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Frye Rachel T Sandal Reviews

48 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

64% "Felt true to size"

73% "Felt true to width"

61% "No arch support"

44 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/29/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

As is expected from Frye, these are elegantly simple and beautifully well-made T-Straps. I was originally planning to return these shoes; I thought the flatness and minimalism of them would not be comfortable because I wear orthotics and have a terrible time with shoes that do nut have solid construction. However, I wore them around my house for a full day and stood/walked on a variety of floorings: concrete in my laundry room and garage; linoleum in my kitchen; carpeting up-and-down stairs and along hallways. The Rachel T performed truly outstandingly. My feet did not tire. The cushioning was surprisingly sufficient and supportive. Again, the shoes are beautifully designed; the leather is rich and strong-looking. And, the cupping around the heel adds a secure fit, even for my narrow heels. I tried these shoes with shorts -- awesome! -- a summer dress -- sophisticated! -- and a pair of white, long cargo pants -- dressy casual! Frye has once again lived up to its reputation for excellence in workmanship and aesthetically pleasing footwear. Try the Rachel T today!

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/6/14
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I ordered the blue because the color in the picture online was so pretty, and I have been looking for blue sandals. When I opened the box I thought they had sent the wrong sandals - they look completely black. When I look at the color on the inside of the straps I can see it has a slight blue tint to it. I know dyes for leather shoes can vary, but this sandal doesn't look blue at all, and I already have a million black sandals so I'm sending back. First Frye product that has ever disappointed me.

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June 1, 2013

Lkm

from Wisconsin

I love the style of these shoes but just could not get them to fit. The leather straps on the size 9, my normal size, were way too loose. The straps fit on the 8.5 but the length was too short. Had to send them back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Paul Green, Gentle Souls

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 6, 2014

Rhonda

 

I ordered the blue because the color in the picture online was so pretty, and I have been looking for blue sandals. When I opened the box I thought they had sent the wrong sandals - they look completely black. When I look at the color on the inside of the straps I can see it has a slight blue tint to it. I know dyes for leather shoes can vary, but this sandal doesn't look blue at all, and I already have a million black sandals so I'm sending back. First Frye product that has ever disappointed me.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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August 29, 2015

Anonymous

from Iowa

These sandals are a beautiful shade of blue and the leather is excellent quality. I am sorry I had to return them. The front half of the shoe is a strange shape and if your foot doesn't match that shape, your feet will hang over. Perhaps someone with a narrower foot would have better luck.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 13, 2015

Anonymous

from Bay Area, CA

I ordered three similar pairs of shoes and these were the best. They have no arch support, but I wasn't expecting any. They are comfortable and well constructed. The way the heel is made is very nice compared to similar shoes, as it holds my heel in place and keeps it from sliding around.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2015

Marsha G

from Peterborough, NH

These sandals are comfortable and very stylish! Because the straps are not affixed at every juncture, they can adjust very well to my very high instep! I wear a 7½M but have a very high instep and narrow heel. These fit beautifully! I absolutely love the combination of straps with the T front. My toes come very near the edge but do not hang off. I love the gray color, but am returning because I also ordered another pair of Frye sandals (the Carson Seam-T) to compare the gray color and preferred the deeper gray of the Carson Seam-T. I am keeping the Carson Seam-T in gray but have already ordered the Frye Rachael T in cognac - directly from Frye - since Zappos is out of stock in that color and my size. I have been a customer of Zappos since December of 2004, when my brother and sister-in-law gave me a gift certificate to Zappos for my birthday present! Zappos rockS! I may be nearly 64 years old, but I still love fabulous, stylish shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bandolino

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2015

Mary S

from Memphis tn

These are really good looking shoes and I love them! They fit just right and are comfortable for walking. They are well made and sturdy feeling. I am hoping they will get just a little more flexible. The leather is on the heavy side which is great but it can be slightly uncomfortable after on a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2015

Casey S

from FL

Love them. Comfy and required no "breaking in." The tan is a true neutral that goes with everything. Worth the price! I did not listen to other reviews about sizing up and had to send back my normal 7 for a 7.5. So size up!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2015

Ann M

from Dallas, Texas

Great sandal. I am a true 7.5 but ordered in both a 7.5 and an 8. The 8 was a perfect fit. Beautiful leather and comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tory Burch, Vaneli,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2014

Anonymous

from Utah

These are surprisingly comfortable. I bought these just before a vacation to Europe and wore them nearly the entire time with no soreness. They are very well made by Frye as usual. I have very thin ankles and I used the last (biggest) hole on the ankle strap, so I would not recommend them if you have thicker ankles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2014

