So happy! I had almost given up looking to replace a pair of tailored granny-style boots that I had worn like crazy with cropped trousers and long skirts. Every boot I tried was too casual, or short, or not fitted at low calf. After two years of looking, I didn't have high expectations for Courtney (love the quality of Frye, but the line can run towards casual/rustic), but! The second I opened the box, I knew I had a winner!I First, the fit: LIke most Frye shoes and boots, I ordered a 1/2 size down and that fit perfectly. The boot is a tad narrow, but this works as I have slightly narrow and long feet (usually take 8.5). Second, color/finish: I bought the darker brown, and the color is rich and polished like a fine Saville Row men's dress shoe. Dark brown can sometimes look cheap when the tone is chocolate/flat, but not so with courtly Courtney. Third, design features: 1) Thankfully, Frye added a side zip to these. Definitely wanted the look of laces, but since so much of Courtney's great look comes the being fitted along the ankle, I plan to keep the laces fairly tight. Without that zipper, I'd be wrestling too much to get into them. That's a deal breaker for someone always rushing out the door. 2) The heel adds some lift and is very stable. Would have loved to have them slightly higher for an even dressier look, but Frye boots seem to run either really high (4") or chunky, clunky low (0-1/2"). Courtney's heel is a little higher than what I would call "chunky/low," so I'll take it. 3. Faux cap toe: There is a bit of stitching across the cap of the toe that adds a slightly dressy look while also flattering a longer foot. Would love to see some Fryes take such details further (more tailored, more menswear detail, e.g. wing tip perfs). Bottom line: Courtney was worth waiting for. I may buy other colors once my wallet recovers. Thanks, Zappos!
I love these boots. The heel backing was a little stiff out of the box and the boots felt slightly snug when I got them two days ago, but they feel awesome after two days wearing them and walking in them. No blisters here. I treated the leather with a weather resistant spray- and while we're on the subject of the leather, it feels like butter. So lovely. I ordered these in gray size 9.5, and I would say these are a taupe color. Still, they feel great, support my ankle, and look awesome with cropped jeans for a casual outfit. Love Frye.
Boots that are so spot on for my feet. I think they used the mold of my feet when they first created this darling pair. I just have to say that my quest is over in finding the perfect ankle boots. Quality, style, fit and height all thrown in one. I wear a narrow 6.5 and this narrow pair still gave my feet a wee bit of room for my feet to breathe. These boots are perfect if you have narrow feet. Thank you, Frye for finally making boots for petite feet! And Zappos, amazing, superb service as usual. Thank you!
Wow. Buttery soft leather, comfortable right out of the box. These lace up boots are dressier than the combat boots style, and will be perfect with skirts and leggings. I wear 7 in shoes, 7.5 in boots and the 7.5 in these gave me the perfect amount of room for light socks. This is my second pair of Frye, and I was not disappointed in the weight, quality and style. So worth the investment!
really love these boots, but they don't love my wide feet, high arch and high instep. I was able to get them on my feet, but they looked weird, because of my high in-step. I'm so sad to have to send them back. All of you ladies with narrow feet, I commend you on being able to wear this style.