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Frye Lois MJ Reviews

19 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

21%Rated 5 stars

14%Rated 4 stars

21%Rated 3 stars

29%Rated 2 stars

14%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

53% "Felt true to size"

69% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

11 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/27/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is a gorgeous, well-made shoe that looks great with jeans and with skirts. The leather is hard, and there is a definite breaking in period -- I spent a few hours a day, for three or four days, wearing them with thin socks around the house -- but they will break in, and they will be comfortable once they do. Thanks to the hidden platform, the heel height is very comfortable as well.

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/14/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

I agree with the previous reviewer. These didn't work. I found the strap slid to an awkward position on my foot because it's only attached on the bottom and it pivoted from there. I took the strap off and it wasn't an attractive pump. Leather was lovely. My favorite style of the Lois line is the oxford; it's sleek. I wore them for ten hours on the first day and they were quite comfortable. The dark brown leather is really nice. The grey is nice too, with a greenish cast on the lighter area near the toe.

Additional -1 Lois MJ Frye Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

Returned 'em. This is the second Frye item that has looked great online and then fit horribly and been uncomfortable. As a previous reviewer wrote these slip off your feet even if they're the right size. I kept a pair of Frye boots I bought last year, and they're horribly uncomfortable. The leather stays very, very hard. Too bad because they're pretty!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 20, 2012

Kim C

from Louisville, KY

I absolutely love this shoe. It's comfortable, stylish and sexy. The heel is just right. It feels about 1/2 size big- slips a bit, but nothing socks don't fix.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

Very difficult to walk in, there is no give to the front of the shoe and feels like you are walking on a wooden block. Very cute and nice finish to the leather but no way could I walk anywhere in this shoe - had to return.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Columbia, South Carolina

Very stiff sole. Very very stiff, like wooden clogs. Can't imagine why they would make it like this. Also, they don't make it in narrow, which I need. I was hoping they would fit because I like the looks. (Though in person the heel is heavy looking. My size 11 may have something to do with that, but thought I'd mention it.) They are well constructed and materials are good quality. But with the stiff sole and lack of narrow sizes, I'm returning them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Born, Softwalk

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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February 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Iowa

Beautiful shoe. Had to return it though-was too big. The back heel area slipped too much even with the strap on this shoe secured.

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

 

Runs Small

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August 4, 2012

Colleen

from California

I love the Lois line - I have two pairs of Lois oxfords, so naturally I wanted to try the MJ. I'd agree with many of the reviewers - I'm a true size 10. The 9.5 was too small in the toe box, the 10 fit in the toe box but I swam in them. I was determined to keep them because I love Frye shoes which do have a hard leather and a break-in period. The leather, however, is top quality, and the rustic look of the Lois line can't be approached by another manufacturer. The color of the gray MJ's are stunning - a true neutral that go with everything. My trick? I took them into a shoe store and had another piece of leather sewn into the heel cup and they fit perfectly. An additional $20 expense, but that's how much I love this shoe. With the platform, the heel height is perfect for all day, and I mean all day, wear. Thanks Frye, and thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: El Naturalista, Fidji, Think!, Reiker

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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July 12, 2012

Colleen

from Sacramento, CA

I agree with what everyone has said. First off, they are simply beautiful. The leather and craftsmanship can't be denied, and is classic Frye quality (even though I noted my pair was made in China). The style is adorable and will go well with even bare legs and a skirt or jeans. In terms of construction, it's true, the leather is stiff and requires some wearing around the house to loosen up. The toe box is narrow and the heel is wide; as a result I compromised and marked the shoe "true" in the width. The cushioning is quite good and with a little platform, the heel is wearable from the first minute you put them on. I plan on wearing them around the house to break them in (all my Fryes: boots, oxfords, and heels, are narrow in the toe) and to compensate for the wide heel, inserting a bit of sheepskin to take up the slack so I can wear them with thin tights and pantyhose. Voila. Hey, nobody's perfect! Personally, I couldn't be happier, plus with Zappos famous customer service? To die for!

Brands I'd also recommend: tsubo

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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March 14, 2013

Familymayer

 

I love the look of these shoes. They are very sleek and narrow. There is not enough coverage at the toe, though. My toe creases the shoes and they look kind of unattractive. I sent them back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Ketchum, Idaho

Meh - however, well constructed this shoe is, it does not fit well (at not least on my sized 8.5 feet). It is narrow across the top over the ball of foot, and my heel popped out of the heel cup with each step.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

I'm disappointed in these shoes. The style is clunky but kind of cool. The cushioning in the sole is excellent, especially at the ball of the foot. However, the front of the shoe cuts into my toes really badly. I was hoping these the leather at the toe of the shoe would stretch out (I have other Frye shoes that stretched out a little with wear), but these shoes still hurt.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

Unique and beautiful shoe, but the fit didn't work for me. I have skinny ankles, and my heels slid completely out the back of the shoe with every step. The actual length of the shoe was fine for my size 8 feet; the heel was just too roomy.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 8, 2012

Jenny

from San Diego, CA

I love my Frye boots and was excited to get these today. Sadly, I am returning them. First, I am a solid size 9 and ordered a 9 but it was much too big for me. The biggest problem, though, was that the shoes are really dowdy. Other than the cute way the strap was attached, the shoes looked like something my mother-in-law would wear. They are very rounded at the toe and there is not much styling. I was very disappointed.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 26, 2012

Lucy

from Albuquerque

These were so cute but looked horrible on me and crushed my toes! I'm a 7 and once in a while a 7-1/2 but these run way small. Too bad I had to return them. I would suggest a full size bigger which were not avail for me.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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October 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

Wow -- I really do not understand but my experience with these is so different from other reviewers! For me these shoes ran really small -- I am usually a 7 1/2 to 8 medium width and the 8 was way too small. Also, it shows a lot of toe cleavage -- not cool for a work pump! The toe box is just too short and doesn't cover the bottom of your toes! Weird. Too bad because they look cute in the box.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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