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Frye Vera Slouch Reviews

65 reviews
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Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

56% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

59 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/5/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I just received these today, and they are exactly what I was expecting. While the leather is a little stiff, it isn't too bad, and I would actually prefer it that way, personally. As you break them in they will be like a pair of raw denim and conform to your leg rather than being a soft leather from the manufacturer. The smell of leather as I opened the box was pretty overpowering. I purchased the black, and they are a very nice black boot with just enough distressing to add some interest. The bottom of the boot looks like it will have enough traction to be stable enough through a slick & Icy Wisconsin winter, which is a must. Which is another reason I chose this boot over the Carmen 14L. They both have similar looks, but the Carmen is Suede, and suede won't hold up well with salt and daily exposure to snow. These will. I love the buckles, very understated but add some interest. These are also very comfortable, and if they are comfortable now, they will be even better in a few months. The most important thing you need to know is that these definitely run large. I normally wear about a 9 and ordered these in a 9 but they were literally slipping right off my foot. I am sizing down to an 8.5, and I think that will be perfect. People who run right between sizes may want to size down a full size. Overall, I love these. I think they are a beautiful, well constructed boot with just enough detail. They will pair well with a lot of different outfits, and I am so excited to wear them!

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/18/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I returned these. They are not worth the money! These are far inferior to the Frye Carson Buckle boots that I just ordered, yet they charge the same retail price! The painted rubber heel, unlined shaft, and junky looking antique finish should have put these boots in a much cheaper price range. They are quite pricey for junky boots with cheap components!

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

I was disappointed in these boots. I have a few pairs of Frye boots, and for these to be on the top end of the price level they looked cheap. The upper leather was very, very thin, and the color did not match the picture; it was less distressed looking. Not worth the price.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 30, 2011

Anonymous

 

I ordered these and the Carmen 14L inside zip, both size 8. The Vera Slouch, hands down, without a doubt are being sent back. They are super cute but they are very hard and inflexible. I knew immediately that these were going back. The leather that goes over the front is so hard that I did not even bother walking in them. These are definitely not worth the big bucks.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 1, 2013

Karen H

 

These boots are beautiful. Even my husband who hates the jeans in boots look immediately told me these boots were hot. I have large wide feet - normally a 10.5 normal to wide width. I got a 10 and these feel a little big but I'm keeping them for thicker socks and b/c I'm used to walking in shoes too big for me (almost always have to get an 11). Ladies with larger calves, these actually FIT my calf - albeit tightly. The strap at the top really helps widen it to fit that extra bit of calf muscle (or fat in my case :). Gorgeous, gorgeous.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

The best boots. They fit great as soon as I put them on. Very comfortable, stylish and timeless. They go with everything - jeans, dresses, skirts, etc. I never spend this much money on footwear, but I know I will wear these forever. High quality Frye craftsmanship - these boots will will last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 26, 2011

Cheryl

from North Prairie, WI

Love these boots. As soon as I opened the box and the smell of leather hit me, I was a goner. They are very well made and comfortable. The sizing is generous so you can wear thick socks but I'm glad I didn't size down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 11, 2011

Anne T

from SF Bay Area

Loved the way these boots look. I have large calves and have no problem with the fit. These boots come right up under my knees. They work perfectly with skinny jeans. Overall, the look is very casual- the big rounded toe and the distressed leather give these a rugged feel. These look great with jeans and a long cardigan for fall.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Texas

Beautiful boots, I do love them. I have medium to wide feet, high insteps and long toes. I ordered my regular size, and they seemed big. Got a half a size down and they were too small, and the shaft was shorter and tighter. I realized then that it was not that my regular size was too big but that for me, there is a lot of heel slippage. They should mold nicely to my feet, if I decide to keep them. My major issue with them is the price; they simply are NOT worth it. The shaft is unlined- yes, I know they are slouch boots, but still. They are over priced, but I know that goes for all Frye boots not made in the US (these are made in Mexico), but the price is really turning me off. I guess I am just used to the classic, heavy, lined Fryes which are so much cheaper and which last forever. These seem a little flimsy to me. I doubt they'll hold up as long as my other Fryes. Might just wait till they go on sale, or maybe I'll just put them away for a few weeks and start wearing them when the sting's gone:)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Steamboat, CO

I love this boot. There's no beating its style. I've worn it more than I expected -- with skirts, over fitted jeans, under wide leg jeans, etc. The toe box was a little narrow for my right foot (I've always had this problem with cowboy-style boots), but I had the boot stretched at a local boot shop and that did the trick. I recommend insoles as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Ugg

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 18, 2012

Tres F

from Oakland

I returned these. They are not worth the money! These are far inferior to the Frye Carson Buckle boots that I just ordered, yet they charge the same retail price! The painted rubber heel, unlined shaft, and junky looking antique finish should have put these boots in a much cheaper price range. They are quite pricey for junky boots with cheap components!

