Frye Veronica Combat Reviews

112 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

64% "Felt true to size"

76% "Felt true to width"

83% "Moderate arch support"

104 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/24/11
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

For some reason, this boot has a more masculine vibe in person than it does on the website. Maybe because once you strap these puppies on -- and you'll remember doing that every time because there are no zips or hooks to make the lacing quicker -- you immediately feel their solidity. They are heavy on your feet and you can see why people are always going on about how Frye's boots last forever. The dark brown is a beautiful burnished mahogany color: dark almost reddish brown topped in places by almost black. Very nice. My only concern at the moment is that my heels are rubbing up and down against the boot as I walk. I know that'll be blister city if I don't wear them in gradually.

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/12/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

These boots are just okay. The inside leather lining on the foot bed peels up after just one wear. I had it professionally glued back down by the shoe salon at a high end department store and it did it again two wears later. I've heard from other Frye owners that this is a common thing with Frye boots. For this price I expect more. My cheaper boots don't have this problem! C'mon Frye!

Additional 107 Veronica Combat Frye Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 14, 2012

Sue

from Wisconsin

The distressing was ultra-cool. Very comfortable and true to size with typical Frye quality. No need to break in as in since these were comfortable out of the box. Color was exactly as shown and the Zappos service was excellent as usual.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 6, 2011

Rachel F

from Santa Cruz, CA

These boots are really well-made and very comfortable. The leather is nice, and I'm looking forward to getting that broken-in look. Some of the newer Frye's seem to be not as quality as the older ones, but these are definitely what you would expect from Frye.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

I've only had the Veronica Combats for a month, and already these boots are in heavy rotation on my feet. I love that they get better and better with age. My feet do ache somewhat after a full day of walking, particularly on the backs of my heels, but that is to be expected when breaking in any pair of boots. I'm sure, over time, this will cease to be an issue. These boots pair well with dresses (especially flirty dresses and gives the look some edge), jeans and skirts. I think this pair will remain a staple in my wardrobe for years to come. This is my third pair of Frye boots, I am officially an addict!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2012

Megan F

from Chicagoland area

I got these in the dark brown stone wash, and the finish looks great and has a vintage, worn feel to it. They need to be unlaced almost all the way to take them on and off, but nothing you can't get used to - especially if you're wearing them all day. A just-right fit once they're on, and they stay secured. With the right socks, my feet weren't even very cold walking around downtown in the Chicago winter. I would just prepare your heels for some rubbing the first time you wear them. Hopefully once they're broken in the shoes won't have that issue. Otherwise, worth it! I'm confident that these will last a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 17, 2012

Faith R

from Washington

Love them instantly. Very nice leather. Yes, will need to break in a bit for the perfect fit. They make me happy. More narrow than roomy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 8, 2011

Jennifer A

from San Diego, CA

Comfy, cute, quirky. I gave only 4 stars for comfort because these are shoes that will need to be broken in. I only gave 4 for style because I wish the heel was just a tiny bit taller. I think the heel being taller would make them more feminine. These boots are worth the money. Even my husband looked them over and said they were worth the price. I think these will be permanent fixtures in my shoe wardrobe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 13, 2011

Anonymous

 

I own four pairs of Frye boots (2x Engineer 12R, Billy Vintage, Veronica Combat), and none of them has ever disappointed me!!! Frye makes AWESOME boots!!! Didn't take long to break these in. They are very comfortable. The Black Stone Wash color is just AWESOME!!! Luv everything about this boot!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Upstate New York

I was really impressed with how well this boot was made. Unbelievable quality for the price. However, it didn't work for me. My high instep made the lacing buckle going up toward the ankle. Had to return them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

Very cute, but I ended up returning these because the length of the shoe was right, but the toe box is extremely low so it irritated my toes when I wore them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 9, 2011

V j

from Virginia

Perfect fitting boot, looks very stylish. Comfortable, great leather. Laces make for no movement up and down and feels great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Just Frye!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver

Good styling and well made like all Frye boots. The 'ankle leather' looked like it had some residual chemical (like subtle shiny flakes or scales) from whatever process they might have used to 'age' the leather - not noticeable enough to ruin look, but odd. I've seen other Frye boots with similar 'aged' leather that looked and felt great, but I didn't like the leather around the ankle of these boots. Rest of boot leather was fine. Fit: my feet run wide and I have a high arch (instep). I can wear size 7 Frye very comfortably, but this style seems to run narrow and way tight around the instep even with the lacing; my foot felt choked. The length was fine but I'm returning them. Love Frye boots though.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 19, 2011

Danielle N

from Missoula, MT

Have worn these shoes about 10 times. They look great with leggings/tights and a dress. My only complaint is that some of the stitching were the leather attaches is coming undone. For such a pricey well known brand I am surprised to see this happening so fast. Very comfortable and I love the way they look. I wear between an 8 1/2 and a 9. The 8 1/2 fits great with thin socks.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 3, 2016

Anonymous

 

First and foremost, I want to thank Zappos for being so patient and accommodating to me! Based on the reviews I ordered a half size larger (7) than my normal shoe size (6.5). I received the 7's and one shoe was significantly smaller than the other shoe.. causing rubbing at the back of my right foot. So I called Zappos and they sent me another size 7. When I received the new pair, they fit perfectly on both feet.. but I felt like they might be too tight, so I called Zappos and they kindly sent me a 7.5 even though I still had two pair of the size 7's. I received the 7.5 the very next day and the left foot was larger than the right one-- overall the 7.5's on either foot were just too large anyway, so I ended up keeping the second pair of size 7's. I think there is a big discrepancy on the sizing since these boots are handmade.. which leaves a lot of room for human error. I loved the look of this boot so much that I was willing to go through the hassle of several exchanges and returns. Overall the Whiskey color is absolutely amazing, and the boot is very sturdy and well made. A tough but feminine look that will remain a classic in my closet for years to come.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2014

