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Frye Campus 14L Reviews

416 reviews
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Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

53% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

402 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/28/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are Frye boots at the best. 1) They fit great. 2) Just walk the walk. 3) Look exactly as pictured (4) are so, so, so comfortable! (5) They age like a fine wine. 6) Superb for any age. 7) Fryes at their best." what more could you ask? More and more Fryes. I like the heel height and will always have a pair of Fryes on my "wish list." just go for a pair. The question will be asked, "can you kick it, yes you can. My top five purchases. Ever.

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14 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 396 Campus 14L Frye Reviews

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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!

Style 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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2014

Anonymous

from NJ

Loved them online. The chunky heel and classic simplicity sold me. I know they're supposed to be weathered, but a little too much for my liking. Looks like someone took a key and scratched up both toes so every time you look down, that's what you see. So many scratches!! They went a little overboard in their attempt to weather them. And, I originally ordered 8 1/2 in black, really loose, everywhere. Had to return. So I reordered an 8 in the whiskey, and while the foot was sized appropriately. The calf circumference was so tight I couldn't get a pair of jeans tucked in! I had to return. I was very disappointed all around with my experience. I really wanted these boots!!! If you order, they run big in the foot, and inconsistent in the calf. Maybe I just got a irregular 8? Shouldn't be a huge difference in calf circumference between an 8 and 8 1/2. Good luck!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 29, 2014

Jessica M

from memphis

This was my last resort in finding the "perfect" black boot. Alas it was also a failure. I wanted a completely black boot; however, you can see tan inside lining at the top/opening of the boot when you have it on. I also expect them to be a lot comfortable? They are expensive; I expect the best boot ever...but I was a tad let down. I also received one that had a crease on the front...I'm assuming that was a random happening. If I had decided to keep them I would've exchanged them for a new pair.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 25, 2014

Mrs.chicago

from chicago, il

I cannot stand boots that "bag" at the ankle and make me look like I've got the lead in "Pirates of Penzance" and, unfortunately, these boots do just that. Other than that, they were easy to get on, well-made, and true to size. Total bummer, because I was excited to find these on sale, but these are headed back to Zappos.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 23, 2014

Debbie

from ME

Beautiful boot. I ordered a half size smaller because my other Fryes are a size 8 & felt a little big, but they turned out to be too small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2014

Anonymous

from Coast of Maine

I bought the 9 1/2 which is my normal size. My foot is narrow so I need a heavy sock to take up some of the room. These boots are classic and so much like a pair I had in the early 70's which laced up.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naturalizer, Rieker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Indiana

Well made, sturdy fine leather, excellent casual boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 30, 2013

Cira

from Orlando

I'm over the moon! These Campus boots are exactly the way I remember them way back from 1977, when I got my first pair. Mmmm..That wonderful leather smell! I'm a true size 8.5, BUT I'm so glad I took the other reviewers' advice and sized down to an 8. They fit perfect with regular socks, with room for a thicker sock, if necessary. Don't worry about feeling some "slippage" in the heel. This is perfectly normal, and the boots will adjust to your feet quickly. The padding is great and there is flexibility, so you don't feel like you're walking on boards. Very comfortable! The heel height provides a good lift for strutting your stuff. Careful, though: The soles are a bit slippery, bit a few grinds on the sidewalk will do the trick. These are just all-around great boots that go with everything. I got them in Saddle, and can't wait to get Banana next! Remember, go a half-size down. Yay, Zappos--you did it again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 20, 2013

Leah

from Las Vegas, NV

I finally did it. I got a pair of Frye Campus 14L in banana! The leather and workmanship is just as promised. I love the way the boots look, smell, feel, and even the sound their heel and sole make on the pavement as I walk. I agonized over sizing. I'm a solid size 9, but I ordered both 8.5 and 9. The 9 was nice but felt sloppy in the heel and ankle. The 8.5 fit like a glove. I wanted a looser fit rather than tighter, so there was lots of hand-wringing. I finally kept the 8.5 after my sister told me she had the same dilemma with another high-quality brand, and when she chose the larger size she was sorry because the leather stretched. I decided to bank on the smaller size stretching for a tiny bit more room. The heel does slip, just like Frye says it ought, but it isn't a bother at all. That is supposed to disappear after break-in. I think these will be absolutely perfect, and I have plans to romp all over God's green earth in them - in all seasons, mind you. I settled on the banana because I thought it most versatile - what does yellow not go with, really? Get yourself a pair! There are precious few items in a wardrobe that you can keep and call vintage while still wearing them 30 years later! (That was another selling point for me; people writing reviews in their Campus boots they were still wearing from the 70s!)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Atlanta

Wow these are made from gorgeous leather. I wanted to like the boots so badly but they were very wide on my narrow feet and there was tons of movement at the heels when I walked, so much that thicker socks would not even help.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 11, 2013

Vicki

from manahawkin

Best boot ever. I wear my Frye's from October to March every single day. No breaking in. Price per wear! I own a pair in brown and will be getting a pair in black this Christmas! Best investment in shoes/boots I have ever made! Enjoy!