Brands I'd also recommend: John Fluevog, Vera Wang Lavender

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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December 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Texas

I sent these boots back in the end. I knew I would never be happy with them because they are definitely not worth the price and the leather feels cheap. I ended up buying the Frye Sabrina 14L and also the Sabrina lace up boots. Absolutely exquisite. I had no hesitation about keeping both pairs as they are beautifully made and very comfortable. Why the Vera's are so expensive is beyond me... I'd pay a little less for a pair and that's about my limit. :)

Overall Rated:2 stars!

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October 10, 2013

Kelly H

from Vancouver , BC Canada

Love my new boots! Had to size down as they are a half size larger in fit than normal and even still quite roomy. Great with skinny jeans or dresses and knee highs! Color goes with everything. Even though I had to size down and return on pair Zappos made it easy with their printable free return labels!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 30, 2013

Liz B

from Tampa, FL

Frye boots are the best! The leather is supple and soft and the color is beautiful. I have the slate burnished antique color, and it goes with about everything. The heel is a great height that gives a short gal like me at only 5'3" a bit of a lift, but I don't feel like I'm in "heels." The lug sole gives lots of traction, which is honestly better than the leather sole that most Frye boots have. As for the fit - overall it's great. I normally wear a size 7, and these fit well. I can see where people might get a half size smaller than their normal size, but I like to have a bit more room so I can wear thick socks in the winter. I will say that the very top of the shaft was a bit tight the first time I put the boots on, but I plan to stretch them a bit. The rest of the fit is fantastic and I know that these will be my new go-to boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2013

Sami S

from Raleigh, NC

Oh, these are just gorgeous boots. They fit my large calves just as easily as the Veronica Slouch, and the leather is soft and lovely. However, the color of the "Dark brown burnished/antiqued" is way darker than the Zappos photo. It's a lovely color, but not at all what I was expecting. I should have probably figured that out from the name of the color, but I've never noticed such a discrepancy with Zappos photos before. Totally bummed. I love them, but I don't want to spend hundreds on boots that aren't what I was shopping for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 30, 2013

Susie M

from San Diego, CA

I love Frye boots! They last forever and fit so well. I did get them in the cognac like color and I love them. I wear them with everything. The great think about the leather on this is that it is very soft, so you can really get a nice slouch in, or else, you can wear them pulled up. The first time I wore them, I went to a concert afterwards and my feet were not sore, nor any blisters. Definitely worth it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dolce Vita, Seychelles

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 27, 2013

Barbara

from New Jersey

These boots are my go to boots. I am 5'3 with a 15 inch calf. Very often boots are too tight in the shaft for my leg, but these are a perfect fit. Initially I ordered an 8, which is my actual size, the toes area was perfect, but the heel was slipping. Zappos then sent me a 7 1/2 to try, free of charge, and that one was tight across the instep, which hurt my bunions, but the heel had less slippage. I was very torn about this, because many reviewers said the boots would stretch and be fine. I even took a ride into NYC to the Frye Flagship Store, so I could talk to the sales experts about this. By the way, if you love Frye, that store should be on your list of places to visit in NYC. But you'll pay more there. So...they more or less agreed with most other reviewers and said they "run big" and to size down. I just wasn't comfortable buying a boot that wasn't a perfect fit, and almost returned both pairs. The sales associate said not to be too concerned with the heel slippage, because the leather would mold to my foot, and the heel would begin to move up and down with my foot. Even though I was skeptical about that, I decided since the boot was less expensive on Zappos than at the Frye store, it was a great deal, and I kept the 8. I put a thin Dr. Scholls in and wear a gym sock. It's been about a month and they are the most comfortable boots I own, no heel slip anymore, it's crazy how that really stops! I love the heel, it's pretty high, but feels like a ballet flat, I can wear these 16 hours with no problem. The tan burnished antique is a beautiful spring/summer color, and the dark brown burnished is gorgeous and looks nothing like the picture on Zappos. Check these boots on the Frye website for more accuracy in appearance. Then buy them on Zappos, because the customer service on Zappos is truly excellent!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2013

Emily

from Alpharetta, GA

Love these boots. I own quite a few pair of Frye, and these are now one of my favorites. These fit true to size. One thing I love about the Vera Slouch is the adjustable buckle at the top. I had to let mine out to the last notch so my calves would fit when I have skinny jeans on. I highly recommend these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 23, 2013

