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Frye James Lug Wingtip Boot Reviews

17 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

75%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

17%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

Additional -3 James Lug Wingtip Boot Frye Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

Richard M

from Washington, DC

These wingtip boots rock. The distressed look is beat up enough to go casual with jeans and the lace-up wingtip style works with dress pants and a sport coat. I waterproofed my pair with Snowseal and with their excellent waffle soles, they've become my go-to shoes for rainy days, especially in colder weather. They took a little while to break in, but it was well worth the effort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 25, 2013

Michael H

from Baton Rouge LA

WARNING: I bought two pair of these boots back in 97 and wore them till they literally fell apart. They were my favorite choice in footwear and I wore them all the time. The only downside is that they are rubber soled, which means that the boot is glued to the sole, not stitched. When I said my boots literally fell apart, well that's not how boots are supposed to be made. The heel has a strip of leather glued to the outside to make it look like it is a true leather heel. I plan on buying a few more pair, with the understanding that these are not designed to be everyday wear, they won't last, but they are beautiful and comfortable, and just plan on purchasing them every four or five years if you're going to live in them...which I did! Can't wait to get my new pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 26, 2012

Tony P

from Oakland, Ca

I received these boots in the mail the day after I ordered them; wow, that's really great service! Unpacked them, and in person, the boot's leather was unprofessionally distressed. I buy boots once in a few years, and need these to last, and won't take a chance on leather that's already torn to shreds. I'll be exchanging them for another color, since I believe the copper and grey pairs have clean leather.

Brands I'd also recommend: Catapillar

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 21, 2014

'tallicafan

from Minnesota

An outstanding boot! It's a stylish wingtip in boot form with an awesome distressed look. High-quality craftsmanship as expected of the Frye brand. Despite the sturdy lug soles, the boot doesn't feel particularly heavy on my feet. I generally wear 7.5 EE. When wide sizes are not available, I usually go up to an 8(D). Purchased these boots in 8(D) and they were still a bit snug. The 8.5(D) fit better although still required a bit of break-in time as reported by other reviewers. A bit pricey, but a great product. I'd purchase these again.

Brands I'd also recommend: To Boot New York

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 14, 2014

Anonymous

 

These boots are so great. I have two pair really appreciate the fit and design. The boot height give better protection than a shoe and yet the appearance is classic wingtip .

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2014

Anonymous

 

Lots of Patina out of the box. High level of craftsmanship. These are not boots you have to worry about keeping nice. They want to look beat up. Pretty warm and comfortable with a thick wool sock.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 9, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are great boots. Super high level of craftsmanship. Weathered enough to look cool and keep you from worrying about keeping them nice. Pretty warm and comfortable. Worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Richfield, WI

My husband is the most particular person when it comes to his shoes; after I ordered these for him, I was worried I would be returning them, but no, not the case at all. These are so well made, look so good, and fit so well...he is so impressed. He has been wearing Red Wing Heritage boots and Bass and Clarks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Red Wing Heritage Collection, Bass, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2013

Ian

from Nashville

I own 2 pairs of Frye James Wingtips and I love them. One has a leather sole and the other a lug rubber sole. The lug sole is slightly more comfortable but they are both superb examples of well made boots. I wear them with jeans and I think they look great. I recommend them unequivocally.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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March 13, 2013

Greg

from Goshen

These are phenomenal boots! They truly dress down with jeans beautifully or use some nice thick leather cream, rub it in really well and you will get a shine out of these babies which makes it easy to pull off with a suit or more formal wear in general. I wore these in a blizzard the other day with thick wool socks; these things are awesome boots. Do not let the exterior of a wingtip fool you. These are Fryes through and through, people.

Brands I'd also recommend: Harness 8 R or 12 R

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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March 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Southeastern USA

The James Lug Wingtip is an excellent boot with style. The wingtips dress up what would otherwise be simply another leather boot. The boots "pre-distressed" as advertised, which I wasn't really looking for. However, the distressed effect can be reduced with a good polish. Additionally, they are obviously expensive, though the boots seem likely to last long enough to make them worth the price. On a different note, I've found the boots to be very comfortable and surprisingly light. I've been wearing them with a set of somewhat thick wool socks, so the fit and comfort may be affected by my choice of socks. Overall, the boots are good enough that I'm considering buying a light brown ("Cognac") pair in addition to the black pair I already purchased.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

This boot was comfortable and fit well. However, the leather has some type of weird pebbly finish -- the "antiquing"? Which quickly rubs off, frays, and looks awful. I couldn't decide whether to have the shoe shop buff it off or just send the boots back. Then the sole split. I had the boots about two months when all this happened. Light wear, weekends, rainy days, etc.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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