FRYE Women's Paige Trapunto Knee-High Boot, Dark Brown, 7 M US
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The Frye Company is the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the United States. Founded in 1863 by John A. Frye, a well-to-do shoemaker from England, and family-run until 1945, Frye products have a long and illustrious history. Frye boots were worn by soldiers on both sides of America's Civil War, soldiers in the Spanish-American war, and by Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. When home-steading drew adventurous New England families to the West during the mid and late 1800's many of the pioneers wore Frye Boots for the long journey. Today Frye remains true to its roots with its line of heritage boots, but continues to innovate as it introduces chic new handbags, pumps, and sandals to its collection.
- Package Dimensions: 16.3 x 11.2 x 4.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
- ASIN: B004HVC4CU
- Item model number: Paige Trapunto
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 5, 2012
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Frye boots usually run true to size or even a bit snug. This is not the case of the FRYE Women's Paige Trapunto Knee-High Boot which runs about half a size larger and a bit wide. With thin socks, they did not fit my foot well as it is a true size medium width with high arches. The ankle and shaft portion is generous, with no support, such that one can put a hand all the way down the shaft up to the top half of the foot. It might fit someone with wider feet and/ or calves.
The roomier fit might be on purpose, come to think of it, any smaller would actually be too snug with thick socks, which do help if you don't need the arch support. This said, I'm still trying to decide if I should keep them or not, as they are still quite expensive (even on sale) to not fit right off the bat like all my other boots.
If you're considering them, these are some things you may want to know. The boots are made in Mexico and overall are good quality; they appear to be discontinued as they are no longer found on the company website but on ebay and other online retailers in more colors than offered on amazon. It has a handcrafted look with rivets on the outside. No zip back, just a decorative leather strap with vintage metal rings on each side (is that green Crayola on the patina?) The inside is lined with leather. The non-removable insole is cushioned but offers no arch support.
The hand-stitched leather sole is a bit slippery until broken in, like all Frye boots. The stacked heel has a thin rubber insert that will provide stability and some traction. You may want to resole them with rubber if you plan to do a lot of walking.
If you are looking for a boot with a slimmer fit and more support, try FRYE Women's Melissa Back Zip Knee-High Boot. I have the shorter version and really like how well they fit. You can also try Sebago Women's Saranac High Boot which has the same type of thick leather as the Melissa boot but with a slimmer fit, waterproof finish, rubber sole, and leather and wool lining. The latter is more of a fall and winter boot for heavy duty wear - I got them in black and they are very nice as well, at a fraction of the price of these Frye boots.
In all, this Frye model is a great boot, provided you get the right fit and the price is right. Otherwise there are many other great boots you can get for much less.
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