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Frye Melissa Trapunto Reviews

53 reviews
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Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

82% "Moderate arch support"

50 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/14/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is a gorgeous boot but it is definitely grey, not black. It's very tall, size 11 would hit right underneath my kneecap, and I'm 6' tall. I have a high instep and can't get my foot in so it's going back.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/14/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Lovely boot - but, absolutely impossible to get on! I have kind of high arches and could not get my foot in the boot! They need a side zip for easier entry. Leather and style is great but, I have to send them back (and I do not think even a larger size would work either).

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 1, 2011

Christine m

from New Jersey

Beware!. Circumference is 14 inches not 15 inches. The boot top does not fold over as the description says, and the shaft is very tall. The boot is beautifully made for very skinny calves on tall people. I am 5'3 but my calf is a 15 inches and these do not fit well.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 6, 2011

Nicole S

from Ardmore, PA

Super cute boots. I have received lots o' compliments. Leather is a bit stiff and it is taking time to break in. Little tight in the toe box. Ouch. Love the distressed color. Super beautiful leather. Nice comfortable heel height. Will wear these forever and ever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2011

HA

from Twin Cities, MN

Love these boots! I struggle to find boots that don't swim around my thin calves (under 14") and these do the trick - still a little room with my skinnies on but not swimming. I was concerned about putting them on/taking them off based on my experience with the Frye Harness boot (my hubby has to pull them off so can't wear them if he's not going to be around that night). I was very pleasantly surprised at how very easy it was to put them on/take them off - slipped right on/off. The color is not as black as I was hoping for but they will still go with a ton of stuff. A keeper!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vintage

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 6, 2011

Anonymous

 

These boots are absolutely gorgeous. They are worth the money. The only bad things about them is that they are a tiny bit stiff and difficult to get on. Otherwise, they're great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fidji, Everybody

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 4, 2011

Mindy H

from Denver

Beautiful boot, but couldn't get them on. I have another Frye slip-on in a size 9, so I ordered the same in this boot, but I'm going to have to go with a 9 1/2 because I couldn't get my foot into them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2011

Anonymous

from NYC

I just had to write a review for these boots... they are really incredible! I was looking for the perfect pair of flat black boots for the season (I think I tried about 8 different pairs) and these fit the bill perfectly. Not too casual, not to dressy, and very comfortable. They are taller than a lot of other boots - I am 5'3" and they hit just below my knee. I just love everything about them... and Zappos too! Great customer service, as always.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2011

Christina G

from San Mateo, CA

I bought these boots for my daughter and she LOVED them. She is 5’6” and the height of the shaft was perfect for her calves. She is able to tuck her jeans inside or wear them under her boot cut jeans. The picture doesn't even begin to showcase how beautiful these boots are. I am so in love that I may have to buy a pair for myself. They are breathtaking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 13, 2011

Anonymous

 

I just got my boots delivered. My first Frye boots ever. Fantastic! The weathered light brown color is fantastic. Love em!!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 12, 2011

Anna D

from Chicago, Il

Frye boots are wonderful, and these were a great addition to my wardrobe. The sizing for me was a bit smaller than my other Frye's; I had to go up a 1/2 size, but then they were perfect. The fit is comfortable. The distressed, vintage leather is exactly what I was hoping for. They have a beautiful, high-quality look and feel. Originally I ordered both colors that were available to compare, and honestly they were indistinguishable from each other, and I kept the Cognac because it seemed a little darker.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2011

Anonymous

 

Zappos said that they have one in stock. I ordered it and then Zappos said that they have zero in stock. Then I go back to the site five minutes later and it still says they have one in stock. Come on, Zappos, get your act together! You are wasting my time!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 3, 2011

