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Frye Veronica Back Zip Reviews

148 reviews
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Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

64% "Felt true to size"

77% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

139 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/8/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love these boots! Great style and the antiqued leather is a great look. I usually wear a 7 and the 7 seems to fit although I will have to wear thin socks. I have read many reviews that say Frye's are snug at first, but to give the leather some time to stretch and form to your foot. I'm wearing thick socks with them around the house to try to stretch them a bit. The zipper on the back is such a great look but they do irritate my heels a bit. I'm really hoping this will subside over time.

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9 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/18/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These look cute but are so uncomfortable! I wear an 8, regular width. These have a narrow toe box and a wide heel and the sole is like a board. Just to clarify, they're very snug around my toes with no room to spare and barely touch my heel on either side or back, it just slides all over the place, exacerbated by the hard sole - guaranteed to cause many a blister. Its like the schizophrenic boot - it can't decide if it wants to be narrow or wide. In short, these are the most uncomfortable boots I've ever tried on. What a shame! These will be going back.

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 7, 2013

Jacki

from Houston, TX

The boots are great- a little shorter than I'm used to (they're maybe an inch under my knee, and I'm 5'9"), but perfect for a relaxed classic biker look without all the studs and straps. My only issue with these boots is I can sometimes feel the zipper on my heel, but it doesn't rub or anything. It would just be nice if the zipper flange went all the way down to the bottom of the zipper.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 26, 2012

Kim

from Knoxville, TN

I LOVE these boots! I bought them in dark brown and loved them so Much I just got the antique black for Christmas! They are somewhat tight at first but after a few wears they fit perfectly! I receive so many compliments. Great boot!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 10, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

Hello, sexy boots! The Veronica Back Zip is the perfect riding boot - super stylish in a rugged, not-trying-too-hard sort of way. They will go with just about anything. I have a medium-sized calf (I like to think of them as "sturdy"), and unlike some Frye boots that have a pretty small circumference, these leave just enough room for a pair of skinny jeans without squeezing or gapping. I ordered a half size larger than normal based on other reviews, but for me, these ran true to size. I traded back down for my 8.5, and they feel much better. That said, here are some tips for a better boot experience: 1) Wear a boot sock, especially during the break-in period. These boots have a wide heel and a narrow toe box. A boot sock will help with both areas, providing girth in the heel and cushioning in the toe while the upper and bed mold to your foot shape. 2) The straps aren't just for show! Even though they serve a fashion purpose, the straps over the top and at the back of the boot can also provide a more secure heel fit if you tighten them a notch. Like any quality boot, these don't fit perfectly right out of the box. But, also like any quality boot, I could tell right away that it would only take a few days of wear before they fit like a glove. I'm in love.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

These Veronica Back Zip boots are fabulous! Like other reviewers have commented, the Cognac is a rich, gorgeous color! I'm 5'2, slim calves, narrow feet and always order size 6 in Fryes, 1/2 size smaller than usual 6.5 in shoes. Because others said these ran small, I ordered both the 6 and 6.5. The 6 fit best in the shaft and my right foot (which is slightly shorter than the left). The buckles can be cinched up to fit my slimmer calves without detracting from the style. The top of the shaft comes about 2" below my knee - very nice. A little slippage in the heels which is normal. There is a little pressure on top of my left toes, which is especially uncomfortable with socks, quite tolerable without. The 6.5's are much roomier in the toebox with no pressure at all, but they slip so much in the heel that it feels like I'm walking out of them. I haven't decided yet which pair to keep, but the style is so hot, the leather so gorgeous, and the Cognac so rich, that I will keep one or the other. Hooray for boots that fit slim calves! (If you have slim legs, the Karla Engineer are also fantastic!) Love Frye boots, love Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Tacoma

