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Frye Shirley Riding Plate Reviews

38 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

32%Rated 4 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

76% "Felt true to width"

87% "Moderate arch support"

35 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/19/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I just got mine and I love them! I got the cognac color, it looks a little darker in person but I almost like it better than the picture. The size fits perfectly. For people who have had trouble getting their foot past the heel; a woman at a shoe store told me when you first get a boot like this you need to use a plastic bag to slip your foot in initially, and that you should wear them around the house for a bit to wear them in. It worked great for me!

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/20/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I purchased a pair of knee high Frye boots after being recommended by someone who wears Frye for everything including horseback riding competitions. I loved them when I received them and although they felt a little small in the ball of my foot, I wore them. They did become more comfortable and shape to my feet. After about 10 months the heels began to show serious wear. At about 11 months the heel binding completely ripped and they are no longer wearable. I am so disappointed! I never thought that boots that cost this much would fall apart so quickly. I have had many other leather boots from other companies and have kept them for years, getting minor repairs done. These were the most expensive pair and the fastest to fall apart even though I wore them no more than once a week. I have returned them (because Zappos is awesome) and I will look for a new pair of boots, from another company.

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August 7, 2012

Anonymous

from northern ca

So I ordered these very excited; however, was a little disappointed when they arrived. They are stone washed leather, but to me, just appeared too used and old. I am a big fan of Frye boots, but these looked like I had already been working in the stables in them for years. Not the look I was really going for. Sadly they will go back and the search will continue.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

Similar story- got them and couldn't get my foot past the ankle. I wear an 8.5-9 and ordered a 9. Don't want to order a 9.5 or 10 and have the foot be too big. Going to be exchanging for a different style.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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September 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

These boots are beautiful! However...they are definitely darker (some red looking colors). I have athletic calves (not huge, but muscular) and I was convinced from reviews that they would fit. Sadly, between my high arches and wider calves, I couldn't get these boots on. I'm not returning because my mom tried them on and wants them. I wish they had a wide calf option for this style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 24, 2014

Shelly K

from Chicagoland, IL

Beautiful boots! A bit darker than the picture. I wanted a lighter color so I am returning but already ordered the copper! Cant wait for decent weather to wear them! They do feel a bit narrow but I have a feeling that they will expand as the leather gets worn in a bit. I plan to wear thinner socks til they do. This is my first pair of quality leather boots and I am so happy with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2014

Anonymous

from colorado

I ordered these boots because I saw them at Free People and thought, yippee, finally a black flat boot that everyone doesn't have. I also could not get my foot past the ankle, but tried the plastic bag trick and it slid right in. They will stretch and be perfect. Thanks to the writer of that review.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Love, love, love these boots! So well made and so classic. The construction on these boots is so well done. These would have lasted me forever, but unfortunately they need to go back. But only because they are a little too tall on my short legs and also won't really fit over my athletic calves. Wish these would have fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2014

Anonymous

from richmond va

I absolutely love these boots. They are very comfortable to wear and I hope that I have them a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 20, 2013

Tara

 

I just got mine a few days ago, I love them. I got them in redwood. I got a 7.5 which is what I normally wear, I was a little worried because I know Frye boots can be hard to get on (I have experienced it too with a bad eBay purchase). But with a little push my feet slid into these boots (I also have a high arch/instep) and I'm sure they will be easier to get on as I wear them more. I like these better than the Melissa Button because I feel like everyone has those.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2013

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I ordered these in the Stone Stone Wash. The boots had a little more black and person and was a gorgeous color. I ordered half a size up (I have two Frye boots in a 9, I ordered 9½) and they fit perfectly. The leather is soft so it is easy to break in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Pacific Northwest

After tirelessly searching for the perfect Frye boots to fit my athletic calves, I found the Shirley Riding Plate. Love the rubber outer sole for traction. The shaft shape is just what I was looking for - straight like a tue riding boot. Gorgeous leather is durable but soft. The hammered copper color actually looks darker and less orangey in person. Will likely be buying in more colors... Can't beat Frye quality and Zappos service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 23, 2013

Robin

from Asheville, NC

Just received my boots and like some others of you, they are too tight in the ankle. I tried the plastic bag on the foot trick and I could get them on, but they will have to go back for a half size larger. Really beautiful boots, though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 21, 2013

Lynn T

from Upstate NY

This boot is one of the prettiest boots I've seen! I hesitated because of the price, but they are worth every penny. The look is so classic it will be in style forever. This is my first pair of Frye boots, and I just ordered another pair. I'm kind of of boot addict, so that might not be a good thing. :) I ordered the charcoal hammered and they are the perfect neutral if you don't want a black boot. I wear a ton of black and these go with everything! I'm a true 7 1/2 and average width, these fit spot on and I didn't go up or down a size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark's , Sorel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 3, 2013

Colleen C

from Las Vegas, NV

Love them! I have always wanted Frye boots so it was great to find them on Zappos at a reduced cost, but great quality!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 10, 2013

Meg s

from United States

I LOVE these boots! They are super comfortable. And yes, as the other reviews state, they can be a bit difficult to get on the first few wearings...but the actual bootstraps help so much! I was on my feet in them for 12 hours a day, 2 days in a row, and had no issues. Definitely worth the investment.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2013

S m

from Boston MA

I am in love! I waited for just the right pair of Frye boots and these are them. They are so comfortable and they fit perfectly!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 10, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

