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Frye Harness 12R Reviews

954 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

66% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

80% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 834 Harness 12R Frye Reviews

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January 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

These boots are gorgeous! I am so sad they will not work for me. They were ridiculous to put on and take off. I know that is part of the deal with cowboy boots, but just not for me. I am sure they would last a lifetime, the leather is perfect. I also found them to be very heavy.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 9, 2013

Amy C

from Irvine Ca

Zappos delivered 2 Christmas presents so quickly and the quality was exactly the same as if I had ordered from Neiman Marcus! I don't know how much I saved on my Uggs and my Fryes but it was a lot!

Brands I'd also recommend: Uggs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 2, 2013

LizB

from San Clemente

Based on most of the reviews, I ordered both a 7.5 and a 7. The 7.5 was huge and I could barely get my foot in the 7. Unfortunately, they both have to be returned. I think this just isn't the right style for my foot. They are really cute boots, if you find a pair that actually fits.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

Love these boots. I have another pair I bought years ago and they still look great. They are comfortable and cute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 25, 2012

Barbara

from NY

The boot is excellent leather and just a bit too tight. I plan to order another size 8 in same color to see if the sizing is true to what the other reviewers are saying.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Bolinas, ca

Love these boots. I've had them for about a year now. They look great and were comfortable right out of the box. I went on a long hike in the mud and rain last week, crossing creeks and slogging through mud and they performed very well - just rinsed them off when I got home and they were as good as new.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 24, 2012

Barbara

from New York

A gorgeous boot! This boot is difficult to size and I just ordered a .5 size smaller. I hope the leather is as nice as these are. These are only going back because they are too big, despite being my size 8.5. So far these are the best looking boot I've seen from Zappos and I own lots of Frye boots from Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 20, 2012

Carolina

from New York City Area

I saw these boots in NYC a week before Halloween. Husband and I wandered into a shoe store in the West Village, because he wanted to look for a pair of biker boots for himself. I saw the woman's model, and I immediately fell in love. The store had them in burnt red and plum, as well as the traditional black and brown shades. I decided that I wanted the red. Because Zappos doesn't carry the red, I purchased them from another vendor. I had to do a couple of in-person fittings of this boot and other models before finally determining which model/size worked best for me. Fortunately, I live near NYC and I was able to go to the SoHo Frye flagship store. I tried on the Harness 12R, Harness 15R, Carmen Harness Tall and Short. I ended up going for the Harness 12R after all, in the burnt red, which was the color I originally wanted. I usually wear a size 8.5, except in certain kinds of heels/pumps, in which I wear a size 8. When I tried the Harness 12R in the 8.5, the toe area felt good, but the heel area was way too loose. The 8 was a good snug fit in the heel, but with some minor pressure on the outside of the big and little toes. Since they are leather, and have a reputation for breaking in nicely, I went with the 8. The boots fit nicely, and they have now developed that "soft as butter" feel on my feet. I still feel the boot touching the outside of my toes, but it doesn't cause discomfort. It's more like a glove hugging my toes. They fit well with thin and medium thickness socks. I don't have enough room in them for a heavy winter sock, but I only wear that kind of sock with snow boots, not with regular fall/winter shoes. If I had bought the 8.5, I would need to be correcting the fit with orthotics or insoles. This is a classic and attractive boot. It looks great with straight-leg and bootcut jeans over them, as well as with skinny jeans/leggings inside them, or a miniskirt and tights. I haven't tried them with a more flowing skirt or dress yet, but even with the "non-neutral" red color, I can make them work with just about anything. I really wish Zappos had carried the full color array in this boot. I love the company and love giving them the business, but the color was non-negotiable for me. After wanting a pair of red boots for a decade, I wasn't going to compromise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 19, 2012

Alleycat39402

from New Orleans

My new Frye's came today! I was very worried about the fit because I have done alot of research and everyone has been telling me to go down a half size. I did not do this. I wear a 9 and that is what I ordered! They fit perfect! I am guessing the ladies that go down a half size successfully may have a more narrow foot than mine. I have an average width foot. They are a little hard to put on at first so use the pull tabs! This is my fourth pair of Frye's and they become easier to put on and take off. They also break in very beautifully! Great workmanship!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 19, 2012

Shannon

from Maryland

I love these boots, I feel I will have them for a very long time. They are a little big, so order a 1/2 size down for sure, because the leather will stretch. Pricey but definitely worth the money!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 14, 2012

