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The Frye Company was founded in 1863 by John A. Frye, a shoemaker from England. Frye products have a long and illustrious history. Frye® boots were worn by soldiers for both sides of America’s Civil War, soldiers in the Spanish-America war, and for Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. Many New England families during the mid and late 1800’s wore Frye boots as they pioneered across the country to the West.

Frye's current Harness Boots are rooted in tradition and continue to draw influence from the Cavalry. Today the classic Harness Boot holds a place in American culture. The Frye Harness Boot has been pictured in fashion spreads internationally. In 1938, on a trip to Washington, D.C., John A. Frye's grandson and namesake met a U.S. Navy Admiral who confided that he had trouble finding the Wellington boots he liked so much. As a favor, John agreed to make him a pair. Frye continued to fill requests for these boots through the Second World War. During World War II, Frye supplied thousands of servicemen with Frye Wellington boots, known as Jet Boots, by mail order.

In the 1960's, Frye reintroduced the Campus Boot, from its 1860 original, featuring a bulky toe and chunky heel that came to epitomize the attitude and the style of the 60's and 70's. There was nothing like these "new" Frye Boots on the market, and consumers began to demand "Original Fryes." When searching for items to represent the America of the 60's, the Smithsonian Institute chose a pair of Frye Boots.

The quality of all Frye shoes is timeless. For almost 150 years, Frye leather products have continued to be benchcrafted from the finest full grain leather uppers. It takes over 190 steps to make one pair of Frye boots. Frye remains dedicated to the commitment of craftsmanship for which Frye boots and Frye shoes have been known for more than 100 years.

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Latest Frye Reviews

Maya CVO Slip-On

Maya CVO Slip-On

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have only had these (white) shoes a few days but so far they have exceeded my expectations. Really well-made with soft high quality leather. Love the style and true-to-size fit too. Most importantly, they are super-duper comfortable ... as in I truly do not want to take them off my feet!

on February 21, 2019

Ivy Low Lace

Ivy Low Lace

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love those shoes! Stylish and comfortable

on February 21, 2019

Sabrina 6G Lace Up

Sabrina 6G Lace Up

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Loved these boots. Obviously really well-made and felt great on the foot. Unfortunately I was looking for something a little more “worky.” These would be the bomb with jeans and a plaid shirt. Super quality.

on February 21, 2019

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Melanie Slip On

Melanie Slip On

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The leather is beautiful and I loved the style, a little less white sole showing is a refreshing change. But the fit was off on my foot The heel was loose to the point I felt I would walk out of the shoes and the toe box a bit snug so not particularly comfortable, If I had kept them I am sure the supple leather would have stretched in both toe and heel so they did go back.

on February 21, 2019

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Ally Logo Flip-Flop

Ally Logo Flip-Flop

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Fit was great. Color will go with everything, can’t wait for summer.

from P.H. N.Y. on February 20, 2019

Melissa Button 2

Melissa Button 2

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I was specifically looking for a tall burgundy boot this year. I had a little trouble deciding between the wine and the redwood but I finally decided on the wine and they were exactly what I was looking for. I would describe the finish as burnished - not distressed, but not a single flat color, either. I absolutely love the look of these and they are surprisingly versatile. Unlike some/most reviewers, I have no trouble getting my feet into the boots or taking them off and on. The calf is more narrow than on some other boots I have, but not overly so. I am a between a 9 1/2 and a 10 and I have learned that the 10 fits me better in most Frye boots. I find nothing more uncomfortable than cramped toes, so I tend to size up when in doubt. It is easier to add an insert or a thicker sock than to make a too-tight boot fit! My all-time favorite Frye boot (so far, at least) is the Carson lug riding boot, but they don't make those any more so these will do nicely.

on February 20, 2019

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Regina Ballet

Regina Ballet

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

After reading all the reviews, I bought a half size smaller and they fit great. I am normally a size 8, but I ordered a size 7.5.

from Connecticut on February 20, 2019

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Carson Tote

Carson Tote

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

The color is beautiful and can carry one from spring through the fall. However, the 1-inch straps are too wide and slip off the shoulder, and the overall, the bag is simply overwhelming.

on February 20, 2019

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Leather Conditioning Cream

Leather Conditioning Cream

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The product was smaller than I was expecting, but it is exactly what I was looking for at a reasonable price.

on February 20, 2019

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Carson Piping Bootie

Carson Piping Bootie

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Beautiful boots. Unfortunately, the toe box is too tight and the heel is too loose. Have to return.

on February 20, 2019

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Willow Low Lace

Willow Low Lace

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

These shoes are supportive and comfortable for traveling. The insoles are removable and the sole is firm. Keen, Dansko Hoka and Brooks have been my shoe preference for the support/comfort when traveling. This Frye 9 medium shoe is a little tight so I will reorder a 9.5 for the extra width.

on February 20, 2019

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Melissa Button Back Zip

Melissa Button Back Zip

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These boots are beautiful. They arrived with a few scuffs but I figured they had been previously worn and returned due to how high the price was marked down. They do not have any traction, so I took them to a shoe repair shop to have a traction sole put on, have the footbed stretched (the footbed was a bit too narrow), and have them waterproofed. Happy I spent the extra money on the customization!

