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Frye Phillip Harness Tall Reviews

142 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

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4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

84% "Moderate arch support"

135 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/9/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I just ordered & received the Frye Phillip Harness Tall boots. I really love the style of these boots, the low heel, and the beautiful dark brown color. Even though I am a 6½ wide width shoe (5'3" and 132 pounds), the footbed was just a tad snug. A little break in would most likely stretch the leather in that respect. The footbed did feel pretty darn great, however, I have 14½" calves and a high instep and could hardly get these babies zipped! My legs felt like they were in sausage casings! That was too bad because out of the two I selected to try, this pair, hands down, was my favorite. I have no choice but to return them. For you ladies with smaller calves, these are great looking boots! Two stars for comfort due to tight leg/calve.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/8/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I received the boots only to find that the zipper on the left boot would not go down all the way. It is a very difficult zipper even when it does work. I returned them after I called Zappos to let them know of this defect. They were out of stock so I didn't receive a replacement. I reordered a week later and again zipper did not work on the left boot. Could this be the same pair that I ordered a week prior? Also they are very tight around the calf and I have average size calfs. I did order on Amazon when Zappos was out of stock and again the zippers were very difficult to work. I feel that Frye needs to re-look at this product zipper since the price point is very high for this kind of issue.

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4 people found this review helpful  

April 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

These boots are classic with just enough edge. I absolutely love them. I have bought Frye before and knew to size 1/2 down from my usual size, that said, these may have worked in my normal size (snug fit), but this beautiful leather will stretch with wearing. The zipper takes some work but not at all flimsy. Completely worth the investment.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2012

Tiffany M

from Seattle

My obsession with these boots knows no ends. I have been trying to find a replacement for a pair of Calvin Klein boots that I loved into disrepair. This quest for another has no finally, after 2½ years come to an end with these boots. After trying on countless pairs at countless stores, buying and returning countless through the wonder that is Zappos, these are the ones. I sized all the way down to a 7 in these because the leather will stretch (I wear an 8 in tennis shoes and a 7½in boots). I have also tried many Fryes and most made my ankle look terrible as my legs are fairly trim but because of the zippers all the way up the back they fit much closer to the leg. Fair warning the zipper is difficult to maneuver for about the first week of wear. I found pointing my toe once I got past my heel to be an effective trick to get it moving all the way up. I absolutely adore these and the only problem I can foresee is needing to resole the bottoms. I like the way the distressed leather looks on there but I need some traction for MC riding. That should not be too expensive though. Buy these if you are on the fence! Besides if you do not like them, we all know how wonderfully Zappos makes returns simple and painless.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 25, 2011

Amber L

from Los Angeles

I have bought and returned 4 pairs of other Frye boots cause they were no good. These are the greatest boots I have ever owned. They fit my calves perfect. They were the right amount of Vintage worn look and they are very comfortable! I bought the dark brown and the finish is perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2011

Anonymous

 

These are great boots! At first, I was a little skeptical of the zipper in the back, but if you flex your foot up a little when zipping, there's never a problem... it straightens out the zipper! I love these. They are nice and sung around the calf, but not too tight. They work great over jeans or with a dress.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I fell in love with these boots as soon as they arrived but I had problems with the zippers. Both boots were very hard to zip up and down and. I was determined to make them work so I just kept zipping them and unzipping them about ten times and they loosened up and now work fine. Not sure if they are just stiff at first or what. These boots are incredibly comfortable and I have thin calves so I love the fit. Glad I kept them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

I ordered the stone antique cognac and the regular soft cognac. Both are really cute, but fit differently. I love the regular cognac! The calves are more narrow, which is great for me. Mine are 13 inches, and these fit with about 1-1.5 inches of room, so they probably fit up to 14-14.5. The antique cognac were huge on my calves and looked ridiculous, more like 15-15.5 inch width. So order the antique if you need wider calves, and order the regular soft leather if you need more narrow calves. I'm about 50/50 with 7.5 or 8, and am 7.5 in these. The foot area also fits perfectly. The zipper is a little tricky at the heel (after only two zips), but works fine and seems like it'll loosen up.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 23, 2012

