I just got these boots in the black and love them. I am normally a 8.5-9 (I have the Campus boot in an 8.5) and went with the 9 on this one based on other reviews. It fits perfect. I can wiggle my toe, plenty of room to wear with socks in the winter. I can also wear them in the summer barefoot or with a thin sock and they fit fine. I can't wait to break these in (although they are comfortable from the first time I put them on). They look great with shorts, leggings, skinny jeans and dresses! You can also wear them year round. Perfect to go out in but also to just run errands in. I am 5'5" with medium athletic calves and the top of the boot comes perfectly to my mid calf with plenty of room to spare around the calf (about 1.5 inches room at the top). Very classy with a bit of edge. I wish I could afford to get them in every color! I just love Fryes, they are timeless classics that will never go out of style. Couldn't purchase off Zappos because they didn't have the plain black color, but I love Zappos! Who can beat free shipping and returns?
I was actually afraid to try these boots because I have wider feet and a high instep and Fryes were always too narrow or pinched at my instep. The leather in Fryes is usually thick and heavy and bogs my feet down, but not these! They fit my feet like a glove and I can tell that they will feel even better with time. The leather is soft and the top circumference of the boot nice and wide too. Support inside the boot is good. The fit runs a little snug, especially for anyone with a high instep or wider feet, go up half a size at least. Although length is about right. There is a nice low heel, that is very comfortable for Fryes. I will have these for years!
I have these in the "slate" color -- kind of a dark grey -- and I absolutely love them. I usually wear a 9 in Frye and the same is true with this boot (with a thicker sock). Heel's a bit loose, but this is true of most boots for me, because I have a somewhat narrow heel. I also have a medium-width forefoot and a rather high arch. The Shortie fits like a dream -- plenty of cushioning and arch support, built like a tank (the boots, not me) yet not at all heavyweight -- and beautiful, too! I think they will last forever. Highly recommend!
Super cute boots to go with spring dresses + more! At first I had my mind set on Carson boots, as they came in so many colors, but I was won over by these Veronica Shorties once I tried them on. For me (I'm 5'4"), Carson boots stopped at the biggest part of my calves and made me look dumpy, whereas these boots stopped just below that spot, giving me shape & made my legs look thinner. Since I planned to wear these with spring dresses for that sweet + tough look, these would be perfect! Even my husband likes them, which is a rare feat.
I love these boots! I have wanted a pair of frye boots forever, i had a hard time finding a pair that would fit my short frame (under 5 ft) and muscular calves. I did not have success with the Jane 14L (too tall for me way too tight) and cavalry (too tight). Returns were easy with Zappos. But the veronica's are perfect. Maybe i would have success with the campus 12? I went to the frye website to get a better idea of how they would fit (usually the measurements on their website are for a size 6). Thanks zappos!