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Beautiful style, lovely leather
on January 15, 2014
The only reason I didn't give these 5 stars is that they seem to run a little narrower than normal. I bought a half size larger so they didn't press too tightly over the balls of my feet. The length is now a little too long, but the footbed more comfortable. The top is very snug to my calf, so I won't be able to wear my skinny jeans with these unless they stretch, but will be OK with a skirt, or under boot cut jeans. But why cover up such beautiful boots?
I'm amending my previous review after wearing these for 2 hours. This is the first wearing out of the house, so they are not returnable now, but of course that's when problems present themselves. There is a double seam under the left outside ankle that has poked me, through a Smartwool sock,and has torn a hole in my skin. It hurt while walking, but if I slid the boot over slightly and walked sideways on the heel I was able to make it home without removing the boot. The other boot was glassy smooth in the same location. Go figure. This is the 4th pair of Frye boots I've owned, and the only pair not made in the USA. I've had no other problems with them in the past (dating back over 20 years).
I didn't lower the rating further because the tops stretched enough to allow me to wear them over my skinny jeans, and they look nice. I'll just have to stock up on bandaids.