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Frye Melissa Button Back Zip Reviews

369 reviews
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Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

86% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

77% "Moderate arch support"

347 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

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

These boots are simply beautiful! The quality of the leather and workmanship is top notch and the fit is perfect. I have the dark brown color which I love. I think they run a little big and the half size lower than my usual size fit me better. I am petite at 5'3 and they hit me at just the right spot below the knee. I live in a warm climate so I have only gotten to wear them a few times so far, but when I have, they definitely turn heads. I have worn them with a skirt and with skinny jeans tucked in and they look awesome with both. They are very versatile boots and can be dressed up or down. I had also tried the plain Melissa Button boots, and they are also darling, but I found they look a little too cowgirl for my tastes. These are a more classic riding boot style in my opinion. They are totally worth the price and will stay in style and last for years!

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22 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/23/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Quality varies, (I own 3 other Frye boots). I originally got a size 8 though needed a 8.5. The 8 was beautiful! The 8.5 is not the same boot as the 8. I don't think Frye should have sent this pair out the door. The Zipper is not very straight making it harder to zip up. What if it breaks? Additionally, the leather is not black antique soft but too much antiquing or ruined by water or? May try another 8.5. Frye used to be made in US, (as for high cost), now made in Mexico. I know there is excellent craftsmanship by people in Mexico and nothing against all of you in or from Mexico. I think the guy/gal was just learning on my boot, or something. Also for Frye, for the price I wish you offered this boot with a taller shaft height of 16.5 or 17 inches. More so Frye, hope the people who made my boot in Mexico are making a decent wage.

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5 people found this review helpful  

January 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

Gorgeous boots! Good quality, durable leather that wears beautifully. Back button details (actually snaps) are a nice touch accenting the otherwise clean and sleek design. I have slim calves and usually have difficulty finding tall boots that don't have a lot of extra space around the shaft. These are a perfect fit!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Oregon

Excellent fit right out of the box. I bought the gray colored boots, which one reviewer dubbed greige...a perfect description. This color will go with anything. The fit is narrow on the leg (I have 14"/14.5" calves), which was a must for me. I can't tell you how many boots I've loved and tried on, only to look as if I had my legs stuck in buckets. I can wear medium-thick knee socks and the rear zip snugs up just right. I'm not sure how frequently the two snaps on each boot will become unsnapped, but be aware that this can happen. Even though it does not affect wear, you will hear it. I love how this boot is casual and trim, not slouchy (stiffer leather on the shaft) and not really "western" in the usual way because I already have boots like that. This is sort of an urban, paired-down riding boot that could be motorcycle/western.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Omaha

Quality varies, (I own 3 other Frye boots). I originally got a size 8 though needed a 8.5. The 8 was beautiful! The 8.5 is not the same boot as the 8. I don't think Frye should have sent this pair out the door. The Zipper is not very straight making it harder to zip up. What if it breaks? Additionally, the leather is not black antique soft but too much antiquing or ruined by water or? May try another 8.5. Frye used to be made in US, (as for high cost), now made in Mexico. I know there is excellent craftsmanship by people in Mexico and nothing against all of you in or from Mexico. I think the guy/gal was just learning on my boot, or something. Also for Frye, for the price I wish you offered this boot with a taller shaft height of 16.5 or 17 inches. More so Frye, hope the people who made my boot in Mexico are making a decent wage.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Allison C

from Boston, MA

I got the Black Antique Soft Full Grain color (not the shiny Soft Vintage) in size 6. I just received them today (it's really hot out and maybe that affected my legs/feet/the boot) I tried them on with my bare legs and no socks and it was a little difficult to zip my calves in, but they eventually fit snugly. I hope that I can still fit in the boots if I wear jeggings and thin socks... hopefully it'll stretch out with a few wears.I'm usually a size 6 and these fit great. The leather is really nice and the style is simple and classic yet sophisticated. It is very plain from the front, but the zipper and buttons in the back make it special. The boots are comfortable out of the box. I was worried the zipper in the back may hurt my ankle on the inside (I have sensitive feet and get blisters way too easily), but no problems, even without socks. According to the other reviews, Frye boots get comfier with every wear, so I hope that's the case with mine too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

