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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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Veronica Combat

Veronica Combat

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These are even prettier in real life than the photos show. Beautiful black with silver metallic sheen. They do run small, I always order a half size up in this boot (I own four pairs, love them) but if your feet are wide or you want to wear thick socks, order a whole size up.

from San Diego on January 24, 2019

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Kelly Front Zip Bootie

Kelly Front Zip Bootie

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  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Like the boot, had a small imperfection so I returned and re-ordered.

on January 23, 2019

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Sabrina 6G Lace Up

Sabrina 6G Lace Up

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

I have worn these almost every day since receiving them. I have gotten so many complements. They are comfortable and look great! My new favorite shoe!!!

on January 23, 2019

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Vicky 6"

Vicky 6"

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

The boots felt very narrow and one felt narrower than the other. I ordered a second pair to compare and both boots were narrow on the second try.

on January 23, 2019

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Gia Moto High

Gia Moto High

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

I ordered a size 7 and the 6.5 since depending on the shoe, it could go either way. These were definitely a 6.5 for me. Felt a little snug in the front, but after wearing them around the house a bit, they were just fine. I'm very happy with them.

from Brooklyn, NY on January 23, 2019

Harness 12R

Harness 12R

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  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

These were nice boots - I got the 8R instead because the 12R hit just a little too high on my calf. Not an issue if wearing it with bootcut jeans, but didn't like the look as much in skinny jeans.

from Oceanside on January 23, 2019

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Melissa Button Back Zip

Melissa Button Back Zip

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

Just a bit too tight in the calf

on January 23, 2019

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Melissa Button 2

Melissa Button 2

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I think that these may have been the right foot size but I LITERALLY couldn't get my foot in. I have .5 size bigger and my heel comes up, those are also impossible to take off. But the ankle/heel area is SO small I gave up tryin.

on January 23, 2019

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Faye Pull-On

Faye Pull-On

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

These are high quality leather with a comfortable fit. The style can be dressed up or down.

on January 23, 2019

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Melissa Button Lug Tall

Melissa Button Lug Tall

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

These are such beautiful boots - I have thin calves and it's hard to find tall boots that don't make me look like a little kid playing dress-up. This had very little gap between my leg and the boot. The leather is beautiful and the boots are comfy. I found them really easy to pull on and off, and fit is true to size (unlike some other Frye boots). I am returning only because they are a hair too tall for me (which is my problem with most knee-length boots). Gonna go for the classic Harness 12R's instead. But I recommend these if you are taller than 5'3" and have thin calves!

on January 23, 2019

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Veronica Bootie

Veronica Bootie

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

I love these boots. They are really great with jeans and leggings and pretty much everything. In terms of comfort, I actually found them to be pretty typical of Frye boots. They start out a little stiff but work in perfectly. I am a fan. I liked them so much I purchased then in another color.

on January 23, 2019

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Melissa Button Back Zip

Melissa Button Back Zip

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

Nice boot

on January 23, 2019

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Melanie Whip Slip-On

Melanie Whip Slip-On

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

This shoe is amazing and the color and size are true!

on January 23, 2019

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Nora Zip Short

Nora Zip Short

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

Runs small. Ordered half size up and still had trouble getting foot into opening of boot. Once on, width felt ok, but stiff opening rubbed and dug into side and back of ankle when I walked. Could not chance leather not softening and returned.

on January 23, 2019

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Veronica Slouch 2

Veronica Slouch 2

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

So bummed! These boots looked so awesome in the photo. I just got them and they were all squished up. I unsquished them and the leather was a completely different color than the photo. The foot was the pretty leather, the uppers were all dusty looking and faded. I sent back. These were not what I was expecting and I love Frye boots. Oh well........

on January 23, 2019

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Sacha Zip Shortie

Sacha Zip Shortie

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

Awesome color and great quality!

on January 23, 2019

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Jackie Button

Jackie Button

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

I have to say I love the boots once I got the correct size. I had to order 3 times and go 1/2 size up than I normally do so the arch hits in the right spot. Beautiful boots. The only downfall is they are used. You could tell right away there was no packing to support boots all kinds of scuff marks on bottom and on sides so someone ordered wore them for a while then returned them ??. 1st pair I ordered were packed beautifully and with care 2nd pair not so much 3rd pair looks like they were just thrown in the box. To me they are kinda a lot of money waiting to see if I can get past the fact that somebody else wore them for a period of time. Zappos has been great with the returns no problem just hate to do again to see if I get a better pair.

from Minnesota on January 22, 2019

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Duke Roper

Duke Roper

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

Seemed to run a bit large, so I had to return them.

on January 22, 2019

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Veronica Combat

Veronica Combat

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

As soon as you open the box you can smell the great quality of leather! Then you see the boot and it’s gorgeous and VERY well made. It’s obviously made to last a long time. However, my feet are on the wider side so just looking at them, I knew they’d be too narrow for me but they were so nice, I decided to wear them around the apartment to see if maybe I could make them work. Unfortunately, wearing it just a few hours, it was too narrow; it gave me red marks on my pinky toe and the side of my foot, plus the back of my foot was starting to hurt. If your feet aren’t wide, this is the combat boot for you!

from NYC on January 22, 2019

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Melissa Pull-On

Melissa Pull-On

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

Love these Fries! Straight out of the box, they were comfortable to wear for about 1/2 a day. Shaft is flexible and less structured than past tall Frye boots I have owned. I might prefer a bit narrower shaft as I have thin calfs, but these still work. As always, solid construction. I would definitely recommend these.

on January 22, 2019

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Regina Ballet

Regina Ballet

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

The fit and style of these shoes are amazing and were very comfortable for the short time I had them on. The problem was that the grey was starting to come off on the left shoe and I haven't even really worn them yet. Another reviewer noted this problem, but I was hoping it was a one-off and took a chance. Very disappointed in the quality.

on January 22, 2019

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Elyssa Shootie

Elyssa Shootie

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

This is one of those times that fashion won out over comfort. They aren't horrible as far as comfort is concerned unless my neuroma is bothering me. I have wide feet and they are soft enough so that hasn't been a problem, but I can't wear them when my on-again, off-again neuroma problem is bothering me. HOWEVER, they are just adorable. I feel so fashionable in them without feeling like a biker chick which some Frey's make me look. These are really classic. Now if they would just add a bit of comfort to them without affecting the style. I also would like a classic brown. I would buy these in the tan but you are out of that color.

from Cape Cod on January 22, 2019

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Demi Mini Satchel

Demi Mini Satchel

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

Cute purse! I love Frye products bc the quality of leather and not one item is the same regarding leather color. I can dress up with this purse and dress down and it still makes the outfit.

from Nebraska on January 22, 2019

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Matthew Knit Henley

Matthew Knit Henley

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

Henley runs to to size!

on January 22, 2019

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Veronica Combat

Veronica Combat

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

Fits true to size after leather stretches out a bit!

on January 21, 2019

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