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Frye Harness 12R Reviews

1005 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

55% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 885 Harness 12R Frye Reviews

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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August 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

I am in love! I wanted these boots for years, but I just could not justify the money. Finally I decided that I deserved them and took the plunge! I am ecstatic! The reviews were mixed so I went with my true size 7½, and they seem fine. Yes, there is some heel slippage, but I just do not see how I could wear a 7. I am fine with these, and I wear thick socks anyway and an orthotic so there is not really an issue. I ordered the Chocolate Vintage and the color is incredible. I had to order two pairs though, as the first pair the boots did not match. One was lighter than the other and I did not like it. The second pair was not perfect but much better so I am keeping these. I find this happens a lot with Frye and the mismatching. Annoying but I do not blame Zappos. The boots are comfortable and go with everything. I am very pleased and when I can afford it plan to buy another color. These are built to last!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 22, 2013

Elena

from Miami

Been wanting these boots for a long time. Finally decided to get them. So glad I did! They are beautiful! I did have to size down. I am usually an 8 1/2 and had to exchange for an 8. They fit great, gorgeous boots! And customer service was awesome, you guys rock!

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 20, 2013

Crystal A

from Olympia, WA

I'm in love with these boots! I ordered a 1/2 size up because I have wide feet, and guess what?, I have no problems getting them on or off. The toe bed does not squash my toes and the width feels good. There is slippage in the heel, but I would rather have that than have squashed toes. I think I may just put an insert in to prevent that or maybe some heel grips. I got these boots in charcoal and it is nice to have non-black shoes for once. Thank you, Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Dansko, Jambu, Hunter, Sorel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 20, 2013

Laura

from Seattle

Truly beautiful, well-crafted boots in the tradition of Frye, with a deep, rich, warm brown tone. Be aware that the toe area comes darkened, which may not be apparent in the image online. My one and only issue: These boots are so hefty that when shipped (Zappos does not take particular care with shipping boots by packing them tightly in their box OR by adding a bit of extra padding between each boot in the Frye box), they bang around during shipping causing the boots to become marred. It's a really bummer when beautiful boots come with one big dent in the toe that can't be removed. This is the second time I've ordered boots from Zappos that have been shipped and damaged in this way. Extra care in shipping would be advisable. Such a great company. You'd think they'd figure this out.

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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Rural CT

This is possibly the most beautiful boot I have ever seen. The grey is amazing, the harness is edgy and cool. They are so well made and will last forever. They feel like I could walk forever in them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Donald Pliner, Paul Green, Born

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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August 13, 2013

Sarah N

from Columbia, SC

Greatest boots ever! I just got them today and they look and feel wonderful! I am so glad I made the choice to get them. I kept debating on these and another brand however I certainly made the right choice! You will too if you get a pair of these. Again, the service from Zappos...amazing! You really care about your customers. Thank you.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr.Martens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

Opened the box and fell in love! Got them in Redwood. Put them on hated to take them off! They are gorgeous! I generally wear an 8 in Fryes and a 8.5 in regular shoes [Clarks, Born, etc. 8 1/2's. In Lucchese boots I wear a 7.5. Just for reference.] These fit great right out of the box, if I wanted to wear them without socks I could have gone a full size smaller. I like socks so 1/2 size smaller was just right for me.The color is gorgeous and the boots are so well made. They will last me for years! Love them! So cute with skinny jeans tucked in. Can't wait for the weather to cool down so I can wear them all the time!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 31, 2013

Meis

from Kansas City

I love these boots. I ordered my normal shoe size, a 7 and found them to be a little loose. I think with an insert and a thick sock they'll be perfect. These are great with boot cut jeans. I have big calves so I'm not sure they'll work with a skinny but we'll see. I love the color and everything about this boot. I also love Zappos. I ordered these boots Monday morning and had them by Tuesday afternoon before 3!

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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July 25, 2013

Rebecca

from Boston

I usually wear a 10 but was considering an 11 because I wanted to wear these with thick wool socks for winter. After reading all the reviews about the boots running large, I ordered them in a 10. How bizarre that everyone thinks they run large! I think they run a size small! I could get the left boot on but it took about 10 minutes straining to get the right boot on! It is not the length or width once my feet are in the boots (although that is uncomfortable) but the measurements of the shaft, ankle, footbed is like trying to move a couch around a corner. I assumed they would wear in so I kept them but they stayed uncomfortable for years. Once my feet were in, they were not too bad, but the anger and frustration putting them on in the morning kept me from ever wanting to wear them. I brought them to a professional to stretch, but he said they were such thick leather and solidly constructed that it would be very difficult to stretch them much. I ended up wearing them a few times and trading them to Buffalo Exchange.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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May 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Vail,CO

These are my new favorite boots! They fit true to size. I have slightly wide feet, so it took a few wears to break in but they are super cute and comfortable. They also fit really well on my calves. I have normal size calves, sometimes I find boots either too big or small on my calves but these are perfect!

