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Frye Engineer 15R Reviews

151 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

86% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 131 Engineer 15R Frye Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 29, 2010

Suzanne B

from San Francisco, California

Wow...these boots are everything that I hoped they would be! The leather is thick, dreamy and supple and the color (I purchased them in Gaucho) is so rich and beautiful. They fit true to size and are comfortable right out of the box. I didn't have any problems putting them on like some other reviewers, but I do have quite small, narrow feet. I know that Frye sizes can vary somewhat, but if this helps I own the Frye Harness 12r boots in a size 5.5 (they run approximately 1/2 size small) and I bought these in a size 6 (my normal size) and they fit perfectly. The shaft height on these boots is perfect too- just around 3-4 inches below my knees (I'm 5'8). The width of the shaft is wide enough to accommodate skinny jeans but they also look great with a skirt. Overall, the quality is EXCEPTIONAL- I highly recommend these!

Brands I'd also recommend: Corso Como

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 10, 2010

Anonymous

from Portland, Maine

These are the best shoes I have ever purchased! Even though they arrived at my doorstep 11 days after I ordered them (I guess not typical of Zappos), I had no trouble getting them on. As a soccer player I was afraid they wouldn't fit over my calves. They are snug, but completely comfortable and I can easily fit them over jeans. The gaucho color is beautiful. I'm 5'7 and they fall about 4-5 inches below my knee. They have great grip on snow and ice. Although I was initially hesitant to spend the money, they were definitely worth the purchase. You will not regret it! They are fantastic across the board!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 29, 2008

Anonymous

from Hot Springs, AR

I love the look of these boots, but I when I received them I thought I was going to have to send them back as I couldn't get them on. Anyone with a height arch will have trouble with this as they are very stiff. But I managed to squeeze into them and have worn them a lot, and they are getting easier slowly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 7, 2008

Anonymous

from New York

Really Cool Boots - I just got these boots today, and I love them. I am a solid size 11, but I bought a size 10 and am very happy with the size. They were tough to get on the first time (but nothing major - it took maybe 2-3 minutes of pushing), but subsequent tries have proved easier and easier and they now slip right on. Once in the boots, my feet are really comfortable--there's room to wiggle my toes, and my heel slips a little (which I hear it is supposed to do). I have pretty large calf muscles, but these boots fit perfectly over my calves. These are my first Frye boots, and I was torn between these and the Campus style, but I'm glad I went with these. The buckles and rugged look make for a really cool style, and the color (I got gaucho) is perfect for everyday wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 30, 2007

Anonymous

from Chicago

The Best - Buy them! I'm in love with these boots. Much nicer than the Veronica slouch style. Bought them in the gaucho color and they go with everything. Bought my regular size 9 and they fit fine. Had to give a bit of a push to get my foot in, but not at all a hassle, and expected with a boot like this. Go for the taller rather than the shorter style! You won't regret the choice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 5, 2006

Jeanne

from Crawfordsville, IN

Woohooooooooo! These are wonderful! I worked up a sweat getting these on the first time (they were snug across the top of the foot) and thought "these'll never work", but after just an hour or so of wearing them around the house, they had loosened up considerably. Comfortable, cool looking. I had gotten the "Veronica slouch", but sent them back and got these instead. For my feet, these were much more comfortable. I'm a hairstylist & on my feet 10 hours a day 3 times a week, and these are comfortable the whole day through! Zappos customer service was wonderful, as always!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye belted harness boot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 1, 2012

Erin13

from oakland,ca

In reference to Frye boots being difficult to put on at first and the "bag trick": the bag trick is applying a plastic grocery bag over ones sock before entering the boot to combat the overly suedey inside which ones sock will find friction with -- it's sweaty and gets some sideways looks for sure, when you have to remove said bagged foot in public. I found a better way, knee high smooth nylon trouser socks, the cheap kind that are like stockings, works great over my boot sock and allows for easy entry (with out sweaty plastic ghetto foot) and over time has conditioned the rough suedey inside of the boot to be a bit smoother -- also thin smart-wool socks work well. I have had the same pair of Fryes for the last 7 years, and I'm real hard on 'em too; I've only had to resole the heels once, and I added an arch support insole which makes them far nicer on the dogs for extended wear. I love them and will buy then again when these ones kick the big shoe bucket in sky.

