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Frye Campus 14L Reviews

405 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

83% "Felt true to width"

80% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 310 Campus 14L Frye Reviews

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March 26, 2008

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

Great quality but not for me - I got a Sunrise color, which out of the box looks very orange, like cheese puffs. Maybe banana would have been better. Very well-constructed, all-leather sole and all, so I can see it lasting forever. But I have a slightly wide foot and the toe box pinches my small toe. I think it'll be too painful to break this in. It wasn't love at 1st sight, so I don't want to deal with any pain. I am petite, size 5.5, and this seemed to be a bit much, with the orange color & thick clunky style. Wouldn't recommend for wide feet. If you are petite, maybe the other colors would be better.

Brands I'd also recommend: Harley, Rockport

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 8, 2008

Kendall L

from Oxford, MS

Fit across toe area is tight/careful choosing colors - I got the Frye Campus 14L boots about 2 mos. ago. I ordered the saddle color. I did not like the color as it was too orange for my taste. It is hard to judge the colors on the website. But since Zappos has THE best return policy- it's not a big deal. I sent it back (for free!) & reordered the same boots in dark brown. I received them the next day & I really like this color better. It is much more versatile. I think they are great, classic, casual boots that I will keep for years. Love the look. They do not have great arch support and are very narrow across the toe area. Hopefully they will stretch. I have a narrow small foot (size 6 to 6.5) and they are very tight in the width. I ordered a 6 and the length is fine. If you have a wide foot- I would not suggest this boot for you. Zappos is the best online company. Great service- fast & free- no hassles. Can you ask for more than that?

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 27, 2008

Andrea C

from Connecticut

Great Boots - I just received my Frye Campus 14L boots. They are really comfortable little disappointed about the color. I ordered them in Saddle and expected them to be a little darker then they were. I ordered them in an 8.5 and I'm usually a 9 and they fit well. A little big in the heel part but overall, they fit great.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 2, 2008

Anonymous

from NYC

Not for me - The boot was made well, but was too chunky for me. It felt clunky and heavy. I have the harness 14l and love it, but this is not feminine on my big feet and thick calves.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 17, 2008

Carrie I

from St. Augustine, Florida

Almost perfect... These are beautiful boots that I have coveted for at least two years... they are taking a while to break in, however. The advice to buy a half-size down was good, but the toe box is fairly narrow. My foot is already a bit narrow and I'm still getting a bit squeezed in the right foot. I think it will loosen up, as the left foot feels perfect as is. The boots are fantastic looking - gorgeous leather - and the stacked heel is a sight to behold. I know these boots will be my faves for many years to come!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 3, 2005

Julia

 

I love these boots, they are just so stylish and go with everything. They are pretty comfortable but it took 3 attempts to find a pair that matched in both size and colouring, maybe because they are handmade. Only complaints are one of them seems to let water in and the demin from jeans seems to wear off on them, making them a bit grubby. I intend to buy another pair for sure. Finally I must comment on Zappos Customer service - it's by far the best I have experienced, the Americans could really teach us Brits a few things !!!

Brands I'd also recommend: The is no comparison

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Los Angles

These are great boot, at great quality. You can get a lot of looks out of it. The only thing to be aware of is that the shaft is pretty tight. It is hard to fit over jeans and wooly socks. Also, the soles are pretty slick, so be careful not to slip in rainy weather.

Brands I'd also recommend: LL bean hunter boots

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 16, 2011

Anonymous

 

Yes, I know they're classic, but they are extremely stiff, heavy, clunky and uncomfortable. I just sold my pair because they were just sitting in the back of my closet for 3 years, too unpleasant to wear. Tonight I ordered a couple other Frye styles from Zappos to try on in hopes of finding a replacement. Frye's a good brand; I just wouldn't recommend the Campus boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Minnetonka

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 27, 2010

Jess

from Charlotte

I've had these boots for 3 years and have barely worn them because they are not very comfortable, I can't really fit skinny jeans inside them, and they look awkward under boot cut jeans. I'm 5'1", and have large calf muscles, which may be the problem! If your legs are a little longer and thinner, they will probably work out better for you. They do look very cute with the right dress. I would recommend trying them on quite a bit before you decide to commit to them; they are expensive.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 4, 2011

Gia

from NYC

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.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 1, 2011

Anonymous

 

Very disappointed with this boot. It didn't have a zipper so if you try to wear your pants in, it's very difficult. Also, the boot gathered by the ankles.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 14, 2005

Anonymous

from oakland,ca

Not for me - I really like the look of this shoe but even after a couple months they never got comfortable. Also the tall shaft irratates my leg. I guess this style just isn't for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: other frye boots

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 15, 2012

Cathy J

from Portlandia

I bought these because I wanted a "Classic Frye" 1970s style boot that you always hear people saying will always be in style. I own three other Frye boots (Melissa button saddle, Harness 12R brown and Carmen tall grey). The saddle color is not quite right, it is very light, especially with the light wood heels. I saw these on another girl with jeans tucked in and wanted that look but I think she had brown. My husband said the color and shape reminded him of a farm worker's boots! This is not exactly the look I was going for, especially at this price tag. If I had not already worn them outside, I would do a return. Also, this shape looks totally dorky under jeans, like construction boots. The Harness 12R style is way better but again I was seeking that '70s college 'Campus' look. Wish I got the darker brown. Money down the drain. Perhaps a cobbler can stain them brown?

Brands I'd also recommend: Cathy Jean, Guess, Michael Kors, Born, Dansko

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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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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 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!

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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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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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