Frye Jackson Oxford - A classic oxford with an urban edge.
Superb leather upper for a luxurious look and feel.
Smooth leather lining.
Cushioned leather footbed provides lasting comfort.
Durable rubber outsole.
Just got these, so my review cannot attest to durability. Out of the box these are telltale Frye quality. The leather is supple and the quality very apparent. Slightly higher heel than some could expect, though to me this adds a bit of style, especially in a size 13 (I'm 6'2). Typical Frye foot form, i.e. long and 'narrowish' - perfect for people with relative low volume feet. I intend to wear these for 'business casual' but it should be noted that the leather is not quite as shiny as may be required in more formal wear. These are no-nonsense quality shoes that actually look a lot better on your feet than they do off your feet. Masculine, stylish, yet built tough. I'm giving them 4 stars for style, simply because they are so simple by design, but that's what I like about them. I ordered the black and the brown, as well as the suedes, which look incredible!
Styling is basic and traditional for the most part. Extra heel height adds some flair. The leather on these (and other Frye shoes I have tried - particularly the Phillip oxford) is extremely soft - wraps the foot like a soft glove. Very comfortable out of the box. Quality construction with the sole and upper is evident. The sole feels very solid and durable. Insole is comfortable soft leather. As for sizing, my foot measures as a 10 C, but I found that the 9.5 works best with this Jackson oxford and with the Phillip oxford. The heel is a bit taller than your average oxford, which adds some flair.
These are great looking shoes. I ordered them in a size 10 to wear in my wedding which is my general size. I ended up in a size 9 which Zappos was more than accommodating in making sure I had the right size. The sole has added traction with the rubber sole which is something that I was looking for and needed to accommodate for the harsh weather of my area. The shoes will take some time to break in but I am excited to know that I will have these for a long time to come.