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Frye Carlie Huarache Ankle Reviews

46 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

70% "Moderate arch support"

41 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/20/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I thought that these shoes were stunning. On my foot, they made my legs look great! But alas, I have weak ankles and have sprained them several times. The bottom of the heel was too small and my feet wobbled in them. Sadly, I decided that it would be best to return them.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/7/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I loved how they look in the photo and when I look in the mirror, wearing them, they are truly charming. But that comment reflects only a static pose. When I walk it is a totally different story; I clomp-clomp-clomp like a working pony. There is no give in the sole; the heel area of the wedge is narrow and offers little support so if your ankles are not strong or if you are worried about twisted or sprained ankles, give this style a pass. I am returning the pair I bought for something a little bit more substantial but less cute. Thank you, Zappos, for offering me this exchange opportunity.

Additional 26 Carlie Huarache Ankle Frye Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 7, 2011

Asia

from Philadelphia

Just received these in the chocolate brown and they are beautiful. Haven't worn them yet, but they were comfortable when I tried them on.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 13, 2011

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes. They are comfortable right out of the box and look way better in person...and they are magic for your legs. I love them with cute socks and rolled jeans too. Very cute and they look great with all of my summer clothes. I never wear heels and these are just great. I am a full on Frye addict at this point. And Zappos is the best!

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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2 people found this review helpful  

May 5, 2011

Shannon, I

from Dubuque, Iowa

Beautiful sandal and worth the price. Wore them for about 30 minutes and had trouble walking. I wear a size 7. Cannot return because they have marks on bottom. Just bought another pair in gray and a 6.5 Fit much better! Love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, The North Face, Karen Kane,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2011

Dorene A

from California

Best shoes ever! Fit like a dream and match everything I own. So glad I got them. :0)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2011

Jan D

from Kansas

Very cute -- very comfortable. Looks like a "heel" but wears like a "flat"! Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

Yes, there is a strong, garlic-y smell at first. I've been airing my pair out (I got the slate color) for a couple of hours, and it is subsiding. Thank goodness, because these shoes are gorgeous and comfortable. I usually stick to flip-flops and sandals with little or no heel, but could not resist these. There is soft leather lining on the inside of the straps. They will probably rub the top of my toes a bit at first, but I think they will break in quickly. I usually wear a 10, and these fit perfectly. A unique color in a well-crafted sandal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 19, 2011

Martin

from Olympia

My shoes arrived as promised. Ordering shoes is always hard for me as the sizes vary between brands, so I was happy to know that if I needed to return, the shipping was free...but the shoes fit perfectly!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 14, 2011

Julie L

from Washington

I purchased the red and didn't notice the bad smell mentioned in previous reviews. Love this shoe! I am new to platforms and really like the lift these give me without the steep pitch of other heels. Very nicely detailed, well-padded footbed and will look cute with dresses, jeans and shorts. Love frye and really love zappos!

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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April 12, 2011

Bertha C

from Nahant, MA

I've been trying to justify buying these shoes for weeks and I finally couldn't hold off any longer! I bought the natural color since I figured it would be the most versatile (wish it came in black)! I take a 9-9.5, and they were out of 9s at the time so I got the 9.5 and they fit perfectly. I am strictly a flip-flops or low sandal girl so I was worried about spending so much on something with such a higher heel than I'm used to, but they're surprisingly comfortable. I did twist my ankle a few times walking around the house, but that's just because I'm out of practice! My only complaint is the smell, which is mentioned in the other reviews. It's a really rancid stench! I have other Frye products and have never noticed this before so I have no idea what's up. It's not bad enough for me to send them back, but I really hope it fades!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 11, 2011

Michelle D

from Arizona

I usually wear a size 7 but a 6.5 was a better fit for me at the arch in my foot. The smell? I didn't have that in the 3 pair of shoes I ordered, not at all! So I was glad for that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 25, 2011

