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Frye Veronica Shortie Reviews

372 reviews
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Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

82% "Moderate arch support"

348 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/27/09
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Super cute boots to go with spring dresses + more! At first I had my mind set on Carson boots, as they came in so many colors, but I was won over by these Veronica Shorties once I tried them on. For me (I'm 5'4"), Carson boots stopped at the biggest part of my calves and made me look dumpy, whereas these boots stopped just below that spot, giving me shape & made my legs look thinner. Since I planned to wear these with spring dresses for that sweet + tough look, these would be perfect! Even my husband likes them, which is a rare feat.

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24 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/21/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Finally ordered my dream Fryes... but these do not work with dresses. Even my teenagers agree. Will try a different one. I ordered a size up as suggested and they felt fine.

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4 people found this review helpful  

December 3, 2011

Mylena

from KY

Love these boots! Having a med-wide foot, I highly suggest going up 1/2 size. The cognac color is awesome -- somewhat of a whiskey/orange color at the top and beat up brown from the ankle down. It took a couple of pairs to get proper fit but Z's always awesome on returns. If you have fuller calves, definitely go for the shortie! Awesome boots, wish I could get every color. Beware - the distressed boots definitely have the look. If you want dressy, do not get distressed or burnished.

Brands I'd also recommend: old gringo; ugg; dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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4 people found this review helpful  

June 5, 2009

Slimsin

from Eagle Point, Oregon

Bought these in the butter. They are made of garment leather, so it's really nice and pliable, not stiff and hard like my Harness boots. Wanted the taller version, but they were gone, so I ordered these. They fit is right on, a little more true to size than some of the other Frye boots I have. Probably narrow for most people, but thank heaven I have narrow feet and it's nice to find shoes and boots that actually fit, and I'm not swimming around in width.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese, Frye, Ariat, Hasbeen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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4 people found this review helpful  

January 8, 2008

Jenn

from Neptune, NJ

Nice boots - I just got these boots today. They are really nice. They seem true to size, but the heel slips. I'm wearing them with heavier socks just to break them in. Hopefully in a few days they will fit like a glove. I love them!!! P.S. If you have wide feet, these may not be the boots for you. Hope this helps.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 3, 2007

Rachael

from Madison, WI

Comfy and classic Frye! These are great! Very nicely made and a good fit. I have slightly wide feet and large calves and these fit perfectly in my regular size. They are a great height too -- nice with a longer skirt and very cute with cuffed up jeans. Because they are wider (and a bit shorter) I can actually tuck narrow jeans in -- something difficult for me normally.

Brands I'd also recommend: Other Frye boots, Lucchese boots and slides

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 6, 2011

Melissa

from Vermont

The boot is a bit stiff at first, and it definitely rubs my heels some. I am hoping it breaks in as I continue to wear them. The toe is a bit more square than it looks online. Overall an OK boot. I'm not sure it's worth the price. It is one of the few boots Frye puts out that fits wider calves (mine are 15 1/2 inches).

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 5, 2012

Sarkissian

 

After much buying and returning, I ended up with this perfect boot in terms of shaft length, style, and color (I have the dark brown). After reading all the reviews, I ordered my true size, 7.5, and after wearing them for a day, they are definitely a half size too big even with socks. They're super comfortable though, but I would have preferred them a half size smaller.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City Utah

I originally ordered the Shirley strappy short but the fit was too tight even ordering a size up! I went with the Veronica short instead and I'm glad I did! So cute I wear them almost every day. I wear a 7.5 or an 8 depending on the shoe. I ordered an 8 in this boot and it fits perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2012

Jessica Q

from Santa Rosa, California

These boots are amazing! I highly doubt I will ever wear another style of boots again. I have never spent this much on shoes before, but they are worth every penny. I have had them about two months now and love them more every day. They were painful to break in, but after about a week, they felt great. I usually wear an 8½, got these in a 9. The 8½ would not have fit. They were snug at first, but the leather stretches out as they break in. I have a wide foot and muscular calves and they fit wonderfully. They look super cute with skinny jeans, dress/skirts and tights and I plan to rock them with summer dresses too! If you are on the fence, buy them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 12, 2011