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Louisiana

I absolutely love my Frye boots! I have looked at these for a long time. My family bought them for me for my birthday. I wear in between an 8½ and 9, the 8½ fit perfectly. Not too tight anywhere. No break in time at all! It has been a long time since I have worn boots. I put these boots on and wore them all day, so comfortable. Very good looking, soft, well made boots. Of course Zappos is always the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 15, 2013

Coniljw

from Philadelphia

These boots are certainly well made and the quality is excellent. But they are not boots to wear all day. They are very heavy boots and your feet are so tired a few hours into wearing them your legs ache. They are stylish and trendy but the heaviness of the weight and the uncomfortable feel is not worth it to me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dingo, Ariat, One Horse Charlie, Born,

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 6, 2013

Kelly W

 

These are gorgeous! Love the vintage, antique look. Great fashion piece and just so nice! I went down a full size and half down if that helps.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

I can't decide if I love these. The leather is very thick, they are great quality. I wear 10.5 and since they do not sell that size I first ordered 10...my feet went numb. Way too small. So I ordered and 11. They are way too big now. Maybe if they fit better I would like them better. I put insoles in but they are just not that comfortable. Very narrow toe, looks a little funny actually. They are a great quality and a lower price for Frye boots. I own four pairs of Frye boots and I'd say they are my third favorite. I'm keeping them because I do like them and I think they will get cuter as they age...just not sure I'd say love. I ordered tan and it is a perfect color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2013

Sara

from New York

The Frye Harness 12R's are pretty much the coolest boots I can imagine. I think I have the worst feet for them though - wide with bunions and narrow ankles. I normally wear an 8.5-9 and went with the 9 in these due to the narrow width. I can understand why so many reviewers were able to size down because this boot is quite long, but if you have wide feet you will probably have to stick with your regular size and deal with the extra length. I also have some pretty noticeable heel slippage but I don't mind much because these boots are so cool and unique. There is enough room in them for some thin insoles but my thicker orthotics are too tight of a fit. These are also quite heavy but not in a bad way; just different from what I am used to. I get compliments on them from both women and men (men never notice anything but they notice these boots!). I have them in tan and use Frye's weatherproofing spray on them; it makes the color very rich and moisturizers the leather to keep them looking good. I've had these boots for about 5 years and haven't had any problems with them yet. I highly recommend them; they are both a fashion and utility boot, they're reasonably priced for Frye's and they're probably the best quality boot that Frye offers.

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 20, 2013

Kristin D

from Hawaii

I am an 8½W. I decided to buy these in an 8½ and see how they fit. They pinched my pinkie toe. Not good. I returned them, ordered the 9. 9 slips a little in the heel, but is a better width for me. The 9 was comfortable right away. The 8½ was not. If you are doubting if you should size up or not them I say yes. These should be comfortable, not pinching toes. I absolutely love the look of these boots. They fit great over or under jeans.

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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March 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I love these boots! They look great with jeans, or with skirts and fun tights or knee socks. They're remarkably comfortable and durable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

I admired these boots for ages before finally taking the plunge and purchasing them last autumn. They are definitely high quality-- the leather is gorgeous and supple, and they look fantastic. However, six months later, ultimately I'm a tad disappointed. First off, as many have noted, they run big. I'm basically always a 9 but took an 8 1/2 in these. Secondly, they're immensely difficult to get on and off. Even after they're broken in, getting your foot into these involves significant struggle and twisting... sometimes I find myself choosing to wear other shoes just because I don't feel like dealing with ten minutes of writhing to get my feet into these! More frustratingly, I'm fairly convinced the heel on my left boot is slightly shorter than the heel on my right boot, which is an aggravating quality control issue. It's not awful, but definitely noticeable, especially when I'm walking on hard surfaces like concrete. The thing that's most kept me from loving these, though, is the rubbing at the heel. Even after breaking them in, I absolutely CANNOT wear these for any length of time without my heels getting rubbed raw... even under socks. This isn't after walking miles, either, but fairly short distances. So, while I love the look of these, after six months I'm just lukewarm on them. Put it this way: when I'm grabbing a pair of boots to wear, these are pretty much the last ones I pick, both because of the struggle of getting them on AND the fact that I know I'll end the day with nasty blisters on my heels.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Texas

This is my 3rd pair of Frye's, the only boot I'll wear; my first pair is at least ten years old and I wear them daily, working/riding horses, doing the barn chores, and they brush right off to go to work at the office. The Harness 12R's just arrived, way ahead of schedule, fit perfectly right of the box, and are ready to wear all day. For you other Plus size ladies, the size 10 fits my 16.5 inch calf with plenty of room to tuck in my not-so-skinny jeans. Zappos service was excellent as always.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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