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Frye Sully Boat Reviews

37 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

97% "Felt true to width"

64% "Moderate arch support"

34 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/14/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This shoe is good quality, has a very comfortable fit, and looks great. I would order half a size down, I usually wear 9½ but a 9 fit better. This is the best boat shoe for your money. I have tried Sebago, Sperry and Steve Madden boat shoes and returned them all.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/20/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Ordered a 10 and 10.5. I didnt feel there was much of a difference between the two. I ended up deciding 10 was the best fit, which is my size in most other shoes. So I would say these shoes are true to size. The colors are awesome. Unfortunately, both pairs are being sent back. The 10 had a defect in the stitching that I could not get past, especially considering the price. Seems like a pretty well made shoe otherwise. Also, I am very disappointed that these are made in China. I thought all Frye's were made in USA or Mexico. Guess not. At this price, they should be. Even without the defect, I probably would have sent these back after discovering where they were made. Buy American.

Additional 17 Sully Boat Frye Reviews

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May 23, 2011

Bryan T

from Chicago, Ill.

Great shoes! Very stylish boat shoe - toe is just a bit more rounded than a Sperry Top-Sider (which I also own and love). Ran a tad small, I usually wear a size 10 in Frye boots and shoes; swapped for a 10.5, which fits perfect for me. I'd recommend going a half-size larger.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry, Sebago, Cole Haan, Rockport

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Ann Arbor, MI

Very comfortable pair of boat shoes. They do fit like gloves (quoting the above review), conforming to your feet! Please do take note that the shoes can be a tad narrow, not significantly though. I got the saddle tan, which is simply beautiful. Anyway, the white rubber sole tends to get dirty very easily, but can be wiped off with Clorox wipes. Lastly, kudos to Zappos for the amazing delivery service!

Brands I'd also recommend: Jack Spade, Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 20, 2011

Anonymous

from San Diego

Bought a pair of these in black a few weeks ago. By far the best boat moccasin I've put on. Fit like velvet gloves out of the box. Look great too. Seem to be exceptionally well made in every way. Will be buying another color as soon as I can.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 14, 2011

Anonymous

from San Mateo, California

I purchased these boat shoes for my 23 year old son for Christmas and he hasn't taken them off since. He has a million tennis shoes, sandals, dress shoes and says, by far, these are the most comfortable. The look nice with anything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

Without a doubt, the greatest boat shoe I have ever worn! Extremely comfortable right out of the box with zero break-in time! Comfortable foot sole & arch, beautiful color of leather (I purchased the tan), these get the highest rating possible!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 1, 2012

Benjamin H

from Big Lake, Alaska

This shoe fit very nicely. Using a dress sock instead of my normal heavy work sock left a little room inside the shoe. I added a little insole. Everyone at my daughter's wedding loved this shoe. Me too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 29, 2015

Uncle m

 

Very soft and comfortable right out of the box. Stylish and cool. I ordered the redwood ones and are not as red as in the picture. They are my first pair of boat shoes and am glad I spent the extra bucks. Worth every penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 28, 2015

Anonymous

from Rhode Island

Was looking for a sturdy replacement to a pair of aging Allen Edmonds. Wanted a pair that still had the distinct heel to sole separation - too many just have an entirely flat sole. And I wanted a sole with a neutral color - too many are bright white. The Frye were just right. They are very sturdy - Frye's have thicker leather and seem to weigh at least 1.5 times the usual boat shoe. if you want a lighter Boat, try the Sebago or Sperry gold - both are nice options. The Frye also has a longer Vamp than many boats - to me that gives me more business casual options - can't see the bare foot or short sock as easily.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tommy Bahama, Born, Worn, Mavi, Sperry, Sebago, Peter Millar

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 10, 2014

Anonymous

 

Great shoes. Like all Frye products and leather shoes generally, these will stretch out, so you might want to order a size or two down, especially if you plan to wear without socks. The footbeds aren't the greatest and have started to slip after only a month or so, but they seem easy enough to pop out and replace with some higher quality ones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 26, 2014

Anonymous

 

I bought a very inexpensive boot shoe last summer and wore them out so much the insole fell out. My feet and legs hurt so much I decided to spend more on the same type of shoe this year. These are the most comfortable boat shoes I have ever owned. Fits true to size and looks great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 9, 2014

Mike

from Michigan

Fantastic shoe. Much better than the Sperry Top-Sider Gold. Leather extremely soft vs. the Sperry. Very comfortable right out of the box. Great looking too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