Brands I'd also recommend: born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 13, 2011

Jennifer T

from Washington, D.C.

I tried on many pairs of several different styles of Fryes both from Zappos and from a large department store, and had almost given up that I would find any that fit until these arrived. I had ordered a pair of size 8 Campus Fryes and they were enormous, easily a 9.5, so I returned them and went to the department store. There I tried on every pair in every style in every size from an 8 to 9.5 and discovered that every pair is different, you have to try each for yourself. My left foot is an 8.25 and my right foot is a 9, I have a high instep, perfectly average width, and no heel at all, so boots are very hard for me to find. These were perfect right out of the box. Others said they were too tight at the top of the calf; I didn't have this problem but I'm very skinny and tall, even with jeans or cords I have no problem. If you have large calves you might want to try the lower-cut Engineer instead of the 15" high ones. Heel is perfect. Looks great with jeans, leggings, everything. I m going to have these forever. And Zappos... Can't say enough good things! Thanks so much for your patience while I tried and returned, tried and returned, tried and returned! Zappos customer for life right here!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr. Martens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 28, 2011

Dawne M

from McCall ID/ topock Az

Love these boots! I wear an 8 and they are true to size. They are so well made, they should last for years! Zappos people are the best to deal with too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

These are SO awesome! I have the shorter ones and wear them all the time. These are going to look awesome with so many things; skirts, jeans, dresses! They were a challenge to get on but all Frye boots start off that way and soon they slip on so easy. I'm a 10 and I bought a 10. I have several pairs of Frye boots and they are all awesome.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 10, 2011

Claudia

from Lake Tahoe, CA

This boot is wonderful. True to size and comfortable. I have worn all day. A bit of work to put on, but well worth the effort. The craftsmanship is superb. These boots are made to last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 18, 2011

Mandy

from Boone

I've had these boots for 4 months now, and I am still crazy about them. I have a pair of Frye Campus boots, and find these to be much more comfortable. You do have do work for them a little. I never had blisters or anything, just get a bit of a sweat up getting your foot in the boot at first. But they are really worth it. Keep them guessing with a frilly skirt and these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 20, 2011

Laurel S

from San Diego

Amazing! I found the perfect boot. I have skinny calves, narrow feet and a saddle bone deformity and found a boot that fits. The buckle around the top adjusts out or in so that it fits around your calf. I'd say the fit is true to actual size. This is one good looking, seriously comfortable and incredibly well made boot. I'm thrilled! And...this is my 1st experience with Zappos...their return policy has totally won me over. It took me 2 tries and they were totally fine with my returns until I found the right boot and right fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 30, 2010

Anonymous

from Minnetonka, Minnesota

I just received these and I love them! I normally wear a 7½ or 8, and ended up ordering at 7½ - and was glad I did. If I had gone any larger they would have been way too big. The boot is not at all stiff like others have felt. I do have athletic calves and was nervous about them not fitting over my calves, but it wasn't a problem at all. Over all, I am glad I purchased these and they are great for our MN winters.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 30, 2010

JessicaL

from Austin, TX

I bought these in black. I was surprised they weren't lined, as my other 2 pair of Frye's are, but perhaps because these are full-grain leather. I love the look of these, and they even surprisingly make your foot look smaller, despite the super chunky boot style. These are VERY stiff and heavy - they will definitely take some breaking in. I will probably like them more next year, similar to my Campus boots that are about 7 years old. These just get better with age. Also, if you have a medium to narrow foot, Frye's are true to size. I have 3 pairs of different styles and they are all 6.5, just like all my other shoes. When boots fit properly, they should be snugly (not tight) across your instep and slip in the heel slightly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 27, 2010

Juliette T

 

I really like these, in fact they are the primary pair of boots I wear. The work great for winter and fall weather; I would not recommend these for any type of warm weather, because they are way too hot. They just fit my wide calves, and even stretched just a bit, and now they are perfect. If you have wide feet like me buy them anyways. They were snug for a few days - and I did have a little bit of soreness at first - but now there is nothing. They are the best pair of boots I have ever owned, take care of them by wiping off excess moisture and by not stepping in slush or mud puddles. They are great for snow and I have been alright on the ice so far this year. These will be your new go to favorite. They are my first pair of Fryes and I am looking forward to getting a black pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstocks, dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 8, 2010

