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Frye Carson Lug Riding Reviews

66 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

36%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

45% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 46 Carson Lug Riding Frye Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 23, 2011

Anonymous

from NY

Ordered these 1/2 size smaller. A real fight to get them on but the footbed fit perfectly. These are extremely snug in the calf area and was tough to fit even my leggings into. The leather will stretch a bit for you, as after trying on a few times, it did get easier to get my foot in...really soft leather. (Easing foot in is always easier for me with a stocking, easier slip.) If I only chose to wear these with skirts/dresses, I would have kept, but I sadly returned. Too pricey to have and not be able to wear with skinny jeans. My calves measure 14", rather average. Even though they would definitely stretch wearing with jeans were just too tight. Then they wrinkle at the ankle and that bugs me, like all day I would feel that. The cognac color although a really rich color (orange/red brown) was super distressed -too much for me...rather do the distressing myself. Loved the scallop detail at the top. Waiting for non distressed extended calf Frye! 3 star rating overall because I feel for the style boot they should fit comfortably while wearing jeans. Too few options to wear this boot for me. 5 star style though!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

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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2 people found this review helpful  

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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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Anonymous

from New Haven, CT

These boots are gorgeous. They have just the right amount of rugged and go with everything. They feel amazing on. In my mind, this is the perfect boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2012

Jennifer K

from San Antonio, Texas

These boots are awesome! Hard to get on the first few times, but there is a trick to them...it helps to raise your leg in the air while sitting and pull them on while holding the straps...it works for me! Super comfy. I'm usually between an 8 and 8.5...the 8.5 was way too big.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlantic Beach, FL

Love these boots! They look like they are 100 years old and so beautifully broken in -- yet they are brand new! I get lots of compliments on these boots. Super comfy right out of the box too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 5, 2011

Christine

from San Diego, California

Ordered these Saturday evening and received the Monday AM...Zappos is top notch with getting what you order fast the boots are superb, color and distressing is just beautiful. Although the boot is tall just below my knee and so tight on the calf. I am 5ft 5 inches tall and never have a problem with boots being to tight around my calf. I ran them to the cobbler today to be stretched and we will see at the end of the week if they can stretch them enough. Keeping my fingers crossed, because I love them, the best style of the season. Have many Frye styles under my belt from the '70s on; they are a quality company Zappos is tops with service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

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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2 people found this review helpful  

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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2 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Park City, UT

These are awesome boots. I love them. If you have an athletic calf like me though you'll have to wear them a bunch to stretch them out, or you can take it to a shoe cobbler, and they can stretch them. They look good, and they are comfortable, and I get compliments on them all the time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 3, 2012

James B

from Buena Vista, CO

Love these boots! Wish they weren't quite so distressed out of the box but they are super comfortable and I love the historic style. They are tall but so am I so they work well.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 2, 2012

Gabriela C

from Hollywood,CA

These boots are wonderful but I had to take them to an old fashion cobbler to get them stretched. My calves are a 14 inches around. The description says 15 inches...no way! They were under 14 inches around. My shoe guy had to stretch them at the ankle and the calf so they would fit properly. The leather is wonderful. They are well made but the sizing and proportion was very disappointing for the price but I was willing to put up with it as my boot maker was able to correct the problems. Frye needs to do a better job at proportion and measurements, especially if they are going to charge that kind of money.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 14, 2011

Amanda T

from Wisconsin

Frye boots are always high quality and gorgeous, but sadly, these did not fit my wide-ish calves. The foot fit beautifully, the sole was sturdy, grippy, and supportive, the toe box was the right size, but the calf was just too narrow for me. Also they looked really beat up. I'm sure it's the intended style, distressed and broken in, but I was still surprised how abused they looked. If I were keeping them I'd get some Frye boot conditioner to smooth out the roughness a bit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 13, 2011

Kristin G

from San Francisco, CA

Really great looking boots, but very narrow shaft makes them difficult to get on and a little tight in the calf (and I would not describe my calves as chubby). Still workable, but there is a lot of tugging involved in getting them on. 3 stars in comfort is for the narrow shaft- the foot portion is comfortable!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 28, 2011

