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Frye Melissa Tall Lace Reviews

91 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

61% "Moderate arch support"

89 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

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

These boots are awesome! I was slow to get in on the boot trend that emerged last fall due to my skinny calves and short stature. I'm 5'2" and 95 pounds so a lot of boots are either too tall or the boot shaft circumference too large. Finding boots that fit your legs snugly can be a challenge for scrawny girls. The shaft of these boots ends approximately 1.5 inches below my knee and, due to the laces, the boot circumference can be adjusted to hug my bird-like legs. I am a size six and these boots fit me perfectly. The leather is thick, sturdy, shiny and such a beautiful color (i.e., I purchased the lighter brown color). The laces make the boots look totally badass. It's like a superhero boot got together with an equestrian boot and they had an awesome baby boot. These boots do scuff a little like other reviewers have mentioned, but a little clear polish remedies that. However, I think scuffs build a little character into the boot. They look awesome with everything I've worn them with and, despite the somewhat pricey nature of the boots, I have zero guilt. They are totally worth the price. These boots were made for kicking ass and will accompany me on many misadventures.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/3/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I was disappointed with these shoes. I noticed before wearing that the shoelace grommets were not properly seated on the inside of the shoe, and bits of extra leather lining were hanging out of them. After the first wearing the stitching on both tongues unraveled, and my boyfriend pointed out that one tongue was longer than the other - pretty bad if noticeable by a male. These boots cost so much so I expected that the workmanship would be excellent. It was very poor.

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Idaho Falls, ID

Though pricey, these are beautiful boots. They fit my larger (14.5") calves and can be adjusted by loosening or tightening the laces. I ordered my usual size and they fit perfectly. Once broken in, I will be able to wear thicker socks with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

Awesome boot. Very comfortable. Easy in & out. The only downside is that the leather scuffs easily but I guess it just adds to the charm of the boot. Recommend ordering half size smaller.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 26, 2011

Anonymous

from Omaha, Nebraska

Awesome boots is the sum of it. It took about three-four days to break into the boots. They're really stiff and uncomfortable at first so don't be discouraged, just give them a little time and you'll fall in love with these boots. This is also the most I've ever spent on shoes. My limit has always been 50 bucks, so I hope since these are supposedly well made, will last me a many years to come. I've been wearing these boots most of the time since I received them about a month and half ago and I'm really happy with my purchase. They're comfy and they already have this worn look that I like. If you don't like that look, they do give you suggestions on how to keep your leather looking tip top.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 27, 2011

Anonymous

 

I was not sure if these would look too military or tough (especially in black, the color I got) but after trying them on I love them. They are very comfortable and the sole is rugged without being too chunky. I know other reviewers with thin calves love the adjustability; I have large calves and love them for the same reason! I can fit into most boots OK with a bare leg but trying to get jeans or legging in them is another story, these work great because of the laces. They are pretty tall, if you are super petite they might hit your kneecap. It is rare to find shoes that are comfortable and that my husband thinks are hot, so these are keepers!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Lawrence, Kansas

When I wore these boots out for the first time I was talking to a friend about them and she said that they were really just perfect. I agree completely, this is the perfect boot in every regard. They fit beautifully and hug your leg because of the adjustable lace. The narrowness of the toe keeps them very feminine but they're a tough boot. They're very comfortable and they'll only get better as they break in. Thick quality leather, treated correctly these should last forever. They remind me of antique man's boots from the 20's or even earlier. It's just a beautiful classic silhouette. This is the most money I've ever spent on footwear but they're absolutely worth it. I didn't even want to take them off to go to sleep after I wore them for the first time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 3, 2012

Pam P

from Mansfield, TX

I love these boots! The leather feels soft as a glove. Amazing quality. No one will mistake these for a cheap pair of faux boots, they look like a million dollars! I bought the dark brown, and the color is rich and beautiful! Worth every penny of the splurge!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye Harness Boots 12R

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 28, 2012

Anna

 