K T

from San Diego

These are my most favorite boots in the world. I have other Fryes and I love the quality. I saw the Paige Talls and intended on getting them. But then I saw these. I snatched them immediately and I am so thankful I did because there are only teensy sizes left. I wear a 9 but get my Fryes in 9½ so I can wear my thicker wool socks. These boots, in particular, are exceptionally comfortable. The sole is not cushioned but is remarkably easy wearing for hours of walking. I am a runner and was concerned about the snugness around my calves but these boots hug them. My skinny jeans slide right into the shaft and do not get hung up when I sit/stand. I just love them. I got the Vintage Cognac, which is a gorgeous tobacco color. There was bloom all over the boots when I got them and I have since buffed it off and the color is rich and perfect for fall. I highly recommend these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2011

Anonymous

from NYC

Lovely boot - but, absolutely impossible to get on! I have kind of high arches and could not get my foot in the boot! They need a side zip for easier entry. Leather and style is great but, I have to send them back (and I do not think even a larger size would work either).

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 8, 2012

Alana

from United States

I own a pair of Frye boots (Melissa Button) in a very dark rich brown. Most comfortable flat boot I have ever owned. I recently ordered these in Tan Antique (On sale for a great price... um hello!). Grabbed these in the size 6 that worked perfectly before. These were much tighter and stiffer than my Melissa Buttons were. I run about 2.5-3 miles 5-7 days a week, so I have more athletic calf muscles, but I am also 5.1" 104 pounds (Very petite. Nowhere near overweight). I really, really liked this boot, so I squeezed into them and started walking around my carpeted area to see if they would possibly give me a little stretch. I have worn them for about 1hr a day for 2 days and they are becoming a little more giving, but I can tell this wearing in process will take a while. Keep in mind this is only for the calf of the boot. The toe box and arch are perfect. If the boot is too small for your actual foot, I would not recommend trying this. Get a larger size instead. I finally reached my decision. I am going to keep them and continue wearing them in. If I cannot wear them in enough, I will simply have them stretched at a shoe cobbler. Overall, these boots are beautiful. The finish is beyond my expectations! I wanted a little worn look on my boot purchase, but not too worn. These were perfect! Lucky they were on sale too! If all else fails, just go ahead and get them! Zappos return policy is amazing! Just be sure to only walk on carpeted surfaces and be gentle!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Love, love, love! I have these in Cognac - the colour is fabulously rich and deep. Also bought the Antique black, but returned because the colour is more like faded black and doesn't look good if paired with black clothing. I'm 5'8, calf 14.5, size 8.5 (8.5 fits true to size, same as all my other Frye boots). As a point of comparison, I also have the Paige Tall boots in Grey. These fit perfectly around the calf and they hit right below my knee. The overall fit is snug (calf, ankle and narrower foot) compared to the Paige's and they're ~1 inch taller. Need the pull tabs to get on, whereas I can just slide into the Paige's. Super comfortable all around, no breaking in required. I wear these with a variety of black dresses and hoodies - easy uniform. As always, Zappos makes the shopping experience ridiculously enjoyable. Oh, and the compliments I get aren't hard to receive either. Yay all around!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I really wanted to like these - but here's my overall take: They are high quality, but this leather type is pretty stiff....which wouldn't be a huge problem except that these are just too tall and dug into the front of my knee and when I sit, they dig into the back of my thigh. I get that they can probably be broken in and get softer with time - but this leather is so stuff that it seems like it would take too long to do this. Also - both my husband (who is in the fashion industry so he has a valid opinion I believe) and I think they resemble rain boots with their height and width. My legs were swimming in them. I really felt like I was putting on boots to wade in the water. Lastly, the brown color was...boring. I say try them if you are 5'-8" and over...skip them if not.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 24, 2013

Cpw

from Chicago

Should have listened to the other reviewers. Shaft was much too narrow, and the leather was incredibly stiff. I love my paige tall riding boots, and I thought since these also had the slit in the back, they'd give my calf room. Not the case!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 17, 2012

