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Frye James Chelsea Reviews

15 reviews
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Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

30%Rated 4 stars

10%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

43% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

79% "Moderate arch support"

14 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/29/12
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Good materials and construction. Classic styling will go with pretty much any outfit. Some people might not like the lack of padding on the insole, but with some nice thick socks I find these perfectly comfortable. One complaint: for the price, it's too bad Frye is not making this boot in the USA.

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/1/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

These are the most uncomfortable boots ever. I wore them out one night after walking arounf the carpeted house for a few days. I never should have stepped out of the house becasue now I'm stuck with overpriced boot that are going to good will. I'll never purcahse a pare of Frye again - an expensive lesson. Wish appos would take them back and send them to Frye, cause I can't use them.

Additional -5 James Chelsea Frye Reviews

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May 7, 2014

J

from CT, USA

Overall extremely happy with the investment in these classic Chelsea boots. These are more urban, not like clunkier Frye men's boots, and with polish can pass for dress shoes. If you usually wear wingtips or loafers for work, these are more comfortable and their slender profile can pass with tie and jacket. They take some patience (or steaming) to break in (I have a wide foot), and I was unimpressed with the casual, distressed look so had to polish the oiled leather a number of times before they would take a shine. Inside, they are soft glove-leather lined, with nicely padded and cork-lined foot bed that is extremely comfortable. I m not a fan of leather soles, so had rubber taps put on and now wear all the time with tie and jacket or casually. Incidentally, in a downpour, the boots were quite water resistant (unlike loafers), and though the leather sole did saturate, my socks stayed dry. I shopped a number of Chelsea boots and these are more traditional, with a less boot-like profile, than most other brands. I own Frye engineer boots, which are very rugged, but these are more streamlined and softer. Not one of Frye's U.S.-made boots, but an excellent product that I'm happy with.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 20, 2013

Alex C

from Missoula, MT

Nice looking boots of high quality leather. Require strenuous brushing before first wearing to remove white waxy substance. Soles are very slippery until they get scuffed up. True to size.

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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October 12, 2013

Matt F

from New York

Beautifully-made and comfortable Chelsea boots. The shape is classic -- not too boxy, and not too pointy. Construction and materials are outstanding. If you normally wear sneakers or training shoes, you will find the leather sole uncomfortable at first. There is not any cushioning, but, as the boot breaks in -- after a few daily wears -- it becomes very walkable, and provides a great deal of support. The finish is faux-distressed, which doesn't really work with a suit, but you can easily polish these black.

Brands I'd also recommend: Blundstone, Alden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Arkansas

I like my pair of Frye James Chelsea boots. Once they are broken in a bit, they are very comfortable. It is also not evident that you are wearing Chelsea boots with the low profile.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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December 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Texas

My search for this type of boot for my husband lead me to Zappos. He loves these boots and Zappos has demonstrated the utmost in customer service and niceness. Thank you, Zappos. I will be back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Hahn

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Nebraska

Really nice boot. I've received lots of compliments on them. I do reccomend a pair of insoles for these as they are very firm.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2015

Anonymous

from Chicago

Overall, I like these boots. The color is not true to the picture - the pair I received are a lighter shade of brown - however they work okay with jeans and khakis. I wore them all day (10-12 hours) every day this week, and walked and stood around a lot at a convention. Whilst, tired, my feet were not sore, and generally speaking felt pretty well supported. A little expensive, but in long term I think will be good value for money.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 1, 2015

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I agree with another reviewer that the toe area is narrow for sizing. In other ways the boot is sized well and might be too large for me in a larger size. If it fit well it would need to break in.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle

Pleased. They are quite low profile for Fryes which I usually find to be kind of big and clunky. The toe is nice and slim. The quality is fantastic. I last owned a pair of Timberland Chukkas in size 12. They always felt a little big so I went for 11.5 in these and the fit was perfect. Sole is comfortable and after a a good long period of wearing in they conform to my feet very nicely and are comfy overall. Even though they are relatively low pro, they still are a little big, and I'm not sure if they work with very slim fit pants yet. They are moderately water resistant. I've owned John Varvatos and they always leak like crazy. These are better in that you won't get wet until the water soaks through the leather. Overall about as good as it gets for non-waterproof leather boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: John Varvatos, Timberland

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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October 1, 2012

Scott

from Danville, CA

Not as comfortable as I had hoped, but I have a lazy desk job, so not a serious issue. They arrive with a heavy protective coating, so you basically have to polish the heck out of them to get a medium luster. Probably my least favorite among my otherwise 5-star orders from Zappos, but that's because I'll have to buy aftermarket insoles to get more comfort out of these.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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