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Frye Belted Harness 12R Reviews

116 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

67% "Excellent arch support"

113 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/6/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Best boots I have ever owned. True to size, comfort right out of the box. Zappos got them to me fast as promised. 5 stars to you and Frye, thank you.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/11/09
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Look good, but very uncomfortable - These books look great. However they are extremely uncomfortable. I live in a city and I routinely walk a few miles a day. These boots become unbearable after walking just a few *blocks*. I thought they might get better after some break-in, but several miles of walking did not improve matters much. I have had other boots, like the Timberland Torrence Chelsea, that are nearly as comfortable as walking shoes are. These boots are so uncomfortable that it would even be hard to walk across a shopping mall in them. A big disappointment, especially for the big bucks that they cost.

Additional 96 Belted Harness 12R Frye Reviews

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June 1, 2011

Angelito B

from Durham, NC

A great looking boot, extremely well made, everything I wanted. Service was excellent, I will always order from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 12, 2011

Anonymous

 

It had been 30 years since I had bought a pair of Frye boots. These are still built as good or even better. This style with the neoprene sole bottom with the leather midsole wears better for riding my motorcycle yet has the leather comfort. Plus this is a great looking boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 8, 2011

Vince

from Detroit, Michigan

I love boots. This is hands down the best pair I've ever bought. I just looked at my account summary and it's been four years since I purchased them from Zappos. They still look great and are super cozy. Cool looking too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr. Martins

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 13, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great boot! Definitely takes some time to wear in (pretty much a given for boots), but still incredibly comfortable. Size fits very close to true, there's just a tad bit of wiggle room, but with wear it molds quite nicely to the foot's contours. I now understand why everyone raves about Frye boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 11, 2011

Nate A

from Los

It's been about a year now and I still wear this boot all the time, even when I'm not riding my bike. It's super comfortable, looks great, fits perfectly. I can't say anything bad about it. It even fits my giant calves and my size 14 1/2 feet perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 8, 2011

Guinness D

from Global Gypsy

Classic boot, great quality, everyday boot if you ask me! I have to say, Zappos has been spot on with what they've advertised. Quick, easy, free shipping both ways and they've even increased the speed on delivery (why, don't know but, thank you!). I try to stay local but, Zappos has my vote all around. Thank you for your service and I look forward to future business with your company & cheers!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 8, 2011

Corey W

from Huntsville, AL

My second pair of these boots. Fit true size. Love them. I wear a size 14 so it is hard to find a boot that fits and is stylish. Way to go Frye and Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nothing but Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 22, 2011

Todd S

from Alto, Michigan

The Frye boot is exemplary. True to size and gorgeous! Everything else is a poor copy of a classic harness boot! My partner loved receiving these boots for Christmas. They were ordered on the 23 of December and were wrapped and under the tree before anyone knew that I forgot Christmas was on my door step! Zappos to the rescue once again! Zappos has saved my procrastinating butt more than I can say! Returning items is as easy as ordering them. Thank you Zappos! No other online store is as accommodating.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen- ralph lauren-

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 22, 2011

Todd S

from Alto, Michigan

The Frye boot is exemplary. True to size and gorgeous! Everything else is a poor copy of a classic harness boot! My partner loved receiving these boots for Christmas. They were ordered on the 23 of December and were wrapped and under the tree before anyone knew that I forgot Christmas was on my door step! Zappos to the rescue once again! Zappos has saved my procrastinating butt more than I can say! Returning items is as easy as ordering them. Thank you Zappos! No other online store is as accommodating.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2010

Aaron C

from Los Angeles

I wore Harley harness boots for many years before I took the plunge and bought Fryes at the urging of a friend who sells them at a department store. I am impressed at the obvious step up in quality from the Harleys. The leather is better, they seem sturdier, and my favorite feature is the belted harness that is an obvious improvement over the normal harness look. I highly recommend the belted harness - it's a modest step up in price, but it looks and feels much better. The only downside is that more colors are available in the non-belted boots. This was my first Frye, and I was so impressed I have since bought other pairs as well. They make a consistently high-quality boot, should last many years, and are worth every extra dollar over the cheaper brands. I love these boots! Order 1/2-1 size up, they are a bit snug even after break-in.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fryes are the only harness boots worth buying.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 5, 2010

Anonymous

from Chicago

Excellent pair of boots, runs a little tight in the toes, but otherwise another excellent Frye product.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 14, 2010

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

Great boot. Been a boot wearer for 35+ years & these are tied for first place. The belted harness is an excellent addition to a great style of boot. Workmanship looks & feels great. Zappos service was excellent.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 20, 2010

Jim A

from Denver, CO

These are a great pair of boots! They are extremely well made and will last a very long time if you take care of them. I think this style is much better looking than the plain harness style. I ordered my regular size and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 30, 2009

Anonymous

 

Great boot. Looks great. I shopped around and decided on these boots because they had a more stylish, fitted look. I didn\'t want a bulky, round, flat-black boot which is common with motorcycle boots. Fits true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 18, 2009

Mike

from farmington,n h

I ordered the Frye boots on a Sunday, received them the next day. The service at Zappos is great and the boots fit perfect, ordered a 9 1/2.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 10, 2009

