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Frye Phillip Inside Zip Reviews

34 reviews
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Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

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4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

44% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

74% "Moderate arch support"

32 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/3/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I really like these boots. They look just as good if not better than they do in the pictures. I bought them for a new years party. I unfortunately did not end up keeping them. Maybe its just because I have skinny legs, being that I am very tall. But after wearing them for a while, I found that the zipper rubbed against the inside of my leg. Even with socks, I was left with a blistered cut on the inside of my leg. I'm not sure if the shoe should be to blame, or the skinny legs I was cursed with. Either way, I recommend checking these out, they are very nice boots, and I wish they had worked out for me. Just check and make sure you wont have the same issue I did with the zipper. I should also note that Zappos has the absolute best customer service out there. And they allowed me a courtesy one time only return even though they were slightly worn. They will be my only source for new footwear in the foreseen future.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/16/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Zappos are great, these boots not so much. Probably a full size larger than marked and, in my opinion, overpriced considering the quality. Style is the high point on these, but I ordered something else.

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October 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Greenville, SC

This is a well made, beautiful boot. I really like the way it looks vintage, like I've had it for years already. I normally wear a 10.5 or 11, and I ordered a 10 and 10.5 and wound up keeping the 10.5. This is my first boot of this type, and I kept the one that fit me best out of the box. I am not certain if it would have been better to choose the one that seemed a bit snug initially. I guess time will tell. It is surprisingly comfortable, and exceedingly well made. I am glad I spent the money and went with this one----it is a little more dressy; than some of the other models, and basically looks like a dress shoe with pants over it. I will say that I definitely prefer a loose fitting or bootcut pant with the boot, but that is likely personal preference.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Georgia

Boots are well constructed and true to image on the site. They were a bit large...about a half size. I purchased an athletic shoe insert which took up the extra space and added more comfort to the boot. I am quite pleased with my selection. Zappos service is second to none.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

Zappos are great, these boots not so much. Probably a full size larger than marked and, in my opinion, overpriced considering the quality. Style is the high point on these, but I ordered something else.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 14, 2013

Philip A

from Houston, TX

The proof is in the pudding with the Phillip Inside Zip. These boots are timeless, exquisitely crafted, handsome and a must-have. Soft and comfortable for stomping around all day long, not to be missed...

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 5, 2012

Jim j

from SF Bay Area, CA

Cons: main thing is sizing. I ended up (after getting both an 11 (which I always wear, I mean in most everything (ERO 45), and a 10,5. With these, I couldn't believe it, but i took a size 10.5. I haven't worn a 10.5 since high-school so sizing is not "normal" But that's my only negative on this boot. Positive stuff: fit is great. I was worried about a "boot" (as until I found Frye, I've never had any) so they size all the way down, I slide my foot in, and how they're built even with out zipping up, there are other "conforming" contours of the boot that fit my foot. So then when I zip it up and they're on. I mean, there is no "pulling up" of my heel, they fill like any other shoe. Except better. ;-) I love the hand look soul, the sound it makes on floors, the supple leather in the top part above the buckle. I like the way they look, and have had them for a month now, and they feel great. I don't have a lot of shoes. I have two. and either one of them or the other goes on at 7 and comes off at 7-8pm. no issues with this. (Other pair is Frye James lace up... love those too.) Anyway yes, this is the most I've ever paid for a shoe, but they are awesome, and um Zappos... you guys better keep up your game. As Frye customer service is right up there with the best in the industry (Andree was awesome). I had an issue with my Frye James Lace up (okay, off topic) but just saying they took them in and completely repaired them (w/in warranty) and they are rock solid, comfortable again. And being used any day I am not wearing the Phillip. Buy this boot... just may need to come down a half size like I did... but I am very, very satisfied with how these look, feel and fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye James Lace-up (tan)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 10, 2014

Tooley

from Los Angeles

Great boots. Feels like I'm walking on the bellies of little kittens who've wrapped themselves around my feet. True fit-to-size. I initially went half size down (as many recommended), but it was like stuffing a T-Rex in a Fiat. Walked 50 miles in 5 days the first week--only minor rubbing on one ankle. Replaced kitten and bought some moleskin. Problem solved.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2014

Brendan W

from Novi, MI

Super comfortable boot. Leather molds to you foot like a glove. Leather is at first a little stiff when walking, but after one day off wear it begins to contour and bend to your ankle. A little high in price, but I can't argue with the quality. I have had to buy a pair of boots every year, but I think I should be good for a few with these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland, and Johnston & Murphy

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 20, 2014

Mike H

from Lexington,KY

Haven't worn these a lot but so far they have a great look and feel. Normally wear size 11 and that's what I ordered. After wearing around the house a few times the leather has relaxed to a great fit. I wear orthotics and was worried about adding these. Found Dr. Scholl 440's 3/4 length and they'd work fine. Conditioned the boots with Frye conditioner to prevent water damage and the boots, like I said look great and feel great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bacco Bucci,To Boot New York

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2014

Rickey C

from Florence Al.

The Frye boots I purchased are the best purchase in a shoe ever. I had not even tried on a Frye product. Now I am a true Frye follower. I don't wear socks at all and these boots feel like a very soft expensive glove on my feet. They arrived quickly from Zappos as promised.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2014

John

from United States

Lots are awkwardly awesome. The are like a robusto, a rich cabernet, or a 12 year single malt for the feet. I'm not a hired spokesperson, but I've only worn them one day, and men and women have complimented them. I accept the sole will need to be reinforced. I don't want to lose that "aged sole" look. It is an expensive boot, but it looks da*n good. I didn't need boot cut jeans to wear them. I wear a size 12 Mizuno running shoe (for running), a 10.5 in To Boot NY and Cole Haan. In my opinion, they run true to size. No need to complicate things by thinking otherwise. I hope it lasts forever.

