The Frye Boots Buying Guide
Dating all the way back to the 1860s, American, leather goods brand Fyre boasts a long-standing association with producing excellent footwear that stands the test of time. Originally, the producers of hardy shoe wares for hardworking men, Frye today offers the same quality and durability it did way back when, but now with a focus upon fashion and a finger firmly on the pulse. Whether your pursuit is rugged or elegant, let Frye boots suitably punctuate your look with timeless pieces crafted in luxe leather and finished with tough-like details.
Frye boots are constructed with quality leather and are built to last. The brand’s collection of men’s boots stays true to the unparalleled craftsmanship and a commitment to design expertise that the American heritage brand is renowned for. Comprising everything from Western boots and Chelsea silhouettes to lace-up ankle styles, you can expect Frye boots to feel as good as they look. Ahead, take a look at our Frye men’s boots buying guide, which will help you narrow down the styles that work best for you, find the right size, and learn how to care for your shoes.
The Most Wanted Frye Boots
Frye Bowery Lace-Up Boots
Combining a stonewashed vintage-like leather construction with a sturdy ankle-length profile, Frye’s Bowery Lace-Up Boots are a hardwearing yet refined option for city streets. This leather-lined pair comes with a smart lace-up fastening and a full inside zip closure, and sits on a leather and rubber outsole. The Goodyear welted construction makes it durable, strong and easier to resole when you need to.
Frye Conway Chelsea Boots
Frye’s Conway Chelsea Boots are an investment in classic style. Simple and understated, they come with elasticated side panels and a pull tab at the heel so you can slip them on and off easily. Crafted from vegetable-tanned leather, these sleek Chelsea boots are designed with a snub toe, leather lining and stacked leather heel. A Goodyear welted construction ensures they last longer as they are not only tough but easier to resole.
Frye Harness Boots
Taking inspiration from the American cavalry, Frye’s Harness Boots are designed to only get better with age. Made in the USA, these boots have a Goodyear welted construction for durability and sit on a neoprene oil-resistant outsole. This pair features a stacked 2” leather heel. They come in both an 8R and a 12R, which refers to the shaft height in inches.
The Frye Boots Sizing Guide
Frye’s expertly crafted boots offer a near perfect fit, and are designed to mold to your feet over time. The brand uses US sizing, and you can use the below chart to see how this corresponds with UK and European sizing. For example, if you normally wear a men’s UK 10 (or an EU 43-44) you should take your Frye boots in a US 10.5.
If your foot is between sizes, we recommend taking the larger option. Some styles come in wide sizes, otherwise it is best to order a half size up if you have wide feet.
To check if your boots fit correctly, we would advise trying them on in the afternoon, as this is when your foot tends to be at its largest. Your feet should feel snug, everywhere except for the heel which should slip a little.
How To Care For Your Frye Boots
To keep your Frye boots looking their best for longer, we recommend the following care tips:
Suede boots: Gently brush away any dust or dirt that has built up on your shoes, with a suede brush when the uppers are completely dry. For any stubborn marks, you can use a special suede eraser to spot clean.
Leather boots: Remove any excess dirt from the leather uppers, and then apply a specialist leather cleaner with a soft cloth. Use circular movements to work into the leather and then allow it to dry naturally. Finish with a leather protector or conditioner.
Frye has created a line of leather care products to protect your leather boots, and we would advise using these products to maintain your shoe’s appearance. Frye’s leather lotion leaves boots cleaned and moisturized, while the weatherproof spray creates an invisible shield to repel water and prevent stains from settling in.
- Do Frye boots have a warranty?
Any genuine Frye boots are protected against manufacturer’s defects for up to one year after purchase from any authorized Frye retailer.
- Are Frye boots waterproof?
Some of the brand’s boots do offer protection from wet weather, including the Scout boot which is made from a weatherproofed waxed suede and trimmed with canvas and nylon. Korver Chelsea and Korver Utility boots feature waxed-suede uppers that are also weatherproofed, and they are built on Vibram® rubber lug soles for great traction in challenging conditions.
You can also use Frye’s Waterproof Balm to treat your leather boots. This waterproofing formula creates an invisible, stain-proof shield against rain, snow and dirt.
- What materials are Frye boots made from?
Frye boots are made from a variety of premium materials, such as two-tone suede and the softest full-grain leather. Some materials are resistant to water, while others are designed with durability in mind. Frye boots also come in distressed oiled suede, which strikes the balance between smart and casual.