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Frye Campus 14L Reviews

400 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

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12%Rated 3 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

83% "Felt true to width"

81% "Moderate arch support"

388 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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12 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 380 Campus 14L Frye Reviews

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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!

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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!

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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!

Style 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!

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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!

Comfort 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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June 6, 2013

Nina

from United States

I bought these 8 years ago on sale not yet realizing the kind of amazing investment Frye's boots are. 8 years later, I have had them resoled once and one interior boot strap has come off, but other than that they have held up beautifully. I imagine these will last me another 8 years at least, and likely would live a lifetime if I had properly cared from them from the beginning. I over mink oiled them not knowing the damage it was doing the first 6 years so they slouch now at the ankle, but it does't seem to matter. I still get compliments on them daily. I will says, I remember it taking a significant amount of time to break them in. I have bunions and the narrow square shape of the front of the boot is very stiff which caused some painful rubbig the first year, but they now fit perfectly and I can wear them all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Utah

I am so happy with these boots. The leather is so smooth and rich. I normally wear a 9 but bought the 8.5 because of reviews saying they run large. I have C width feet and the 8.5 feels too narrow on me but the length is good. I think I will keep them and see if I can have a boot fitter make them just a tad wider. I read a review that said these boots made her legs bloody. I noticed that there was some sharp nylon stitching that was knotted at the end inside the top of the boot and it scraped my legs too. I just got some sharp scissors and snipped the sharp little ends of the stitching off and problem solved. I got the Banana and they are a little more light yellow than the photo online. My calves are 14.5 and the boots still have plenty of room at the top. I also have very high arches which can be a problem getting boots on and off but I had no issues with these boots. Bottom line, I love these boots and I will be happy to keep them for years to come. I just also purchased the Frye Jenna and they are very classy, look great with skirts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Wakefield, RI

I regrettably gave my 1st pair of Frye boot to my 1st child; same color and style, but larger size. People chuckled when I mentioned Frye boots. Difficult to find, etc. I happily found them on the Internet chit-chatted with one very friendly Zappos employee who answered all of my questions; I ordered a pair and had them the next day. They didn't fit, so after calling and getting approval to return them, I received a larger size in the same color and style in 2 days only because of time I called. They are great - I'm from the '60s.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 4, 2013

Lacey

from Pittsburgh, PA

These just did not work for me. They are beautiful boots but the foot felt wide and the sole was so stiff that walking around the house I sounded like a horse! I also ordered the Harness Strap which fit my feet much better in width, and which were a lot more flexible in the foot. I also found that the Campus looked very baggy around the ankle, which can work for some people but they were just swimming on me.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is a good boot for short women. I'm 5'3 and finding a boot shaft that doesn't hit me just below or mid-knee is a challenge, but this boot height is great. I am a solid size 8 but ordered the 7.5 and the 8 based on reviews that they ran large. I also wanted to try the 8 because, while my calves aren't large they are muscular and have about a 15 in. circumference, and I thought that the 8 might have a wider shaft. The 8s were way too big for my feet and maybe only a quarter of an inch bigger in shaft circumference. These definitely run large so go a half size down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 17, 2013

Anonymous

from New York

I love these boots and they fit my criteria perfectly. I carry a toddler on the NY subway every day and wanted a pair of boots that I could wear with a skirt but were still very stable. As I buy my shoes to last I was looking for something classic and stylish but not in one day out the next fashionable and these are it. Besides, those sort of boots don't seem to come in a low heel anyway. My feet are also of varying sizes: the smaller one is wider and the larger one is normal width and these boots adjusted well with just a few wears. My only issues with wearing them is that a heel is still a heel and my feet aren't used to even a small heel - but that's not the boot's fault.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Best. Boots. Ever. Bought them in the Saddle, and the marbling effect is much more subtle than appears in the photo. Incredibly well made boots (made in USA). The ball of the foot runs a bit more narrow than, say, the Engineer boot, but I bought my usual Frye boot size of 9 and the fit is perfect--just enough room to slip in an insert for more arch support. I have a moderately high arch, narrow heel, and wider forefoot (i.e., bordering on duck feet), and these boots slip on and off with ease. The shaft is perfect, as well. My calves measure 14", so I have an inch to spare if I want to wear these with skinny jeans tucked in; with jeans out, boot line doesn't show under straight-leg or boot-cut jeans. Seriously love these boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vintage Shoe Company, Old Gringo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Portland,OR

We bought these boots for our daughter-in-law for Christmas because they were on her list. I could not find them in the stores and was so thrilled that Zappos had them. Personally, I think $300 for a pair of boots is outlandish but she loves them. She put them on immediately after opening them and they fit perfectly and were very comfortable. She also loves the color that she picked.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 2, 2013

Martha B

from NJ

Difficult to break in. What was I thinking? While this was the boot of my long ago youth, recapturing that youth has been far too difficult in breaking these Fryes in. I have a high instep, so the width across the ball of my feet has been challenging here.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 1, 2013

EvieRN

from California

Yes, they are expensive. Get them anyway. I promise it will be an investment, bring you lots of pleasure and loads of compliments. Order your size, wear them with anything and everything, and prepare to feel chic, sassy, and a bit edgy. Oh, and be ready to answer with "they're Frye Campus boots - you can find them on Zappos." Now go order some tights, some cool boot socks, and prepare to be cool-funky.

Brands I'd also recommend: Franco Sarte, Sanitas, Havana Joe, Via Spiga

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 6, 2012

Andriana P

from New York, New York

After reading some of the reviews I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable these boots are to walk in. I do a lot of walking and one thing I have noticed is that it's definitely more comfortable to wear thicker socks. I was worried about the calf circumference as I have very narrow calves but it actually doesn't look bad at all. I think these boots have a timeless style and overall I'm very pleased with my purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 1, 2012

Robin

from Salt Lake City

I am new to the Frye boots. At least over the last 6 months, in which time I have bought 4 pair! I am addicted. The campus 14L seems to fit just a tad bit tighter than the harness, but I did just fine with the same size as my harness boots. My right foot is slightly bigger than my left and the right boot was just a little tight on the top of my foot (I have a high arch), but after wearing them for 3 hours they stretched out and fit great now. I would say I have average size calves and the Campus fits them well. The only negative thing I would have to say is that they are a little loose in the ankle area, I notice it when I look down at them but looking in the mirror it isn't as noticeable. And I think they are looser through that area so they can be slipped on. I don't think if they were any tighter in the ankle area I could get them over my feet. I am thinking about trying the Sabrina next!

Brands I'd also recommend: Harness

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 23, 2012

Dana

from California

This is my second pair of Campus 14L boots. This time I got the Fawn color which is a beautiful tan/light brown. Very neutral and awesome. Great fit and style, especially if you like a little chunkiness. Love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 16, 2012

Jenny

from Boston, MA

This is my third pair of Fryes. I've been wanting a basic, classic boot for a long time. These are beautiful! I love Fryes so much. I'm a size 8 and I ordered an 8- they fit perfectly. But I also like to wear thick smartwool socks with my boots and I prefer them on the looser side. Plenty of room in the toe. Wore them right out of the box.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are so beautiful, classic and handmade! First day out of the box I wore them while being on my feet all day and had no problems whatsoever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 14, 2012

Karla

from Cincinnati, Ohio

Best boots ever! I have the Frye engineer which I also love, but the campus are my favorite. They look great with everything. I got the blazer brown which is a dark rich looking color. For me I found them true to size, I'm a solid 7. I tried a 6 1/2 but so snug to the point of uncomfortable. I like wearing thicker socks anyway so the 7 is perfect. These boots are worth every penny, I know I'll be wearing them for years!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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