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Frye Belted Harness 12R Reviews

160 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

69% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

84% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 90 Belted Harness 12R Frye Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 2, 2006

Anonymous

from Boulder, CO

Love the boots - Great style. I have had many compliments. The boots arrived quickly to my house. I am very happy with my Zappos purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 24, 2006

Dominique

from San Francisco, CA

Love these boots - I absolutely love these boots. I normally wear a size 12 (and I am a true 12) but the size 11 fit me beautifully. Not only do they look great, they feel great so you can wear them for hours and be completely comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2006

Anonymous

from Vacaville, CA

Hip and comfortable - These boots are really comfortable...as someone else said, like sneakers. They are very hip - 70's and classics that will never go out of style. The leather is softer than on the regular harness boots. I got the chestnut, but the color is really more of a burgundy. They are beautiful boots and I expect that they will last a long time. Zappos service is unsurpassed.

Brands I'd also recommend: All Frye, Old Gringo, BMT

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2006

Anonymous

from Alabama

Bad Girl Chic - I ordered these in Black, and WOW! TOUGH CHIC! They made me look like the tough girl in town; however, I don't fit that look, so it was a little funny looking on me... I ordered a 6 1/2 and I needed a 6 for sure. They are big. I didn't keep them because of the "BAD GIRL FACTOR" not working for me... but I did have them in black which made it even more so... I may order them again in a different color and a smaller size. They were beautiful and very, very, very well made. I have other Frye boots and love the superior quality. Zappos superior quality service is the reason I keep coming back to this site and ordering all my shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Durango, Kors by Michael Kors

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2006

Tara

from NJ

Giddy up! Love my new boots. They feel great and ever so "Yee-Haw". Fit seems true. Thanks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2006

Kt

from Pennsylvania

Frye Harness Boots - Great variety of shoes/boots - love the free shipping and free return policies! Got the boots in 2 days! Size 7 fit in length but too narrow - had to go a size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 11, 2006

Anonymous

from Raleigh

Beautiful boots! These boots are completely amazing. The leather is much nicer than the regular Frye Harness boots. The chestnut is a gorgeous, rich color. I'm really impressed. I definitely had to order down a half size, and they are still a little large. They look perfect with jeans. Excellent buy! I got them in 2 days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 11, 2006

Brandi

from California

Gorgeous Boot - This is a high quality REALLY nice looking boot! I want a boot that I can tuck jeans into and these are perfect -- the shaft height and circumference are true to the measurements listed and leave plenty of room for tucking. I went with the other reviewers' advice and got a half size down from my usual size. I normally wear 6.5 and got the 6. It fits just right, although slightly snug in the toe box. I have normal width feet, so if your feet are wide it's probably better to go with your usual size. Also, the heel still slips (as other reviewers mentioned) even though the overall fit seems right -- I haven't yet tried tightening the buckle at the back. Great boot!

Brands I'd also recommend: Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2006

Molly T

from Northeast PA

Love Em - Absolutely love these - My only problem is that I read someone else's review that said buy a half size smaller (which I did) and they're still too big - I like them so much I had to wear them - so now I'm wearing boots that are too big :) They are stunning, comfortable (a little big) and look great on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 1, 2006

Anonymous

from Whatcom County, Washington

Superior product - These boots are 5 star quality. They are stunning full grain leather and the added "belt" around the harness adds a nice flair to this already incredible boot. I had nearly no break in period and have enjoyed wearing these every day since I bought them though I did have to put insoles in them as they have little to no arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 29, 2006

Anonymous

from Midwest

This is my first pair of Frye boots. My feet are wide and I need a good sized toe box. I ordered my usual size and these fit very well -- the calf also fit well. The leather is soft from the start, but they still need a slight break-in. After that they are extremely comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2006

Anonymous

from St Paul, MN

LOVE THIS BOOT! These boots were everything I wanted from the moment I took them out of the box (loved them before I even put them on). They fit like a dream and I wore them for 10+ hours the first day with no pain (and received many compliments). I ordered a half size smaller than usual and they are perfect (10's usually fit though sometimes slightly tight - I ordered a 9.5 in this boot and they are just right).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 5, 2006

Anonymous

from Upper Midwest

A classic - This boot is such a classic. It will never go out of style, and the quality is beautiful. Very comfortable, slightly cushioned footbed, but be prepared for the heaviness of the boot, especially in the heel area - it's not a lightweight.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Keen, Merrell, Mephisto, Gabor, Tibaris