January 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Vancouver, Canada

Love my Frye boots! I ordered a size 8 and they fit true to size with a nice slim fit over the calf. The vintage brown colour is rich and dark and looks fab with anything from jeans to black tights and skirt! Classic. So far, no issues with the back snaps.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2012

Rhonda J

from Burlingame, California

I love these boots! I purchased the dark brown vintage leather which is a rich, smooth, dark brown. The other brown is more grainy/casual. I normally wear a size 7½ but returned them for a size 7 which fit perfectly so I would say they run large. I also have very narrow calves (11") and I had to have them altered but now they fit like a glove. They are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2012

Anonymous

from St Pete, Florida

I normally wear a 7.5-8. I bought these boots in a 7 and they are perfect! They are snug at first but they do stretch out. The zipper will irriate you in thw ankle after a while So i just wear longer Socks I'm super picky and I love the look of these. The buttons do unsnap occasionally but I think they just need to be streached a little like everything else. All in all I love them. Just wish summer wasn't so close now! Too me all winter to find these. :/

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these boots! I struggled with which Fryes to buy and initially I bought the Dorado riding boot. These, although beautiful, were ridiculously too tall and too big around the calf. These Melissa Button Zips are perfect for someone with an average sized calf. The color is amazing -- very unique. Although they are described as being gray, they are more like a brownish-gray. I find the color is quite neutral and they go with any color, even black. The padded sole makes them very comfortable. I usually wear a 7 1/2 to 8 and I got these in a 7 1/2 and they fit great with a little room to spare. I highly recommend these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 14, 2012

KarenF

from Eastern CT

Bought these boots about a month ago - very stylish, chic riding boot. Comfortable - seems true to size. I am usually an 8.5 to 9. Ordered a 9 in these (like to wear heavier socks in winter) & they fit great. Especially like the back zip detail.

Brands I'd also recommend: Donald J. Pliner

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these boots! I have slightly wide feet and slightly larger than normal calves and they fit perfectly, even over skinny jeans. Because of my slightly wide feet I ordered my regular size instead of a half size down as is suggested for Frye boots. They're comfortable right away and super easy to get on and off due to the zipper. If they ever go on sale, I will definitely buy another pair! I think after they're broken in I may add a good insole for enough arch support to wear if I'm walking around all day; as they are they're fine for walking to/from work in the city, wearing all day in the office, or wearing out at night and standing at a bar for several hours. Love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Illinois

Love these boots! Had great reviews and I was not disappointed. Tight at first, but loosened up quickly. They may have fixed the snap/button issue. Mine were hard to snap at first, but also got easier with time. Had have them for a month and wear them often. Very comfortable. Sturdy boots, but also need to be careful with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2012

Joanna H

from Ohio

I just got these boots today, and they are so beautiful (in the antique grey color) and they smell like a new car. I'm looking forward to a long life together. If you have the money on hand, order two pairs at once so that you can compare sizes with different socks. I mean why not, with free shipping and returns?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

I cannot say enough good things about these boots! They are comfortable, they fit perfectly (I normally wear a 7 and that is what I ordered) and they go with everything ranging from dresses to jeans. I was concerned because I could not zip them up at first, but the calf area stretched a bit after two or three wears. I would love to have two or three or four pairs! Trust me, you will fall in love just like I did...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Perth, Western Australia

Perfect, Beautiful, Gorgeous. I have looked for this boot for two years and have finally found it. My third pair of Frye boots and I've never looked back. If you are considering these in the black, snap them up if you find them, there's a reason they don't stick around for long.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 17, 2011

