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Frye Campus 14L Reviews

437 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

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4%Rated 2 stars

12%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

53% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

422 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/24/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Know how you see a celeb photo & think "Those are perfect boots. Wish I could find them (& afford them!)" Voila! This is it. I have this boot in Banana & Black. Both are show-stoppers! Gorgeous! Somehow the web-page photo doesn't capture the stunning beauty of the boot in-person! Leather quality is thick & luxuriously "tanned". Heel is high enough, but is flat - not "pitched" - meaning that although it's a 2" heel, your heel sits flat, not "tilted." So, you avoid the problem of your forefoot & toes getting jammed down into the front of the boot, but you still enjoy the sexy look of a mid-heel. A timeless investment. No need to size down - order your regular size. Will fit a wider foot comfortably too. Completely makes any outfit. So comfy, I've literally dozed off in mine (at the end of the day). I receive a lot of compliments on these boots. I'm a Master's level professional in Northeastern US, where Frye boots, as officewear, are not commonplace. These boots are so versatile, & they just ooze luxury, quality & richness! I'm told that I am regarded as having a "rich" wardrobe, but only because I stick to fabulous, quality basics! If you're on the fence, definitely this is the one Frye boot that is a must-have! I have a half-dozen pair of Frye's & am buying more! Thanks for reading.

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15 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/4/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I hate my Frye Campus. I wanted to love them. I gave them another chance even after they scraped my legs bloody. Leather is unyielding. When I put them on there are deep indentations because the leather is trying to mold to my foot/leg but can't. These are so painful in every way.

Additional 417 Campus 14L Frye Reviews

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September 12, 2015

Lisa

 

Ordered these a couple years ago, am not one who spends this much money on shoes. But loved the look and know they're great quality. Sadly after returning 3 times, I gave up. Zappos was awesome about returns, but these boots are sized very weirdly. Normally wear an 8 1/2, returned these 3 times, was down to a size 6 or maybe 6 1/2, still huge! Oh well,unless you know your size in Frye, I'd suggest trying on in store first. To bad, awesome shoes.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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August 3, 2015

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

I am 5'1" and always have a hard time finding boots that will fit. These boots hit at the right spot! Usually boots make me look even shorter but these boots have the right shaft size for petite woman. I would definitely recommend these boots for women on the smaller side. The quality of the boot is outstanding. They are a little tight around my calf. However, I am able to wear my skinny jeans with them and I think they will also loosen up a bit. The dark brown color is beautiful.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 15, 2015

Marie D

from Massachusetts

This is my first pair of Frye boots. I have always admired the craftsmanship. I tried on 9 different styles. They really do fit very differently. After wearing them 1 day they were broken in! Such beautiful leather! Note: not all of the boots have the finished inside leather and not all are made in the USA for the price I wanted both. It will state it on the box. The leather soles are just so well made .....can't say enough great things! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the banana yellow!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 18, 2014

Debby

from Florida

Loved the boot, downsized, but should have kept my regular size. I have small calves, so they were snug even for me. Would have to wear leggings only with these. Quality was A+.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2014

Mia

 

Love the Frye quality! These boots boots are a classic! Invest in some leather conditioner as they are stiff (& narrow) at first. As with any fine leather, the more you wear, the better they will get to know you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Osos, CA

I have wanted these boots for years and finally got them. They were snug across the front part of my foot, scrunching my toes, so I brought them to a shoe repair place and had them stretched a little for a small cost. I love them. They fit well now and look great. The calf part fits me well. I'm 5'9" and average weight. I bought my usual size 10.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 26, 2014

Carolyne

from Los Angeles

This awesome boot is the quality I expected from the Frye name, the leather is superb, with an interesting coloring on the surface to give it a worn, fashionable appearance. I was pleased to find that these boots were made in the US, versus China - which I noticed on several other boots made by Frye. I love this shoe, it makes a great addition to my wardrobe. It matches with so many things.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2014

Phoebe F

from Charlottesville, VA

I am deeply and profoundly in love with my Frye Campus 14Ls, and I owe it all to Zappos, who worked with me until I got it right. Order a 1/2-size smaller than your normal size! Also, be warned. This is not a tuck-your-pants-in boot for me. Fine with me, because that's not how I roll.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago

Defective pair! The inner leather lining of the right boot was oversized and bunched up around the ankle and heel. Totally unwearable. Otherwise the boot seemed fine...a little tight on my calf, but would have been wearable if not defective.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

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Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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October 27, 2014

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

These boots are classy and understated. The blazer color is a rich reddish brown, which is perfect for the fall/winter. The heel height is nice. Five stars for style and quality. I gave four stars for comfort as somehow the pair that I received had a raised portion near the heel where two pieces of leather joined, and it is a bit uncomfortable after walking/standing a long time in them. This may not be a common issue.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2014

Karen s

from eagan, minnesota

These are beautifully classic. I love the look. I am looking forward to wearing them often. The more comfortable and loosened up they will be.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 15, 2014

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I am an avid review reader but this is the first one I have ever written! I have 10 pairs of Frye boots but these are by far my favorites, and also the only ones that I have paid full retail price for. The banana color is beyond gorgeous, and I get compliments on them every time I wear them. I am a size 10 in all other Frye boots, but take a 9.5 in these. I also wanted to compliment Zappos customer service - due to some sizing and leather inconsistencies I ordered MANY pair and sent them back before ending up with my perfect pair. Also, Marco was an incredible help with Customer Service as well. Thank you!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 13, 2014

