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Frye Carson Lug Riding Reviews

59 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

46% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

80% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 39 Carson Lug Riding Frye Reviews

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May 1, 2013

Amanda B

from Steamboat Springs, CO

I normally wear a 6.5 in all footwear. However, from previous comments, I decided to size down to a 6. And once I got them on they were beautiful!! I ordered the cognac distressed color. They look very distressed in person. Which I was ok with. However, thanks to the beautiful Emily Maynard, I returned and exchanged for the dark brown destroyed instead. The calf width is what I was concerned about. they measure as a 15 cm. They were tight but could definitely be worn comfortably on my muscular calves, after a little breaking in of course. Also, thanks to the beautiful leather, they stretch and I wore them immediately all around the house to see if they would stretch out enough, which they did. Even enough in just one 24 hour period to go from being initially tight around my bear leg, to being able to fit over skinny jeans. This is such a cute, stylish boot. It can be dressed up or down and is durable enough to be worn out in the barn to care for the horses and can clean up to go out with a skirt or casual dress. And I have very high arches and they are so supportive. They were my first pair of frye boots and they will not be the last!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 25, 2013

L C

from Maryland

Great boots! Comfortable from the first moment input them on my feet - no break in time. Lug sole makes them more stable in the slippery weather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2013

Anonymous

from park city, ut

I'm a big Frye fan - I think this is my 6th pair of Frye boots. Love these boots! I have athletic calves and had them stretched a little and they fit great! The lug bottoms are especially nice for winter and work.

Brands I'd also recommend: lucchese

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2013

Ann

from New York

Bear with me OK? I ordered this boot and a small mix-up resulted in my receiving the Carmen 3-strap. Zappos made everything right immediately and sent the correct boot and a return label. About the Carmen. I couldn't help trying them on and now have them in my shopping basket for next time. They are amazingly gorgeous. Now to the Carson. The antiqued look is perfect; the leather is so soft! I ordered my usual size (8 1/2) based on another pair of Fryes that I sized up and found to be too big. The foot is a perfect comfortable fit. They do take a bit of persistence to get on. My daughters both ride horses and there is type of sock sold at tack shops specifically made to get those tall boots on. Worth buying to break in all boots. Because these have a lug sole a trick I found helpful is to put them on in a carpeted room. I am able to push my foot forward without the boot sliding. I may take these to the cobbler in the future to have the very top stretched a bit. I'm going to wear them first to see how much the leather eases though. My daughter summed these boots up perfectly: sometimes good things require a little work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 9, 2013

Ali P

from Tahoe City, CA

I am almost always a 9.5, but the 9 fits better in these. No problems with getting them on or off. The top of the boot is wide enough to fit jeans into, but not a lot of extra space... I like the look of a wider/loose shaft around my calf, but everything else about this boot is so perfect that I can get over it. Love that it is a pull on style- no zippers to break after years of wear. A very well designed combo of western and boho charm. Love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland, Remonte Dorndorf, Pikolinos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

I had looked at these boots 1 year before purchasing. They were so expensive and couldn't convince myself it was worth it...but the rest of the year I tried to find something great as these, and never did. I finally pulled the trigger and have never been so happy! I usually wear a 7 1/2 but occasional 7. These would have been huge if i had got a 7 1/2. I got the 7 and they fit great. I always found that tall boots bowed out near my knee, these are perfect (thinner shaft). I get compliments on these every time I wear them. Love them. Go for it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2013

A.R.

 

These boots are gorgeous! The distressing is perfect, these look great with everything from jeans and T-shirts to dresses. Love them! They do run small, which is pretty common for Frye boots, and the calf was a little tight. I did take the boots to a department store and had the stretched slightly, now they fit like a glove.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Louisiana

I bought these boots but returned them. I thought that the finish was a bit too "antiqued" coming out of the box. The fit was true to size for boots and they are very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Luccesse

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

Stupidly expensive but I can't seem to wear anything else now. The fit is perfection. A real struggle to get on and off the first few times, then they relax and the problem disappears. The padded footbed is more comfortable than going barefoot. The heel height feels great, enough of a heel for a lift, but you can walk anywhere -- including in the snow with the lug sole -- all day in comfort. I got them in black and have polished them a bit to make them look okay at work. Every day. I really need to try to wear something else in my closet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Connecticut

Awesome boot! Based on what some of the other reviewers said i ordered half a size down and am very glad I did, the fit is perfect. Frye does it again! And of course, Zappos rules!