Megan

from San Diego, CA

This is the first product review I've ever written, but these boots are cool! I've had some nice riding boots in the past and I'm picky about quality, fit and style. The gray is an unusual brown-gray and they are a bit shorter than is typical, which I like. Unlike other people, I think the shaft and ankle are roomy enough for skinny jeans or leggings. The snaps and zipper in the back give it a more casual, biker feel as opposed to your classic riding boot. There is a gel insert that cups the heel but is a little off in the arch. However, it doesn't bother me. The leather is buttery soft and the quality is definitely what I would expect from a Frye boot. These are a classic that I will wear for years to come. Well done, Frye!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

LOVE THESE! I was so worried about ordering them because I have bunions and I thought that they would be uncomfortable. They were a little tight when I first put them on, but they loosened up quickly. I get tons of compliments on them and they are definitely a great investment purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 2, 2011

Katie

from New jersey burbs

These are beautiful boots! They run true to size and the color is beautiful. It is between a brown and a gray so they look good with black or brown. They are more of a classic riding look than the photo indicates. The snaps at the top come unsnapped when you cross your legs, but that is not too annoying, and it does not compromise the fit or look or anything when they are not snapped. They are super slippery when you first buy then, so be careful until you scuff the soles a bit. They are worth every penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 24, 2011

Michelle

from Sonoma

These are classic, beautifully made, sexy and practical. The arch support a little off in the shoe bed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 1, 2011

Anonymous

from So Cal

These are absolutely fabulous boots. I got them in the gray color - more of a dark gray/brown. Very unique color indeed. Goes with black and brown and jeans very well. There is a bit of room in the ankle area where it bags a bit if you plan to wear them with tights or leggings. But the bagginess is there to allow room for jeans, so you don't get the circulation cut-off around the ankle because you had to fold your jeans into the boots. You do have to unbutton both the top and bottom buttons to get the boots on and off properly, otherwise it is a very tight if not impossible fit to get your foot into the foot-bed. I am usually a 7.5 or 7 in sandals etc. I had to exchange the 7.5 for a 7. I have super skinny calves and ankles and these fit wonderfully. There is still a bit of room throughout the shaft of the boot, but it isn't bad. The foot-bed has some padding, nothing like born boots but they are comfortable enough. These will last a long long time and are an amazing investment. I will say the arch-support isn't really there, instead the heal has almost a cupping to it, and the lip of the cup is what give you a very strange arch-support. More than happy to get used to that factor.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 18, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

First, these are not 15" circumference where you need it. My calves measure 14 to 14.25" and I could not zip these up. I always size up in Frye's to allow for extra room, and despite doing that these still didn't fit. Sigh... Style/design etc is nice. And I loved the fact these are easy on-off for Frye's due to the zipper. But these are cut narrow. I was so sad to send these back. Ladies with the skinny legs - these are for you!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great looking boot. Comfortable and true to size. Issues with snap on back breaking and zipper breaking but both times, Zappos took care of it and I had new boots the next day. 3rd time's a charm! We decided to keep them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle

Super comfy straight out of the box! I've never spent this much on a pair of boots or shoes, but I feel fine about having done so because these boots are made well, fit well and are truly comfortable. True to size also.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 25, 2012

Boot n

from MI

These boots are a disappointment. Don't know what's happened to Frye's quality standards but they seem to have taken a nose-dive. I'm sending two pairs of these boots back as sadly the zippers are "wavy" and the attention to quality detail and craftsmanship that I expect from Frye is missing. Thought the leather was thin and the finish looked cheap. I am extremely satisfied with Zappos service though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 25, 2012

Patricia L

from Paradise Valley, Arizona

These are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. I ordered them in chestnut also. A little more than I would have wanted to spend for boots but well worth it because I wear them every chance I get. I have never worn a shoe or boot as comfortable and good looking as these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Black Hawk, SD

I bought this boot because I was looking for classic styling plus comfort. I was tired of purchasing boots that only last a season or two. Very comfy right out of the box! The calf was fairly snug at first, but has stretched nicely to the perfect fit. The lining is leather, which aids in its ability to stretch. The antique grey is actually taupe. Love these boots!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Earth, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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