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Frye Carson Oxford Reviews

287 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

61% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 267 Carson Oxford Frye Reviews

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January 27, 2015

Anonymous

 

Beautifully constructed shoe. I started by ordering a half size down as per reviews, but ended up with the shoe in my true size as the smaller version was tight although long enough. The price is high for such a plain shoe but the quality of the leather and sole makes it worth it. Some break-in required.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2015

Anonymous

from TX

These are my go to, everyday shoes. Extremely well made, comfortable, stylish. I like the look of a boot heel, but don't like boots. This fits the bill. A little pricey, but worth every dime.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2015

Beth B

from Atlanta, GA

I recently had a hip replacement at age 52, but I'm not willing to wear "old lady" orthopedic or athletic shoes every day. I typically wear clogs -- Sanita, Dansko and Troentorp Bastad (which I wish/hope that Zappos would start carrying. The platform really isn't suitable anymore, as I must be very careful about trips and falls, so I was looking for an attractive, quality shoe that would offer me a little height and femininity, but not be too high to remain stable. I love these shoes. I am a standard European size 40, so I tried this shoe in both a 9 and a 9.5. Because my foot is wide, I had to go with the 9.5. Let me just say, these shoes grip my heel perfectly, and the laces allow me to adjust the fit so that I feel confident and stable walking around. Plus, the heel doesn't hurt my hip, but offers a little height. I will be back for more Frye shoes and boots. Others have spoken about the quality of this shoe, so let me just say it's a beautifully made, quality shoe. Get this shoe and be willing to try a different size to find the right fit. You will not be sorry. (Side note: these shoes remind me of the oxford shoes I wore as a kid in the '60s -- in a good way.)

Brands I'd also recommend: Pikolinos, Sanita

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2015

Alejandra J

from San Francisco, CA

I really wanted to like these shoes, The color is beautiful, and they are pretty interesting. But the toe curve makes them look elf-like to me. Also, they were really long and narrow, and kind of gaped out around the side of my foot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 7, 2015

Lois O

from Tucson AZ

These oxfords are very well made. I normally wear 9½ or 10 so I ordered them in both sizes to compare fit. This style toe box is rounded and elongated. The 9½ had plenty of room in the toe area, but it fit a just a tad narrow on the widest part of my foot just beyond my toes where my foot bends. It was not an uncomfortable fit but there was not much room for tired feet to expand at the end of the day. So even though the 10 was a little roomy I chose them for comfort. I wear them with merino wool socks and they are really comfortable on colder days in Arizona when Berkies and socks will not cut it. The leather smells so good. They make me feel like a kid again!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nothing really compares to Fryes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2015

Dunnkit

from seattle

Over the years, I've learned it's important to read Zappos reviews to pick up advice and as a Frye-aholic, I've learned it best to (typically) order a 1/2 size down. Glad I did with these beautiful oxfords too. After a day of a semi-tight/snug fit, the shoe opened up and now fits me perfectly. I'm a big klutz, so I was a little worried the height of the heel may be too much, but alas, I've kept on my feet without a spill! These shoes are solid! Love them...you will too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 24, 2014

Andrea F

 

Love these! Perfect color and great quality! Will be wearing for years. Shoe is a bit narrow, I typically wear a size 9 1/2 and went with a 9 anticipate leather stretching a bit. Will be ordering a black pair shortly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Oakland, California

I own two pairs of these shoes and absolutely love them! They're the best looking leather oxfords I've found and are super high-quality. The craftsmanship is impeccable. The leather sole makes a wonderful clicking that really makes a statement. I will say that it seems that the newer colors appear to be better made, with thicker laces and a foot bed that doesn't peel off easily like my first pair. As others have recommended, make sure to order a half-size down, as they stretch out considerably during wear and meld to your foot. The heel height is perfect and I appreciate the wider, chunkier heel because it's more stable. I've worn these all over San Francisco and they don't make my feet hurt at all nor do my feet get too hot and sweaty. They look great with jeans and even dress pants/dresses if you get the right color combos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pikolinos, Born, Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2014

Anonymous

 

I am wearing the Carson Oxford for the first time and now wish I had purchased the Black instead of clogs. I did get the brown distressed leather and these shoes are perfect. I have an arthritic knee and worried about the heal height, however, these shoes distribute weight so comfortably that I believe the knee stress has been ameliorated. Style-wise, they do harken back to shoes a school marm might have worn in the 1940s... I am a school teacher and they seem to fit on so many levels. They are really comfy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2014

Michelle M

 

Love these shoes! Had to get a 1/2 size larger because they didn't have my normal size. The 1/2 size larger actually fits well. I get many compliments on these shoes. Extremely well made and quality is excellent.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Frisco, Texas

I love this shoe! These shoes are super comfortable even after an 8 hour day. I teach and am on my feet much of the day. I have wide feet and a high arch - lace ups tend to fit me the best. I have these in an 8 in Smoke. Great color. Sassy with a western flair - they look cute with jeans, dress pants and tights with a skirt. I can't wait to get a 2nd pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Bay Area, CA

Have loved Frye boots and now a huge fan of these Carson shoes. Comfortable and sharp - highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 23, 2014

