Frye Women's Melissa Button

Priced: $179.99 - $368.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 5 reviews.
Frye Melissa Button
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Color: White (Cracked Leather)
White (Cracked Leather)
White (Cracked Leather)
White (Cracked Leather)
White (Cracked Leather)
White (Cracked Leather)
White (Cracked Leather)
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You'll love the classic look and the soft feel of the Frye Melissa Button Boot. This women's pull-on boot features a vintage leather upper with a leather lining to wick moisture. Pull-on tabs aid in the on/off process; metal logo buttons add a chic touch. The Frye Melissa Button Boot offers a leather sole for a completely chic package.

Lining and Layers:

  • Smooth leather lining.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Cushioned leather insole provides lasting comfort.


  • 14" shaft circumference (based on size 6)


  • Durable leather outsole.


  • Pull-straps with Melissa's famous buttons
  • Pull straps help ease the boot on


  • Imported.


  • Boot upper comes in a variety of leathers.
  • Luxurious vintage leather upper is buttery soft.


  • Get on the saddle with these simply sleek riding-inspired boots.
  • Please note that the leather type is stated in the parentheses next to the color name.
  • Shock absorbing soles
  • 1" heel adds practical style
  • 14" shaft height comes most of the way up the calf
  • Leather sole
  • Round toe
  • Antique soft full grain leather
  • Medium width eases gently around your foot
  • Classic pull-on design with dual pull tabs.

The sleek and clean construction lines are a simple and fashionable way to add style to any wardrobe. These Frye Melissa Buttons Boots do just that. The 14" shaft, low heel, and Melissa’s signature buttons put the finishing touches on a classic looking boot. A respected part of Americana, Frye proudly continues to hold an esteemed place in the forefront of American style.


The Frye Melissa Button Boot is a beautiful nod to the classic riding boot. Supple, vintage leather just glows with style. The 14” shaft comes up high on the calf and elongates your leg. There's a slight heel on the Melissa Boot that provides style that's still practical for walking.
Get on the saddle with the simply sleek riding-inspired Melissa Button boot by Frye®.
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Also available for: Girls
Circumference:15 in
Heel Height:1 in
Heel Type:Walking
Shaft:15 in
Toe Type:Round
Upper Material:Leather
Weight:1 lb 8 oz
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Frye Melissa Button Reviews:


I loved these boots on screen but in real life they're so much better! The smell, the feel of the leather, the craftsmanship are all perfect but then again that's just Frye. I have the Jane stitch in redwood and I love them now as much as I did when I got them 4 years ago. Here are a few things I've found with these boots now that I have them in hand: 1. The black soft vintage looks really vintagy and actually borderline black/gray. I love it. Though if you're looking for something a little dressier, this color may not be it. I think the black vintage is a truer black from what I've heard. 2. No matter the boot or brand, I always have issues fitting my thick calves into boots. Most boots I can't even get half way up my calf. These are a 15" circumference (not all 15" are equal I've learned) but they actually fit over my bare leg! I was floored. The reason I will only buy Fryes now is because the cobbler can stretch them out because the quality of the leather can hold up to it. I had this done to my Jane stitches and you would never know it and I can fit jeans into them now. I'm wearing the Melissa buttons today with just stockings and it looks like they were made for my leg. I'll get them stretched anyway so I can wear them with jeans. 3. They need breaking in. It's not too bad (today is the first day I'm wearing them) but they're rubbing against the back of my heels a bit (toward the top). 4. They are very true to size. The toe box for me is just enough to wiggle my toes but if you have wide feet you may run into some issues (that the cobbler may be able to help you with). If you want to wear thicker socks you may want to go a half size up. If you're not sure, get them anyway because Zappos has the best customer service ever. You can return them and get a different size. In summary, if you're on the fence about these, don't be. The boots are everything you ever wanted in a pair of boots and more and will last you forever. My Jane Stitches look brand new and I abuse them and wear them daily. In 4 years, I've replaced the sole 1 time but the leather and inside of the boots is perfect. I highly recommend these boots and Frye in general.
Lorena C - customer at on 12/08/2011
This is my 4th pair of Frye boots. I just can't find another make that is comparable in quality. I have had great wear out of mine, but my daughter thinks their soles wear out quickly for the price. I am not hard on shoes so I can't agree with her. I wasn't sure which black to order so I called. It was explained to me that Black Soft Vintage is one solid color where as the Black Vintage is a bit worn looking and the Black rub off, even more so. I went with Black Soft Vintage. I had passed on these last year at Nordstroms and always regretted it. I only allowed myself one pair and the Jane cuff were it (another beauty). I had sleepless nights since (only partially kidding) so I went for them before they get sold out. I am a true 7 1/2 and that is what I ordered. I had no problem getting my foot in. They were a tad big with knee high stockings so I put socks on and they fit perfectly. Very comfortable. Any smaller, they would squeeze my toes. I have one foot slightly wider than the other, therefore I need to always take that into account. I do have to say that I did order these last year in tan and I wasn't as impressed with the quality . The leather was a bit cardboard like. (therefore went with the Jane cuff in tan instead). The leather on the soft black vintage is beautiful. I also found that the 7 1/2 in tan were so much smaller. I couldn't get my foot in whereas in the black, my foot goes right in. Perhaps there is a discrepancy between colors and size. Not sure. I love these and happy I decided to finally splurge. Frye boots are a bit addicting.
Anonymous - customer at on 10/31/2011
Being 5 feet tall/size 6 and also a runner, finding boots that fit over my calves can be a bit of a challenge. These boots were very snug when I first put them on- almost thought I would not be able to get it over my right calf. I wore them 3 days in a row to see if they would stretch out at all and they definitely did. They fit perfectly over skinny jeans, maybe still a bit snug over cords, but are otherwise fine. I got the chocolate vintage leather which is amazing in person- they are quite unlike anything else. I would say do not be afraid of the calf size if you have muscular calves- just were them a few times for the best results.
Kelly T - customer at on 11/14/2011
These are great boots, comfortable right out of the box, and true to size. The natural color is beautiful and I don't see myself on every corner, unique and stylish. The shaft is on the narrow side--still not slim enough for me with my skinny legs, but not gaping either. Great with a leg warmer peeking out the top.
Anonymous - customer at on 10/26/2011
Wonderful boots, excellent craftsmanship, and a two year warranty. After wearing them for two years of pretty tough wear, I had a problem with the right boot, contacted Frye and they replaced them for free. It's rare to find that kind of customer service today!
Anonymous - customer at on 12/05/2011