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 8, 2006

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

I really love the boots, but the belted harness isn't quite as flush with the boot as is shown on the website. 1-2 hot days of walking broke them in (and left blisters, but what do you expect the first few days of breaking leather). But now that they are all broken in they feel like a slipper. They are a pleasure to take care of.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2006

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

My favorite sneaker - I bought a pair of Belted Harness 12Rs in red, and they are literally as comfortable as sneakers - they have a comfy rubber sole that cushions shock. Also, they are too boss to believe while wearing around town...they go with everything. I loved my red ones so much I ordered another pair in Chestnut. I love them too, but for some reason the brown ones run a little large (the red are true to size). They're not un-wearable, but I do usually wear 'em with thick socks. I'd definitely take the advice to order a half size smaller than usual when getting the Chestnut color. Other than that - Worth. Every. Penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 15, 2006

Lisa

from Anchorage, Alaska

Try the men's sizes! Have a high instep? Wide feet? Me too! I found that the women's boots just felt too tight. The men's boots look the same but fit ever so much better! Excellent quality, feel great right out of the box. Apparently they are also delicious- keep them away from puppies!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 28, 2005

Anonymous

from san francisco, CA

Motorcycle chic is in! Love my new chunky, motorcycle-style boots. They run a bit large but I bought my normal size and am ok. They are stiff at first but are already breaking in a week later. Heel slips a bit but it is par for the course with non-zip boots. COOL!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 21, 2005

Anonymous

from Boise, Idaho

Cool - I do feel cool when I wear these.I contemplated the green but decided I would get more use out if the black. They are just what I wanted - a bit biker, a bit 70's. They'll be perfect for my dominatrix costume next halloween :) My only complaint is that they pull my socks down. Drives me nuts!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 21, 2005

Candice

from Marietta, GA

Awesome Boots! I love these beautiful, comfortable boots as if they were my child. They are very similar to the Frye Belted Harness 12R, but these I found have a bit more supple leather, and a better fit in general. The differences are the adjustable strap at the heel, and the non-tapered heel. Also the finish is a bit more shiny. I have fairly wide feet so I stuck with my usual size 10's and it was like they had been crafted from a mold of my foot! Instant comfort and sexy looks - I couldn't be happier.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye boots, Mehpisto, New Balance made in the USA shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 14, 2005

Debbie

from Illinois

Love these boots - As recommended, I ordered a half size down (6.5 instead of 7) and the fit is perfect. These are truly comfortable boots. The leather is supple and the quality of workmanship is evident. I hemmed and hawed about what color to get and wound up going with the olive. I was a little concerned that it wouldn't go with much, but it's a fairly neutral shade. Glad I did. (The color is true to the photo.) This is the first time I've ordered from Zappos and it won't be the last. Their return policy takes the worry out of ordering online. Also, I ordered them on Wednesday evening, went with the free shipping, and they arrived on Friday. Just in time for the weekend. Can't wait to show these puppies off.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

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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September 23, 2005

Debbie

from Indiana

Fabulous look!! This boot is extremely well made and looks great in person. If your foot is a little wide, I would order usual size. Narrower feet may want to go down 1/2 size. Definitely heel slippage in these. I put molded insoles in these for a better fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese

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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September 22, 2005

Miss Z

from San Francisco, CA

Haiku for my Fryes - Lovely red Frye boots Comfortable and Gorgeous I feel beautiful.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 14, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these boots. They are super cute, comfortable and fit true to size and perfect for anything.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 17, 2012

Stephanie S

from Summit, NJ

Love, love, love these boots! Very comfortable (minimal blisters during first wear) and hit just at the right spot on your calves so as not to give your legs the illusion of cankles! My only regret is that I didn't get a smaller size. :( I ordered the 7's, because I am a true 7, but then after a few times of wearing them, realized I was a 6.5, possibly even a 6! This has deterred me from wearing them a bit, however for the amount of money spent, I figured I should get my payment's worth! I advise anyone to most definitely size down at least a half size from your normal size. They definitely run big and have a wider heel then most boots I've worn. Beautiful look and feel, a vintage staple in any woman's closet!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorel

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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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

I am generally a 7 and got these boots in a 7, they were a tiny bit loose, but perfect with thick socks, and totally doable with thin socks. I had them for about a month, wearing them on a regular basis, but not everyday. Then, I noticed that a chunk of the wooden part of the heel had broken off. I called Zappos and they immediately set up an exchange with the free shipping they are known for. I decided to get the regular harness because I was a bit worried about the wood breaking in the future. but love the customer service and these boots are truly beautiful.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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