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Frye Shirley Strappy Short Reviews

34 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

57%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

7%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

36%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

71% "Felt true to size"

65% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

27 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/28/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I ordered these boots in the brown size 9 with trepidation after reading prior reviews. The boots are a gorgeous, soft leather in a rich brown color, and I really wanted them to work. Sure enough, however, after 30 minutes of blood, sweat, and tears, I could not get them on even my smaller foot. I have several pairs of Frye boots and have found each one to be difficult to put on initially, loosening over time. Once on, each has been comfortable from the start, and worth the effort. After some thought, I devised a homemade boot glide that worked like a charm. I noticed that the leather just above the heel was bunching up and I could not get my foot past that area. I have a long shoe horn, but it is narrow and not helpful. I cut one of those thin, flexible, plastic cutting boards I had on hand into 4" by 15" pieces, (originally 12" x 15") and slid one inside the back of the boot, all the way to the bottom. With my thinnest, silkiest sock on, I was then able to slide my foot in with only a moderate amount of effort in less than 30 seconds. My boot glide is now hanging in my closet next to my boot remover for general use! I am happily wearing my new boots which I love and almost sent back. I am a solid size 9, and found them to be maybe slightly narrower than average, but a size larger would be too big, especially since they will definitely loosen over time.

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/10/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I am terribly disappointed with this particular Frye Boot. I am a small framed 5'6" woman, 120lbs, wearing a slim 6.5-7 shoe, and I can barely get my foot into this boot! The ankle area is cut so narrow that even with a boot-horn it was painful to get on, and once on, far from comfortable! I am so very disappointed - I ordered these at the last moment hoping to be able to wear them on a trip to France, that I leave for tomorrow morning, but there is no way. Not sure what I'll wear now, I was really counting on these to be right. My fault. I think I'm off Frye Boots for awhile, as I went through a similar poor design fit last year, as have a couple of friends. Plus they looked much better in the photos. Sigh.

Additional 14 Shirley Strappy Short Frye Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 20, 2011

Anonymous

from New York City, NY

These boots are definitely true to size. I ordered a half size up based on reviews and they were way too big. Returned and got my regular size. The leather is great quality and very thick, so a long breaking-in process is required. Wore them for a holiday party and was hobbling on my way home. Probably my fault for not wearing wool socks, which reduces abrasions. But I looked great and had the best boots there. These will last years and years, unlike other brands. If you like them, get 'em before they sell out.

Brands I'd also recommend: The North Face

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 8, 2011

Nancy S

from New Orleans, LA

I love this boot! I expect them to be the first of many Frye boots I will own. I have somewhat narrow feet and did not have trouble getting into these as other customers did. Further, I live in New Orleans and heavy socks are rarely necessary. I am a size 7.5 to 8 and I ordered these in an 8. They are so cute and look great with skirts, leggings, jeans, shorts - you name it. I loved the two toned fatigue suede combo, but decided on the dark brown, so that I could get more use out of them with my current wardrobe. The color is nice, but I will be saving up for another pair of Frye's in the fatigue color combination. The Shirley strappy short is not as bulky + clunky as the Veronica Shortie that I started out with. If your feet are not too wide, get them - you'll love them. Plus, buying from Zappos is fantastic!

Brands I'd also recommend: FitFlops, Simple, Keen, Merrell, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Minnesota

What can I say? I love these boots so much. I wear an 8 and found the 8 to be great. I have a high arch and yes the boots need some extra time to get into, but not bad. They look amazing and I have been looking for a short, flat boot to replace my old boots and these are it. Amazing... This is my 7th pair of Frye boots and I love them all, but these will be my everyday boots! The quality and craftsmanship is amazing! Ladies go get yours! Love, love, love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 3, 2011

Regina G

from San Francisco, CA

I own numerous pairs of Frye boots and shoots. And if there's one thing I've learned with Frye, it's to size down. So I purchased the Shirley Strappy Short in fatigue in a size 9. I'm a perfect 9.5 with every other shoemaker. The size 9 fit fine. I couldn't understand why other reviewers complained about not being able to get their foot in the boot. Looking at the photos, I assumed you could just unwind the leather strap, and the shaft of the boot would open up. I own a pair of Jeffrey Campbell boots that do this, so I thought, "Oh, these Fryes must be like my brown Jeffrey Campbell boots." Yeah, they're not. The front of the shaft is stitched together with the back of the shaft. This explains why some folks had issues. And while I was able to get my foot in with no problem, I'll be returning the boots. The fatigue color just didn't appeal to me in person.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Rochester, NY

