I've never owned a pair of Fryes before, but after reading all the glowing reviews of the brand I decided to splurge on this cute pair of boots. I had been on a months-long search for the perfect pair of brown leather boots, so you can imagine my excitement when they finally arrived. The appearance is pretty much exactly like the picture. The quality, however, was mildly disappointing to me and I wonder if I got boots from two different batches, as the left one seems better made than the right. I mean, they're well-made and will clearly last a long time, but I have a few complaints about the details. 1. One boot is slightly darker than the other. 2. On the right boot's strap, the light colored lining was wider than dark leather on the outside so it showed and looked sloppily made. It was pretty easy for me to trim off the excess lining, but for the price I shouldn't have to. 3. All of the studs on the left boot are neatly molded into a shape like the rivets on jeans, while many of the studs on the right boot are only lightly molded and more smooth in appearance as though someone were applying them in a hurry. 4. The Frye logo is nicely embossed in the left boot so it is clear and visible. In the right boot, it's only lightly embossed, so the boundaries are fuzzy and you can only really make out half the logo. I debated sending them back at this point, but I convinced myself that all these flaws were the result of the boots being individually handmade and not really that noticeable. My other minor complaint is about the fit. When I first put them on, they were so comfortable that I didn't realize that they were too big. I always wear a 7.5 and they seemed to fit pretty well. However, after walking around in them for a few days (making them unreturnable) I realized that I constantly felt as if I might accidentally step right out of them. I wish I had at least tried a pair a half-size down. It being too late to return them however, I added insoles and the problem is solved. So, overall, I would say that I'm fairly happy with these. They're comfortable, they look great and I've gotten a lot of compliments on them. However, they run big and quality seems inconsistent.
The most comfortable boot ever! I live in the West and practically all I wear are boots for 10 months out of the year. I own plenty of great boots, like Old Gringo & Lucchesse, and thought No other brand would match up to their workmanship, comfort and style. And then I purchased these Fryes. All I can say is, WOW! I put them on and could not believe how incredibly comfortable they are. The stud design rocks, even though they may eventually cause this pair to go out of style. But zi'll never give them up. I do believe they'll last me forever. Although these aren't cowgirl style, they still look great with jeans and turquoise and silver, which I wear a lot. And they are great for travel too as they stay looking great, being of a vintage/distressed style - plus they are more comfortable than my expensive walking shoes. So, I'm adding Frye boots as a new brand in my extensive boot collection and have just ordered a new pair in a different style in black distressed leather. If you've never had the pleasure of owning a pair of Fryes, don't even stop to think about it. Buy some. You will thank me and Zappos!
This is the greatest pair of boots ever! Badass and beauteous, wearing them makes me feel like a million bucks. They fit well out of the box, only requiring minimal breaking-in. I have a wide foot and usually wear a size 8; the size 8 was perfect with normal (not too thick, not as thin as tights) socks, and the toe box (usually a problem area for me) is nice and spacious. I walk about 3 miles a day on various parts of my commute, and these are holding up really well and feeling much more comfortable than I expected. They are pricey, yes, but you get what you pay for: a well-made, comfortable, beautiful pair of shoes that will last for years. I also own a pair of Veronica slouches and find that these fit the shape of my foot better (less pinchy in the toe area). The other thing I really like is that the Jenna is lined with pale tan leather, so unlike the Veronica, there is no color transfer from the boot to my socks. Would I buy another pair of these? Definitely.
I love Frye boots and I now own six pairs. I bought two of them 10 years ago. This year I went crazy and got four more. I got these is the cognac color which is beyond beautiful. All my Fryes are size 8½ but I had to go with the 8 in this style. I do not know why, but they are working out fine. I absolutely love these. I receive tons of compliments, which you do not even need because you know they are awesome. They are very comfortable. Get them!
I own lots of Fryes and I love them all. These are special though - Frye is focusing on trends and expanding their classic lines. The foot bed is soft and comfy, the leather is soft and buttery and the studs are bang on trend. So comfortable and stylish. Love them. All my Fryes are 8 and these were no different.