Anonymous

from NY

I ordered the Veronica Shortie in the dark brown vintage and it looks exactly as pictured. The leather is very durable, but it can get marked if you're not careful. I'm a size 6 and ordered the 6, but I have wide feet and this boot was very tight when I put it on. However, the length of the shoe is perfect and the boots loosened up after I wore it all day 3 or 4 times. I was initially so-so about this purchase, but now I really love these boots and can't wait to wear it with dresses this spring!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 22, 2011

Anonymous

 

So, I just got the 7.5 and I love it. I normally wear a 7 in Frye boots but the 7.5 is perfect in Veronica.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 30, 2009

Laurie R

from St Paul, MN

I put these on and was in foot heaven. It has been 25 year since I\'ve had a pair of Frye boots. It was all I wore in college. I came back to Frye because I remember how they are like a pair of jeans - over time they become part of your foot and feel wonderful.\r\n

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 2, 2009

Anonymous

from Washington State

I just received these boots, and I am hooked! I have several pairs of Frye's, and have been a Harness boot addict for several years. I bought a pair of Engineer's, but the top (especially the back) of the boot had rough spots that rubbed my leg raw and bleeding. These Veronica's are fabulous! The leather is much softer and of higher quality than any other Frye boot I've worn. Sleek and sophisticated look and these are now my go-to boots! Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2009

Paige

from Richmond, VA

Love this boot! Love the different olive green color in a boot. Frye boots run a little larger than shoes, so 9.5 feels good even though I might wear a 10 in some shoes. Quality is good...leather on shaft of boot very soft and on foot, firm. Will be a bit more comfortable once broken in. Very unique - I finally have my first pair of Frye boots! - COOL!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2009

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

Veronica Shortie - The boots were a present for my daughter. They are beautiful and comfortable - she put them on Christmas day and has worn them every day since. The leather is soft, warm to the touch; they are not stiff and shiny. The boots were true to size - no need to order up. Zappos service was excellent!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 8, 2008

Elizabeth

from Nashville, Tennessee

Great for Larger Calves - I have trouble finding boots with a shaft that is large enough for my ankles and calves - these work! They are comfortable and I am really enjoying wearing them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 26, 2008

Ann B

from Havertown, PA

These are fantastic! These boots are beautiful and after a little breaking in, very comfortable. The width feels good on me even though I have a wide foot so I suspect these run a little wide. I can't wait until the weather turns cool. I know I'm going to live in them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Columbus OH

This review is about sizing. I hope my review will help someone not suffer through a painful break-in period so many others have described. Although I must first say that I LOVE the Slate Burnished Antique color! It s gorgeous. It does have a beautifully worn-in look, so you gotta like that look. That said, this is my first pair of high-quality, slip on, cowboy-style, boots, so I ve not had previous experience with boot sizing, which I suspect is the case with some others who ve bought these. I am a true 6.5, although I occasionally buy boots in a 7.0 for thicker socks. These were only available in 6.5 in the slate. When they arrived, I was bummed to find they fit across the top of my foot, but were too loose in the heel. My heel would rise up when I walked, and my foot slid down towards the toe. I decided the fit was clearly too large and ordered the 6.0 for comparison (I haven t worn a 6 since I was a kid 30-some years ago). When the 6 s arrived, I found I had to unbuckle the strap across the top of the foot to get them on. Once inside, the boots felt too snug across the top of the foot, but felt perfect in the heel. My husband said, keep the smaller boots , the leather will stretch and they will break-in . Seemed like sage advice, however, I searched the internet anyway, and read articles on cowboy boot fit which said there should be some slippage in the heel when new. I decided to call the experts, so I contacted Frye. The woman at Frye told me she had the exact same pair of boots and she happened to be the same size. She said she tried the 6, 6.5 and 7, and ended up keeping the 6.5. She said the fit in these type of boots (pull-on) will be different than with other shoes and even zippered boots. The heel needs to be loose, so you can slip the boot on (remember, I had to unbuckle the strap she said you shouldn t have to do that to get into the boot). She said as the boots are worn, your heel will sink down and create a cup in sole, and your heel will settle down into it, so the fit will begin to feel tighter as you wear them. She said because of that, the size 6 may get increasingly tight and feel too small, as the wear-in. Well, during the time that I was on hold before I talked to her (about 20-25 min) I d been pacing around the house with a 6 on one foot, and a 6.5 on the other. Wouldn t you know it, I was getting rubbed raw by the smaller boot. I decided to keep the 6.5, and I ve found she was absolutely correct, the heel tightened up and the boots fit perfectly. I love these boots and actually wish that spring wasn t on the way so I could wear them more. A word of caution, if you choose to pace around your house for an extended length of time. The bottoms of the boots, being leather, are delicate, and also have a bit of a painted finish on them. You'll want to stay on carpeting and lift your feet, so that if you should decide to return them, Zappos doesn't say the bottoms look too worn.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