These boots are, with no doubt, beautiful. And they'll probably never wear out because, I CAN'T GET THEM ON!!!! Shoe horn, thin sock, whatever, I broke a sweat before I actually did get the right foot on and never tried my left because once on, they were too big and slipped up and down on the heel. Boo Hoo, because they were really cool.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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  

October 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Minnesota

I saw the Frye Shirley Strappy Short boots in black and knew I had to have them. I read the reviews on size and still decided to order my true sizeā€¦ an 8. Very glad I did and yes they are a bit hard trying at first to get on, but the leather does stretch and the fit is dreamy! I can wear these all day! I know I will have these for years and they are a boot I can wear my skinnies in and put under my bootcuts when I wear them... Very versatile and high quality, durable leather. The black rocks! I love them... There is no way these are going back! Ladies go get yourself a pair... You won't regret it... This is my 7th pair of Fryes! An addicting habit I don't mind having.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Rancho Santa Fe, CA

I bought these boots a couple of weeks ago and have worn them a dozen times. I l love them. I was afraid they would be hard to get on because there were a few reviews that complained about it. I got them in an 8 which is my normal size and had no problem getting them on and found them to be really comfortable. I've worn them with skinny jeans, dresses, and skirts and they look great with everything. Every time I wear them someone comments on how cute they are.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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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  

October 13, 2011

E.N.

from Baltimore, MD

I love these boots!!! I ordered them a half size larger and they fit perfectly with thick and thin socks! I had no problem putting them on and I definitely did not want to take them off :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

September 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Pleasant Hill, CA

I ordered these boots in the brown size 9 with trepidation after reading prior reviews. The boots are a gorgeous, soft leather in a rich brown color, and I really wanted them to work. Sure enough, however, after 30 minutes of blood, sweat, and tears, I could not get them on even my smaller foot. I have several pairs of Frye boots and have found each one to be difficult to put on initially, loosening over time. Once on, each has been comfortable from the start, and worth the effort. After some thought, I devised a homemade boot glide that worked like a charm. I noticed that the leather just above the heel was bunching up and I could not get my foot past that area. I have a long shoe horn, but it is narrow and not helpful. I cut one of those thin, flexible, plastic cutting boards I had on hand into 4" by 15" pieces, (originally 12" x 15") and slid one inside the back of the boot, all the way to the bottom. With my thinnest, silkiest sock on, I was then able to slide my foot in with only a moderate amount of effort in less than 30 seconds. My boot glide is now hanging in my closet next to my boot remover for general use! I am happily wearing my new boots which I love and almost sent back. I am a solid size 9, and found them to be maybe slightly narrower than average, but a size larger would be too big, especially since they will definitely loosen over time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Paul Green

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 20, 2011

Lewis

 

After reading the feedback on not being able to get the shoe on, I was worried but ordered anyway. I didn't have a problem getting them on and actually had to reorder a half size down (I ended up with a 6). I love the look and they are as comfy as my other Fryes.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 17, 2011

Anonymous

 

I was so excited to get these... But then I could not get them on! I tried a size larger, in which I still could not even begin to get my foot in! These need a side zipper as I have normal feet! They are made for extremely tiny arches and ankles. That is the only way to get them on.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 14, 2011

Abby G

from Wellesley, MA

Although this boot looks nice, it is impossible to get it on your foot. I couldn't even try it on! I wear a size 7 and I have never had a problem getting a shoe on before. Weird design.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 13, 2011

Adrienne

from Utah

I love the look of this boot but I sadly agree with the other reviewer. I couldn't even pull the boot on! I'm tempted to order a size up. Hmmmm?

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 12, 2011

Jo f

from Atlanta, GA

These are gorgeous boots. However they are horribly designed. There is neither a zipper nor elastic making it impossible to get these boots on. I could not get my foot in to see if they fit. I have the OTK version in an 8 that has a zip and fits great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Sam Edelman, Steve Madden, Tory Burch

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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