Brands I'd also recommend: To Boot, Smith & Wesson, Gulfstream, Audi

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Arizonal

These boots have some serious character. I have had them for about three months. I have the dark brown brush off color. This is one of my three Frye boots. I also have the Emmett Inside Zip (black) and the Philip Harness (black). All are great boots and serve different purposes and I love them all but this Philip Inside Zip takes the cake. It portrays confidence and a man with good taste without going over the top. People in the know will give you the gracious head nod or eye wink when they see you in one of these. So my good friends, go ahead and treat yourself to one of these bad boys and you will be rewarded with nothing but everlasting smiles when you bounce around in one these lovely Frye boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2013

Gerry D

from Morris County, NJ

In my opinion, these things are bad ass! Expensive but well worth it. I feel cool (again) wearing these at 47 years old. I wear them to work with nice Jeans or Khakis and they look great. When ever I wear them I feel like Marlon Brando who just got his old school Harley; McQueen out of his Mustang...you get the idea!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 12, 2013

Sam S

from Birmingham, AL

I loved the look of this boot and after reading the reviews, decided to give them a try. Wow! I'm really pleased! They have that wonderful leather scent, right out of the box and they feel as comfortable as a pair of sneakers. I'm loving the convenience of the inside zip. Definitely the best footwear that I've ever bought.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2013

Josh K

from Tyler, Texas

I have never been a boot person, but recently I started digging the look of a nice pair of boots and came across the Frye company. I decided on this pair and I absolutely love them. At first I was nervous they were too tight (they are 8.5, I wear 9) especially across the top of my foot but they break in rather quick and now they fit great. I recommend wearing them with a nice pair of socks, at least until they break in. They have that great leather smell, a really cool sound on hard ground, and I'm always looking to show them off when I go out. I love this boot. And Zappos is one of the best online companies I have ever done business with, friendly, and fun (their email cracked me up). I didn't need to return anything but I heard they have excellent customer service.

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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March 7, 2013

Jeremy

from washington dc

Well made boot, even though you find out they're constructed in Mexico. Don't be alarmed, apparently Frye is the exception to the rule as far as build quality from a country not known for solid products. Fit a little longer than your average shoe; I'm normally 9 but went with other reviews and the 8 1/2 fit great. Take a bit of breaking in, but the leather eventually molds nicely to your foot and its eventually like a glove. If you're going to spend this much, that's what you should expect. Plus, you're going to love the way these sound walking down the street -- total badass.

Brands I'd also recommend: timberland

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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January 9, 2013

Michael C

from St Peter, MN

Wow! What a comfortable boot. Feel like they are already broken in right out of the box...good job Frye. Now if you're like me and have a high instep, disregard the comments about the boot running half a size too big. I am a 10.5 and that is what I ordered...fit perfectly. Love Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2012

Sam

from United States

Right out of the box this shoe fit like a glove. As my second pair of Frye boots, I knew that I should order an entire size down from what I wear in running shoes -- usually a 10.5 but I got a 9.5 in these boots. The brown leather is absolutely beautiful, it goes with nearly everything I wear. Like other reviews have said, this boot is classy enough to dress any outfit up yet is very subtle. The insole is comfortable as hell. Only thing I'm going to do is have a cobbler attach a rubber sole with more grip, the leather bottoms slip around a lot on carpet. 5/5, would recommend to everyone!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 12, 2012

Jeremy

from Wv

First and foremost, Zappos' customer service is the best I've ever seen. Less than 24 hours after I called this order in as a replacement for a returned pair they show up on my doorstep! And the customer service rep I spoke to went over and above to help me. The boots look and feel great. They do tend to run almost a full size larger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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December 10, 2012

Anonymous

from delaware, ohio

Love! These boots are fantastic! At first I was concerned because they were pretty snug, but after wearing about three times the leather relaxed a little and now they are like a second skin. They look great too they can be dressed up or dressed down, they have become my everyday footwear and as soon as I can afford it I'll be getting a black pair. Seriously though order a half size smaller than you normally wear; I did not read the reviews and I had to exchange. Exchange was effortless.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Excellent. They take a little while to form to break in, but in short order they form to your feet. A little heavy, but that's due to the high quality of the materials. They definitely run big. I usually wear a 10-10.5 medium width - I got a 9.5 medium width and there is easily room for my orthotics and medium weight socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 25, 2012

Mike R

from Eagle, CO

I am convinced that Frye makes some of the best boots on the planet. This is my second pair of boots and they are such great boots. You can easily dress them up or down. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for killer boots. They are a little more expensive, but you always get what you pay for, I think. Plus with a little care they will last a lifetime. The Zappos shipping and customer service speak for themselves. Great stuff.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington DC

Impressive quality. Fit well and are very comfortable. Like them so much that I'll be buying another pair of Frye boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2012

JP

from Fort Worth, TX

Love these boots. Very comfortable and can be easily worn all day. These boots are "broken in" straight out of the box. Will purchase another pair of the Frye boots.

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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November 9, 2012

Craig

 

Absolutely love these boots. The shaft length is perfect and the leather is very soft. Fit like a glove and true to size. The heel is ground down on the edges giving a rustic worn look. Not sure how the will wear but looks cool.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 12, 2012

Mark

from Herndon, VA

I was looking for a pair of shoes that would look good riding my Harley to work and also look good in the office. These shoes definitely meet both criteria. I love the style, and they are also comfortable to wear. I read some reviews saying they feel larger than the marked size, but I went ahead and ordered my normal size (11) and they feel fine. Maybe just ever so slightly on the big size, but definitely not too big. Overall, I love these shoes, even if they're a bit pricey at $278. But then again, you get what you pay for, and the leather on these are top notch. I would definitely recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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