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- Hecho en EE. UU. o importado
- Synthetic sole
- Shaft measures approximately 7.5" from arch
- Heel measures approximately 1.75"
- Platform measures approximately 0.5"
- Boot opening measures approximately 13.25" around
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- Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B001VNBICO
- Item model number: Harness 8R
- Date first available at Amazon.com: December 31, 1969
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top customer reviews
Just before getting these Harness 8R in TAN, I had ordered the Heath Heel Bootie. They were a real disappointment. Bad construction, ratty leather, and a much higher price tag. I did some research and learned that there are a small selection of Fryes still made in the USA. It is this group of Fryes that have some of the better manufacturing techniques, such as Goodyear Welting. This type of welting contributes alot of staying power to the boot and allows it to be re-soled. Just wanted to include some of this info in my review in case it helps others make a decision. In the future, I will stick with the core lines of Frye: harness, engineer, campus styles.
I was looking for another shorter boot to take me into warmer months. I am planning on wearing with skirts, shorts, dresses in spring and summer. I wanted a brown and agonized for a while over which one: blazer brown, dark brown, crazy horse. I made the right choice in the strangely labeled TAN. The boot color is exactly as pictured on the Amazon product page. It is a rich, cool (not orangey) "bomber jacket" brown. The boots are only very lightly distressed looking - I prefer to do my own distressing.
I have ordered all of my Fryes in 8.5. This is 1/2 to 1 full size UP FROM MY NORMAL 7.5 shoe size. I do not agree with the other posters that Fryes must be sized down. The boots (esp. the Harness) are narrow in the toe box. When you size down, it makes the toe area too tight and boot hard to get on and off. I have not found the boots to stretch and I don't want to own a $200+ boot that is too tight. Some heel slippage is both normal and desirable in a boot. It lessens as you break the boot in. These fit exactly the same as my Harness 12Rs in black.
The leather has the same matte, oily feel as the black 12Rs. The brown has a softer look and I am thrilled. They are surprisingly heavy for shorter boots, but not a problem for me. I still feel a little guilty about indulging my boot fetish, but the quality and workmanship of the 8Rs helps alot!
I have to add that I sincerely hope that Frye does NOT continue in its trend of manufacturing more styles in Mexico and even worse, China. I was mistakenly shipped a pair of Fryes made and China and they had nothing in common with the Harness, except the ridiculous price tag. I fear that my hope is in vain though.
Amazon did their usual great job in getting me my boots!!!
And I am a 7.5-8 and she let me try them on and it was snug on me! Yet really long in the toes... An 8 would just look goofy. Typically Fryes do run large and you have to order a half size down. However the Harness is a much better "true to size fit." Probably bc it's an original design and USA made.
PS: since neither one of us like "heel slippage" we always order a 1/2 size down with Frye for that very reason. We can deal with snug- they break in tremendously anyway! And who wants their heel slipping?
Sturdy. Amazing. USA made.
I did have a hard time knowing what to order for size, and I had to read a lot of reviews to get an idea. Most of my other boots and shoes are 7.5, but I can range between 7 and 8 depending on cuts. After reading reviews (half said to order your normal size and half said to order ½ size down), I went with my most normal size of 7.5 to play it safe. Initially, I was concerned these were too large, as they did have heel slippage. I knew they were supposed to have some, but I didn’t know how much is too much. After trying them and discovering this, I wanted to order a 7 to try out (LOVE Amazon’s return policy on shoes), but they were not available in the same color, and the other colors were way out of my price range. I actually was looking at a pair of 12R’s, too, so I ordered them in a 7. They were too small for my feet, especially in the width. There was no way could I wear them comfortably, and I doubt the leather would break in enough to make them pain-free. So, I kept these in the 7.5 in the 8R (returned the 7's), and I am glad I did! I do wear them with regular socks (not especially think or thick), and after wearing three times, they feel almost perfect. As they get broken in over time, I may have to get a thin insert or wear a slightly thicker sock, but I am sure they will be fine, and they are so comfortable even after being on my feet all day. However, it is worth reiterating what other reviewers have said: these are not delicate boots. These are heavy and clunky. They make noise when you walk, and you can feel the weight of them. That is fine with me, as I need them to hold up to my not-so-delicate treatment, and I know these will last. If you are looking for something dainty or “lady-like”, this is not it. Also, they do have quite a wide opening at the top of the shaft. It is very easy to tuck jeans into these, which is what I usually do, but I think they look silly on me with skirts, as my skinny ankles make it look like I am wearing shoes that are too big. They work under boot-leg jeans, but there might be a visible ridge under the jeans where the shaft opening is, depending on the jean.
Overall, I am quite happy with these, and I plan to wear them a lot. I have already gotten a number of compliments. I also am very happy with how easy and worry-free it is to order boots and shoes from Amazon. I love that they seem to appreciate how important it is to try shoes on by offering free returns.