In business since 1863, Frye is the oldest, continuously operating shoe company in the United States. Frye boots were once the footwear of choice of soldiers fighting in the Civil War, not to mention Teddy Roosevelt and his rough-riders. The company's famous harness boots are actually displayed in the Smithsonian as a cultural icon of the 60's, when their bulky toes and chunky heels marched across campuses and into the heart of American culture. Frye boots are still very much on the scene, with classic styles that go to work, play, and all over town. Some even ... Learn more about Frye grace the toes of small Frye! ... Less
Reviewed by George from Boston on Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Frye makes a good pair of boots, this is a fact. I have a friend who swears by them as her main pair of non-rain footwear. Up until I got these boots, I...was more tepid about the brand, being a discerning near-daily boot-wearer (Wolverine 1000 and J&M are my usual jam, and I lean a little dressy).
I stand corrected.
Finish-wise, these boots are solid gold: look great with nice jeans, and dress up to more creative suit-wearing levels if you're so inclined. They take alright to rain, although you'll want to dry off the leather (pretty, mid-brown pebbled leather, ooh) when you get back inside. They have a noticeable amount of rise (I feel really tall in these), but don't have a clunky platform feel. The construction is very solid for the price - no sketchy glued-on parts, nice stitching, good lining, cool gum-color soles. Really the only fault I can find is that the serrated edges on the brogue are just a little imperfect. I'd maybe worry about this were I buying a more expensive boot, at full-price.
Fit-wise, these boots are also great. Frye's sizing corresponds to real-world sizes! No more ordering down as with J&M's, no wondering about foot width or looking like a clown as with J.D.Fisk boots. HOWEVER, snug sizes and very solid construction come at a price, and that price is break in. For the first week, you're going to want to roll your socks such that there's two layers between your lower calf and the top of the boot, or you're going to be in some amount of pain until the ankle loosens up to work with your foot.
So yeah, buy these, unless you don't like looking good.
Reviewed by ChuckBee from New Jersey on Monday, April 13, 2015
I am very happy with these shoes. They are very comfortable after a slight break in period (2 days). The shoes are very sturdy and when you walk the sole is very soft and bouncy. I do a lot of walking to and from work and so far these are my go to shoes when I am casually dressed.
Reviewed by Jarhead from Atlanta on Monday, April 13, 2015
Previous comment about inability to fit into the boot was correct. I could not get the boot on but I loved the quality of the material so I went to my cobbler and had zippers installed on each boot. I'm a little wacko but the boot fits now but it cost me $70.00.
Reviewed by pattys from Colorado on Monday, April 6, 2015
These shoes are quality shoes, all leather. They do run a bit small. I always wear a size 8 and had
I been able to try them on I would have ordered and 8 1/2. They are a snug fit in my size but
perhaps they will stretch after some wear, time will tell.
Reviewed by ChuckBee from New Jersey on Sunday, April 5, 2015
I am very happy with my shoes. They are well constructed with quality leather. They smell great if you like the smell of real leather. They are ruggedly built but that is the way I like my shoes. They have a good grip and they look very good with khakis and jeans. I also received a great deal here at STP. I am always on the look out for good shoes at great prices. Thanks STP!!
Reviewed by Jay-Jay from New Jersey on Monday, March 30, 2015
This is my first Frye shoes and it is definitely a keeper. I have worn it for a few days now and it needs to be break in, as any leather shoes are. My only minor issue is the lace, which are made of leather, they untie easily even with double knots. It could be just me. For a great price ($58 with dealer flyer), i recommend purchasing one.