Anonymous

from new york

I've had my boots for about a month now and absolutely LOVE them! I read the reviews and worried about what size to order. I went the half size smaller and it was the the right choice. I wear an 8.5 and went with the 8. They are perfectly snug and are starting to shape to my feet. Even though there isn't much padding, none near the toes, they are still really comfortable. I also worried because I have fat calves but they fit in the boot perfectly! Zappos also did an awesome job packing them and they arrived within a week.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2012

Sheri

from Ohio

I have been in the market for good everyday fashionable boots. I wanted a pair that will last me a very long time. After tons of research, picture searching and review reading I settled on the Frye harness 12R. I normally wear a size 7½-8 so I ordered a size 7½. These I wanted the smoke old town but all the store had was tan. I am very happy with the tan instead, they are the perfect shade especially after you treat them for waterproofing. I have been wearing these everyday for about a week now and love them so much. If I could wear these to bed I would. They are comfortable, still stiff being new but not too stiff that it hurts my feet. They are a bit pricey but once you wear them you will know why. I already love them so much that I plan on buying another pair next year in a different color. These boots feel as though they were a perfect fit for my foot. We order all of our shoes through Zappos because it is a great company. We have never had any problems and its crazy how fast Zappos gets the shoes delivered to you. I absolutely love these boots as well as Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 11, 2012

Wyllow

 

These arrived today in Dark Brown Crazy Horse size 6½. Let me begin by saying they are gorgeous! The picture does not do the color justice at all. Unfortunately, they will be going back because while 6½ is my size in the Frye Engineer, it looks as though I will take a 6 in the Harness. I am normally a 7 in all other brands, so be aware if you are trying to choose a size. Zappos, as always, is the most awesome retailer in the world and I am expecting the smaller size to arrive any day now. Thank you!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these boots. I bought them in a store, and the associate had me put a plastic bag on my foot before trying them on. They will be almost impossible to get on and off at first but will stretch in time as others have said. The tan goes well with just about anything. Those with large calves may have luck with this boot as I did.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 6, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I really like these shoes. I wore them and they were very comfortable. I had a pair of similar boots that I wore for 10+yrs. It was time to replace them. I'm very happy I did:)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2012

"G"

from Phoenix Arizona

I'm so happy with both my boots and Zappo's costumer service. The boots are comfortable and very well made And the free shipping (both ways) was great and very easy to use. The boots wear a little bigger than the usual, I got a 7 instead of the 8 which i usually wear for all the other shoes. I'm very satisfied

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2012

Glory

from New York

I have had these boots for over 12 years and love them. I get so many compliments it is amazing. From men and women. They may pinch a bit at first but you must work them in. That is the price you pay for good boots. The older they get the better they look. I ordered a pair for my boss and my hubby said he likes mine better (that is because they are all worked in!). Don't be afraid to work and play in these! Rough 'em up! They look better! You will not be disappointed. Wear socks. You may have slippage at first in the heel; however, that goes away. You learn how to walk in them...the Southern folk will tell you. The slippage is part of the whole cowboy boot thing...they all have it at first. So deal with it. I did. Now it's gone. I don't know how, when, or why. Just love these boots. I am a 7.5 or 8 with a regular foot (not wide) and I am wearing an 8. They are quite narrow I must say. So I have to return these for my Boss because I just found out she has a wide foot! I ordered her a 1/2 size larger and there is no way she will get her foot in. So I am ordering a 12R wide in Mens for my other Boss that just went crazy over my Frye boots today!

Brands I'd also recommend: UGG

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2012

Kay

from Colordo

I am in love! These are absolutely amazing. I dropped a few hints and received these boots for the winter! I read so many reviews of others owning this particular style for over 10 years so I went with my gut and a classic! I searched high and low for quality leather boots that were going to last me a long while (now I have high hopes of passing these boots on to my children!) I am most surprised at how quickly my boots are breaking in, but how awesome the leather continues to look as I do. The comfort is outrageous too! Make sure you get half a size smaller or your normal size if you only ever plan on wearing thick boot socks with your boots. These are great mid calf boots. They are so worth the price. Save up, beg, whatever you have to do - you need these boots (or at the very least a pair of Fryes)! I cannot wait to wear these out hiking as I live in Colorado and then am moving to Washington.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 2, 2012

Anonymous

from South Carolina

I recently purchased these boots and was a little worried about them fitting after reading the reviews, but I have a fairly small (7 1/2) narrow foot and these boots have turned into one of my go to pairs. They actually fit my foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Maryland