Liesl

from baltimore

I love these boots! I got them in "dark brown soft vintage". Although I was a bit concerned that they would be too reddish, they are a rich brown color, soft while remaining rugged and with just the right amount of character provided by the "vintage" treatment that, along with the back zipper, makes them perfect wearing up as well as down. I love how the leather sole is so quiet. They are much less stressful on my feet than clacking around town in my heeled boots. The only thing is that the fit is a bit narrow right before the toes in a way that makes me wish sometimes that I had tried a half a size larger. (I got a 7.5) However, they already have plenty of room in the toe itself and fit well everywhere else, so I might just have been swimming in an 8. It's a bit odd, since I have the James Wingtips in a 7, and they fit perfectly. Still, I'd rate these 5 stars all the way.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Malvern

These boots are incredible! They are worth every penny. They're an updated version of the classic Frye; they're comfortable, sexy & cool at the same time and the back zippers work great. I will never wear a pair of lesser quality boots again. Second of all, let me say that this was my first Zappos order and they were incredible. There happened to be a problem with the website that day and the Zappos rep was helpful & courteous and upgraded my shipping for the inconvenience. All retailers have a problem from time to time, but it's how that retailer handles the problem that is important. I will definitely be a return shopper to Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 8, 2012

Carli D

 

These are the best things that ever happened to boots. They are everything I've been looking for in a tall boot. I'm 5'5/120 with kind of short thick legs but they fit me perfectly. I have avg. calves and they are perfect with jeans and a little room to spare. I got both black to compare... The washed vintage is a nice, dark shiny black; the calf is slightly narrower due to the shrinkage and slight puckering of the leather. The stone antique (my choice of the two) is matte and more grey, but you can just buff them a little bit with a bowl to get more of a worn black look, it's like someone forgot to do this because the grey polish just rubs off on things if you don't and can stain. Yes the zipper is a bit sticky, if it breaks I'll send them back to fry for a free repair, but reading the other reviews I assume it will get better. Cushiony insole. Nice ankle shape. No slouch. Do size up if on the edge, I wear 6.5 in Frye, these are a 7.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 25, 2012

Nancy

 

These are the coolest looking boots, very comfortable to walk in and the quality that you expect from Frye...gorgeous leather. I purchased the distressed brown color . They really do look and feel like your favorite boots that you have worn forever. I did have a little problem with the zipper the first few times but it's fine now. I feel they run true to size. I wear 8 1/2 and they fit great. Worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: Luch

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 24, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Size: definitely run a bit smaller than Fryes normally do (which means pretty true to size in this case). I wear a 9-9.5 and the 9.5's fit perfectly. They are a little narrow - I have somewhat narrow feet and they fit nicely. Comfort: they are not super padded, but due to the low heel and good foot construction, they definitely were comfortable to walk in. Height (shaft): all the way up to the knee (I'm 5'7). Overall fit: the shaft is pretty narrow, and this is ultimately why I'm returning them. I don't have big calves but these were snug enough that I felt slightly uncomfortable with jeans tucked into them. And I was looking for more of a pull-on style shaft. I had no problems with the zipper, and the color/leather was very nice on the black black ones. I think these will do someone looking for a tighter, comfortable boot very well. Just not perfect for what I needed, and for the money, they have to be perfect. They certainly are cute though.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, El Naturalista

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

Absolutely beautiful! Super leather smell is permeating my room. Great craftsmanship as always from Frye. They fit in my usual 9 but no room for socks so I'm debating trying the 9.5. Never needed a 9.5 in Frye before but might try it this time to see the difference.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2012

Kirsten M

from Jacksonville, FL

I love theses boots. They are a classic "forever" flat boot to knock around in. They are also comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 2, 2012

Jb

from Chicago

Amazing! Love these boots. They are incredible durable and comfortable. I have not had any of the zipper issues that previous reviewers mentioned. One note, the 'Black Antique Stone' color looks almost gray, quite a bit lighter than the picture. Overall, completely worth the money - I'll be wearing these boots constantly for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 25, 2012

