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Frye Dorado Low Reviews

69 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

68% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

48% "Moderate arch support"

66 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/24/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I usually wear between size 8.5 and 9 in shoes. I wear size 9 in Frye Billy boots and size 8.5 in Frye campus. I bought size 9 and they fit great. I'm 5'8", I have pretty thin legs and the Dorados fit perfectly with a bit of room to spare around the calf. Like a previous review, I think these boots were almost too tall -- I let a shorter friend try them on and she walked like wooden soldier unable to bend her knees. These are my favorite boots and I am guaranteed to get compliments every time I wear them! In fact, one pushy woman demanded that I tell her not only the brand, but the model and where I got them. Another reviewer said that they are too slouchy around the ankles, I disagree. As a person who avoids slouchy boots and anything that might make my legs look thick, I really like the way they look though they are a bit roomy. I don't know any slip-on boots that aren't roomy in the ankles or I'd guess that you probably wouldn't be able to get them on. Highly recommended!

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/18/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

Too slouchy around the ankles! Bad move to buy these boots online. They are taller than I expected (low) and one of my toes gets sore at the top when I wear them. Sigh.

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January 15, 2011

Rose M

from Sundabnce, WY

These are such a classic beauty in black for that traditional riding look. Comfortable,and gorgeous with such an attractive trim calf that flatters the whole leg. I'm really impressed with these and the sale price is fantastic. I buy from Zappos over other discount stores and auctions because of their impeccable return policy. Never any anxiety of wondering if I can return and what will it cost to return?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

ordered the boot and it arrived overnight. It's a fabulous boot - slender and comfortable, stylish and timeless all in one. Surprisingly easy to get on and off, even though it's a tall boot. Ordered the 9½, since the 9 was not available, but it feels like it's a 9, so I wonder if the sizing is a bit smaller than traditional sizing. Absolutely love these boots, and VERY pleased with my purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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January 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Kentucky

This boot is elegantly tall and thin. The foot is comfortable and flexible. The size 8 boot is 13.5 inches in circumference and 18 inches tall. This is the best boot ever for both comfort and style. Zappos service is excellent.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2010

JessieB

from New York. New York

Fabulous boot. I ordered a 7½ as I usually waiver between a 7 and 7½, and it was perfect at first and then stretched, so I ended up exchanging for the size 7. A bit tight at first, it fit perfectly. I am about 5'4" and the 7½ was a little too high on my leg, hitting my knee cap just underneath, so the 7 ended up better for that too. It's not a dark chocolate brown, but more a burnished brown, with grayish and reddish tints.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kooba Boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 21, 2010

Jamie G

from Portland, Or

I get a new pair of Frye boots every year, and these are amazing! The toe is much narrower than expected, but the leather is soft enough that I'm sure they will be very easy to break in. I got them in grey, and the leather is very very soft. They come to just below my knee and fit great in the calf. They have such a classic look that I'm sure I'll be passing them along to my daughter years and years from now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 9, 2010

Anonymous

from Texas

These boots are amazing. If you like the 70's boho feel, then these are for you. Great with above the knee dresses with leggings and skinny jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 6, 2010

Lisa

from S.F. Bay Area

The black color is more of a washed charcoal grey look, but I still love it. Just be forewarned that it gives everything a more casual look. The fit is typical Frye, i.e., there is some heel slipping and blistering right on the back of the heel, but it works itself out as you break them in. I love the height of the shaft. I am about 5'8" with long legs and somewhat skinny calves, and the shaft of this boot fit great. The top opening fits around my upper calf/below knee perfectly and looks awesome.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2010

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

Gorgeous boots. Usually wear a 7 1/2, but ordered an 8 which was the right size. The leather was very mismatched so sent back for a different pair which was fine. When I first opened the box, the boots were light gray due to a wax on the leather which wipes off easily, leaving a kind of light weathered black. They are great for thinner legs, definitely wouldn't work for larger calves. So for skinny legged people that want a pull on boot, these are perfect! They are very tall and can be slouched a little, too. These were worth the big bucks for me. An investment in a classic riding boot. I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2010

Shaw

from Birmingham, AL

I absolutely love these boots. They are worth every penny! I get so many compliments on them too! They are comfy, and get better the more I wear them. They were very stiff at first, and I was worried about breaking them in, but it wasn't so bad. I just put a band aid on my heel to protect it from rubbing. Now they are great. I love them with leggings and skinny jeans! I have pretty narrow calves, and these are great and stay up!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 2, 2010

Jeannie D

from Diamond Bar, Ca

Order these boots on Saturday, arrived on Monday. I love super fast shipping. Love the boots, very good quality leather, super cute on!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2010

Anonymous

from California

I went up half a size and don't regret it (although I do have a slightly longer 8, so the 8.5 is perfect). Very narrow boot, so great for narrow feet like mine. Narrow feet will slip right in. I also have skinny long legs, and these are perfect. Length hits right below your knee. Furthermore, I think the soft leather holds up just fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 5, 2010

Deborah

from outside NYC

Just received this boot--super fast shipping with Zappos free upgrade. The boots, made of oiled suede, are beautiful. Online help sealed the purchase. I'm small, so there's some slouch with this very, very soft leather. But I got a half size larger so socks will help. Plus slouch doesn't look bad with what the online consultant called a "rustic" boot. I'd recommend this boot, which is a keeper for the years. Also, I can't say enough good things about Zappos service.