Anonymous

from Lancaster, PA

Great basic boot. I ordered a 8 1/2 then had a 9 sent. Just could not decide between the 2. Like other reviewers don't give up with this boot! I kept the 8 1/2, my usual size despite feeling a bit tight in areas. The 9 was comfortable but too loose at the heel. After wearing them for about a week they have softened so much and molded to my foot! Thrilled with the fit now and glad I went with my usual. I think these boots will last a lifetime! Invest, they are worth it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 9, 2010

Anonymous

from Dover, New Hampshire

Awesome boots! The shaft is big enough for my athletic calf to fit and they are super comfy! I LOVE these boots!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 25, 2010

Anonymous

from Jacksonville

These boots are just what I was hoping for! They are super cute! It is true that they are a bit stiff (and I haven't had a chance to break them in), but they fit perfectly. (I wear a size 9 in most all shoes.) I had no trouble getting my foot in, and they seem comfortable when I walk around the house in them. Other reviewers have noted that the leather softens up as you wear them. I'm looking forward to testing this out. And Zappos surprised me with overnight shipping!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 5, 2010

Tori

from The Pacific Northwest Wilderness

Great work boot, good looking, too. These or my Engineer 12R's in distressed brown are on my feet 16 hours a day on my rugged mountain ranch. I'm an 8 1/2 or 9, ordered both and kept the 9, which is perfect. Comfortable from the day I put them on, no blisters, about zero break in time. Easy to get on and off if you tug front to the back. Cute with jeans, shorts, and skirts. Great rattlesnake protection, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Martens, Old Gringo, Rios Mercedes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 15, 2010

Anonymous

from Chicago, Illinois

I just got this boot for my birthday and is even cuter when seen in your hands. I\'ve been wanting this boot for a long time and is totally the best boot for me. It makes your feet look a little smaller instead of looking clunky. I love the color and the boots goes with anything. You can dress it up or dress it down and it works in any season. I\'ve never had a frye boot and this is just my favorite boot. It takes a little breaking in and is very comfortable when you do. I recommend this to anybody who are looking for a fashionable boot to where anywhere and to any event.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 20, 2010

Shumate

from Taos, New Mexico

Fabulous boots! I bought these in brown. They look great with skirts. A little hard to pull on since there are on pull straps. They broke in nicely. Tough and rugged. A great alternative to cowboy boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 24, 2010

Anonymous

from Bozeman, Montana

I love these boots! They have unexpectedly great traction and have been great on the slippery, snowy sidewalks where I live. All this aside from being beautifully constructed and designed.Like others have mentioned, they are not easy to get on. I have an athletic build, though I really wouldn't consider myself bulky (wear size 4-6) but was concerned the top of boot around my calf was going to be too tight. I am happy to say that they have stretched a bit and softened up a bunch. I would recommend that if anyone else runs into the same issue that they try what I did which was stuffing the boots with either some form or towels to give them an extra stretch and to also wear them a lot. On a final note I bought another pair of Frye boots in 1996. They are in mint condition to this day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Ohio

I love these boots! Once you break them in a little they are fantastic. If I wear them ALL day they are "heavy" by the end of 9-10 hours. Always get at least one compliment every time I wear them. Excellent in the snow if you waterproof them. These are a lifetime purchase… classic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 2, 2010

Jackie

from San Francisco, CA

I finally ordered these after hesitating for nearly a year! They're *expensive*, at least for me, but I bit the bullet and I'm really glad I did. First off, I didn't have any problems getting them on, although they are kinda tight over the bridge of my foot as I slide them on. I can see that some might struggle. They can be a bit tricky to pull off again, but as I wear them the leather is softening up and they're getting easier. My main concern was that they wouldn't have enough cushioning in the sole or heel and be uncomfortable to walk around in for a long period of time. My husband has a pair of Fryes and they felt *very* firm when I tried his on. But I was very pleasantly surprised - they're comfortable right out of the box. You could add insoles to make them even better, but they're not required. In the rain they keep my feet dry and the soles are completely non-slip, lots of grip. Of course, they look super cute, they're wide enough to tuck a pair of straight leg jeans in, and look great with a skirt, so I'm glad I finally splashed out on them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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