Writing a follow up review after wearing them for a week. I originally purchased two pairs of these in a 6.5 and a 7. I have a 15 inch calf from running and ballet, I'm 118, and 5'2 to give you an idea. The 7s I thought fit great at first but worried they would stretch from some of the reviews. The 6.5 size, however, was so tight on my toebox that while I could squeeze my foot in and after a while forget they were on...my toes went numb. I've always had the philosophy, if it doesn't fit somewhat comfortable out of the box, then I shouldn't hope that they will stretch. Friends of mine that own Frye boots told me there of course is some stretch and break in but not to expect a 1/2 size to a size. So after a week of walking around and switching the two in my house, I decided to go with my normal size 7. They are comfortable and if there is some stretch beyond my normal size, I'll simply add an insert or wear a thicker sock. The quality of these boots is not matched by many others. I recently ordered another pair on closeout in a different brand and while the tag on them said "genuine leather" they looked plastic and cheap compared to these Frye Veronica Back zip boots. These are absolutely amazing and after wearing them out just one day, I got so many compliments from people I do know and don't know. They are definitely a head turner. I hope to get many years out of these for sure. Zappos as always is awesome to do business with. They are responsive and the easy method of returns can't be beat.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

These boots are amazing. They are super comfortable, the color is great. Not as "orange" as shown in picture. I typically wear a 7 1/2 and I wish I had bought the 8 as these are a little snug. Still wearing them though. Only downside, the snaps come undone multiple times during the day. It doesn't bother me, but it might drive some people nuts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Florida

This is my first tall boot. I really needed something that I could wear to walk around in a lot. I ordered two of these to decide between two colors--kept the Cognac, it's not nearly as bright as pictured and is beautiful. At first I tried these on (7.5, my usual size) with thicker winter socks, but wound up getting some thinner socks, and with the latter the boots were great. There was a little rubbing on the back of one heel, and it was a little tight across one toe box. But I took these, after only one day or breaking in, on a trip as my only shoe and wore them for four days straight, walking all over NYC, day and night. Originally I would have preferred to wear pants outside of the boots, but none of mine have a wide enough flare, so I usually wear it with skinnies and skirts. Makes some jingling noise when I walk, but this could be remedied in a lot of ways. I do periodically have the snaps come undone, but usually it's something I've inadvertently done myself. Beautiful boot, great craftsmanship.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2012

Heather

from Fairbanks, ak

This is my very first pair of Frye boots and I wasn't sure what to expect or even if I wanted to pay that much money. I kept thinking about them. So of course I did the logical thing and bought them. At first I bought these in a nine because I read a few reviews where they ran small. Not the case for me. I had to exchange them for my normal 8.5. But these boots are absolute lovely! The leather is nice and thick, and the zippers aren't that bad to get up and down. I wish the arch was a little better for how much they cost. But other than that, I'm love love with them! A must buy. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: born, timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 30, 2015

Anonymous

from Washington, D.C.

I love this boot. It looks great and is comfortable. As other commenters noted, the snaps do unsnap every now and then if they catch on something; however, I don't find it to be too much of a problem. My biggest complaint is that the leather scratches easily. I've decided I can live with it, as it makes the boot look more worn-in. However, if you're looking for a more polished look, this isn't the right boot for you. Order a half-size bigger than usual.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 22, 2016

Maria F

from Barrington Hills, IL

Love these boots!! So comfortable, I can wear them all day. I can walk all over with them and my feet do not get tired. And they look so cute!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 16, 2016

K Y

from Rohnert Park, CA

These boots are amazing! They are pricy, but definitely worth every penny....the quality is obvious right when you open the box. I got the cognac, a beautiful color, not orange at all like it looks in the picture. I was uncertain if they would fit my calves but had no problem, they zipped right up! I did order a full size bigger than I normally wear & they fit perfect. I'm so glad I decided to bite the bullet & buy these boots! The only problem is that now I want them in black!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2016

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

Every winter the longing for boots would come over me, and I'd start looking at Zappos. Every winter I'd order a pair or three. And every winter Zappos would send me a pair or three and I'd send them back with regret and vow to stop looking for boots. Because I have the dreaded athletic calves (I did 60 miles last week!) and everything was either too tight or gapped strangely at the top. And then I tried these. The zipper was hard to work at first and I disliked the zipper at the heel. But after wearing them for a few minutes these just felt like My boots. With no funny gaps at the top. And they already feel comfortably broken in. I like the rubber outsole, since there's no break in time and better grip than with leather soles. I got these in the dark brown antique and they do look a bit distressed, but I like the look. And thank you Zappos! My athletic calves are in boots and they look fabulous.

