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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

Veronica Short

Veronica Short

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

I’ve had these boots in black for about 4 years, and I wear them almost daily in the winter. So when I saw them on sale in brown, I had to have them. These fit slightly bigger than my other pair, but they’re still fine. I usually wear them with thicker tights or a pair of peds.

on March 20, 2019

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Ludlow Slip-On

Ludlow Slip-On

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very frustrating shoe. Love the style. Initially purchased my normal size - a 10 - and was swimming in it; they were easily a good 1/2" too long. So I returned and ordered the next size down, a 9 1/2. That ended up being way too snug (in my mind, it was appropriately sized as a 9 1/2).

on March 20, 2019

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Savannah Combat

Savannah Combat

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

I'm typically size 9 with rather slender feet (wouldn't call them narrow). In Frye I'm usually 8.5. I got these in 8.5 and 9 based on reviews. The 8.5 felt too tight. With commitment, they may give during break in potentially. The 9 felt too big. It seems like the ideal size for me would be somewhere in between. I'll try wearing the 8.5 with thick socks around the house to see if they give enough to keep. The 9 is too long and I prefer my boots snug. Quality of the built and leather is beautiful and the style is definitely bada$$. Recommend if they fit you. I'm still deliberating.

on March 20, 2019

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Veronica Short

Veronica Short

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

I really wanted to love these boots. In fact, I kept putting them on over the course of a week or so. I love the distressed finish and the leather is rugged and gorgeous. They really look like you've had them for years. But, yes there is a but. The shaft is just to slouchy and big for my very narrow ankles and calves. They fit true to size. I'm an 8.5 and that's the size I got. Zappos has a great free shipping and return policy so just go ahead and give them a try!

on March 20, 2019

Melissa Button 2

Melissa Button 2

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

These boots are gorgeous and high-quality but ultimately had a more western look than I wanted and were a bit slim through the calf. The leather smells incredible and looks very expensive. It did have an unfinished quality that makes me suspect it could be stained by water, mud or something spilling on it. They also felt a bit stiff but I imagine they will soften with wear as they are real leather.

from Texas on March 20, 2019

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Jackie Button

Jackie Button

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

Great fit. Wonderful construction and feel. Overall I am extremely happy about my purchase!!! Great job once again Frye and Zappos!!!

from Indiana on March 20, 2019

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Melissa Button 2

Melissa Button 2

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

I love these boots. I already had a black pair and bought the cognac for my daughter last Christmas. I had to have them too! Perfect comfortable boot for everyday wear.

from Germantown on March 20, 2019

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Regina Ballet

Regina Ballet

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These only last me 2 months

on March 20, 2019

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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

Smart casual & very comfortable. True to size fit without socks or with lightweight ones. Love the navy & will definitely consider buying in another color.

on March 19, 2019

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Ilana Small Backpack

Ilana Small Backpack

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

The backpack straps were too long for me. Leather very nice.

on March 19, 2019

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Carson Ballet

Carson Ballet

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

The fit and style are as you would expect. The color though was off. The beige was more salmon, than sand. If it had been as pictured, great. But for the price just a bit too off.

on March 19, 2019

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Cindy Mule

Cindy Mule

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

Super cute and a great walkable heel height. They take a little bit to break in. I did get some blisters at first. Otherwise I love them!

on March 19, 2019

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Ludlow High - Canvas Print

Ludlow High - Canvas Print

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

Fit great, very comfortable, and look rad.

on March 19, 2019

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Veronica Short

Veronica Short

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

I’m a size 9 and bought a 9 and I love the fit. I read a review that mentioned undoing the ankle buckle to get in and out of them and that made them super easy to get into and gave me a better fit once I was walking in them. I love the heel height and I have a bothersome bunion that does not bother me in these boots. I’m very happy with this purchase, especially buying them on sale!

on March 19, 2019

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Regina Ballet

Regina Ballet

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I ordered a 10, my usual size. Too big, just like other reviewers said. Order half a size smaller than your normal size, really. They are really cute & comfortable. Leather is great, beautiful color. Glad I was able to get them in the size that fit.

from CT on March 19, 2019

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Harness 8R

Harness 8R

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

I usually wear a 5 1/2 or 6 size shoe and couldn't find a pair of these boots to try on in a store so I took a chance and got the 6. They fit perfectly! I have worn them for several days for 8+hours at a time with no problems. I'm so glad I finally have this classic in my closet.

on March 19, 2019

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Ludlow Slip-On

Ludlow Slip-On

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

I universally wear a 10, a 10 in this was half a size too large. Ordered a replacement 9 1/2. Otherwise love the style.

on March 18, 2019

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Carson Ballet

Carson Ballet

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

This is the classiest shoe I have seen in a while. It is beautifully made and I wanted to make it work but tried two different sizes and because I have a narrow foot, I felt like I was going to walk out of them. When I spend this much money on shoes it has to fit perfectly. If you have a medium width foot ..... Lucky you! .... get them in every color!

from Edmond on March 18, 2019

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Regina Ballet

Regina Ballet

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

This is a nice looking shoe. It does run about a half size to big. I put some inserts inside the shoe to ensure a better fit. There isn't alot of arch support but they are comfortable. I did get the shoe on sale and they were a good deal at that price.

from Carlsbad, CA on March 18, 2019

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Terri Penny Loafer

Terri Penny Loafer

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

the size 9 which I usually wear in a Frye shoe was a size too small

on March 18, 2019

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Veronica Bootie

Veronica Bootie

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

Such a strange fit. I normally wear a 6.5 and found the 6 more comfortable. As you can read in other reviews, the heal goes up and down and it's a narrow fit. I did think sizing down made these wearable - but I got scared by the price and returned them.

on March 18, 2019

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Ryan Military

Ryan Military

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

Great looking boots and for the short time I have worn them they feel pretty good just a bit narrow but I agree with the others that a little more toe room would be nice. Overall a nice hiker for kicking around the city but I don’t think I would take them into the woods.

on March 18, 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

I keep this on my boots regularly and it has kept the leather beautiful throughout European wet winters!

from Germany on March 18, 2019

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Ivy Low Lace

Ivy Low Lace

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

Like every Frye handbag or shoe, the quality of the leather is outstanding. The style is wonderful and the shoe is well-constructed. It is a wee bit narrow for my foot. When I can, I buy a "W," so that's to be expected. However, the full-leather construction means it will stretch a bit and provide comfort, as well as good looks. Not a shoe I'll wear to walk five miles without stopping, but one I'll enjoy wearing when I want to add a little "glitz" to my outfit. The price made buying it a real no brainer, too!

on March 17, 2019

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Demi Zip Bootie

Demi Zip Bootie

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

These are very comfortable. I just needed to get the right size. Started with an 8 and it was too tight in the toes, ordered an 8 1/2 and it is perfect. I can feel these will break in very nicely. And they are really cool looking.

on March 17, 2019

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