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Frye James Wingtip Reviews

63 reviews
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Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

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4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

72% "Moderate arch support"

60 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/21/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are some of the best shoes ever, and they are quickly becoming my go-to pair for a wide range of outfits. I've heard it said that brown, chunky wingtips are an essential item for any man's wardrobe, and now I can definitely see why. They go with everything! I have the tan color and other reviewers have noticed, the more they get scuffed, the more they can be dressed down - and I'd argue that they look even better that way. A bit of polish brings them back up to semi-formal level. They were very uncomfortable and stiff at first, but after wearing them in I can say that they're reasonably comfortable now.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/6/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Very pleased with fit and style of this shoe. However, within a month of purchase, the right heel came off! I was at work when it happened; luckily, there is a shoe repair in my office building. I got it fixed (and paid for the repair) but I will return if there are any more problems. Very disappointing.

Additional 43 James Wingtip Frye Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

This shoe was definitely better than I expected when it arrived. The toe and heel shading are perfect. I am on my feet all day so this shoe does wonders, very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2012

Brent

 

I absolutely love this shoe. Very attractive and very comfortable. Somewhat distressed leather look - works great with jeans or Friday biz casual. I will look for other Frye shoes, because I love this one.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 6, 2011

Luis

from San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Wow! These shoes are beautiful! They are powder white and look great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Denver

A great all round shoe. Looks good with jeans and dress slacks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2011

Brad

from Lancaster, Pa

Love the design and styling of this shoe. Even though it is not made in the USA, it is well constructed and appears to be made for years of wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 26, 2011

Brad F

from Lancaster, PA

I really love the design and styling of these shoes - it has a very nice vintage brogue look/appeal. The shoes feel great and appear to be well constructed. With that being said I'm hoping that that these Frye's give me many years of wear and satisfaction.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Allen-Edmonds

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 10, 2011

KC

from Toronto, Ontario

Great dressy casual shoes to be worn with khaki or jeans. Well built and solid construction for this price point.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 20, 2011

Iliko S

from Russia, Moscow

Those are pretty good, note that white powder is more subtle in real life than on photos. They are really comfortable and look neat.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2011

Anonymous

 

Me again. I got these with the weird soles because the other Frye James have weird distressed leather uppers. These are the only ones I saw that do not.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 2, 2011

Footwear E

 

Just got these in the mail. The 10.5 fit. Here are my sizes: Red Wing 9.5 Chuck Taylor 10.5 Adidas 11 most dress shoes 10-10.5 These are good quality shoes. They are comfortable, because they are more "foot-shaped" inside than a lot of dress shoes, most of which tend to ignore the form of an actual human foot, with toe-pinching results. These have no arch support, but that's okay with me, because I have flat feet. The only problem with these shoes is that the raw-colored leather soles and welts make it hard to coordinate these shoes with very many pants.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

Really comfortable, classy enough to get away with something mildly fancy, like a wedding. Maybe too fancy for everyday, but that depends on you. They look great and they're built great, too. I bought the oxfords after these because I liked them so much. The oxfords are way thicker then these, almost like a boot that ends at the ankle. If you're looking for something a little more heavy duty I'd go for those. I'd buy these again for sure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

These are a great pair of work shoes...with a little bit of an edge. Of course, great quality from Frye - these things ought to last a long time. I got a pair of the James in the past and it has held up wonderfully. Runs 1/2 size big. Zappos rules!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

Love these shoes! Very cool styling...putting a contemporary look to a classic wingtip. I ordered a size 12 originally (my usual size) but needed to move up to a 13. Those fit great though. A surprisingly comfortable shoe after only a couple wears. I would buy these again in a heartbeat!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

My husband loves these - I ordered them for him for Valentine's Day, and let him open a few days early. They look great, and really look as good as a $400+ pair I found at J. Crew. Very classic, but also trendy. Obviously they are Frye, so comfort is never an issue.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2011

Scott B

from Harrisburg, PA

I have only owned these a short time, but they are one of the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. They're extremely well built, and super stylish. I can't wait to buy the black pair. I ordered the 10.5, which is my standard size, but I could have probably gotten away with a 10.

Brands I'd also recommend: Penguin

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 11, 2010

Anonymous

from New York

I bought the pair in black and the size and quality are great. The leather sole is good but a layer of rubber would have made this the perfect business shoe and for walking my typical 30 blocks a day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 29, 2010

Matthew C

from New York, NY

These shoes fit great for my foot. Maybe a little wide for some people because I'm usually a wide and the standard widths fit me perfect. The sole has good flex and the insole has a decent amount of arch support and heel cushioning. I'm actually very impressed with how comfortable these are. I can walk in these for days with no complaints. I've even worn them without socks and they're still comfortable. I have a feeling the sole may wear out quickly on these. The white powder that gives the vintage look wears off after about 2 weeks. They still look great, though. I would definitely recommend these to a friend and would most likely purchase again if I wear them out.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmonds, J Shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 21, 2010

David I

from Lansing, Michigan

I've never worn a 9.5 until I bought these shoes. Even with a half-size larger they are still a bit cramped in the toe. Aside from issues with fit I love these shoes. Style and quality are excellent.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 13, 2010

David M

from Manchester, NH

I love these shoes. The fit is perfect, and they are super-comfortable! I sometimes have a hard time with sizing - sometimes 12, sometimes 11.5, sometimes 11... but these 11.5\'s were spot on. Great shoe, very comfortable and stylish.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2012

Pavel K

from Washington, DC

Adding black superfeet made these much more comfortable. The shoes tend to run a bit hot after 8+ hours.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmunds

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 13, 2011

J. L

from Los Angeles

Love the shoes. I got them because I needed a casual shoe that I could wear with brown or black. These are sharp, well-made, and trigger compliments from everyone (not kidding). Only thing is they are not very comfortable. But I don't buy shoes for comfort, I buy them for looks. Yeah, I'm vain like that. But if you are too? Then you can't go wrong with these!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 7, 2010

Anonymous

from New York, NY

These shoes look great. They do take a little braking in but their materials and construction seem to be of excellent quality. Overall the shoes look great, can be dressed up and down and as I break them in, they are getting quite comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 6, 2011

Sal

from Washington, DC

Very pleased with fit and style of this shoe. However, within a month of purchase, the right heel came off! I was at work when it happened; luckily, there is a shoe repair in my office building. I got it fixed (and paid for the repair) but I will return if there are any more problems. Very disappointing.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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January 20, 2013

Jorge M

from Saint Louis

These are fantastic shoes. I don't get too excited about shoes, but right out of the box these looked great and feel fantastic on your feet. They are solid, and of very quality craftsmanship. I had never heard of Frye before, but after experiencing these shoes, I have become a fan. I'm sure I will buy more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 8, 2013

Bill M

from Dallas, TX

This is a heavy shoe, and it took a bit of time to break in, as the uppers are pretty rigid at first. But, once broken in, these are real champs. I got the distressed black, which are very cool and a good conversation starter. Overall, I find them very well constructed and would definitely buy Frye again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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