Kate B

from Boston, Massachusetts

I've been wearing these boots for a few months now. They take a LOT of wear to break in. Out of the box they're very stiff. The leather is strong and thick, which makes for an extremely sturdy and long-lasting shoe, but on the downside it takes a long time to get them comfortable. They look AMAZING. I originally wanted Dr. Martens, but decided they had too much of a rounded shape for me, and I wanted a boot I could keep unlaced at the top. I liked the sleek, subtle look of these boots much more in comparison. They are VERY narrow, so I wouldn't recommend them for anyone with wide feet. Size up! My foot is an 8 1/2 but I bought a size 9 just in case, and I'm really glad I did. They were a little tight the first few times I wore them, but they've loosened up enough to be comfortable. The leather doesn't scuff easily, and despite a very nasty winter both shoes look brand new. The laces they come with are pretty slick and come undone easily, so I might get new laces for them. Also they are HEAVY. Just walking up the stairs in these can be a bit of a workout, so constant wear is a good idea if you want to condition your legs to the weight. Overall I really love these boots, they've become a wardrobe staple that I wear every other day at least. They're the sort of boot that takes some conditioning at first, but will last for a VERY long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 18, 2012

Christine

from Maryland

These are my third pair of Fryes. Also have Harness 12R and Melissa Logo riding boot. I love all of them. I selected the Veronica Combat in part because it was so different from my other 2 pairs. It is also a little "less" of a boot, so it can be worn in warmer weather. I have to say that when it first arrived I was unsure whether I liked it. Just did not have the love at first site I had with my other Fryes. However, after wearing them for the past few days, they are becoming the first shoe I reach for in the morning. The style readily goes with all of my clothes and I enjoy their badass vibe! I have received so many compliments on them already. I purchased them in the black vintage full grain. Zappos is a great place to buy. Top notch customer service and they get my orders to me so quickly. Thanks guys!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great boot, very comfortable. I'm either a 9 or 9.5 in Frye boots. Definately a 9.5 in this one.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2012

Nadia

from Boston, MA

Love these boots. It takes a little bit to break them in because it is such a thick leather, but after 3-4 wears they are super comfortable. I just love the look of these, I wear them with skirts to toughen them up or with skinny jeans. I get so many compliments on them! They are just great. I got the dark brown stone wash- which makes it look like I've had them for years, which I think is pretty cool. Ordered my usual size and they fit perfectly in length and width if anything I would say they run a half size big. Also, love you Zappos! You are the best. seriously the best customer service I have ever had. Thanks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Pittsford, NY

Great boot. Can be used for just about anything from yard work to motorcycle riding. Looks great on, not clunky or heavy. Has the broke in look and feels comfy broke in also.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 4, 2012

M C

from New York City

A very nice shoe, however, I returned it because it didn't really go with my quasi-preppy wardrobe. In other words, these shoes were too cool for me. They were, however, flattering and reasonably comfortable, although quite heavy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 20, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I wanted to like these but ultimately was so disappointed. I thought Frye stood for quality US craftsman made. Not so, these are made in Mexico. The leather around the shaft feels solid but at the base (vamp?) feels thin.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 17, 2017

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Debi

from TN

Zappos delivered my Veronica combats in record time! Out of the box delight and they molded to my feet immediately. The camel color was a little darker than I expected, but it is a rich beautiful color that must stay. As other reviewers mentioned, the laces appear a little fragile. Overall, an excellent purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: Uggs, TOMS, Bedstu

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2017

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Tere

from California

these run very small

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2017

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Candy

 

This is a good boot. Strap them on and you will feel the fit, see the quality and style. If the style appeals to you, the fit will as well. In my opinion they were not a disappointment and were true to size. The fit was right when I put them on with minimal break in. A welcome addition to my winter lineup.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Born, Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2016

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KLRM

from Washington

I LOVE these boots; I am a long-standing FRYE and ZAPPOS fan, but these boots top the chart. I originally bought the Black Stone Wash, and though they took a bit to wear in, they are now easily comfortable for all day wear. I wear them with "straight leg" jeans, rather than "skinny" and even wear them to the office on a more funky day. I don't prefer the round toe usually (too boring) but this is perfect for this style, as it has so much going on. I let them sit forever after I bought them (buyers remorse) but INSTANTLY loved them as soon as I started wearing them out. I will get every penny out of these boots. My next pair I ordered are the Vintage Camel, and I liked but did not LOVE the color and I am returning those, considering I might like the other brown tones better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2016

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Anonymous

from South Texas

This is my 2nd pair of Frye boots and I love them, I did what most of the buyers did, I bought half size up (am 6/12 on most shoes), they were I little lose on heel but I bought some heel guards and it took care of the little rubbing heels, I did get a blister, gone now. The half size up only takes care of the length there's no space for really thick socks, so if you have wide feet would no recommend this boots. They are very comfortable I wore them for whole days this past week to "tame" them with no problems. Sole is quite silent and soft for a combat boot ( no sneaker soft, but still soft) Got lost of compliments from friends and estrangers too!! They're gorgeous, leather smelled so good. I think is true that once you buy a pair of Frey's you're are hooked and you just have to get another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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