from Seattle, USA on February 20, 2019

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Kenzie Venetian

Kenzie Venetian

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

i love love love this shoe! I purchased it in RED. I normally wear a 71/2-8 depending on the shoe but since the toe was pointed I went with the 8. I tried the shoe on in evening perfect fit but next morning a little looser than I like but I have inserts for those days. I feel like the 7 1/2 would have been to tight. The leather is true to Frye quality and the red is a true red not burgandy red. This shoe will look great with anything you wear!

from Fayetteville NC on February 20, 2019

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Melissa Button Back Zip

Melissa Button Back Zip

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Sorry to say I returned these boots today. They are beautiful boots, but not happy with the ease of putting them on.....zipper does not glide easily. The boots feel stiff and hard, and I think if I were to wear them all day, my feet might hurt. Definitely not soft or cushiony. Worst of all, the soles are completely smooth....no tread. They’re an accident waiting to happen. Just wearing them on my carpet was very slippery. I know one reviewer suggested taking boots to a cobbler to get tread on soles, but not willing to spend more money on already pricey boots.

from Georgia on February 19, 2019

Sabrina 6G Lace Up

Sabrina 6G Lace Up

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These boots are more beautiful in person than they are online - which is saying something because they looked pretty fantastic online. I bought these in the Black Cherry leather. I agree with the other reviews that said these run narrow, but since I have narrow feet I was actually hoping that part was true. They are much narrower than my Melissa Frye riding boots, which are almost too wide for me. That being said, I think that they would work for anyone with a medium or narrow foot. They are quite stiff in the ankle, but I expect that the leather will relax over time. The sole has a great sole that will hopefully help me navigate all the remainder of the winter weather in Pennsylvania. I highly recommend these for anyone looking for a classic lace up boot!

on February 19, 2019

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Regina Ballet

Regina Ballet

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I wanted to love these. The leather was soft, and they looked great. The sizing was off. I am normally a solid size 11, but I order a size 10 based on reviews saying they run large. The 10 was way too small, so I exchanged them for an 11 (kudos to Zappos for amazing customer service!). The 11 was about a half size too big. Unfortunately, not many shoes come in half sizes after size 10 :(

on February 19, 2019

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Storm Zip Rain Bootie

Storm Zip Rain Bootie

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Tried the 8 first as I am a true 8 and they were way too big. The 7 fits perfect. Definitely size down!

on February 19, 2019

Vicky 6"

Vicky 6"

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great boots! Well made and a very good price right now. I typically wear a 9 and did so in this boot. I added a 1/2 length arch support. They became way too tight when I tried my full length orthotic. My first pair of frye boots and expect them to last a long time.

on February 19, 2019

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Melissa Button Back Zip

Melissa Button Back Zip

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

This boot is very wide in the calf - My calf is average but it leaves quite a gap. Returning the boots...

on February 19, 2019

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Willow Low Lace

Willow Low Lace

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The size and fit of this shoe is true to size. I absolutely love the style and color 'sand.' The heel of the shoe looks just the right amount of chunky without over the top. The chunky dad shoe look is all the rage right now. Took me a few different styles to find the right on trend not over the top comfortable sneaker and this fits the bill!!

on February 19, 2019

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Ray Harness Back Zip

Ray Harness Back Zip

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very attractive shoe in the lilac. A tiny bit loose around the heel, but can wear a little thicker sock. Fits well and the color is a very nice deep lilac, not a real purple. Can be worn all seasons!

on February 18, 2019

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Melissa Button 2

Melissa Button 2

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I really really wanted to love these boots. However, the fit was so off I had to return them. The ankle area was huge and almost baggy. The heal was very loose. The shaft of the boot was wider than I wanted. I was very disappointed, as I really wanted a pair of Frye boots. These were the oddest fitting boots I have ever tried on in my life.

from Chesapeake Beach MD on February 18, 2019

Veronica Bootie

Veronica Bootie

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Overall a great boot. These were a gift for my wife and they look amazing. She wears them almost daily right now so they must be comfortable. She did say they are a little ‘floppy’ at the top of the boot but we adjusted the buckle to the third setting and it did help. Judging by the other Frye shoes we have, these will be ones that last a long time and will get re-soled when the time comes.

from Greensboro NC on February 18, 2019

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Melissa Button 2

Melissa Button 2

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Maybe I'm just not a tall boot kind of person. I have small calves and these fit really well. Not too big, not to small. True to size. I am a 7 in almost everything. The 7 in these fit great. I felt like the boot looked lumpy at the ankles....maybe I'm just too short(5'3) for tall boots, but these just made me look frumpy. The lack of any kind of traction or grip on the soles was also off putting. Even though they fit, they were nothing to write home about as far as comfort goes. It sort of just felt like I was wearing floppy rain boots. Maybe I have too many expensive boot expectations, but I never could bring myself to wear them so I ultimately opted to return them.

from Atlanta on February 18, 2019

Emma Wedge Short

Emma Wedge Short

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I’m a big Frye fan and wanted these as a different style from Sabrina. Wore them with tights to work and walked a lot. No break in time for me. Immediately comfy.

from Franklin on February 18, 2019

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