Susan S

from North Carolina

These sandals were exactly the right color red & are very well made. They are comfortable and secure. The only slight issue is they are a little slippery to walk in but as I'm breaking them in it is less of a problem. I don't usually spend this much money on a sandal but I'm glad I did on these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2014

Marcia B

from Blacksburg, VA

These are beautifully crafted sandals, just what you expect from Frye. A little bit expensive but will last for years. True to size. Zappos service is super!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bernardo Sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Kansas

This is a lovely sandal. The leather is beautiful and excellent quality. I have a somewhat narrow foot and the adjustable straps allowed me to have a snug fit. The shoe seems to be a bit narrow but fits my foot perfectly -- not sure it would work for a wider foot. I sized up a half size since I wear a 7.5 or 8. The 8 fits perfectly. Certainly a good choice -- looking forward to wearing this sandal all summer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 27, 2014

Anonymous

from CA

Ordered both 7 (my normal size) and 7.5, 7 is just a tad to short so kept the 7.5. Love the quality of their shoes! Great color, will go with everything!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 27, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love Frye boots and have 3 pairs. Comfortable from the first moment I put them on. I ordered the Ali Seam Thong - first in an 8.5 then a 9 but they just fit badly and were uncomfortable. So I ordered the Rachel T with some doubts. They arrived and they are perfect. True size 9 - easy to walk in. Look just great. Very happy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2013

Ellen N

from Kansas City, MO

The construction of this sandal is solid. The leather is beautiful and comfortable very little 'break-in' required. The footbed seemed slightly short. I stuck with the 10 because Frye doesn't offer a 10.5. I have the natural veg tan color and they're beautiful. If you've spent years buying flimsy sandals, do yourself a favor and invest in the Frye Rachels, they're awesome.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sam Edelman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 24, 2013

Anonymous

from North Carolina

UPS just dropped these off ten minutes ago. They are so cute! I ordered them in the Dark Brown...now I am deciding which color to order next. I wear a true size 7 in most shoes (and either 6.5 or 7 in Frye boots) and ordered the 7 in these sandals. I could probably wear a 7 1/2 if I had to but I'm guessing the leather straps will stretch with time and the 7 1/2 would probably flop on my narrow feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sam Edelman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 18, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great style and quality... very flattering. I wear a true 5.5M and needed the 6M in this sandal. Would consider getting another pair in black if available.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

Fabulous! but I ordered 1/2 too small. Usually I order a 1/2 size smaller for Frye boots but this sandal runs true to your regular size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2016

Catherine M

 

Really nicely made sandle with good ankle adjustment. Design is very stylish. Not much padding and it is really a flat feeling sandle. Runs on narrow side of the medium width.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberline

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 18, 2015

Anonymous

from Seattle

I really deliberated on which size to get for this sandal. I love the look of it but I have a high instep. I saw one review that said this worked great for their high instep so I ordered by my regular size in spite of all the reviews recommending going up a half size. I'm going to have to exchange it for a half size larger but the sandal is really cute otherwise.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 29, 2015

Virginia P

from San Diego, CA

A high quality sandal - all leather and would probably be comfortable after a break-in period and would last many years. Unfortunately I found the 8M too short and too narrow for my 8M feet, so they will go back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 8, 2015

Hawaiicainp

 

I love the look of these sandals...and I am keeping them! I have a big foot, size 11, and my food doesn't seem to sit perfectly in this sandal. It's like the top isn't quite tight enough to hold my food in place...but I couldn't wear a smaller size. A bit disappointed in the fit...but LOVE the look. The color goes with everything!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are beautiful sandals! The leather and color are perfect. I had to go up a full size to get the right fit, (I have a pair of Frye heeled sandals in my normal size of 6.5, but I needed a 7.5 in these).

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 12, 2014

KB

from California

Frye Rachel T Sandal - pretty in bronze veg tan, a bit narrow (baby toe right on the edge) and zero arch support or padding. The leather was stiff and would take awhile to break in I think. They were good quality but shouldn't cost more than my budget. I'm willing to pay more for a shoe or boot, but for a sandal... maybe not. Also ** this may sound weird ** but if your foot doesn't fit the "hourglass" shape of the sole, it may look odd. Will keep trying different sandals. Thanks 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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June 12, 2014

Katie

from New York

I really liked these. I have wide feet and was afraid the strap running across it would be too tight, but it adjusts to your foot. The problem is the sole is way too narrow. My feet were hanging off the sides and just looked awkward, even more than most sandals. Sad, I wanted to keep them!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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