Brands I'd also recommend: all brands with a tried-and-true reputation;

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 25, 2010

Lillith

from Birmingham, AL

I ordered these in the 7.5 even though my true size is 8, because several other pairs of Frye boots I have are 7.5. I had to return them for my true size because the toe is narrower than my other pairs. I did have a lot of heel slip which was discouraging, but I will try the heel cup insert suggested by another user. The grey leather is a beautiful color and the height was perfect on my leg (I'm 5 7"). Zappos was expedient with processing an exchange. I look forward to wearing these this fall with skirts and skinny jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2010

Anonymous

from Alabama

Great boots! Finally, a pair of Frye boots that are narrow through the shaft and don't slouch! I have pretty narrow calves, and these are great! They will need to be broken in a little, but I know I'll get a lot of use out of them! The black is not jet black; it is more of a dark charcoal. I actually prefer the color in person! Fit is true to size, but definitely don't order on the smaller size!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 13, 2010

Annette M

from Lynden, Washington

These are the most comfortable boots. The moment they arrived I feel in love with the soft leather and great fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Old Gringo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 23, 2010

A P

from Los Angeles

These are possibly the nicest boots I’ve ever had! They stay up (they’re really tall) or slouch nicely. Stylish for right now and they will be in the future -- worth every penny!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2009

Ef

from New York, NY

Not loving the ankles - In many ways, I love this boot. However, the softness of the leather makes the ankles bunch up on me in an unflattering way, since the fit on calves "fits" me well (I have average, not thin nor large calves). If this were in a stiffer leather where it didn't fall down or get pushed down so easily, I would be very happy, I think. Also, I did go down a half size from my normal shoe size (though this is typical for Frye boots).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 13, 2009

Michelle S

from Atlanta, GA

Having very thin calves, I have spent years searching for the perfect tall boot. I have finally found it! Although the shaft is supple and not at all stiff, it manages to stay up and perfectly accommodates my skinny jeans tucked inside. They are pricey (I admit) but are well-made and "classic" in style with a vintage feel. I know I\'ll be wearing them for many years to come!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2009

Anonymous

from Alabama

Great boot! Super comfy fit, right out of the box. I am 5'10" and these are knee high for me. I'd say they are true to fit, I ordered my regular size. If you have thin/average calves, there will be plenty of room to tuck your jeans in. It is true that they slouch a little around the ankle. However, I would recommend to buy; these will be beautiful and comfortable for years. They are timeless boots and I will rock them long after the equestrian trend is gone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 10, 2010

Anna

from San Francisco, CA

I was a little disappointed in these boots, but I'll probably keep them anyway. They fit true to size and what I love is that the shaft is super tall (I'm 5'10" and they come right to my knee). What I don't like is 1) the lining of the black boot is bright orange, and 2) the leather feels stiff and kind of waxy. I imagine the leather will get softer over time, but right now it's not slouchy at all. I might get the lining replaced with black, at least the part that shows around the top of the boot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 28, 2010

Anonymous

from washington,dc

Beautifully made boot. Frye is the best, but not right for me. Way too narrow in the calf, and also the leather was not as nicely grained as I would want. There was an odd white material (boot polish?) in the grain which was very unattractive. Perhaps a result of the cold, but then I wouldn't want to have that happen if I wore them out in the cold.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 21, 2010

Anonymous

 

I really wanted to love this boot and was so excited when they went on sale! However, I had the same problems many other reviewers have mentioned. I thought the boots looked beautiful in the box and I agree that the leather is very high quality. However, even though I've never though of myself as having wide calves, the boots were very tight around my calves, causing ugly puckering around the ankle and other places. I could pull them all the way up, but then they stuck there and caused bunching. The tightness combined with the height of the shaft also squeezed the skin on my knee cap in an unflattering and uncomfortable way (yes, I'm 5'11" and they did cover the bottom part of my knee cap, so they do have a nice tall shaft). Additionally, while many reviewers have said that these boots run true to size, my true were much too big on me, at least 1/2 size. There was tons of room in the toe box, which made my feet look huge. I do have a narrow foot, which could have been the problem. All in all, a beautiful boot, but definitely not for me!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 1, 2010

Anonymous

from new hope pa

Notice the stick-like shape of these boots? Well, that's exactly what they look like when you put them on. They are narrow at the top and wide at the ankle. Stick-like. Not feminine-looking. And to my surprise given that I'm tall (5'9"), the tall shafts of these boots actually press up uncomfortably into my knee caps when I stand or walk. I'm surprised that shorter women haven't mentioned this problem because it was a big one. My friend said that there are shoe cobblers who can cut a V into the front of the boots, but who wants to pay this much for a pair of boots and then pay more to cut them up? [although the boots sure would look nicer if Frye had put a V in the front]. Another thing -- although I was able to tuck my jeans into these tall boots, the boots made my jeans get puffy-looking at the knee so it looked kind of like I was wearing a pair of knickerbockers. Knickerbockers and stick legs -- not a good look, in my opinion. I will say, though, that the brown-colored leather with the black running through it made for a very nicely-textured look and the quality of leather was beautiful. Perhaps these boots get softer and more feminine-looking once they're broken in but I'm not going to find out. I'm sending them back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 18, 2010

Anonymous

from Rhode Island

Too slouchy around the ankles! Bad move to buy these boots online. They are taller than I expected (low) and one of my toes gets sore at the top when I wear them. Sigh.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 28, 2009

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

These boots are gorgeous! I love them and I wear them every day! They are super comfortable, sexy, and go with everything. I ordered a half size smaller, because my last pair of Frye boots needed to be a half size smaller, but then had to return those to get my real size. So definitely order your real size!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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