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Frye James Chelsea Reviews

13 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

50%Rated 5 stars

25%Rated 4 stars

13%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

13%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

38% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

12 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 -7 James Chelsea Frye Reviews

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

1 person found this review helpful  

December 1, 2012

MB

from NJ

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.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2012

Aaron

from NYC

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: J.D. Fisk

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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