I received the first pair, and the right boot was defective, the front part of the boot didn't line up with the laces and boots had several scratches, Zappos overnighted a new pair, second pair came in and the left boot had stitching coming apart where boot zips up, again contacted Zappos and they offered to refund or send another pair, since I loved these boots so much I was determined to get a good pair, so they sent me another one. Now, these boots are my favorite boots, a little snug at first but wore them around the house and now they mold to my feet, so comfy and stylish, looks really good with skinny jeans or leggings. I love watching Once Upon a Time and these are the exact boots that the main character wears, Love them! Exchanges are easy, they email you the label and drop off at a place that ships UPS.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Hartford, Connecticut

I love these boots. I have the regular Melissa boot which has been my go to boot for the past 2 years so I ordered these for some variety. The Melissa tall lace is very comfortable and well made. Well worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 1, 2012

Michelle D

from Kansas City, Kansas

These were a major, major purchase for me, replacing somewhat similar boots that I had since high school. I could not possibly be happier with these boots. They are versatile and cute with a dress or with jeans. The comfort factor is good, and the ease-of-use with the inside zipper is phenomenal. They were crazy expensive, but they are quite possibly the nicest pair of shoes that I am ever going to own.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 1, 2012

Cara M

from Kansas City

I cannot say enough about the quality of materials and sturdy construction of these boots. I also love the femininity Frye still creates with such a masculine style by making the foot shape and toe a little more sleek and pointed. I now have them in the cognac as well as the black colors. And yes, just like everybody else, I totally sweat spending the money, but then think upon wanting to spend the right money the first time, rather than having to buy two pairs of crappy boots and having to take them to get repaired all of the time. I have been completely spoiled by the quality of these boots... I even tried to put on a pair of my old cheaper knee high lace up boots and could not wear them due to the discomfort I realized they have now that I know better. One little bizarre thing about the boots I received is that there is a stitch on the inside of the boot where the zipper had accidentally been sewn too far so that the zipper wouldn't go down, but I just got out some scissors and fixed it with a little snip, overlooking the issue because of the overall quality and consistency of the boot. I also wanted to note that I have athletic calves and the shoelaces that come with the boot are not long enough for me so I ordered custom length laces. Additionally, I tend to lean more toward a 8.5 but ordered an 8 because of the long toe and they fit me perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

Finally, a plain black lace up boots that work for narrow calf! Have been looking for three years, these are a bit pricey but the last pair of Frye boots lasted for years and years. Great quality construction, great quality leather. Love that I can make then even tighter since there is lace-up and zipper (versatile for for pants or skirts/bare legs). As others said, initial wear took some doing b/c laces had to be undone to the bottom, but after the first wear, no problem at all. Very comfortable! Only wish that the top tapered in slightly more, but that can be done with lacing. Thanks Zappos for the great service.

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko, sanita, korkease

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 4, 2012

Laura

from North Carolina

I've been lusting after these boots for over a year and finally decided to treat myself. So glad I did! Gorgeous leather, gorgeous craftsmanship. I am normally a size 9 so that's what I bought and they fit well if anything just the slightest bit big. I have larger calves (16 inches) and these do fit, but I have to buy longer laces and they aren't all that easy to find (I wish Frye sold longer laces!). As a few others have mentioned they do scuff very easily, but I agree that it adds character. Overall these boots are really amazing and I look forward to wearing them for many years to come.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 25, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great shoes. They didn't take long for the leather soften and become more comfortable (just a few wears). They go with all colors! Worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 14, 2011

Connie k

from va beach va

These boots fit my legs very well, I've worn them for long periods of time and they are very comfortable. Lots of compliments!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 10, 2011

Robyn N

from Fairfax, Virginia

These boots are just beautiful and so comfortable! It does take me a couple of minutes to put them on but once they are on...Perfection! I'm normally at 7.5 but did have a hard time squeezing in to them. The 8 is perfect. They look great with skinny jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Athens, AL

These are really beautiful boots. The craftsmanship and leather are high quality, and the long laces provide a good fit. I haven't worn them yet, so I can't really comment on their comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

These boots are great!!!!! Quality construction, beautiful leather, great style ... they even smell good! I love Frye!

