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Wondered if these were factory rejects?
on August 5, 2017
I was so excited to when my Frye boots had arrived. I secretly hoped they were in perfect condition after reading many reviews of customers wanting to love the boots but one thing or another was wrong with them. Everything about the packaging looked legit. First boot came out of the box...nice! Second boot came out of the box, hmmm, not so nice....the outside part of the shaft facing the other leg when wearing, is a significantly different shade of brown (very deep expresso color vs. the gaucho brown as advertised). Upon further inspection, there were scuff marks in the leather on both heels and poor craftsmanship as the rubber around the bottom of the boot looked spliced where the ends met. I expect normal variations in color when dealing with leather but the scuff marks look like scuff marks and the marked difference beteeen the dye between the boots is something I'm still deciding if I can live with. Surprisingly, the fit was not a problem. I feel a little pressure at the top of my foot because I have high arches, and heels come up slightly, which thicker socks will help with, but overall, the fit feels good and putting the boot on is not a struggle. I'll probably keep them as I dislike dealing with returns, but it's definitely not love at first sight with these boots. Hopefully my love for them will grow, imperfections and all.