I ordered these in slate, and my God they are beautiful. I normally wouldn't review a shoe that already has so many 5 star reviews (what would I have to add that's new?), but I just want to put this put there for my fellow ladies with wide feet: Frye Veronicas do stretch. Out of the box, these were almost too narrow for me to put on, but I took them to a cobbler and for $9 they stretched them a full size wider. After that, they were wide enough to wear, but still quite uncomfortable. Plus, the left shoe rubbed my heel very badly - past the point of blistering, to broken skin. I have several friends who wear Fryes all the time, and who told me in no uncertain terms that all Fryes need to be broken in. No pain, no gain. But still, I was getting worried that I'd just spent a lot on a pair of boots that I would never be able to comfortably wear. But I pushed through the discomfort (taping my heel with bandaids and duct tape to reduce friction against the skin), and wore them every day for a couple of weeks, trusting that Fryes are made with quality leather, and that quality leather will stretch to fit my feet. And they did! As I type this, I am wearing my Frye Veronicas and they feel like bedroom slippers. I just really wanted to put this out there somewhere, because when I was feeling discouraged I did a lot of googling about how to break in Fryes and didn't come up with much.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 15, 2012

Fiona

 

I love this boot! Very good quality and shape. Break in is painless. Well worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

I read so many reviews before ordering and still had to return these boots two times to get the right size. I am a true 7.5B and had to go down to 6.5 in these, and there is still room for socks! Important to note that I have low arches - my feet slipped right in. Also, the burnishing has a faded white powder look to the shoe which doesn't come across well in the photograph. So far, I love the 6.5. These are for keeps, finally!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Lakeshore, Michigan

The perfect boot for tromping around Michigan winter streets. Tuck in skinny jeans and go! Sporty/chunky for ski resort but cosmopolitan enough to make any chick look good in the city. Many compliments.

Brands I'd also recommend: cole haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 10, 2012

Erin T

from Texas

I have been wearing Small Frye sized boots for a long time, but wanted the extra craftsmanship and detail that goes into the adult styles. I finally bit the bullet and bought these in a 5.5 even though I feared they may be too big. As it turns out, in this particular style, the 5.5 fits my foot pretty well even though I would normally wear a kids size 2 in Frye boots. I think this is because the boots run a little narrow and I have a slightly wider foot. I ordered them in the black stonewash and ended up not liking how scuffed they looked, but a little black shoe polish did the trick making them just the right amount of "beat up" but not too much. All in all, I adore them even if they are a tad bit too big length-wise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Frederick, Maryland

I absolutely love these boots! I think they have a great mix of country chic and hard-working functionality. They are very comfortable. There is a tad bit of heel slippage which I am hoping will go away as they get really broken in. Frye boots and Zappos are a great combination!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 29, 2011

Naomi Z

from Queens, NY

these boots are hardcore. They are sturdy, comfortable, and cool. I hope they last me many many years. I'm not so used to walking in such thick boots, but I've gotten used to them and will happily do so if it means my feet will continue to be protected all winter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 16, 2009

Alex

from Chicago, IL

I own two pairs of Frye boots. I just purchased the Veronica Shortie in black to add to my collection, and it's a great boot so far. The quality is excellent and the sole looks like it'll hold up in puddles and bad weather. I love the relaxed style and that the shaft is wide open at the top. The foot part is a little stiff, and part of the heel cup is rubbing quite a bit. I hope everything will soften after I wear them longer. The leather color is more of a faded black and, at times, looks more blue-grey than black. I personally like this, and think it makes the book look really unique. Also, the color didn't change after spraying them with waterproofer. The footbed is comfy, but has a little less cushioning than my other Fryes. Finally, I wish there was better arch support in these. I may get an insole to help with that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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