Anonymous

from San Francisco

This boot is beautiful but the top lip of the boot is so narrow, I had a tough time wiggling my foot in. I'm 5'8 and 135, by no means do I have chunky calves but this boot would make me believe otherwise. It's a shame too cause it is, by far, the cutest boot on the market.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 16, 2014

Anonymous

from MN

These are beautiful boots! Ordered the Dark Brown 10 it was to long and the calf was huge. They flip flopped more than a politician. Sent them back, got a 9.5 could not get my foot past the ankle area. Ordered a Black 10, they fit perfect. These are very hard to get on if you have a high instep as I do, but keep trying they will go on and get easier each time. I am 5'10" with 14.5" calves the boot hits about 1.5" below my knee. To get them on try putting plastic bags on your feet so they slip on, then after an hour or two of walking in the boot switch to thin socks for two more hours. The second day I wore wool socks and the boot is easy to slip on and off. Worth the money and Zappos is great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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1 person found this review helpful  

September 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

As a horse person who owns a tack shop I spend a lot of time dealing with tall narrow boots. These are NARROW. I am considered a medium to narrow in my calf for actual riding boots and these boots were on the tight side for me. Not much room for more then socks or tights. Also if you have a high instep this is not a good choice.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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February 27, 2015

Anonymous

from boston, MA

Awesome boot. First pair I received had an imperfection in the stitching and leather alignment that made it almost impossible to pull on. But quickly returned those and received a new pair, and have been wearing them constantly -- and I mean constantly to work and at work -- through Boston's horrible winter and storms this year. (I did oil them before taking them into the salty slush, ice, and snow, but they look great and have given me solid traction). they're better than the "winter boot" I had bought from another reputable firm that kept rubbing the skin off my ankle. couldn't be happier with these. fit from day one and were immediately comfortable. as mentioned by others, they are tight around the calf -- I'm average height and average weight. So I've only worn them over skinny jeans, with tights, as well as just against the skin in florida. As I slogged through the snow drifts and brutal windchill with warm feet and legs on my walk to work, I kept thinking I had to write a rave review of these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2015

H e

from Chapel Hill

True to size. Traditional court shoe. Well made with great support. Not the most stylish, but comfort and (especially) support are more important!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2015

Jacqueline c

from Boulder Creek, Ca.

Love this boot! As an owner of many pairs of Frye boots, This is one of my very favorite ones. The leather is exquisite and they are one of the most comfortable. I, myself, have learned to only go for the comfortable ones because it is not worth it to me. I usual wear a 7 1/2, after reading the reviews, ordered the 7 and it fit perfect. Rugged, classy, and comfort. Cannot go wrong. Beautiful boot. One of my favorites!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 2, 2015

Anonymous

 

I love these boots - super flattering to your leg and very comfortable. Have to say they do run large though. I am a true 7.5, but often go up to an 8 in boots so I can wear thicker socks. With these, I feel pretty I could've worn a 7, but they are more narrow than most boots, so I stuck with the 7.5. I have a really high instep and always have trouble finding boots in my size that I can fit my foot down into. These slid on easily and still fit nice and close around the top of by calf. The calf is not super duper narrow, however these would definitely not work if you have a large calf unless you wear a pretty large shoe size as well. Last point: mine were super distressed. Looked beat to death and just plain sad - they were also a very light brown instead of the rich dark shown in the photo. I've rubbed them down with mink oil a couple times now and they look similar to the photo, but still not quite that dark.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2015

Kathleen F

from Arroyo Grande, California

I love these boots! Comfortable right out of the box and I wear them all day. I get so many compliments every time I wear them. They go with jeans, leggings, dresses, whatever you want to wear them with.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 20, 2014

Sara

from Portland, OR

Normally, I am a size 10. Based on other reviews, I ordered a 1/2 size smaller. The 9.5 fit like a dream. Very comfortable boots. At first a little narrow, after 2 weeks of wear they have relaxed a little and are perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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