Anonymous

from Spalding, NE

Zappos Rocks! I had a hard time finding the color of boot that I wanted on the website. They have great detail in the pictures on the website but the color was still off from what I desired when I received my boots. I called in multiple times and the customer assistance was great! The employees were friendly and extremely helpful. Zappos worked with me to not only return my item, but they shipped out the new boots within a day! I'll always use Zappos when it comes to ordering shoes because of their great service. I am planning on buying all of my clothing for Christmas presents off of their website. Thanks again for all your help Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 19, 2009

Tom w

from upstate boonies USA

These boots loosened up after wearing and are good for wide feet. They are also good at making crummy clothes look fashionable and maybe lightening up a look that is kind of serious. I own the traditional Frye style in gaucho and these are very different look wise, from them. They run a little tighter than my other pair, but are still bigger than cowboy boots.The heel looks a little more old timey than what I'm used to, but it's okay. The color scuffs easily. If you're trying too keep them snappy, don't let them touch, the buckle and the strap ring scuff them. The leather is dyed through enough that they don't look plastic, but it is a semi gloss, more dress than work finish. I am glad I don't have to have only one pair of tall Fryes. Leaning more toward looking like royalty or polo set or knowing royalty or polo set is less imaginable in less dressy boots. Even the people with dough or that have someone pick out their clothes would not be able to find fault with these. I am sorry I didn't get the polish with these,usually I mink oil my boots and that's that. These I might take extra care of. I'm probably going to make a boot box anyway to start. These, Tony Lamas and my other Fryes are making me think boot box. Ow, my brain.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma,Zoot,Tony Lama,Timberland,more Frye vintage reebok ( made in Thaland 1998)some Cabelas wide stuff.Adidas bugaboo2scarbon fibre /leather and this space is only a line long.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 23, 2009

Anonymous

from Franklin, TN

Belted harness boot review - These are excellent boots. The quality is first rate. They are solid boots. They look awesome with casual pants or jeans. Great smart looking boot. They are extremely comfortable and one could walk a long distance in these boots with ease. The fit is true to size and is accurate. You will be very pleased with these boots!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 16, 2009

Anonymous

from The Rocky Mountain West

One of the most beautiful and well constructed boots - These are gorgeous boots. Beautiful to look at and tough looking as well. The Belted Harness blows away any standard "harness boot". The history of Frye boots is also a considerable factor. The boots fit great and look awesome. The left heel of this particular pair feels slightly higher than the right for some reason, but this may be just an issue with the inserts. These truly are, in my opinion, the Harness boots of harness boots. They remind me of cavalry boots worn by soldiers that you see in the movies. No wonder they "migrated" over to the motorcycle.

Brands I'd also recommend: Various other pairs of Frye boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 9, 2009

Anonymous

from Provo Utah

Great boots and great delivery - I am normally a size 11 in all shoes, but the 10 1/2 boots fit me the best. They are great boots and the delivery on them was fabulous. I highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 25, 2009

Kevin

from Saint Petersburg, FL

I had a hard time deciding between the black or brown versions of the Frye Belted Harness boot but knew I couldn't go wrong either way. The boots arrived in a timely manner and were perfect. No matter how many pairs of boots I've bought it's still hard for me to get used to my heel slipping when I first start wearing my new pair. After a few days of wearing the boots inside the house on carpet they started to fit like a glove and they look fantastic. I recommend that you buy a nice horse hair boot brush to keep these boots looking their best. I found a nice one online for $5 plus shipping and it does a great job keeping my boots clean and brushing off small scuffs. I believe that this is my first time buying from Zappos but it will not be my last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 23, 2009

Jeff

from Illinois

Awesome boot, even more incredible service - OK, first of all the boots are great and fit great. What I'm mainly writing about is Zappos awesome service. Last night (this morning) at around 1:30am I placed the order for these boots and shelled out the cake for overnight service. At 2:00am I got an e-mail telling me my order had shipped, and here was my tracking number, yada yada. Since "next day air" with UPS normally means next business day (not including Saturday), I should have got this on Mon 1/26. Instead I was pleased to go down to my building lobby and find that at 3:45pm my package had been delivered. We're talking 14 hours from purchase to wearing my boots. You can't ask for that kind of service and I don't expect it, but this is twice now Zappos has put something in my hands much quicker than any other online vendor...I thank you. If you guys were out in the parking lot taking a cigarette break when my order came in you must have put it out instantly and ran back in because you got it out IMMEDIATELY (see times above). Thanks again!

Brands I'd also recommend: A very high-quality, American-made boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 29, 2008

Lyn

 

Awesome boot - Feels good. Fits perfect (true to size) and I'm told they look good, as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 27, 2008

Skylar

from Van Buren, AR

COOL BOOTS!!!!!- To me the absolute best looking well made Harness boot...I really like the buckles on the strap. It’s kinda a new spin on a classic style. LOVE these boots!!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Ed Hardy

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 25, 2008

Larry M

from Las Vegas, NV

Been wearing Frye since college (1969)! Always a perfect fit. Wear like iron. Look even better as they age. Really coming back in style after all these years. Prices are shooting up and selections are very hard to find.

Brands I'd also recommend: I don't wear shoes & there is no better boot for the money than Frye.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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