Bought a pair of Frye high-heeled boots...4" with a platform. They are beautiful with great hardware on them, but I tire of wearing that heel! Then along comes my love...the Frye harness boots. Well, needless to say, I've kicked the high-heeled boots too the side. I'm in love and not going back. Love 'em so much I got them in tan 8R and black 12R. I like the fact that they are 1/2 size too big. The same Frye quality and craftsmanship. That company has unsurpassed quality...and on top of it they are made in the USA!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg clogs, Miz Mooz, Dansko, and Kork Ease

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

I love these boots! I always wear a size 9 but, after reading all the reviews, I ordered an 8.5 and they fit perfectly. I have bunions on both feet and there has been no pain from them at all in the smaller size. I bought them in Charcoal Old Town. They were so gorgeous the first time I put them on (with no socks and also a good suggestion) that I admired myself in the mirror about 20 times that night. I called Frye directly to see if I needed to treat them with the Weatherproof Dressing and they told me yes, absolutely. I did so and it changed the beautiful charcoal gray to all black. So head's up. I was pretty disappointed but the boots are still awesome in black and now presumably they will hold up better in the Pacific NW rain. Don't hesitate, ladies: Order these for yourself. You deserve them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

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 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston

I own multiple pairs of Frye boots/shoes, and these are by far the most comfortable. There is absolutely no breaking-in period necessary, and the arch support is great for all-day wear. I live in the city and do a lot of walking, and I usually have some issue with boots: heel slippage, blisters, etc. but I have no complaints about these boots. I have wide calves, so its difficult to buy knee-high boots online since the fit is always iffy. Since these hit mid-calf, I don't have to worry about that. The fit is amazing. I can wear leggings with no problem. The squared off toe is the only thing that made me pause before purchasing, but since this is part of the look of this type of boot, I warmed up to it! I can't say enough good things about this boot. I am still looking for the ideal knee-high boot, but I am happy to fall back on these any day!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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November 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington DC area

We're in a style moment for mid-calf harness boots, but these Fryes are timeless, too. The fashion mags show them with jeans and leggings tucked in or with short dresses and tights. I'm not young but can wear these well with tucked-in pants; the challenge was my AA width. But a pair of Dr Scholls gel insoles was the perfect solution, adding both support and a snugger fit. Now they're my go-to boots! I love the look and the fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Laredo, Tony Lama, Cole Hahn

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 24, 2012

LH

from Virginia

My almost 16 year old niece got these boots for Christmas last year in tan, and I have been in love with them ever since (I'm 34). I ordered them for myself last February but it was late in the season, and I couldn't decide on a style/fit. I really wanted the Harness 12r but because they were so tight/hard to get on, I also tried the Harness 8r and the Cavalry, thinking that they might fit my wide foot & muscular calves better. None of them did so I sent them all back & decided I would try them again this Fall when I actually had a whole season to wear them & break them in. Anyway, that brings us to today. I ordered the Harness 12r again last week. I'm normally a size 7.5 or 8 so I actually ordered both sizes at first. My foot is wide so I normally go up to an 8 to compensate for the width in narrow shoes (and I thought maybe the extra room would make it easier to get my foot in). The 8's were too big, however, and did NOT make a difference in the ease (or lack thereof) of getting these boots on. The 7.5 is definitely the right fit, once the boots are on, but getting them on was a real task at first (it literally felt like I could not or would not ever get my foot in). I wore the boots around my house for about 4 days trying to see if they would stretch at all. I also read literally hundreds of reviews & even Googled articles about whether or not Frye boots would stretch. I was just terrified of keeping these boots (after spending so much money) & realizing that they would never stretch or really fit me properly. If I was going to shell out over $200, I wanted to absolutely LOVE these things. Just this morning, I read a review that said to use the "loops" to put the boots on rather than just pulling them on or trying to squeeze my foot in. It may sound dumb that I didn't try that before, but I used the loops today, and they went right on! Much easier! Also, today (after about 4 days of wearing them inside), they felt great! I even ventured outside of the house in them for the first time. I can already tell a difference in the fit in the toe bed and the calf area (the calf area was one of my biggest concerns bc I have large calf muscles due to being a soccer player for many years... these boots were snug on my calves at first). So, bottom line, they defintely DO stretch. If you love them like I did, but are afraid of the tightness at first, wear them inside until you get used to them & break them in. Also, USE THE LOOPS to pull them on! These look & feel great... you just have to give them time. I promise!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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