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Frye Vera Short Reviews

82 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt true to size"

74% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

75 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/21/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

If you love the Engineer 12R, you'll love this! I think I'm a true 6.5 in boots and almost always a 6 in flats (and by the way, weirdly a 5 in Minnetonka Kilty mocs). Medium-width foot. This might help anyone regarding my Frye purchase history from Zappos: 6 in Harness 12R where most people size down 1/2-size, 6.5 in Engineer 12R (great fit), and well, I mistakenly bought a 7 (tad too long) in Veronica Slouch that I kept. Shaft height for Vera Short is pretty much the same as the Engineer 12R. But the best part of VS is a higher heel that makes me look taller and lengthens my legs! 6.5 in both styles fit well, but the VS is just slightly narrower across the foot than the more boxy-shape of the E12R. Might be bad if you have a wide foot but for medium-width feet like mine, I really think that the leather will break in, just like my Harness 12R did within 1-2 weeks of wear by this somewhat sedentary reviewer! Best feature of VS versus the E12R: the softer leather in the shaft! I still haven't broken in the E12Rs that I bought last year and one day, I walked maybe only 6-7 blocks and the stiff bend/crease of the leather totally rubbed my achilles heel area raw, but these boots will not do that. The leather on the shaft of VS is comparable to the soft, thinner leather of the soft Veronica Slouch boots that I have in black (forgot which finish). The stitching and/or tags around the top of the boot against bare skin is a bit scratchy but I intend to wear these with leggings anyway (and moleskin tape on the inside of the boot can solve the scratch). Zappos rocks -- ordered my boots with a great rep over the phone as a VIP member after the cut-off time and these somehow still made it to me with the next-day shipping guarantee! Few more random comparisons from my recent shopping with Zappos: I'm a 6 in Sorel Joan of Arctic, 6.5 in Naughty Monkey Jump Start, and a 6 in women's Ugg boots.

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/25/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is probably the most comfortable Frye boot I have ever worn. It broke my heart it return them (I miss them still). I could not believe the heel wore down in a mere three weeks! Not only did the rubber wear away, but it was to the point where I was wearing away the heel itself. I then bought a different style, and the same thing happened! What has happened to Fyre's quality? It certainly is not what it used to be!

Additional 62 Vera Short Frye Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 2, 2012

Tammy L

 

These boots are too hard on the feet they put several callouses on my feet. I thought they would give but they never did. They just hurt!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 10, 2011

Anonymous

 

Awesome boot. The footbed is cushier than my other pair of Frye boots -- just got them last night and I have been wearing them all day at work without any foot issues. The bottom is quite slip-proof. I got the antique black color and it's great. I have a fairly narrow foot and these fit very nicely, so maybe they wouldn't be the best for a very wide foot. I highly recommend these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 9, 2012

Boudicca

from Pacific Northwest

These boots are awesome! I wore them straight out of the box. I have over 10 pair of Frye boots but these are my go to boot. I absolutely love them. They are tough looking but subtly sexy. Get them and you will get noticed. Frye and Zappos rock!

Brands I'd also recommend: Kork-Ease and Frye are It!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 16, 2011

Rhae A

from United States

I love these boots & wear them constantly. They were comfy from day one...no blisters, no need to use an insert. Nice & roomy, too! The heel is great for me, too. It's just enough height to go well with jeans. I'm seriously considering a 2nd pair in brown...maybe the tall version.

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Martens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 26, 2011

Anonymous

 

This is a great boot. The shaft is just the right height if you are looking for a medium shafted boot. The heel is just the right height to give a little lift. The leather is a nice brown, and is soft and will only get better over time. Unfortunately, this boot did not fit me well though. One size was large and sloppy on me, and the heel slipped. The next size down was too tight in the toes. Although the leather is soft, and would eventually stretch, I wasn't sure if it would be quite enough for comfort on my foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 4, 2011

Diana

from New York

I love the new Frye Vera Short. They are very comfortable boots with a nice heel. I wore it all day and have no complaints. They are very stylish looking and not all western. The leather was soft above ankle and usual Frye for below ankle. I love the side buckle. Thanks again, Zappos, for speedy delivery.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 28, 2011

Diana

from New York

Love this boot. Nice heel and soft upper leather. My foot slipped right in and I walked around the house for an hour in them. Now I can't wait for the cooler weather, I know I'll be wearing these for a long time. Thank you Zappos again for great delivery service and my return of another item was quick and easy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2011

Anonymous

from New York

Total boot perfection...an instant classic from the boot king, Frye! I own way too many Fryes, including both the Harness short and the Engineer short, and this has them both beat! Why? Just enough extra height, more padding in the foot bed, and softer leather throughout. Plus, just enough tread to keep you from slipping in the rain. Wish I could have waited for a sale, but it was flying out so fast, I couldn't take a chance! I literally can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 25, 2011