Brands I'd also recommend: There is nothing like Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2015

Summer

from Pittsburgh, PA

These boots look amazing. Love the rustic look, the leather, and details. The boot at the toes felt very tight. I would suggest going up 1/2 size than that you normally wear. They also came up as an option when I filtered out choices to show only 'Wide Calf' and they in fact, are not. Sadly, for that reason, I have to return them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sam Edelman, Vince Camuto, Free People, UGGs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 10, 2015

Anonymous

 

So beautiful! The craftsmanship is amazing and the construction feels so sturdy. However, I am returning for a 1/2 size up because the calf zipper is so tight! And I've never had a problem with tall boots fitting my calves. I definitely recommend going up a size. It might end up being a little too big in the foot area, but I'll just wear thicker socks. They are too cute not to try the next size up! Like someone else mentioned, the heel is VERY, very stiff, but I'm hoping that I can break them in and make them more comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 9, 2015

Anonymous

from Illinois

Love, love, love the boot, it's really good looking. The fit for me was perfect in the foot area, but I had trouble in the calf area. It's really not the wide calf I was looking for. I do have big calves. I would keep them if it wasn't for that but sadly, I have to return them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 12, 2015

Anonymous

from Pennsylvania

Gorgeous boot! I have 5 pair of Frye boots. 3pr of those are the Engineer boot, which I love! But I must say this one is right at the top. When I opened the box I actually gasped, because they are so beautiful. You just can not beat the quality of Frye. I really like that the straps have snaps for ease of pulling the zipper down. When I first put them on I thought they might be a bit too snug across the top of my foot, but after wearing them around the house a bit they just seemed to take form of my feet and felt SO comfortable. I love them so much I am going to order them in black! ;)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 6, 2015

Nicole D

from Boulder, Colorado

I am so excited about these boots. I hemmed and hawed because let's face it, they're expensive. I first bought the Veronica Slouch but they didn't have my big girl size 11 in the color I liked, so I went for these. I love them straight out of the box. I haven't worn them enough to know how they wear-in, but the smell of the leather is enough to make me a happy girl for a long time. So glad to be introduced to Frye's!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 26, 2015

Camille

from Mississippi

These boots are gorgeous! Very high quality construction, beautiful rich color leather, fits true to size. I have big calfs and these fit perfectly. Give these some time to break in and the fit gets better each day. They arrive somewhat stiff but once you wear them for a few weeks they will get softer and roomier. These boots were pricey but I justified the cost because I know they will last for 10 years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 11, 2015

Anonymous

from Tiverton, Rhode Island

Beautiful boots! I had a very hard time getting my heal into the boots, they were too tight through the instep. I know they may give some in time but for the price I couldn't take the chance.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2015

Tisa G

from San Antonio, TX

Elegant with an edge. I think these boots are as beautiful in person as they are pictured. I will wear them with leggings and dresses alike. I read the reviews and ordered 1/2 size up-they fit well. Hurry up fall!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2015

Richelle A

from Wisconsin

I love these boots! I have ordered five different pairs of boots (not Frye) and have had to send them all back because they are too small in the calf. These boots are the first pair that I have been able to zip up, I can't believe it! The left boot, for some reason, seems to be a little narrower in the toe bed, and is tight on my toes. I am hoping to stretch them a bit by wearing them around the house. These are high quality boots and will last me a long time. The leather is thick and soft, the zipper is heavy duty and the soles are solid, not rubber like on the 'other' boots that I ordered. After having these, you won't want to go back to any 'other' boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Miz Mooz Verona collection

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2015

Faith S

from United States

These boots are gorgeous. Note - the buckles come undone a lot - but that's a small thing. But they are clunky and a bit uncomfortable. Especially one shoe for me - I've already got blisters on my heel and little toe. I'm hoping having read the other reviews that the leather will give some. The leather is gorgeous and smells fantastic. Note - be sure to take care of them - with spray protector and leather oil - they'll last much longer if you do. Also, order 1/2 size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2014

Tamara R

from durham, uk

I love all Frye boots. Never had any and recently bought four pairs! love them all. boots run true to size, if anything size down a bit. Initially tight in the forefoot but broke in after a few days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2014

Terri P

from Glenwood Springs CO

Great boots! Very comfortable (I can wear them all day, even with arthritic feet). Love the style, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2014

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

Love these boots. Didn't have to break them in - leather is so soft and boots are rocking comfortable. They are full enough at the top that tucking skinny jeans in is not a problem and at the same time they don't bulge out when you wear them with boot cut pants. You won't regret these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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