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 27, 2013

Diana D

from Corrales, NM

Although these boots are as pretty as can be they gurt! True to size but out of the box very uncomfortable and have worn them several times and still hurt after just a bit or wear time. Very stylish and sharp looking but for comfort...well not so good.

Brands I'd also recommend: La Canadienne!!!!!!!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

These might be the most beautiful ad well-made boots I've ever tried on but they were so uncomfortable! Very frustrating.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 16, 2013

Penni

from Hawaii

Believe it or not I still have and still wear my Frye Campus boots from 1973 and they still look great! They have aged better than I have and have only required minor upkeep over the years and two resoles, two heels. I get compliments every time I wear my old hippie boots and the long ago boyfriend who originally introduced me to them cannot believe that I still have the first pair I bought when I was still with him. I also have two pairs that I have bought since then just in different colors. Go Frye!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Wilmington, NC

This is a beautiful quality boot. I ordered my usual size 9.5 and it fit true to size. The leather is gorgeous and I so badly wanted to keep this boot but had to return because of bunion. These boots are also quite heavy which may be a consideration for some people. Zappos' customer service is the absolute best and unbeatable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 8, 2013

Robin C

from White Creek, N.Y.

I have had these same boots for the last 35 years and am still wearing them! My boots are a chestnut brown with gold stitching on the shaft. I remember purchasing them in my sophomore year in high school, 1976 and I am still wearing them! Beautiful, timeless, classics!

Brands I'd also recommend: Wouldn't recommended any other

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 5, 2013

Mia K

from Washington, DC

I wanted these to work so very badly, but they are not for a slim narrow foot. I ordered a half size down as recommended, so the length was, ok but they were huge everywhere else. Frye quality is fantastic as usual. Frye shoes work great for me, just not their boots. Thanks Zappos for free shipping and returns!

Brands I'd also recommend: John Fluevog

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 18, 2013

Caroline

from MN

I have really pronated (flat) feet and they have become wider after years of wearing Danskos and Earth shoes. I am a true 8 wide, but usually wear 8.5 (38 or 39 in Danskos). I bought these boots in 8.5 and they are perfect. I could fit an 8 barefoot or with tights, but I wanted to be able to wear them with wool socks for winter. The 8.5 is perfect and has a nice foot bed. The heel is nice and it didn't tip me forward like the Carmen side zip did. If they loosen over time, I will add an orthotic, but right now they fit great and feel great. I have about plenty of toe space and the instep is snug enough to keep my foot from slipping forward. These boots feel so nice! They are heavy, but slim. I have smallish calves and have no problem wearing these with skinny jeans, but you can comfortably wear boot cut over the top, which is really nice.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Northeast

I bought a pair of these in 2007, when I started teaching. After wearing them nearly all the time fall through spring, they're still going. They're good for walking and being on your feet all day, they go with pants or skirts. Mine have been resoled and reheeled, but they still look great. They're spendy, but will last you forever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

Sizing: 1/2 too big. Craftsmanship: Made in the U.S.A.! Great quality footwear, but (unfortunately) not refined enough for my taste, I'll return.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

Beautiful color (saddle) but the shaft height hit me at the widest part of my calf and looked very unflattering. I never knew I had big calves - still not sure that I do - but where these hit on my legs just looked terrible -- which is sad because I want these boots! The look classic and expensive. However, I'm going to have to find a different style of Frye with a taller shaft.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 9, 2013

Christine

from New Hampshire

I bought my first pair of Frye boots in the early 60s at a small boot store on Charles Street in Boston and I have loved the Frye brand ever since. They last forever,run true to size and can even handle a resoleing after a couple of years. Best boots ever. I am 66 years old and still have two pair of the Campus boots, black and banana, which i bought here about 5 years ago. I am online looking for another pair in brown. They definitely are keepers and never go out of style. I will probably die with my boots on!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Merrill, Keen, Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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