Brands I'd also recommend: ash

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2012

Sarah

from Boston, MA

I wanted the lug sole for winter weather, but I wasn't sure how I felt about the stone antiqued look. If this is you, get the Frye weatherproof dressing with this boot. That's what I did, and it really toned down the antiquing, and enhanced the richness of color, while still preserving the character of the leather. I am very pleased with the look after applying the weatherproof dressing. If you don't want to tone down the antiquing at all, then use a spray rather than a rub-in dressing. A note about fit: I am usually a 10.5-11 in boots. Frye either fit me in the 10, or they don't fit. The 11's are generally huge on me. Fortunately, the 10 fits me in the Carson styles. I would say it is a generous cut as Fryes go (and I have a med-wide foot with a square toe). So size down if between sizes. I prefer a fitted calf, and this boot has that.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 18, 2012

Susannah

from Niantic, CT

I read the previous reviews and was concerned that these boots would be very tight around the calf area and difficult to take on and off. I did not find any of that to be the case when my boots arrived. The Carson lug boots fit great and I did not have any tightness in the ankle area as previous reviewers had mentioned. I did have that issue with my Frye Harness 12R's until they were broken in. The Carson lug boots are lovely and they smell good; I do not regret this purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr. Martens, Dansko, Camper, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2012

Jailnurse93

from the hill

I've been wanting a pair of Frye's for years. Now that I have them, I don't why I waited so long. I shopped for these boots online for 6 months; I'm super-picky and hard to size when it comes to shoes/boots. I had my eye on the Melissa Button but when I saw the distressing on the Carson Lug--oh, this boot is so me! I'm 50 but I'm still a rock-star hippie biker chick, a very young 50, even though had to kick breast cancers butt a few years back...but I digress, back to the boot! Beautiful, thick, soft leather that smells so lovely, you'd think I was tanning hides in my bedroom, lol. Let's discuss sizing. I probably read 700+ reviews, a lot regarding sizing. I have shoes anywhere from 8.5-9.5. I read an online tutorial on how to measure one's foot and I came up a size 9 and that is what I ordered. I had no problems putting the boot on; fit my calves perfect but I'm lean & not mean in general, lol. I wondered if they were actually too big, so I decided to order an 8.5, so I could compare fit. I am glad that I initialy only ordered one pair to try, if I would have ordered two pair right off the bat, I would have ordered a 9 and 9.5, which would have been way too big and what a waste of money for the company to ship both ways. I'm person who doesn't believe in wasting anyone's cash. There are 2 online tutorials regarding boot fit that are fantastic to refer to after your boots arrive. They are by Justin boots and Luchesse boots, on youtube.com. Super helpful! The 8.5 were too snug on me; they didn't fit correctly; no "heel slip" and they didn't even look right on me as the shaft was just a tad shorter than 9's so I shipped them back. I suggest to order your correct size. Don't size down. You can always make a boot that's a little too big fit better with thick socks, insoles and heel pads but you can't really make a boot that's too small fit better or look better! The fact that incorrect size doesn't look right surprised the heck out of me (the shaft). Oh, and I also love that these boots have lugged soles. Weatherproofing with Frye Spray does take some of the distress look away but they are still beautiful and I want to wear them in all kinds of weather; I won't be prissy-prissy in them but they will be cared for properly. They look awesome with my 27 year old black leather jacket. Unfortunately I couldn't get them from Zappos, they didn't have my size but I wanted to review them as so many Frye reviews here helped me so much. Be good to yourself today and buy a pair. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Levi's, Dooney & Bourke, Bed Stu belts

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 27, 2012

Lisa

from Boone, NC

I am a huge Frye boot supporter. I work at a university and do a lot of walking. I was afraid these boots wouldn't be comfortable and that I wouldn't get enough good wear out them to justify pay this price. Wrong! I bought these a month ago and they are absolutely the most comfortable boot I've ever owned! I literally put them on out of the box and have lived in them ever since! I wear them shopping all day, walking across campus, with legging, jeans, dresses. This is one of the best investments I've made. I had to make myself take them off and wear another pair of shoes, just so I wouldn't live in them. The heel height is just right and very easy to walk in. The shaft height is perfect being just below the knee. Just do it...you won't regret it! I've had loads of compliments. I usually wear 10.5 or sometimes an 11 depending on the quality of the shoe/boot. I purchased a 10 and they are exactly what I needed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg, Merrell, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