Gina

from South Dakota

Just got these today...great service as always Zappos. I recently returned the Melissa Zip Backs which didn't work as the shaft of the boot was very narrow. My calves were like sausages in casing (14.5" calves). I didn't was to give on the Melissa style so I gave these a try. I was intrigued by the olive color, which looked brown with a tint of green on the computer, but are definitely green in person. The leather is very structured, unlike the Zip Backs which was thin and flimsy. I really wanted a pair of flat boots, but due to my highly arched feet, it's hard to find any that work. First of all, it is really hard to slide my foot into these. Boots with a small heel work better. These are really loose around the ankle. They don't seem to be the slouchy type since the leather is so sturdy. Great boots, just not what I'm looking for.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love these! They are the perfect shade of brown, great casual yet classy, riding boots. I'm 5'3 and it does go all the way to the knee but slit in back makes it comfy. Ankles are fitted so your feet aren't sliding around. The circumference around the foot is narrow than any boot I've ever owned but hoping it'll stretch the more I wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Berkeley, California

These boots are fantastic. They hit me right below the knee, which looks awesome with skirts and heigh waisted jeans. The color is unique, a sort of rich red that has a lot of depth. I got four complements on these boots (two from men!) when I wore them on the first days. Frye is awesome, they are not cheap but the quality and styling is superb.

Brands I'd also recommend: Donald J. Pliner, Rag & Bone

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2013

Meg

from Philadelphia

I love these boots so much. I purchased these on sale in the Antique Olive color. I love them. I think the color is really interesting and goes with everything. They look well made and expensive. I love the look of them. I usually wear between a 7 and a 7½ - I went with the 7½ and that was a good choice. Now I can layer tights and knee socks and it is super cute. They are really tall though - these are the tallest boots that I can comfortably wear (I'm 5'4"). They do hit the inside of my knees when I climb stairs sometimes, but I am sure they will soften up. I actually like that they are stiff as they will hold up and look new for a long time. They are super beautiful, super comfortable, a completely worth it purchase. I know that I will wear them forever.

Brands I'd also recommend: Just Frye!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 15, 2013

Jennifer

from Nebraska

These are absolutely beautiful but too tall and they hit me in the middle of the knee and if looked like I had "knee fat". So I returned for Melissa button zip-ups. Great boot and just have to have longer legs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 7, 2013

Anonymous

 

Beautifully made boots! They were too big around the calf for me and looked more casual than I wanted. I ended up with the Melissa and love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2013

Jessica

from San Francisco

I originally ordered the Melissa Button Boot in Fawn from Frye directly (because my size was not in stock at Zappos). The measurements listed on all websites were very off, the shaft height was not 14 inches as listed, more like 12. I am short 5'4", and these were way too short for me - a very awkward height. So I decided to try the Melissa Trapunto in Olive. Love at first sight, amazing! They are not as olivey in real life, a little darker and more grey toned, but a wonderful neutral that will go with everything and not just basic black or brown boots. The leather is a little stiff, which may be a complaint for some, but I actually like this as it keeps the boot upright and tall. I am sure it will relax a little with wear. The only complaint, the sole had a big (dime size) gouge where it was ripped. It is not noticeable, and I normally wouldn't even care. But for the amount of money that I am paying, I couldn't let it go. I called Zappos and spoke with Chandra, who was amazing, totally agreed with me and sent me a new pair! I love Zappos, their friendly and helpful customer service makes all the difference. I wish they carried everything I wanted to buy online, I would never purchase anywhere else! Thank you Zappos, you are the best! And to anyone hesitating on buying this boot, do it, they are not too tall...even for a shorty like me, and they are beautiful!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg, Steve Madden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 23, 2013

Carol

from Sacramento

These boots are just beautiful, I love them! They are very stylish, rustic and I get compliments on them every time I wear them. The leather is quite stiff, but I think it will soften with time. They are a little difficult to get my foot into, but with a little push, they are on! I would recommend these boots, my all time favorite Frye boot!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2013

Anonymous

 

Beautiful boots! They are a little stiff out of the box, but I am sure they will loosen up like my other Frye boots have. I am happy to end my search for the perfect black boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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