Brands I'd also recommend: Old Gringo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 24, 2011

Cara

from Kansas City, Missouri

After taking my cheap, knee high boots to be repaired for the fifth time, I decided to consider spending some real money on a new pair. I forgot any stress I had about spending the money on these boots the second I pulled them out of the box. The material and craftsmanship are amazing and have permanently converted me to buying nicer boots. These boots appeared to have a pretty long toe, so I ordered them a half size smaller than what I'd usually wear, and I was right on the money. (I usually wear an 8.5 so I ordered an 8...I also wear them with a medium thick wool sock.) Also, I have fairly muscular calves and the boots still stretch to and fit just right when I adjust the laces. I do need to buy longer laces separately. I also love how high these boots come up! Anyhow, I love these boots and can't recommend them enough!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 16, 2011

Canadian g

 

I have smaller calves (13"), and these boots (when tightened all the way) fit (although there is still a little room at the top, arrgh!). I am size 9 normally, but had to go to 8 1/2 for a great fit. This boot is on the narrow side. These boots are stiff and will need to be broken in, but I am sure they will only fit better as they do (a friend has had them for a couple of months and raves about them).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 1, 2011

Anonymous

from West Chester, PA

These are my favorite boots and the construction is what I have come to expect and love from Frye. They broke in easily and are the most comfortable shoes I own--no blisters and no pinching. I do wish that they ran true to size. I should have ordered a half size down. I have small calves and so I pulled the laces completely tight and the calf area is still a bit large on me. Also, the toe box is long, making my foot appear larger than it really is although the width seems correct. Even so, I'll be wearing and enjoying them all winter. I have gotten many compliments on them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 19, 2011

Jenna F

from Cambridge, MA

I love my boots now, but we did have a bit of a rough start. I started by ordering a 40 after trying on a couple other Fryes IRL. These proved to be too big, so I returned and got 39s. These fit quite well, but gave me massive blisters while I was breaking them in. They're all better now and quite comfortable. I replaced the laces with red leather, which I think looks really great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pakros

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 18, 2011

Janice H

from Seattle, Washington

This is an extremely comfortable boot. It does run slim in the calf (which I love) but is fully customized with the laces. This is the most I have ever paid for a pair of boots. That said, I am very picky about the construction, and I think Frye should be a bit more picky themselves. I had to send back the first pair because the zipper on the left boot shifted to the front and the boot looked twisted (right and left lacing did not line up vertically equal with my shins. Real rating: 4.5

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 17, 2011

Anonymous

 

These boots are beautiful and well constructed. Unfortunately, they did not work for me. I have a pair of the Frye Veronica Slouch boots in size 11 and they are plenty wide and surprisingly comfortable. These boots feel much narrower. Also, I have large calves (16 inches) and although the laces did accommodate my calves, it did not look good on my legs. That said, I would definitely recommend them if you have average width feet and average calves.

Brands I'd also recommend: born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 14, 2011

L. B

from California

So worth the price. I almost cried when I tried these boots on and realized they fit my calves! I am athletic and I guess I have "large" calves and can never find boots that fit. Not only do these boot fit a larger calf due to the adjustable laces, they are butter soft and comfy right out of the box. These are classic, well-made investment boots! I know I will happily wear these for years. I am now searching for longer laces so I can wrap them around the top. If you are on the fence about these boots - get them. On the off chance you decide to return them, Zappos will pay the shipping (but I'll bet you won't!). If you like to wear thick boot socks, I might go up a half-size; mine fit perfect with thin knee-highs.

Brands I'd also recommend: Justin

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

These boots are fabulous!! After looking for the perfect brown boots for months (and sending many, many back to Zappos!), I finally got it right! I wanted a boot that was form fitting from below the knee to the ankle, and were a little different from what everyone else seems to be wearing. I'm 5’6” and have average length legs and the boot hits me right below my kneecap, which I love. They are very comfortable and run true to size and even a bit wide in the toe box, which is nice. Also love the zipper on the side of the boot, so you don't have to keep adjusting the laces. Once and done, essentially. I'm very happy with the quality and overall appearance and think they're worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aquatalia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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