Reviewed by KymK from PA on Monday, January 30, 2012
Got these boots for a great price, was intrigued by the wool shank as I just got a wool handbag of the same fabric that I love. Sure enough, the wool is identical and the boots look fantastic with that bag! They have all the quality one would expect from Frye but a unique look that I have not seen elsewhere. I have thin-to-average thickness calves and these are just a bit wider in the calf area than I would have preferred, but this does not take away from my enjoyment of wearing the boots. VERY true to size. I wear a 10 but lately some 10's seem too roomy, I almost went for a 9.5. These fit perfectly in a 10.
Best Uses: "upscale casusal", Casual
Cons: Calf a smidge wide
Pros: Rugged sole, Stylish High Quality, True to size, Unique Style
Reviewed by boot girl from Minneapolis, MN on Sunday, January 29, 2012
These are the first boots that I have bought that didn't need a break in period. I wore them all day to work with no issues whatsoever. I was skeptical about the wool vs all leather but no worries...they look really good. Thanks Sierra Trading for a great boot at a great price!
Reviewed by SpotSpot from Oregon on Thursday, January 26, 2012
Really nice boots, with the usual Frye quality leather and durability. However, the size was not right for me. I usually wear an 8, so I ordered the boots in this size. 8 was too big, and slipped in the heel, even with thick socks and an insert. Swapped them for a 7.5, which was much closer to the mark, but alas, way too tight around the instep, even with my thinnest socks. The calf was too wide for me too, but I have skinny shanks. Calf would be fine with jeans tucked in, but not with a dress. I could not have kept them on long enough to stretch them or break them in. If you are an 8, try a half-size down. Seems to work for most people, just not for me. They are lovely boots.
Reviewed by Farmer Lorran from Los Gatos, CA on Thursday, January 12, 2012
I was unsure about this purchase, but I love Frye and wanted a pair of black boots that were a little dressier than the black, outside zip tall pair I have. They far exceeded my expectations. I was concerned that they were part wool, but that area is dark, with a slight amount of heather. When I returned home, I put them on and they are as comfy as bedroom slippers. With normal shoes, I purchase 9 1/2, with Frye, as a rule, I'm good with size 9. I highly recommend these boots!