Erin M

from San Jose, CA

This shoe is so adorable and comfortable; however, the smell everyone mentions is very strong and present. I am going to try cleaning it with leather cleaner and airing it outside...just because I don't want to send these back! They are too cute!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2011

Jessica B

from Oakland, CA

I was worried about spending this much on a pair of wedges - but after searching high and low, I realized these were exactly what I wanted. I'm usually a 7 1/2 or 8, and the 7 1/2 fits perfectly. The shoes do smell a little because of the vegetable oil, but airing them out may help. I'm a little disappointed that they're made in China, and not the USA like most Frye products. They're absolutely beautiful, and I love that they look like they can be dressed down or up, so a very versatile shoe. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Buffalo NY

Love these! Exactly as shown in the pictures. Extremely comfortable and I usually have a hard time with higher shoes. Wish I could get more pairs...go with everything!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

Super cute and well made but it had too narrow of a bottom for me, I was worried I would twist my ankle. I love Frye shoes but these I found difficult to walk in...bummer, had to go back. I did not note any smell at all.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Louisville

Great fast delivery. Shoes very nice and of high quality. I didn't find the odor objectionable, though there certainly is a leathery smell. Shoes on small side and far too narrow for me. And I never considered myself to have fat feet.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Las Cruces, NM

I loved how they look in the photo and when I look in the mirror, wearing them, they are truly charming. But that comment reflects only a static pose. When I walk it is a totally different story; I clomp-clomp-clomp like a working pony. There is no give in the sole; the heel area of the wedge is narrow and offers little support so if your ankles are not strong or if you are worried about twisted or sprained ankles, give this style a pass. I am returning the pair I bought for something a little bit more substantial but less cute. Thank you, Zappos, for offering me this exchange opportunity.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kork-ease, Sofft, Ariat

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2011

Paula D

from Indiana

These shoes look cute and fit great, but the smell when you open the box is disgusting. Kept them out of the box overnight but it didnt help with the smell. It must be the dye used on the leather.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

I just received these sandals today and I purchased them in natural. They are gorgeous, classy & cool. They have it all going on. I tried them on with casual and dressy outfits and they look phenomenal with them all. They are extremely versatile. I wasn't sure about the platforms and how comfortable they would be to walk in, but no problems with that either. These are going to be my sandals for the Summer. I went ahead and purchased the Cognac color as well. I am thrilled with them, and they are worth the price definitely!

Brands I'd also recommend: Prada, Kenneth Cole, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 4, 2012

Tina c

from modesto, ca

Comfortable, stylish, and the quality that I have come to depend on from Frye. The details really make this shoe.

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 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Pistol River, Oregon

Love these comfortable, cute, go with everything shoes. Frye quality, absolutely gorgeous. No regrets.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, Georgia

A comfortable basic for most any of my casual summer outfits. And I've already received tons of compliments. I was concerned about the wooden platform but its very walkable and the cushion is just right. Love the angle heel, can wear for extended period.

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 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

These shoes are true to size and feel good and are quality built but the narrowness of the sole does not make them as stable as most wedges that Frye as made. Easy to sprain an ankle if you are not careful...because of this I don't wear them as much as I thought I would. When I do, I always get a compliment.

Brands I'd also recommend: born, kork-ease

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 18, 2012

Jess T

 

Super cute and comfortable, but I am still getting used to walking in them. I'm not sure I am young enough to walk in platforms!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Kansas

These are adorable sandals once you get used to walking in them. It's a little tricky with the wooden heel. My feet are on the wider side, so I'm always struggling with the sides of my feet hanging over my shoes, but these are very flattering and look like they were made for my feet. Frye sandals are hit or miss for me and these were a hit!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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June 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

I love these shoes. True to size and super comfortable! My husband and I spend 3 days looking for a new house and I wore these shoes. They were so comfortable and I have gotten so many compliments on them! I think this color goes with anything!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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