Great shoes. Fryes are the perfect, comfortable, classy, well-made alternative to the ubiquitous Sperrys. Great purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 9, 2013

Ryan E

from Chicago, IL

These shoes were an excellent purchase; they fit like a glove and spared me any resizing drama the first time around. Just order your typical shoe size and you should be fine. The different colored leathers liberate these shoes from the typical rules of color-coordination; you can wear then with almost anything and they fit right in. They are incredibly comfortable, but make no mistake, I am in no way endorsing them as distance shoes. I walk a ways to work and these were a poor choice for traversing miles of Chicago, though around the lab or home they are perfect. The material quality elicits countless compliments. All in all, one of the best pairs of shoes I have ever had the privilege of owning. note: only rated comfort 4 stars due to the aches brought on by long distances. These definitely don't have the arch support of my running shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Florida

This is the second pair of these shoes I've purchased for my husband. They are awesome. And Zappos is #1 in the whole world on service. Superior, AAA, I don't know how to say it any better. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry, Rockport

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 26, 2013

Anonymous

from washington

This is my first pair of Frye boat shoes and I'm pretty impressed so far. I wore a pair of Sperry's for about 4 years until they finally started coming apart so when I went looking for another pair I thought I'd try something different. These feel more sturdy and seem to have much more cushion than my old Sperry's. The price is certainly higher but I bought the olive green ones while they were on sale so that helped. Definitely look good with both pants or shorts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 17, 2013

Denise R

from Long Island New York

First Zappos is amazing - their service is just the best. You order one day and within the next day or two your items arrive. Amazing. Frye makes the best shoes and boats ever. They are so worth the money. My husband is very picky but he loves these shoes. They are true to size and look so good. He's a size 12 urgh. We are truly loyal to Frye because the quality of the item is so well made. There is nothing like opening a shoe box with Frye's inside. Every time you do even years later that new leather smell is the best. 5 stars

Brands I'd also recommend: Just Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 14, 2013

Chris M

from Seoul, South Korea

They are comfy right out of the box. Size wasn't an issue. They deflect water well, and grip to any surface, including wet polished granite! The foam footbed really absorbs the sweat. So far, I've really enjoyed these shoes, but be aware that the toes are a bit boxy compared to other boat shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2013

William H

from NW Indiana

I could not be happier with this purchase! This is my 4th pair of Frye shoes and I can say that the quality of their shoes is what keeps me as a customer and this shoe is no exception. The pebbled leather is beautiful and the craftsmanship is exceptional; I expect these shoes to be a summer staple of mine for years to come. I initially ordered a size 12, which is my typical size, but I ended up exchanging them for 11.5s. Kudos to the simplicity of Zappos' return policy and process as well as your great product videos. You really do an excellent job of taking the complexities of the on-line shopping experience and minimizing them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 30, 2013

John M

from North Florida

Great shoe. Broke in very easily. Fits true to size. The aged look is a nice change to the traditional boat shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2013

Pavel

from Business owner, remodeling

This is an excellent pair of shoes! I love the design, comfort and price. I have been using other brands before, but after my first pair of Fryes I am not going back to the old ones. I am very happy with my purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 4, 2013

Jeff K

from Yokohama, Japan via Virginia

Excellent shoe! Ordered this shoe just prior to our vacation in Hawaii, so no pre-wear. Slipped them on upon arrival in Hawaii and perfect fit and excellent comfort. I wear either a 10.5 or 10 depending on fit; I always order a 10 in Fryes. Always impressed with the quality of Fryes.

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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April 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Long Beach, CA

I got this boat shoes for my husband. The color is beautiful and he loves it. It's very comfortable and goes with shorts, casual pants or Jeans. Highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

I own a few pairs of boat shoes (Sperrys and Sebagos) and wanted a higher quality pair. Having never been disappointed with Frye boots I figured I'd give their boat shoes a shot. The shoes are great. They are true to size, made of high quality leather, and are more supportive than other boat shoes I own. I can't speak to their longevity yet, but if they're anything like Frye boots I'll never have to worry about them falling apart.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Madison, WI

Absolutely great boat shoe. Durable, clean finish gives it a great lasting look. Very comfortable leather sole sets this apart from others (sperry, timberland, etc.). I have two pairs of this shoe in different colors, but I get many compliments on the navy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 14, 2012

R C

from Tennessee

My husband says they're the most comfortable shoes he ever had. He has a wide foot and has a hard time finding a good fit. He's wearing them out! Highly recommend. Cool color that looks great with jeans or khakis.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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