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. Hands down. The sizing is right on, which isn't always the case for me with other Frye styles. They look great with jeans, trousers, and skirts. They work especially well with the skinny pants look. I get a lot of compliments whenever I wear them. They are comfortable right out of the box, though my feet did ache after doing a weekend full (of miles and miles) of city walking. Otherwise, they are great for anyone who has to stand a lot (i.e. teaching, retail). I have recommended them to friends, and they have also fallen in love with these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 18, 2014

Anita B

from Milwaukee, WI

Great shoe. Long in the toe. Slippery bottom until scuffed in. Many compliments. Took only a couple wearings to break in. Really like this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 12, 2014

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Great-looking shoe, totally worth the price. I get a lot of compliments on them. Fairly comfy, but I'll probably end up adding a soft insole because there isn't any cushioning.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

I love this shoe, I've had it for a few years and it gets more comfortable with time. They took a little time to break in - I used to think the toe was tight, but now they are great. The laces are too short that come with it, so I need to find something longer to replace so I can do a proper tie.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 24, 2014

Anonymous

 

I was looking for something brown like my Born Motts, which are sold out everywhere in dark brown. This shoe is more striking than a Born and I adore the rich smell of the leather as well as the color and quality of the leather. It is, however, rather narrow and a little pointy, something I didn't fully appreciate from the internet pictures. It's got a boot look to it. It's also at least half a size small. I generally waver between 7 and 7.5, so with the comments on smallness, I opted for the 7.5, which is still too small. However, the quality just screams from the shoe, and I think I'll try the Frye Anna.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 27, 2014

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

Love these shoes. Bought the Burnt Red Antique Soft Leather as my first and not last pair. Note they are not as bright red as they look, much more subtle. I then snagged black, brown, and iris for my happy little (yes, size 6.5) feet. I recently rolled my ankle, having fallen off my 2" platform-like sandals and decided it was time to start anew with shoes. I didn't bother going to a single store because none of them stock supportive, stylish shoes. Done paying $80.00 for a pair of shoes I sort of liked because I needed shoes. I only ended up not wearing them and then replacing them with another pair of $80.00 shoes. While the price tag on these is high, worth it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fly London and Corral (boots)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Des Moines, IA

It's so nice to see (and have) a beautifully made shoe. The fit is perfect and this color is simply yummy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 14, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

This is a beautifully designed and made shoe. I will definitely be buying these in more colors. It is expensive but worth the cost. I imagine I'll be wearing these for years with an occasional heel replacement and polish because I do a lot of walking in the city.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 12, 2014

Rachel

from Ohio

Great shoes. I've had them for a few months, and they're the most comfortable shoes I own; regrettably, they don't go very well with swimsuits. I purchased my regular size, and it does feel slightly big, but not so much so that I had to return it for a smaller size. They're professional and sharp, but still great for regular wear. Despite having worn the shoes in weather no worse than the occasional unforeseen puddle, I've noticed that some of the stitching is fraying and one loose thread pulled out of the heel-seam altogether. Even so, these oxfords have my wholehearted recommendation.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 12, 2014

Meredith

from Saint Louis

I coveted these shoes on my favorites for months, hoping they would go on sale. Finally I couldn't take it anymore, and plunked down more than I've ever paid for a pair of shoes. They came in about 1 day, and I was kind of disappointed! The toe box was more pointed than in the picture, and they looked very narrow. So I put them on the coffee table and stared at them awhile. When I finally got up the nerve to put them on, they were a little narrow and tight (I have a wide foot and a size 10). After walking around the house in them, I noticed the heel gives you a lot of height, and that felt nice. Wore them to work the next day, and by the end of the day my feet were killing me. In summary, I like these, a lot, but were they worth the price? I don't know yet.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 22, 2014

Sarah A

from United States

I love these shoes. They took a tiny bit of breaking in and are a bit narrow and long in the toe but I have wide feet and they are still comfortable for me. the blue color is awesome with jeans. My only complaint is that the sole is a bit thin and I think I will go to shoe maker and have them add a rubber piece under sole so it will last longer. Shouldn't have to do that on a shoe this pricey in my opinion but I am still overall liking them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 18, 2014

Catherine W

from Raleigh, North Carolina

This shoe is spectacular! I'm a police detective and have to wear suits and business attire to work. As a female in law enforcement, I'm always searching for a stylish but feminine shoe and this one meets all my needs and more. They look great with jeans or a suite and are extremely soft and comfortable. I need them in at least two more colors. The picture does not do them justice. I'm a girly girl in my off time and have no problems rotating this shoe into my civilian attire. I always get complements when I wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2014

Heather A

from United States

I've had these oxfords for about a month now and they have turned out to be one of the best investments I've made. I live in a big city and often have to walk all day on stairs and sidewalks, and these shoes have become my go-to walking shoe. The heel is the perfect amount of support and the leather sole absorbs the shock from the concrete very well. The whiskey is a medium warm brown color that goes with everything, and I get compliments every time I wear them. I am usually a 7.5-8 but I had to size down to a 6.5 because my heel kept slipping in my usual size. I have a narrow heel and wide instep, so this is a common problem for me, but I was a little surprised that I had to go down a full size. The 6.5 was very snug in my instep at first, but after a few weeks the leather has molded perfectly to my feet. The reason they have worked for me is that the smaller sizes still left just the right amount of room for my toes, so these shoes are great for people who need a little extra wiggle room. Fryes in general are known for running long, but because the leather is good quality you can size down and not worry about the width so much.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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