012

Stephie

 

The quality and durability of this boot is fantastic. With that being said, this boot is heavy duty and bulky. I have had the width of the boot stretched by a cobbler because overtime the narrowness never stretched like my other Frye boots. I love the harness and the square toe. I feel like this boot will not be going out of style anytime soon. I have had them for 2 years now with no regrets. I would highly recommend the vintage chocolate color. It is beautiful with my blacks and browns, which is not an easy feat.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

Really cute boots that are also durable. I feel comfortable wearing these out in the country or in the city.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

I got these in the Crazy Horse color, and I absolutely love them! Personally, I think the Crazy Horse offer more character, color-wise, than the Tan. Also, the names are a little misleading, because while the Crazy Horse is also called "Dark Brown," it is actually a lighter color than the tan. Also, I love the wide toe. Being a New Englander, I'm not sure I can pull off the pointy toed cowboy boots...a little too foreign for us up here. But the square toe offers a bit more "sensible flair" than round toes (which I also like). I have wide feet, so I stayed true to my size (6.5) and the boots feel good. They are actually a little tight, especially if I wear socks, but I know they will fit to the shape of my feet and break down a little after some more wear (just got them yesterday!). Calf circumference-wise, they are alright. I am 5'2" with a 17-18" calf circumference at the widest, so normally I buy boots with zippers up the side just so that I can get them on. I mention my height because I have short legs (26" inseam), which usually makes "regular" boot heights too long for me, bunching under my knee when they should be hitting right under. The 12R height is perfect because they do not bunch and they hit my calf at just the right part so they look like and slim. On a slightly different note, I conditioned and waterproofed these boots after I got them, because I want to get the most out of them. The beeswax waterproofer darkened the boot slightly, so I only did it on the boot part (not the shaft) and I'm a little sad that I lost (most of) the distressed leather character, because I absolutely loved that about the Crazy Horse.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye all the way

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 17, 2012

Anonymous

from california

I love these boots! I wanted them forever and I finally got a pair. I wear them all the time and have people compliment on how nice they are. I am saving to get another pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Fairfax, CA

I love Frye boots- I have several other pairs, including the Harness boot in black. I decided to get this pair in a this lighter browinish color for Spring and Summer- my office is cold and I wear boots year 'round. These boots are the best. I wear them with everything- sundresses, regular dresses, jeans. They are comfortable, beautiful and give my an edgy look which I really like. Instantly comfortable. And really required no breaking in. I love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye Engineer boot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 4, 2012

Shannon

from Minnesota

Great, great boots. I was a little worried about width, but these do not pinch the toes or the bone on top of the foot. However, if you are a wider width, you'll have a little trouble getting your foot past the strap (see picture). They also require extra effort to remove, but wearing them is a joy. I'm really happy with the purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 22, 2012

Kristin M

from Dodge City, Kansas

The Frye Harness 12R boots I ordered are great and fit great. The shipping time was awesome. I will order from you again. Thanks so much for doing such a super job!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 1, 2012

Anonymous

from California

These are nice boots. Wore them right away and they were comfortable. I'm a size 8 1/2, and whenever I have to choose a whole size I choose 9. These though I ended up getting in an 8 because they run large. Great with skirts. Comfortable and stylin'.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 26, 2012

E

from New York

Great boots! I went an entire size down when purchasing. Remember that they're real leather and will stretch after wear. It's worth struggling the first few times to get them on/off. Trust me! After a bunch of wears they will stretch and you don't want expensive boots that are now too big to wear!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 10, 2012

Anna

from Tucson, Arizona

I love these boots! They were comfortable immediately! I wore them all day the 1st day I got them! These boots are an investment that will last for many many years and only continue to look better & better with age!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 29, 2011

Kelly

from Chicago, IL

Best boots I ever bought myself. I wear them with everything, jeans, skirts, dresses. I've had them for over 5 years and they are still my most worn boots...and they look as good as the day I bought them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 26, 2011

Boot l

from Mount Desert, Maine

I basically have not taken these off since I got them. I am going to order the 15R next. Love these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 26, 2011

Alice S

from Nashville, TN

I had to order a full size smaller than I normally wear and then still they had a little gap that was remedied with a heel insole.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 23, 2011

Anonymous

 

I went through a lot of boots before I finally got these! I love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: uggs, sanita, mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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