I love this boot! I wanted a taller boot with a western look that I could wear with skirts & dresses. Looks great, comfortable and fits true to size. A lot of reviews said order a half size smaller, but if I did they would have been too tight. I want this boot now in the other color!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

So these are just about the coolest looking, most comfortable boots ever made. The problem? Due to high arches I can't slip them on or off without plastic bags on my feet. Come on Frye, give us girls some half zippers on the inside ankle area of your boots so we can get them on and off easily without sacrificing that Frye style!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

After reading some of the other reviews, I ordered a half size smaller and they fit perfectly. They were very difficult to put on because of the narrow shaft, but after about 15 minutes and a few times taking them on and off, I was able to get them on all the way. Good thing they have pull tabs! The boots look beautiful and although they are distressed up close, it is just the right amount. The finish on the boots when they arrived was a bit dull but after wiping them off they looked much better. I waited months to get these boots and am so excited that I finally took the plunge and that Zappos had my size in stock!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 21, 2012

Linn

from Massachusetts

This is a beautiful boot. I orderd a half size smaller because many of the reviews mentioned that they run big and because 9.5 was the only size available. I usually wear a size 10. I was so happy to get them. They were just what I always looked for in a boot except I couldn't get my foot into them. I can't say if they are true to size etc because my foot never made it into the shoe part. I have a very high arch and the ankle part of the boot is just too narrow for me to push my foot in. I'm however, going to reorder them in a 10 when it becomes available. I'm wondering though if Fry boots are just not made with high arched footed people in mind. I'll try them once more because they were really nice.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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June 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Middletown, Delaware

Love these boots! They fit perfectly. I'm normally a 7 1/2 or 8 shoe size and got the size 8. I didn't have trouble in the calves; however, I did have break a sweat getting my feet into the boots (it's a tight fit around the ankle that will require some breaking in). Other than that, this boots are well worth the money in my opinion. I've never spent this much on a pair of shoes before but they are well worth it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

The distressing on these boots is AMAZING. Looks like you've had them for 30 years. My only problem is that I have a high arch, and these are a nightmare for me to skip on and off. It takes the help of my husband pulling most of the time. The calf is still a bit loose for me, but my legs are super skinny so it is to be expected.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Upstate New York

The most awesome boots. The best antique leather job I've seen on a shoe. They really look like they've been through the stables and stalls for the last 20 years. Unbelievable. I got the Cognac Stone Antique...Got them in 9.5. The fit is perfect right out the box. I have a narrow foot, so there is still plenty of room with regular socks. No breaking in! This is a huge relief considering the tough quality of the Frye leather. In my view, this boot is all about the craftsmanship. These boots have a sculpted feel on my foot. The toe and heel have a nice fit; my heels don't lift up when walking. The shaft is perfect for my skinny calves. Love the 15 inch height...I'm 5'10". I've been rocking these boots every day for a week.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2012

Anonymous

from RI

Fun and fabulous boots! These boots are so comfortable from the get-go. I usually wear an 8 or 8.5. I bought the 8 in these boots and they fit great even with thicker wool socks. No break-in time either! Feels as if I've had these booties for a long while. Great job Frye! And as always, Zappos rules!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is not only a great looking boot, but once you're actually able to get your foot in, it's ridiculously comfortable. You may need to get your new boots stretched a bit across the top of the foot, by your shoe maker, I've read other reviews that say that they're easier to get on after a couple of wares, but I didn't find that to be the case. Also, they're great for those of us who have small caves, as they fit very snug. I normally wear an 8.5 but with the Frye Carson boots, I took a size 8.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

Love, love, love these boots! Saw them on someone else and had to have them! They do run big though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

As usual, awesome Frye boots. My normal size fits (8.5), though they are a little roomy in the toe box. I think that they run slightly large (say a quarter size). After trying these on, then the Melissa boots and the Phillip boots, I'd say that these run largest, with the Melissa a little smaller and the Phillip snugger yet (though I think I'd wear all 3 in my normal size). I can wear them over my skinny jeans without a problem. They look, of course, drop dead gorgeous and are totally comfortable. The dark brown stone antiqued is very distressed - looks like you have worn them for years and have not been totally kind to them. The black stone antiqued are more subtle; as with the brown, the leather is very thick and worn in, but there is not all the scuffing and uneven tones that the brown has. They are a soft black, not gray. There is no shine or wax on either of the colors. What a dilemma. How to choose which one to keep? They are all perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nothing else is like Frye.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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