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Frye Harness 8R Reviews

65 reviews
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Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

68% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

64 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/1/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I needed nice boots that I could wear to work, walk, and stand in for long periods of time and preferably ones that didn't look like alien space boots. Out of the box they are amazing! I've worn them daily since I bought them. You might need to break them in a bit before taking a long walk. While very comfortable, they are a little looser in feel than a tie-up shoe. Part of the slip-on nature, I guess. And they are not waterproof. I wore them one day during a downpour and my feel were damp (not soaking) when I got home. I fluctuate between a 10-11 depending on the maker and these definitely fit me as a size 10. (I tried on 10 1/2 and way too big.) Style-wise, these are great too. Timeless, with just a little bit of attitude. Really, you can't go wrong! And lastly, thanks to Zappos customer service. When I exchanged the 10 1/2s, the 10s were in my hands the next day. Amazing!

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/30/07
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Ugh! The boots looked nice and the leather seemed to be of good quality, but after wearing them all day I noticed my one foot started going numb. The boots were cut differently and the one boot was tighter where the strap goes over the top of the foot. It is so uncomfortable I can't even wear them any more. Now, after an hour or so, my foot literally starts throbbing. I wear 11 1/2-12, I got the 12 and they are definitely too tight. At least one is.

Additional 45 Harness 8R Frye Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 8, 2010

Anonymous

from Kanas City, MO

I purchased these boots for my husband. These boots are wonderful. He has a wide foot, so they were true to size for him (with inserts). Great purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 14, 2010

Sandy

from Cleveland,Ohio

Great boots! I love you Zappos! These boots are so sweet. They are comfy and very well constructed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 5, 2010

Anonymous

from Chapel Hill, NC

My size wasn't in stock so I went with the comment that said to order 1/2 size smaller. I'm glad that I did! The boots fit quite well and are comfortable out of the box. I walked the dogs right after putting them on for the first time and had no discomfort. They look great and give the impression of high quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2010

Robanna

from New jersey

Very nice boot. Order 1/2 size smaller. I was looking for a good motorcycle boot with no laces and saw the many positive reviews about this boot. I'm glad I decided to buy it, because the boots arrived today and they are money! Fit and finish is excellent. It exudes quality. As I will ride my Harley, it's too early to tell how the left front instep will hold up to the gear changes over time, but they are sturdy. The toe box is mildly stiff, but if they only get better after break-in, then these will be fantastic. I am also glad I followed the advice of several users by ordering a 1/2 size smaller. Even with a thicker sock they fit really well. The only challenge I'll need to address is that I have really thin heels and my heel comes up a bit. A cup might fix it, but I can deal with it. They are a great purchase. And thanks to Zappos for upgrading my shipping. Got them in 2 days at no upcharge! Classy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 18, 2009

Jesse

from Douglas, MA

Ordered a size too big, called to exchange at 730 pm last night, dropped them off to be shipped back at 3 in the afternoon today. Returned home and the new pair was already on my porch. Zappos is amazing! The boots are obviously awesome, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 24, 2009

Cal t

from NY

These boots are fantastic. Since I got them about 6 months ago, they hardly ever leave my feet. They look great, and are very comfortable. They tend to gather dirt after a while, so I advise getting some leather cleaner for them to keep them looking new.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 3, 2009

Eric A

from Gig Harbor, WA

My favorite boots ever! Had a pair of Fender boots that are about to give up the ghost. I've been eying these Frye boots for a few years now and finally broke down and treated myself. They fit well, are comfortable and very sharp.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 21, 2009

Ed

from Woodland Hills, California

Simply an Awesome Pair of Boots - Boots are funny. Most are not going to be butter the first time you wear them. However it only took about an hour before my Frye Harness 8R's wrapped around my feet like a pair of comfy socks. I already had a pair of the brown in this style so I was confident that the blacks would fit as well. Frye does not disappoint! I love these boots for their fit and look.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2009

Sam B

from Seattle, WA

I just received a replacement pair after my first pair lost a heel (Frye replaced the boots at no charge, no questions asked, incidentally), and, having traded in a pair I had been walking around in for over a year for a new, unfamiliar pair, I can sympathize with a lot of the reviewers that are complaining about size and comfort. Truthfully, any initial discomfort will go away after the boots are properly broken in. It may take a couple of days, even a week for the leather to bend and mold to your feet, but after it does, you'll see what I mean. These will become the most comfortable footwear you own.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 5, 2008

Anonymous

from Seattle WA

Great boot, looks cool and feels comfortable - I have been searching for a boot that I can wear to work and also kick around in, these are comfortable and very well made. They rock. I am a jeans and t-shirt guy and these boots look hot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 21, 2008

Clay E

from Atlanta, GA

Best boots ever - This is my second pair of this particular boot in two years. I have a pair in brown and now black, and I have never loved a pair of boots more. They are perfect. I am a hairstylist and I stand all day long, and these never give a minute of grief. I ordered my most recent pair from Zappos.com and received them in less than 30 hours.