After reading the reviews I ordered half a size up, and that was too big! I am a 6½, and ordered a 7. But I absolutely love these boots. They are exactly what I have been looking for all year. They are amazing, soft leather (I got the dark brown hammered full grain leather), the shape of the boot is perfect (rather straight, not much shaping at the ankle, like real riding boots), and the straps around the ankle are the coolest touch. I ordered my true size, 6½, and cannot wait for them to arrive!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

I do not understand why people are complaining that they cannot get their feet past the ankle. I recently got my Frye Shirley Riding Plate boots, and my feet slide in and out easily, quickly, and without any effort yet still feels secure and well fitted to my feet. In fact, they are easier to put on and take off than many of my other boots by other designers that have zippers on the sides. I do not have particularly narrow feet, either. I wear a size 7, got a size 7, and they fit perfectly. Also, someone had said they felt the boots did not look right on her because she is 5'2". I am 5'3", and I think they still look great on me. They hit me just below my knees. As far as appearances go, these boots are absolutely gorgeous. I got the Copper Hammered color, and I could not love them more. They are the perfect rich brown-red, the leather is of excellent quality, and the grain has just the right blend of rustic-refined finish. They look great with skinny jeans or a dress/skirt. These boots are exactly what I have been looking for all season. I was hesitant to buy these boots because of some of the negative reviews and the hefty price tag, but I am so glad that I decided to go for it! I could not be happier with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 4, 2014

KB

from California

Frye Shirley Riding Plate in Black Smooth Full Grain Leather 6½M - Pretty, but the leather was very stiff and formal and looked like it would crack if bent while walking. Although I think the circumference was about 14¾", I could not get my high-arched feet to make the angle and sit flat inside the footbed. A classic look for the right chick, though. Thanks for making the return easy, Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, PUMA, Joan & David, Chaco, Tsubo, Fly London, NAOT, Adidas

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

Although I did not keep these boots, they are a lovely pair. I like the style and color just wanted something that looked a little more fitted in the ankle and calf area. Since they are pull on with no zipper the ankle is a bit big on me. They did not look bad, just wanted a different look. They do feel like they run narrow. They are cute, I just ended up going with a different style of Frye boots.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 9, 2013

Jessica

from Indiana

I have high arches and wider calves (15"), and I have been looking for a pair of slip on riding boots that I could get my feet into for a long time and pretty much gave up. After reading all the reviews and dreaming about these boots, I decided to give it a try again. I had to bring them to a cobbler to get stretched in the arch and a little in the shaft (so I could wear them comfortably with jeans), and after using plastic bags on my feet for a couple of days, I now have my new favorite boots. I normally wear a size 9, but I found these to be more comfortable in a 9½. Frye is known for their sturdy construction, so I think these boots took longer to break in then other leather boots I have owned, but now that they are broken in, they are the most comfortable boots I have. In all honesty, if you have high arches, getting into any slip on boot will be a battle, but with a little dedication and some hard work, it can happen.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

I have looked for a pair of knee-high boots for almost 2 years before I found these. I love that they are tall and come up to slightly below my knee (I have long legs so this has been a challenge). They fit well right out of the box; I had no problems slipping my foot in. I ordered my typical shoe size 9. The foot bed didn't require more than a day to break in however, the boot shaft was a bit stiff and made driving difficult but broke in after 3 weeks. I also love that they do not have zippers so there is nothing to snag on my tights or pants. I hope to wear these boots for a very long time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 19, 2013

Valarie J

 

These are nice boots, but I would have thought for this price they would have been made of thicker leather. The leather is kind of thin. Soft and comfortable though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 16, 2013

Lauren P

from United States

I got these boots because I wanted a tan boot. I already have and love my Paige Tall Riding Boot that I've had for two years and I've actually worn out the sole and Frye replaced it under warranty. I loved that these booths have a rubber sole unlike the leather sole on my other boots. I had no problems getting my foot in, it slipped on perfectly, no problem with the calve area, it was a little tight but I know it will stretch over time. The reason I am having to return them is it's too tight in the toe box for me. I'm in between an 11 and a 12, and these are just a little too tight in an 11 but the length is fine.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 21, 2013

Amanda

from Kansas City, MO

Holy smokes, is this boot darker in real life than the image would lead you to believe! Definitely more of a dark brown than a cognac. Fortunately, I love the color and the only reason I ordered it in the light brown was because I already owned a pair of Merrells in dark brown. The craftsmanship of these shoes is gorgeous. The leather is soft and supple and just beautiful. So far I have spent about 10 hours total wearing these shoes and the heal and top arch of my foot both rub against the shoe itself. However, having owned a pair of real-leather boots oft his nature before, I feel confident they will wear in quickly and comfortably to wear there is no discomfort. I think these boots are definitely worth the cost as they are so beautiful, but I've also been saving up/staring at these bad boys for the past 2 months now...worth the wait!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrel

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Bought these to replace the Paige Frye boots by dog chewed up. It was a pricey thing to replace, so I was happy to find a good price on these (same boots on a-zon for more! same color!). They are a beautiful, rich color. Not a polished look at all, they are definitely meant to be worn looking, but not as though someone would be like "why did that chick buy used boots?!" They have a vintage-esque feel. Compared to the Paige boots, they are tight. I bought 8.5. I am 5'9" and have 14.5" calves. I normally wear 8.5 in flats and sneakers, and sometimes a 9 in heels. Both the calves and foot area are tight for these, even though they are the same size I bought for Paige. Another piece worth noting - the stylin' straps around the ankle can be undone. I could not get these boots on without doing that. They are adjustable, too. I thought it was that logo plate on the heel that was restricting me from getting my boats in there but it was really the straps. I'm keeping these and hoping they stretch, but I'd think about sizing up if I were you!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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