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- Synthetic sole
- Shaft measures approximately 15.25" from arch
- Heel measures approximately 1.25"
- Boot opening measures approximately 14.5" around
- The size B and M are the same. It refers to medium.
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Distressed leather and burnished hardware intensify the vintage vibe of the Veronica back zip boot from FRYE Women's. Adjustable buckles at shaft and vamp for a custom fit. Ridged outsole with a modest stacked heel.
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: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0073SDSOC
- Item model number: Veronica Back Zip
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 10, 2012
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Top Customer Reviews
Update: I've had these for a while now and I'm still in love. They are completely beautiful and look great with all kinds of outfits. I am definitely going to get another color someday.
Side Note: I always wear a 9 and don't buy wide shoes but have problems with shoes occasionally being too narrow and squishing my toes - I bought a 9.5 after reading some reviews and they fit perfectly.
1) I have wide feet, and after reading the reviews here, I ordered a half-size larger than normal. They are amazingly comfortable, right out of the box, and are definitely wide enough! They are almost a little TOO long, but wearing thicker socks seems to help stop my heel from sliding.
2) The leather appeared very dull and dusty when I first took these out of the box. A little mink oil however, and now they are a gorgeous luscious black. The leather is very thick, and great quality. Also, the black boots are not unlined (some reviewers stated their colours were). These are actually lined with another thinner layer of black leather. I used mink oil on that too, and now they are beautiful on the inside as well.
3) What I don't like as much: I have skinnier legs, with 13" calves at the widest part, and there is quite a lot of extra room in the top half of these boots. I can fit my entire hand inside of them, while they are buckled on the tightest notch :( I measured the opening on my boots, and these are almost 16". (I posted a photo. Maybe a reviewer who received tighter boots wants to trade with me? ;D ) The leather is sturdy enough that they don't sag at least. I do love these enough that I am going to look into the possibility of having them taken in some, just to get rid of the "little girl playing dress-up in mommy's boots" look. I don't know if the calf circumference changes with different boot sizes, I do have bigger feet (size 9-10). Which leads to my final observation/opinion:
4) These boots do no favours in minimizing the appearance of larger feet :)
Let's talk fit. I don't care what any other reviewer says about "true to size", that's crap. I ALWAYS wear a wide 8.5 or a 9. But I had already returned FRYE Women's Veronica Slouch Boot in size 9, not because the calf didn't fit, it did, but the actual shoe was sooo narrow & the toe box was ridiculous. I understand that many women have narrow feet, but these were touted as wide & friendly to the fat foot community. Now my feet aren't circus elephant fat, but I have a thicker ankle & instep & just a generally short, wide foot with a decent arch. Lots of lovely shoes do fit me, so I don't walk around wearing paper bags on my feet. But Frye must think wide means something else...So I learned to size up.
I ordered these in 9.5, which is unheard of for me, I've never worn anything over a 9 & even those are often too long. When they arrived, I was psyched to find that my foot went right into them! They are long, but a little extra length at the toe doesn't bother me if it keeps my toes from getting squashed. Naturally, I could only zip these beautiful boots halfway up. The strap at the top could close though, so I wore them around for a couple hours with my pants pulled over the unzipped part & they started to warm up & loosen a little. I then sprayed the inside & outside & my tights with an 60/40ish alcohol/water solution and shoved in for another couple hours until they dried. Alcohol does not damage the cognac color, this was my first try at this procedure & I was nervous about damage, but there's absolutely none. It evaporates quickly & the leather stretches beautifully. I do not own a boot stretcher, & after buying these, can't afford a cobbler (or groceries for that matter) at the moment, so the DIY approach is fine for me.
On my second day, I sprayed them all down again with the alcohol solution & strapped in. This time my husband helped yank the heavy duty zipper up (with some finagling of flesh & zipping of tights-oops) Although one boot was seriously threatening to cut circulation for a minute, they quickly eased up & with a little bending, were totally fine for the hour I left them on while drying. Once I took them off, the stretched leather was obvious to see & I was pleased to find that I could zip them right back up with no help! They must have stretched and inch or more in just that hour! Another stretching session should be just right. I hope to get them to the point where I can wear skinnies under them.
Because I had to size up, there is some room in the heel that I can tell might be irritating as the boots break in, since the tough zipper goes nearly all the way down. My plan is to put inserts in to both snug up the fit & be generally more comfortable in the foot bed. While to some, all this trouble may sound ridiculous, I feel it is worth it because these boots are truly the best I have ever seen for quality & with my crappy history in boot shopping, I'm not missing the chance to make the most of my purchase. The Veronica Slouch unlined boots aren't even in the same league as these Veronica Back Zips. I can't believe they are even in the same family. These are immediately noticeably higher quality design & style.
I purchased these awhile ago while looking for Veronica Slouch boots. Everything about them exceeded my expectations.
I am a true size 8 and followed reviews and they fit like a glove.
True to size
They are Frye quality leather - thick and built to last.
I like the rubber soles for comfort and durability (and they are so much quieter to walk in than leather soles).
Because they zipper close they form fit around my 15 inch calves.
The zipper is solid and works well. The snaps pop open and close tightly.
You have to open close the snap buttons and zipper
The extra hardware makes a clinking sound when walking