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Frye Carson Lug Riding Reviews

61 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

13%Rated 4 stars

25%Rated 3 stars

13%Rated 2 stars

6%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

46% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 16 Carson Lug Riding Frye Reviews

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 14, 2014

Jill S

from New York

I really, really wanted these boots to work. Beautiful, simple style that I've been searching for in a boot for a couple of years and comfortable lug sole too. Living in the Northeast, I really wanted a lug sole to save me from a slip and fall on icy winter sidewalks. I ordered 1/2 size down from my usual 7. Struggled a bit to get my bare leg into the boot but once in the footbed fit beautifully. The calf was ridiculously snug but I thought if I could just get them stretched the boot would be perfect. Sadly, even after stretching, I could barely fit my 14.5 inch calf in the boot with just a legging on. I really want a boot I can wear with jeans, so sadly, back it goes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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September 21, 2014

Cristina

from Washington

I normally wear a size 6-6.5 but I ordered a 7 even though reviews said they ran a little large because I wanted to wear them with plenty of socks and/or a cushion insert, plus based on the other reviews I knew the shaft ran narrow. It does, but then I run hills so I have large calves (15" at the top). I ordered and received them in Cognac and they're exactly what I wanted. I had no problem getting my foot in and with a wide front foot and narrow heel they still encased my foot nicely. The calves were tight of course. I couldn't quite pull them up all the way. I've been using spray rubbing alcohol and magazines while wearing them for a week and I have them just about where I want them. I must say having nice enough leather that you can manipulate it to make a custom fit boot is about as good as it gets. I wish they were a little taller since my calves are long, but they're about the best fitting talls I've had. I'd love to have them in every color.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Kentucky

A natural size 7 in Frye boots, I first purchased a size 7.5 based on the reviews that they run small. The 7.5 was too large so I purchased a 7, which was also too large, now a 6.5 which is still too large although I could barely get my foot down the shaft. I love the look of the boot, especially the Cognac. I'm just perplexed about the erratic sizing. My foot literally swam around in the 6.5. Awesome looking boots though.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

"Aren't Frye boots supposed to last forever?" This is what I thought, but after less than a year of owning these boots the rubber on the heel has worn through to the stacked leather heel, and the leather on the stacked heel itself is also peeling off in 2 different places. The treads on the foot bed are almost completely gone, slippery like a pair of old running sneakers. The quality of the rubber on the sole is AWFUL. Nothing like the soles on other Frye boots I have owned for years such as their Harness boots. Close to 10 years and they still have plenty of life in them. The people at the Frye store told me that it is "normal wear and tear" and is not covered by the warranty. Normal wear and tear?? I've had these boots for 10 months, and only worn them 6 of those months. It's ridiculous to charge almost $400 for boots that I now need to get resoled. Frye said they would resole them for me, but it would be the same sole. I am taking them elsewhere to get them soled with Vibram soles, something that will last but will surely cost me a lot. On the positive side, the style is great, the leather is beautiful, and I get a ton of compliments on these boots. But considering this is the most money I've spent on a pair of shoes, I'm really disappointed in the poor quality of the sole.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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