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Frye Harness 12R Reviews

986 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

55% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 916 Harness 12R Frye Reviews

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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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December 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

I ordered the Campus boot first, because I really don't like the harness. But the Campus was never going to fit my calves. I went up a half size and ordered this Harness, and boy am I glad. The height makes it fit just under my punter's calf. I have a C width foot, and this boot is very snug, but not painfully so. It is slowly stretching out to fit. Because I ordered my true size, rather than a half size down, the heel slips a lot, but not in a way that would create blisters. The best part of this boot is the heel! It has the walking heel that slightly narrows and keeps the boot from looking masculine. I have been told I look stylish while wearing this boot with my winter pea coat.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 15, 2013

Margaret C

from Nashville, Tn

These are the most comfortable pair of new boots I've ever worn. I get compliments on them all the time.They do run a little large. I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Florida

These boots are awesome, they do run a little big which is odd for me since my feet are wide. But a thick pair of socks solves the problem. They are super well made and worth every penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 6, 2013

Devonna

from Seattle

I'm really happy with these boots. I ordered them in charcoal, I was worried that they would be too grey. They are a perfect shade of light black.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston, Ma

These boots are COOL. Very comfortable, outdoorsy yet sexy at the same time, AND Frye boots last FOREVER. I have a different pair that is 29 years old and they're still stylish, comfortable and cool. Can't go wrong with Frye's!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Jacksonville Beach, FL

These boots are fabulous! I own them in both brown and black. Frye really makes quality boots that are built to last and these are no exception. I love the moto-inspired look of these boots that gives them a little edginess. They look really cute with skirts and dresses. They do run a little on the long side, so I would suggest ordering them a half size smaller than your normal size so the heels don't slip.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 26, 2013

Gene B

from South Carolina

My original order was size 8M, my usual size; right boot perfect fit, left boot wouldn't go on my foot. Second order size 8 1/2M; right boot good fit, left boot too big. Sorry couldn't find pair which fit. I love the boot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Manchester, NH

First, I want to thank Zappos for putting up with my neurotic buying and returning of Frye boots over the past couple months. I was determined to find the perfect pair and I did. There are so many beautiful Frye boots but for my first pair I thought it best to go with the classic and I am glad I did. First the Color, I got the Vintage Chocolate which almost look metallic in the online photo but they are not at all in person. They are a beautiful distressed leather and the perfect nuetral color brown w/ black undertones. I also like that the harness is a brushed gold and not shiny. Next the fit, although initially very stiff and almost uncomfortable they have broked in nicely after only a few wears. I sized down 1/2 size (which really is necessary) and my heel still slips but I am told this is common with Fryes. I am going to get some heel pads to hopefully resolve this because it is a little annoying as it pulls my socks down! Also love the rubber bottom for stability. This is what sold me on these versus other Fryes, the bottom! This is an investment and these boots will last FOREVER and with the classic design you can wear them FOREVER! Good Luck in your search. I would recommend these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg, Clarks, Cole Haan

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 22, 2013

Christian L

from Texas

I ordered these boots in a size 6 and they fit perfect! I have been wanting these boots for a long time, I did a lot of research on these boots and I have to say I should have bought them years ago! Very beautiful boot and very well made, these boots are very comfortable! Will be getting another pair in a different color in the very near future!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 22, 2013

Courtney

from michigan

I've wanted these boots for over 6 months & finally ordered them on a Monday, and received them on a Wednesday. After breaking them in for a good 2 1/2 days I wore them to a concert that Friday and was EXTREMELY happy with how comfortable they were. I normally wear a straight size 9, but went with a 8 1/2 and it was perfect. the only downfall I found with them is after only wearing them out 3x's, the insole is in 2 parts and where the seam is causes rubs the heel the ball of your heel/arch area the wrong way so that it feels like your sock is constantly slipping into the arch or your foot. I contacted Zappos.com and they are sending me out a new pair because I feel that these are defective and i am really hoping that the new pair I receive will not have this problem.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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