Mary L

from United States

My Campus 14L are 10 years old. This is my second pair. My old pair still looks like new despite all the forestry work I put them through. The cushion supports must be something new Frye added, because my old pair didn't have them yet they were still comfortable. The Campus 14L are roomy in the toes. You can order a half size down if you want, but I don't recommend it. Why? Because I tried it and had to exchange for my normal size. My hiking, thermal and athletic socks wouldn't fit comfortably in there. And I could barely tuck in my skinny jeans, because the shaft circumference narrowed about 1/2 inch. If you have curvy calves like me or like to tuck in pants, order your usual size. If you have slender calves and want a tighter look with skirts, size down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kate Spade

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 12, 2014

Nancy

from Florida

These boots are gorgeous there's no getting around that. I got them in banana and the color is pretty much what you see here. I think it's quite close actually. But it's a rich yellow and they are attention getters for sure. The problem I had is that they are very roomy, too roomy for my thin legs and feet. I bought my actual size which is a 6 1/2 and they are very large. I'm returning them and getting a 6 and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that that will be small enough. My legs are slim and the boot shaft is fine - roomy with plenty of space for jeans, but would also look great with a short skirt. I'm bumming about the size is my main problem. Other than that I love these boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Coach, Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 6, 2014

Holly

from Reno

Great boots - even after 4 years of wear and tear. I own the saddle leather and they look just as good today as they did in the beginning. Super comfy, too! If there is anything I no longer love about the boot, it might be the crinkly looking lines that are present (possibly due to the "tanning" process?) - either way, still one of my go-to pairs of Fryes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 23, 2014

Adrienne F

from Katonah, NY

I have these in stone washed whiskey and in black. These are the best boots or shoes I have ever owned and I wore them every day from fall '13 to end spring 2014. I can't wait to put them on again. I have a standing desk for back issues and work on computer all day every day and I do this wearing these boots, even better than sneakers. The break in period is about a day. I will get more I am shopping for them now and it is still August in NY. Thanks Zappos for the many boots I tried until I found these! Best ever.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fit Flop boots and sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2014

Anonymous

from Holland, MI

These look cute on the website, but once on make my leg look like an elephant's leg. These kind of pucker and are a heavy boot. Maybe that is because these are pull on boots. I have a different pair of boots that are zip ups and those are a lot better fit. Sending these Campus 14L back.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 21, 2014

Diane m

from United States

The Campus 14L boots are wonderful! The fit is perfect, a half size smaller than my regular size was great for me. The color is better in person and especially on my foot. Ordering and receiving the boots was very very smooth with no problems as usual. I will always order from Zappos; they are great to deal with.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Riverside, CA

This is the boot I've been looking for all my life. Goes with everything...dressed up or dressed down. I will say, it wasn't easy to get right. Zappos had to send 3 different pairs before I found the right boot fit and leather texture. Zappos was extremely helpful. They made the process easy! Not charging my card 3 different times. Excellent customer service. Love this boot and now I'm a Zappos customer for life!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2014

Pat M

from McClellanville, SC

I gave these boots 5 stars in all three categories, but they do have some issues. First, let me say that I absolutely LOVE them! I have worn them to work in at my new house and at our farm all day every single day since I received them in early Feb. and have not had my usual sore, tired feet yet. I ordered an 11 which is my normal size. They are longer than any other size 11 I've ever had. They are easy to pull on, but they are loose in the heel. Ideally, I would wear a narrow width, but that isn't available. I am wearing my custom orthotics to provide arch support and over-the-calf boot socks to keep them from being so loose and to protect my skin from the roughness of the shaft stitching. The leather is gorgeous. Some people have complained about the varying leather on different parts of the boot. There are variations, but I think that is from the type of leather used in these boots which gives them character. The blazer brown is darker than the picture, but it is still a pretty brown.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Maryland

They do run a half size big and I did not like the way the boots fit around the ankle.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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March 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Washoe Valley, Nevada

I too, had a pair of Frye boots in the late '70s. I loved them and wore them until my feet outgrew them. I bought these in Blazer Brown because the price was too tempting to pass up. The color is a beautiful rich dark brown. I read reviews and decided to order 8.5, my normal shoe size. I would not have wanted to order a half size smaller. I read that they will stretch. Now they are comfortable...snug at the top. I believe they will be very comfortable with more wear. Nice to wear an American made boot. The info on the tag attached to the boot states that there are 190 steps to make a benchcrafted pair of Frye boots. Yes, they are a quality product. I'm very happy with the purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Washington D.C.

These are well made, classic, stylish boots, which I know I will wear for years to come. They look urbane and elegant in black worn with black tights or with narrow pants tucked into them. The mid-calf shaft shows some leg, in a nice way, when the boots are worn with a knee-length dress. The shaft is just wide enough to accommodate my athletic calves plus narrow pants. I experienced some chafing on the outsides of my little toes when the boots were new, since my feet are slightly wide in the toes. I have found that the boots are most comfortable when a pair of soft socks is worn with them, even layered over tights if I am wearing tights. The socks can be short and not show at all, or knee high and show over the tops of the boots. I love the way that the heel adds some height, but the slight platform styling means that there is none of the discomfort I associate with high heels.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 27, 2014

Sarah

 

I love my boots! They came in two days from Zappos and are beautiful. I would wear them everyday. They fit true to size and are a beautiful color. It's and investment in boots I will own a very long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 27, 2014

Chris

from NY

I love these boots. I am so excited that I caught them on SALE! I get compliments each time I wear them...great feel, great color, great look.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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