Lisa h

from santa fe, nm

Color and style are great! I did order a 1/2 size smaller based on other reviews and fit is perfect. Somewhat wide around the calves, so can't wear with dresses, but will work with jeans. Haven't worn yet, as it's still summer.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 31, 2012

Anonymous

 

I am a die-hard Frye fan and I have mixed feelings about these boots. I love the look and the height, but I agree with a couple of the reviewers that the leather that makes up the shaft is thinner than other Fryes (much thinner than my Veronica slouch boots), and they feel cheaper than the usual Frye. Also, the footbed is narrower that some of the other Fryes I have, so I'm a little worried about comfort. I've been spoiled by the lack of break-in generally needed with Frye boots. The video says the boot is lined; that is not completely true as at least one other reviewer pointed out. The foot part is, but the shaft is raw leather inside. The circumference (like nearly every other boot specs on every shoe-selling site!) isn't quite correct, but is closer than the Frye site's specs. The Frye site says these are 13"(eek!) around which is why I hadn't bothered to order them before I saw the previous reviewer mention she had muscular calves and they fit. I wear a 7.5 and my calves are 14.5" these are snug (can't wear these with pants tucked in).

Brands I'd also recommend: more Frye

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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November 14, 2014

Anonymous

from London, UK

This is the highest heeled boot I've bought in years and because of knee problems I won't go any higher. I read the reviews here before I took the plunge and I'm glad I did. I wear an 8 1/2 and have a medium width foot.I ordered 1/2 size down and they are perfect. I still have enough room for a mid weight sock. I also have a well developed calf of 15" and because you can adjust the buckle and they slouch, it's not a problem. I think they look really sexy on the leg. They are so comfortable that it's like wearing lower heels... they are that well padded and balanced. I got them in black which I would call a black wash because in places it looks grey. I no longer live in the States but I still come to Zappos to read reviews before a purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: Old Gringo, Lucchese

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

These boots are amazing! I have two pairs. I bought the brown ones and the distressed black leather (at different times, of course). I wear an 8, but I could not catch them on sale for that size in the black. 8½ works with thick socks. They are comfortable, provide good stability on snow and ice and the sole is just great. My husband calls them my "Bootsy Collins" boots. Only y'all from the 70's know what I mean. I am keeping them anyways! If you wear an 8, get an 8 and so on. They work very well with skinny jeans and tights. Your legs will be banging. I cannot tell you how many compliments I have gotten. I cannot wait for winter to rock my distressed black ones with my leather motorcycle jacket. I love these boots! Keep them coming, Frye. I am a convert for life!

Brands I'd also recommend: Just Frye!!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

They just arrived. Zappos, I love you! Frye Vera Slouch, I will never take you off. Just gorgeous!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Atlanta

I want to wear these every day. Don't agree with other reviewers about quality. Just because they're different than others doesn't mean the quality is poor. They do come with some weird waxy substance on them. Don't freak. Just wipe with damp cloth. They go with everything and I get compliments all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Oregon

Kissed a lot of grey boot frogs before landing on this one and it was totally worth it. If you are looking for grey leather boots in this style don't kiss all the frogs I did. Just buy this. I am size 8, on the more narrow side with flat feet. These are comfortable and beautiful.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sam Edelman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 18, 2014

Regan

from Colorado

I LOVE these boots! From the second I put them on, I wanted to wear them every single day. I actually bought about 10 new skirts just so I could do that. Before I purchased them I was worried because some other reviewers said the leather quality wasn't good. But the leather is awesome, as always with Frye boots! They're "slouch" boots so the leather is thinner on the calves so they can slouch down, but it's very quality leather. I have a pair of Frye riding boots that were really stiff and so hard to break in. These have been easy. I wore two pairs of socks the first day just to be safe, but they haven't been a problem and are already very comfortable. I've only worn them for about two weeks. I get compliments about them constantly. They look really cute with boot toppers and leg warmers. They look really cute with skirts or leggings or skinny jeans. I'm thinking about buying another pair in black. I can't remember the name of the color I bought, but it's kind of the splotchy brown. I bought an 8 and I usually wear an 8 1/2. They fit awesome. They are a bit narrow, but I have fairly narrow feet so it's okay. Love love love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 1, 2014

Len

 

I love this pair from Frye. Received tons of compliments. A bit pricey but you won't be sorry. The heel is perfect since I'm flat footed. I already own 2 of the Veronica Slouch but in low heels. I still love them though since they are very comfortable. The Vera Slouch is just as comfy. They just happened to be on sale so that was definitely a plus.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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