Shelley G

from Longmont, Colorado

Like the looks but the heel slips. Seems too wide in the heel but the Frye site says that it will feel that way to start and will fit better as you wear it. I'm going to call Frye and talk to them about it before deciding to keep them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Very nice boots, but a little more "clunky" than what I expected. Also they run big, so I'll have to wear heavy socks...I'm still keeping them!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 9, 2011

ChristineO

from St. Louis, MO

These boots are very cool looking and I like that they have somewhat of a heel. However, I feel these boots run huge. I am a true 8½ and I had to go to a 7½ in these boots and I still have some heel slippage and room to move around. I may even fit into a 7.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 25, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

This is probably the most comfortable Frye boot I have ever worn. It broke my heart it return them (I miss them still). I could not believe the heel wore down in a mere three weeks! Not only did the rubber wear away, but it was to the point where I was wearing away the heel itself. I then bought a different style, and the same thing happened! What has happened to Fyre's quality? It certainly is not what it used to be!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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March 5, 2012

Anonymous

from connecticut

I love them! They look just like the pic. Shaft is soft and big enough for larger calves (like mine).

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Keen, Ariat, Clarks...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Texas

This runs a little big. They were built to last and are very rustic looking. If you are looking for boots that look like you found them in the middle of nowhere these are them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 9, 2011

Suzanne

from New York

This is a great looking boot. It's really comfortable. Runs a bit big. I am an 81/2 or 9 and ordered a 9. There is a bit of slippage, but I cinched the buckle down over the arch of my foot, and it feels great now. It might be too small in an 8 1/2 in the length. There is no "wear in" period.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 24, 2012

Barbara

from Venice Beach, CA

I'm sending this boot back because my feet are swimming in it. It is huge. I can literally walk it off. Had high hopes for it too. It's a nice looking boot: not to jangled out with metal fittings but a bit edgy. The heel is wide, as is the shaft. If the heel fit at all even with thick socks, the shaft would be just fine. I like the sole and the shoe appears to make the foot look smaller. Unfortunately, I can tell that no matter how many sizes I go down, the heel will never fit. I'll keep looking for the perfect biker-ish boot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 12, 2014

Nancy

from Sedlacek

Frye boots there is no wrong. These little boots looks great with leggings or in your boot cut jeans on your bike.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Nevada City CA

Love these boots! cute, comfy and make your foot look small. Other reviewers said it ran large, they were correct. Order a full size smaller and you will be happy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 18, 2013

Rebecca E

from California

Love the boots. Perfect comfort right out of the box. They are so well made and they look awesome. A few notes though to help other buyers. The photo does not come anywhere near to showing the amount of distressing. When I opened the box I was quite shocked because I wasn't expecting it. I thought I would send them back, but then they immediately grew on me. I did size down a half size and they are still slightly big. They do slip in the heal, but it causes no discomfort. Fabulous boot. Now I have to buy a non- distressed pair though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 24, 2013

Kathi

 

Loved everything about the boot but it was a slight bet tight on my little toe. So I returned them. I will never again but a pair of shoes, boots, etc. That aren't total comfortable at the time I first put them on. Hated to return them because they were really cute and fit great every else.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2013

Lady G

 

I so love these boots! I got the Vera Short in Dark Brown/Burnished Antiqued Leather. The color is amazing! They do run big. I am usually a 7 in boots so I ordered 7 but I could've gone with a 1/2 size smaller. Either way I can wear thicker socks no problem there. Boots are great quality. I can't say anything bad about them. Zappos rocks! As always excellent service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 3, 2013

Susan

from SF Bay Area, CA

Finally! My quest for the perfect boot is over! These boots are so comfortable (heel looks high but they're very easy to walk in), the leather is very soft (and the tops are not scratchy like the Engineer model as the leather on the Vera shaft is much softer), and the style is timeless. I bought them in black and will try to get another pair soon. I wear a 10 1/2 to 11 and bought the 11s and they fit great (plenty of room for light to medium-heavy sock). Also, I have relatively large calves but these fit very gracefully with a bit of room to spare. I'm just so happy with these boots and of course Zappos' legendary customer service! Thank you Frye and Zappos! I hope you never discontinue this style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Trippen, Cydwoq, El Naturalista, Vialis, Chie Mihara

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are gorgeous boots! I run an 8 in everything...but for these I had to go down 1/2 size. they are a tiny bit narrow, too, but I thing they'd stretch to fit quite nicely.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2013

Katherine

 

I love them! The first time I wore these, I wore them for 8 hours and not a single complaint. No discomfort whatsoever! Sizing: I typically wear a size 7.5/8. I ordered these in an 7.5 and they fit great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 20, 2013

Frye L

from United States

Amazing boot - exactly what I was looking for! One caveat - I purchased the grey vintage tumbled full grain - it is not grey, it's brown! As a matter of fact it is just a tad lighter than the dark brown full grain. That said, the boots are comfortable, fun, and I love them! I had my shoe repair guy punch another hole in the top buckle so I can tighten the top up. As for size, I'm normally between an 8.5 and a 9. I bought the 9, it's a bit big, but with a comfort insole and regular socks, it's dreamy! I'm thinking of buying in the black too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Dolce Vita

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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