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Frye Harness 8 R, Mens Trekking and Hiking Boots


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Noir (Blk)
  • Pull On Boot
  • Outer Material: Leather
  • Inner Material: Leather
  • Sole: Gummi
  • Closure: lace-up
  • Heel Height: 5 centimetres
  • Heel Type: Flat
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 998 g
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  • ASIN: B000JFHVFS
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Oct. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,883 in Shoes & Bags (See Top 100 in Shoes & Bags)
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Product Description

Product Description

Our Shorter Harness Boot Sports That Same Great American Flair With Definitive O-Ring, Straps And Studs.

Manufacturer's Description

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-steadying 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.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul on 7 Dec. 2012
I love Frye boots. Well made, distinctive, comfortable, the quality of a British boot with the 60s/70s glamour of the US muscle car and bike scene amongst others, they have become my favourite since I've been able to afford them as an adult. Spending my teenage years in cheaper copies allowed me to appreciate the real thing even more. These Harness 8R's are my first pair which I bought when I was 21, and that seemed an extravagance, but that was in 2004 and I've still got them. They've seen plenty of use but are still immaculate, and after so long the leather is so moulded to my foot that they're more comfortable than trainers.

Ah yes, trainers - I've probably had a dozen pairs of Reeboks and Nikes since 2004, all worn out. My Frye harnesses have seen 20 times more wear than any of those trainers - I'm a boots boy, have been since I was little - and yet they're still as new, bar some heel wear. That rather puts their purchase price into perspective, four times the price of trainers, 20 times the wear and counting. You get what you pay for. My Harness 8R's are Dark Brown, slightly lighter in colour than the Gaucho colour that seems more readily available now, but both colours are made to look great with jeans, whatever shade of blue.

So these are the oldest of my 4 pairs of Fryes, the others being their (sadly discontinued) leather-soled black Harness 8Rs, their equally famous black Engineer 12Rs (currently a very cool biker boot style this year, copies found in all the usual high street shops but the Fryes are indestructible) and their modern influenced Billy cowboy boot in brown (I reviewed them earlier) for when I want something a bit more distinctive. All look brilliant under jeans and can make any jeans look good, but Fryes are made for Levi's and that's what I go for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By theoadoni on 12 Nov. 2011
Colour Name: GauchoSize Name: 8 UK D
i am really glad i find out about these boots. after walking for a day was uncomfortable but then it was just perfect. i am really glad i didnt buy 1/2 size smaller. sizes are there for a reason. it does however run kinda narrow but leather soon fits your foot!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By timlaidback on 5 July 2013
Colour Name: GauchoSize Name: 10 UK D Verified Purchase
Comfortable from the minute I put them on look great and live up to their reputation shame they are cheaper in USA but themselves the breaks
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90 of 101 people found the following review helpful
Done and done. 21 Aug. 2009
By K. Kienow - Published on Amazon.com
When I wear these boots, women I pass by on the street get pregnant.

So comfy, so classic stylish....I get tons of compliments. These ain't your sissy italian boots - these are as americana as they come. May as well be super glued to my feet. Order it 1/2 size smaller than your normal size.

Oh, and get it from [...] if you're afraid of it not fitting, since they have free shipping both ways. I think I can say that on Amazon now that they bought Zappo's. :) But I think I can confidently say you won't be returning these, unless you don't have the income to cover the child support bills that will result.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Great Product 25 Mar. 2010
By L. Kaiver - Published on Amazon.com
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Quality of boot is obvious. Great looking. Some people said to order 1/2 size smaller but I'm glad I ignored that. I take 10 1/2 or 11 depending on shoe - for the boots I ordered 11 and they fit perfect. Very satisfied.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Awesome Boots 13 Sept. 2010
By S. Caffery - Published on Amazon.com
Frye has made yet another quality boot. I bought them in Chocolate and the vintage look is great. I took the suggestion of some other reviewers on other sites and ordered the boots a half size smaller but this turned out to be a big mistake. I had to send them back and go with the next size higher. Now that I have the right size they fit like a glove and are the most comfortable boots that I have ever owned. I would highly recommend these boots to anyone.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Rugged and Elegant 9 Mar. 2009
By M. Waldron - Published on Amazon.com
Colour Name: GauchoSize Name: 8 UK D
Simply a handsom well made pair of boots. They are are rugged yet elegant at the same time. I wear them with jeans or slacks and get compliments all the time. They are a bit difficult to slip on the first few times because of the harness, but once they're boken in, they are very comfortable.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Do Everyone A Favor and Buy Your Size 21 Jan. 2011
By Snipes - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm now returning my 3rd pair of these boots. The first return was my own error in measurement but the last two were because of people writing to buy a 1/2 size smaller, don't do this. I bought a half size smaller and could not get them on (they're hard enough to get on when you buy your regular size.) I then bought the size I should be wearing based on Amazon's measurement chart and received a pair where someone had obviously already tried on, they probably bought a 1/2 size smaller too because in their attempt to get it on they stretched it out, leaving me with a broken in left shoe, and a tighter right shoe that hadn't been tired on. I sent these back because if this person had larger feet than myself then I'd always have one shoe broken in more than the other.

So please, buy your size, if you buy a size smaller all you'll probably do is end up stretching it out trying to get your foot in and then send then back, essentially continuing the vicious cycle. As for the boots I obviously haven't had a pair long enough to comment on them but they seem to be worth me going through all this trouble to get a pair that fits.
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