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Frye Campus 14L Reviews

438 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

81%Rated 5 stars

11%Rated 4 stars

5%Rated 3 stars

2%Rated 2 stars

2%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

53% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 342 Campus 14L Frye Reviews

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March 12, 2010

Karin B

from London, UK

I measure between a size 6 and a size 6.5. After two pregnancies, my foot has spread a bit, and now I more often wear a 6.5 or even a 7 sometimes. I tried these shoes in a size 7 first. They swamped me. So I then went for the six. I thought they would be OK because leather stretches, but they are tight in the toe-box for me. The leather is very thick and hard. Breaking these in will take a while. I may take them to a cobbler to stretch them for me. These are very beautiful boots. The craftsmanship is perfect. I continue to wear them at least 3 times a week despite the pinching because they are so gorgeous. Also, I have plantar fascitis (fallen arches) and these shoes hold my feet together and despite a sore little toe, the bottoms of my feet feel very good at the end of the day and the next morning, unlike the days when I wear "comfortable" shoes, like tennis shoes or fitflops. I think the arch support is excellent even without an insert.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 18, 2010

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

I ordered the Banana leather, and they are really beautiful. They run large - I ordered a half size smaller than I usually wear. No arch support means they are uncomfortable to wear when you’re on your feet all day, but I think an insole would help. The leather is stiff and so I think they will take awhile to break in, but I love them anyway.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 15, 2009

Anonymous

from Seattle

Love my boots! They are comfy and go with everything. The only thing I suggest is if you have a high instep or a wider foot go up half a size, the boot runs small.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 18, 2009

Anonymous

from Boulder, CO

I didn’t trust the reviewers who said order a size down - and I should have! I always wear an 8-8.5 and on my second order finally ended up in a 7.5 in these boots. The fit initially was odd - very loose in the heel area and super tight in the toes. Thick socks, thin socks, tights, I tried it all to make these babies work and still ended up having to take them to the boot man to have the toe area stretched (cost $8). Again I always run true to size and if anything, ends up going UP in size, but with these boots I went DOWN. I have a narrow foot and have never encountered shoes that are too small in the toe area. Still breaking them in with duct tape on the heels on days I know I’ll be walking a lot, but my goodness do they look nice! I don’t usually suffer for fashion, but I know once these beauties are broken in I’ll have them forever! Love Zappos for their wonderful customer service!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 3, 2009

AB

from Florida

First, I must say that Zappos was extremely fast in shipping these boots as I received them in 2 days. As for the boots, I don't agree that they run a 1/2 size large. I usually wear a size 8 for a shoe that I do not wear socks with (sandals, heels) and a size 8 1/2 for shoes that require socks (tennis shoes, boots). I first tried a size 8 because of the previous reviews and they were so tight on my toes that I had to return them for a size 8 1/2 which fit perfectly on my foot. The problem was the ankle of the boot rubbed when I walked and made my ankle sore even when I was wearing socks. I could not justify spending this much on a pair of boots that might not break in and stop rubbing my ankle. So although these are really cute casual boots, I will be returning them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 7, 2009

Anonymous

 

I've wanted a pair of these for 10 years. I finally splurged and bought them. I am a size 7 and got a 7. The 6 1/2 I couldn't even slip my heel into. So despite the reviews saying they run large, I found that they are true to a perfect size 7. My main complaint is the calf width. I am a 5'4" skinny woman with what I thought was slim calves. Much to my horror (did I suddenly get fat calves?) and surprise the calves are very tight. I will only be able to wear thin socks or tights with these. Anything else will not fit. I will keep them because I love the look. I just hope that they will stretch a bit. The leather is very, very stiff so they will need a lot of breaking in. Here's hoping they will last a lifetime and break in beautifully! Plus, they are made in the USA! I will always support products made in USA!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 30, 2009

Jolene

from Wisconsin

Cool, classic boots - OK, I love these boots. I would have given 5 stars across the board, but the calf is a bit snug and I'd like them to be about an inch taller. These were comfortable from the first wear for me. I have an average width foot. I've worn them almost daily for two weeks now, and I only noticed yesterday a little pinching in the right small toe, but today, no problem. I think it has to do with the sock I wore. I am sort of short (5'3 3/4") and a runner, so my calves just fit in the 15" calf area. Actually really perfect on the left leg, but a bit snug on my right. This part of the boot cannot be stretched by the little old Italian shoe-repair-guy (so he said.) He also said that it will give a little with wear, but not a lot because it is leather with leather lining (double layer). None-the-less, I wear them. I love them. Mostly with skirts/tights and jeans. They are classic and appear to be super durable. Oh, yeh, I ordered a 6.5 and that is perfect. I usually wear a 7, like in the Frye Harness boots which I also love.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Frye

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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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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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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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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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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May 5, 2017

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PNW G

 

The name Frye brings up thoughts of quality, long wearing/lasting and style. This Campus does not disappoint. Customer service at Zappos...Rock Stars! In my search for a pair of Frye boots that I could work in, while standing very long hours, just enough style/comfort/heel/arch support....must of tried 7 other styles of Frye before I got to these. I have always loved the Campus Boot but was afraid it would not be enough of what I was looking for. I read through many reviews before deciding to try them, honestly all the praise was right. Thanks to all who gave it a thumbs up. The leather is not thin, the heel is just the right height, the toe box has room, the arch is perfect. Was afraid of my fulle calves causing an issue but they just need a slight stretch and knowing I can do the little bit the rest will wear in perfect for my legs. I wanted the banana but they were out in my size so I tried the Blazer Brown. It is a great color, the photo on Zappos shows a hint of red/ox blood but it is not there when you see them in person. Nice rich brown, not "dirty" looking. Will work for my wardrobe from shorts to skirts to casual dresses. This is my fourth pair of Frye Boots...a new favorite.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Keen, Ariat, Nike, Reef

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 23, 2017

Lori

from Texas

I have two pair of Campus, one current style and one pair from the 70's. They are different. But for the current Campus, they are still awesome. If you're not used to waring this type of shoe, you will need to break them in and they may not seem comfortable at first. Use leather conditioner and break them in at home. Wear them till they hurt, then take them off. If you just can't wait to wear them to work, take another pair of shoes with you. As for sizing, I would suggest trying them on at a local store if one near you carries them. I wear a 7 and did get a 7 in the Campus but I also use a shoe cushion to give them a little extra softness. Buy from Zappos, they have an excellent return / exchange policy. This type of boot may feel a little loose at first, be aware that a broken in pair of Frye boots does not fit the same as a brand new pair. They will conform to your foot in time. If you've got larger calves, this part of the boot can be stretched, just take them in to your local shoe repair shop if you don't feel comfortable doing this on your own. They may seem expensive initially but I've also got a pair that I've had since the 70's. Still in great shape. They've got leather soles so they have been re-soled 2 or 3 times but how many pair of shoes do you have that are 40 years old and still going strong! Just use a good quality leather conditioner on them from time to time and they'll last a long, long time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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M F

from New York City

I've been wanting these boots for years and finally purchased them. I love, love, love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 24, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Lisa T

from St John, USVI

I have coveted these boots for YEARS! When they went on sale and I had some coupons, I pulled the trigger. They are everything I expected them to be. Worth every penny, even if I had paid full price. Yes, they are a little snug and will take a while to wear in but they will last a lifetime. If you've had your eyes on these too, just buy them already. You won't be disappointed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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