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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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Brielle Back Zip

Brielle Back Zip

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

I love these shoes. They look great, and feel great, they are made very well. I get compliments constintely. Will definitely purchase this style and brand in the future.

on January 17, 2019

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Veronica Combat

Veronica Combat

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

I love these boots. I bought my true size 7.5 in the grey waxed full grain. My feet are more on the narrow side. I love them to be a bit snug at first because the leather stretches a bit after a few weeks. I have the black soft vintage leather too and loved them so much got these. The feels different, but the fit is the same. Trendy and cool. I wore them the first day all day with no issues whatsoever.

from Allendale, MI on January 17, 2019

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Gordon Lace-Up

Gordon Lace-Up

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Like another reviewer, I found the toe box to be way too small on my usual size. I’ve ordered the next half size up, crossing my fingers. I really like the look of the boots and in particular the padding around the ankles, which the similar boots I ordered don’t have. Here’s hoping!

on January 17, 2019

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Allison Chelsea

Allison Chelsea

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

Took a chance based on the reviews and my history of loving Frye boots. These did not disappoint. Just what I was looking for, feminine but utility, great grey color that literally goes with anything I wear. Put on day 1, never took off. Not a blister or slip or rub anywhere and I have had issues. I adore them and now want the lace up version in black...fingers crossed for a sale!

on January 16, 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 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

The leather is gorgeous and I already have a pair in brown, but I have a very skiing calf and it is too wide for me with leggings and sometimes jeans.

from Hartland on January 16, 2019

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Melissa Tall Lace

Melissa Tall Lace

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

These are gorgeous babies, but my wardrobe is just too informal for them and once I got them on I had that realization. I admire and respect them and always will!

on January 16, 2019

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Bowery Lace-Up

Bowery Lace-Up

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

I wear a 10 normally and these were to big. Returned for the 9.5 and they fit well.

on January 16, 2019

Nora Zip Short

Nora Zip Short

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

Strange color in real life. It is more brownish, tanish, pinkish than gray. And fit very, very snug. Going back. Not a great photo but here's the shoe on my light gray tile floor. Just not what I expected.

on January 16, 2019

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Melissa Button 2

Melissa Button 2

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

Excellent!

on January 16, 2019

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Naomi Pickstitch Shootie

Naomi Pickstitch Shootie

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

Super cute and the perfect heel but for my not narrow feet, these are very tight and maybe a little short at the toe. Sad to say, they are going back.

on January 16, 2019

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Logan Cap Toe

Logan Cap Toe

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

Ordered my standard 91/2. Returned for a 9. Average feet, average width. 1/2 size too big. Got props on the style from my special lady friend before they went back on the box for the right size.

on January 16, 2019

Regina Ballet

Regina Ballet

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

Beautiful and comfy!! I’d buy them in every color if I could afford it!

from Jacksonville, FL on January 16, 2019

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Lena Low Lace

Lena Low Lace

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

I love the leather on these shoe and the style is really cute, however the heel part of the leather dosent cover hy entire heel and when I walk my heel slips out. I initially ordered a 6 and had the same problem. I thought this was because the shoe was too big, so then I ordered an 5.5 and had the same problem. Had to return them.

on January 16, 2019

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Sabrina 6G Lace Up

Sabrina 6G Lace Up

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

ordered the wood oiled suede, very cute, loved heel height. Shoe was slightly narrow in my little toe area, may need to size up which I have to do a lot of times in boots. Normally wear 7-7.5 but may need an 8 in this boot. I have two other Frye boots and love them.

from north carolina on January 16, 2019

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Melissa Button Lug Tall

Melissa Button Lug Tall

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

These boots are just GORGEOUS! They're the perfect height, the shaft was PERFECT for my athletic calves, but they were just too snug in the toe box (even with a thin sock on). I read the reviews and ordered a half a size larger than my normal 8.5. My other Melissa Buttons are 8.5. I might order the 9.5 but I feel like they will be too long in the foot bed, as the 9's were roomy at my heel. I wish they fit like my other Melissas, they are beautiful boots! I had to send them back, too expensive for the fit not to be perfect.

from Nashville on January 16, 2019

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Veronica Combat

Veronica Combat

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

I love everything Frye These shoes truly feel like you’ve had them for 10 years. They feel so comfortable when you wear them and the smell of the leather is amazing!! Frye makes the best shoes, purses ect. Love love love them! Did I mention I have another of the same pair in whiskey color. Make the purchase now!

from Siloam Springs AR on January 16, 2019

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Austin Inside Zip

Austin Inside Zip

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

painful boot to walk in. the design digs into the bottom of the ankle bone causing pain every step. Plus they tried way too hard to make these look rustic. Highly recommend you avoid this boot.

on January 16, 2019

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Erin Fisherman Cable Knit Sweater

Erin Fisherman Cable Knit Sweater

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

ordered a small based on measurements, I am 5'5 and 117 pounds, it fit but was slightly shorter in the length of sweater / where it met my mid rise pants. Am considering exchanging for the medium but overall fantastic great knit so warm.

from nyc on January 16, 2019

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Veronica Bootie

Veronica Bootie

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

They were cuter in the photo than on my feet. My heels slid up and down with every step. For the price, I wanted them to be more comfortable. Disappointed.

on January 16, 2019

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Melissa Button Back Zip

Melissa Button Back Zip

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

I really wanted to keep these - they are beautiful boots! But the top of the boot shaft is just too wide. I am 5'7'' and 120 lbs. with an athletic build. The description says a 14.75'' boot shaft opening, but it was wider than that. It looks ridiculous when the boots are so much wider than my leg. I don't know why they offer a 'wide calf' option, but not a narrow calf option. This was a really big disappointment and I had to return them. :(

on January 15, 2019

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Emma Wedge Tall

Emma Wedge Tall

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

I LOVE this boot!!Comfy, well made, as are most Frye boots. If they came in other colors, I would buy..

on January 15, 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 bought the same pair of Frye boots (except in brown) years ago. I remember they stretch so if they’re slightly tight, just keep wearing them, they’ll end up fitting your foot like a glove! I have been really wanting a black pair and finally got them on sale. They are just as amazing as my first pair and they last forever - I actually think they get better with age. :)

on January 15, 2019

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Vicky 6"

Vicky 6"

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

These are beautiful, sturdy yet soft leather boots. They feel very comfortable right out of the box, but I just received them and haven’t tested a day of wear yet. Due to the price reduction, I bought both brown and black. I am a big fan of Frye boots and have been for many years. My feet are an average width and they fit perfectly true to size for me.

on January 15, 2019

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Melissa Zip Hobo

Melissa Zip Hobo

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

I love this bag! It is very hard to find a crossbody bag that is large enough to suit my needs! The bigger crossbody bags that I have found are usually clunky and without style. This bag is neither. I highly recommend it.

on January 15, 2019

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Melissa Tall Lace

Melissa Tall Lace

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

I think these boots are nice but not quite up to Frye standards. I've always loved the fact that Frye products were made in the USA. These boots are not. They are made in Mexico....which in itself isn't an issue with me. They have wonderful craftsmen in Mexico. I just felt like the leather on these boots was too stiff, the souls were not the best quality and the shoelace grommets were too small. I have a pair of Frye's Campus lug lace up boots that I love, love, love. These were close in style to them but not the quality. Unfortunately, it seems that they no longer make the Campus lug lace up boots and that's why I thought I would try these. I have small calves and the lace up boots make for a snug fit. I'm sending these back because I just don't think they are worth the price. :(

from Stillwater, Ok. on January 15, 2019

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