Anonymous

from bloomington, il

These boots are beautiful and have a tough girl edge to them! I wore them all day today and they were phenomenally comfortable. The zipper did stick initially but after zipping/unzipping a few times I didn't have a problem. The boots are beautiful, comfortable, and fit beautifully.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Santa Monica, CA

Wow! These just arrived -- have been coveting them for awhile now, but they're not sold in ANY stores around here. I was really worried that (a) they wouldn't zip up, and (b) they'd be too narrow on my calves, which are NOT thin. Neither one of these is the case! And these boots are stunning. I got some Melissa Buttons earlier this year and feel truly, madly deeply in love with Frye -- these have only made it worse. I will never own any boots other than Frye or Uggs again, ever. These just re-define what a well-made boot is all about. Thanks, Zappos, as always for wonderful service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Ecco, Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 16, 2012

Dan K

from Portland, OR

I bought these for my girl this holiday and I'm pleasantly surprised. Everything shipped fast and when I got was absolutely perfect. The leather is of an astounding quality and I've gathered that the comfort is second to none (she put them on Christmas morning and hasn't really taken them off since).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Portland, Maine

I love these boots. I have a few friends who are Frye enthusiasts and highly recommend any shoe by Frye, but I was not sure I wanted to pay this much for boots. I feel in love with this style, I must say, I have no regrets! They look and feel great. My husband, who usually smiles and nods politely when I buy new shoes, now wants a pair of Frye's. I chose the antiqued black, and overall the fit, quality and style are amazing. I had trouble with the zipper being difficult to operate when the boots were brand new, so I brought the boots to a cobbler who stretched the leather a tad, and oiled the zipper for me, and it now works fine. It cost $8 - totally worth it! One negative - they don't keep my feet warm if I'm outside in cold weather for any length of time, which is why I'm giving comfort 4 starts instead of 5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 5, 2012

Anonymous

from New Haven CT

I love these boots! I was a little worried after reading comments about the zippers sticking. They were difficult to zip where the ankle strap is quickly resolved after a couple zips, the other still sticks occasionally. It is not enough to turn me off to them as they are so comfortable. I wear them all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 26, 2011

Vicki

from Chicago

I ordered the antiqued pair and I love that they look like I've already worn them many times! They aren't comfortable at first, obviously because they've never been worn, but once you wear them in they are just fine. The zipper seemed a bit touchy but got better as I wore them more and it is not a huge problem. For anyone who is looking for a boot with not much heel this is it, I'm not fond of heels and this has just the right sole and very little heel!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 13, 2011

Anonymous

from New Hampshire

Great boots! They will be perfect with dresses, leggings or skinny jeans. They have a very nice shape, and they are not slouchy, but at the same time also not really tight. Love them. The only thing I have to mention is that I ordered both black colors: stone antiqued and soft vintage, and they looked almost exactly the same. I definitely did not see the difference as on the pictures. I ordered half size down, since I noticed most of the Frye boots run large. I'm glad I did. The size fits perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Alaska

Great looking boot, but the color comes off on your hands and the zipper doesn't work. I will be returning them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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June 28, 2012

Verena

from California

Love this boot! Fit perfectly as soon as I put it on! Comfortable and looks great with skirts as well as pants...I am thrilled with this purchase. I am 6 feet tall and have size 11 feet and it is challenging to find boots that fit in foot and calf...these have slim calves so no gap! While also fitting my long feet...yippee!

Brands I'd also recommend: No boot fits like Frye....

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 1, 2012

Susan M

from Pittsburgh pa

Beautiful boots. High quality and very comfortable. I get so many compliments every time I wear them. Worth the money. They will last forever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 16, 2012

Anonymous

from North Carolina

Love these boots! They were worth every penny. I wear them with skirts, dresses, and jeans and they look fabulous whatever I pair them with.

Brands I'd also recommend: Horny Toad, Sanita, Dansko, Royal Robbins

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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