Brands I'd also recommend: Am true blue to Frye, and Bed Stu.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2008

Anonymous

from New England (Boston, MA)

Great boot. I couldn’t be Happier with my purchase. First of many Frye boots for me. I Heard nothing but great things about them, and finally stepped up and bought a pair. Seriously sick boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Same Boot but in brown.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2008

Andrew

from Marin County, California

Frye's Boot - While it is always a gamble to order shoes online, I was extremely happy with the results. The Frye boots were in perfect condition and I was very happy with the look and fit of the boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 7, 2007

Bart

from Alabama

My first Frye boot - Was looking for a harness boot and decided to try one of the classics. Super sturdy boot, built like a tank. Runs true to size but pretty roomy (seems maybe wider in the heel than most boots?). To me, it's not very refined, but is fairly versatile. Better for jeans than a suit, for sure. Pretty comfortable, but I have been wearing Blundstones for several years and there is not much that can match them. I look forward to wearing the Fryes for years, as I am sure they will only get better looking and more comfortable with age.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dressier: Varvatos harness. Other Fryes seem similar - bulletproof and heavy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2007

Rich L

from Boston

The last boots you'll ever need? I know these words aren't the ones that a shoe retailer would want to hear, but these may very well be the last boots you'll ever need: They look great (with a pretty timeless look) and go with just about anything, they're quite comfortable (once broken in, see below), and are built like tanks. The sizing seems accurate, and the width seems a bit narrow, which for me works just fine. Bear in mind that they need a bit of breaking in. The first day, my heels were lifting out of them. A day or two later ended with some foot tenderness (no blisters). From there on out, they fit like a dream. Oh, and unless you are used to walking in somewhat raised heels, other shoes are going to feel really weird. Anyhow, the 5 stars I gave across the boards aren't hyperbole...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 5, 2012

Robin B

from Geneva, IL

I bought these for my husband and he loves them! He has worn then several times already and they look great. He says they fit perfectly and are very comfortable. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2011

Juan p

from Brooklyn New York

I had to take the time to share my shopping experience with others. The service, the willingness to help to satisfy the customer is the best I ever encountered and the fast and free delivery is unequaled.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 19, 2011

Lynn O

from Pennsylvania

I recently purchased a pair of Frye boots for my son from Zappos. Wish I had gone 1st to the website as I spent two days searching stores, even in Philly 2 hours from home. Very pleasant experience from initial phone call to receipt of boots. Very happy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 11, 2006

Anonymous

 

Frye Rules - Great boot. This is my second pair. Nothing out there better and for the price a real steal. Super fit and comfort. Great style. Looks good with Jeans or Dress Pants. As always, great service from Zappos. Two day turn around on the order. Best customer service in the business. Thank you Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2006

Anonymous

from Nebraska

Great Boot - Frye makes a great boot. Comfortable,durable, and extreamly well made. This boot isn't as wide as I thought it would be. I own another pair of Frye's but they run a little wider than these do. These fit a little better than the others.

Brands I'd also recommend: Other Frye boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 12, 2006

Wt G

from Virginia-USA

The best boots out there! Frye boots are without a doubt the best boots I have ever run across. I have a pair of Frye's that I purchased 20 years ago and they are still in great shape. I purchased some other boots at the same time I purchased these. The Frye boots were more comfortable (slightly wider), used thicker leather, and were just made better. They do run a tad bit wider and longer (maybe 1/2 size). I usually wear between a 9.5 and 10 and ordered 9.5. They fit great! These are some great boots that look fantastic. I ordered the Gaucho color as well but my wife said they just looked plain so I'm staying with the black. Also - Zappos is fantastic to order from. You may be able to finder shoes cheaper (like on Ebay) but where else can you order, take 365 days to decide if you like them, get price protection, free shipping, and sometimes even free overnight shipping (Zappos upgraded my Frye boot order to free overnight!). I'm a Zappos customer for life!

Brands I'd also recommend: Alden, Allen Edmonds, Johnston Murphy, Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2006

Anonymous

from SF, CA

Sexy boots - Really hot boots. Seen the boots Hugh Jackman wears in X3? Well, they're Frye boots. The build quality is top-notch (the same or better than boots costing double $$$ or more). The boot takes a little breaking in but is pretty flexible right out of the box. There's no padding on the heel, only the forefoot, so I got some gel heel cups and that worked fine! Also, the soles are really hard and you get that heavy clunking with each step, but they will sure last for a LONG time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 26, 2006

Anonymous

from DeRidder, Louisiana

"Great boots" The boots fit well enough to wear on the first day all day. They were a little tight at first, but as the day continued, they fit better and better. I will buy another pair, when ever I see them in a different color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 2, 2005

Anonymous

from USA

Great Shoe get a size lower than normal - I normally where an 11. I had to return the 11's for a 10 1/2. They are narrower at first but widen within a couple of days. They are great boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 8, 2005

Zach W

from Indianola, Mississippi

Fantastic piece of footwear - These boots are great. Not only are they really comfortable, they are also very good looking. I have gotten several compliments on them. They are, without a doubt, my favorite pair of shoes. I highly suggest these boots to anyone and everyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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