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Frye Carson Oxford Reviews

262 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

61% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 242 Carson Oxford Frye Reviews

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April 16, 2014

Anonymous

from California, United States

Love this shoe! I am 39 but have to wear orthotics and it's so hard to find comfortable shoes with some level of style. Style and comfort tend to be inversely proportional. I love that it has a bit of a heel, and has a western boot style to them. They look great with jeans, but I also wear them slacks for work. Definitely worth the money. I just ordered another pair in brown.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 15, 2014

Pam K

from Shreveport, La

This shoe has a great toe box, a great look and does not need much if any breaking in. It's not a prissy shoe. It's sturdy, it's funky, it fits and it will make you happy. I have 2 pairs!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 25, 2014

Jody

from Minnesota

I've had these shoes now for more than a year and a half. I store them over winter because Minnesota is too cold and snowy, but they look absolutely brand new, and believe me, they've been worn and loved A LOT! If you're on the fence about getting them, just do it. With Frye's reputation, and Zappos EXCELLENT customer service, you can't go wrong. :-) These shoes ROCK!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bed-Stu, Bass, Stuart Weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Dallas

Frye's sizing is so frustrating. I just returned a differed shoe to Zappos because it ran a full size too large. Read the reviews for this shoe and ordered a half size down and should have ordered my true size. Going back to Zappos.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 17, 2014

Anonymous

from Santa Fe

Long time reader, first time writer. Love these shoes. They fit like a cowboy boot. I wear them constantly and plan to do so for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 13, 2014

Jenna r

from Minneapolis, MN

I love my new shoes. They are a bit darker brown than i was expecting but they are still just great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 23, 2014

Louise G

from California

These are beautiful shoes and I wanted to keep them but the 9 was too long - my foot slipped forward - and the 8 1/2 was too tight across the toes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

February 4, 2014

Anonymous

from DC

These shoes are beautiful (although the heals of the pair I received were a little uneven), but the sizing is weird. The 9.5 I ordered is way longer than my foot (I mostly wear 9.5, sometimes 10) making my feet look clownishly long. It's also a very narrow style so I didn't think I could go a size down without getting way too narrow. As it was, even with the very long shoe it felt uncomfortably snug on my wide-end-of-medium feet. With wearing, that may have changed, but nothing could help the peculiar longness. Back you go.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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February 3, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love them. Returning only for different color. Wanted a more smokey grey color. It is brown.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 30, 2014

Beth S

from South Florida

Love, love, love these shoes. I am a size nine B/C in shoes, sometimes a 8.5 in sandals and settled on the 9 in this shoe. Others advised sizing down, but that did not work for my foot shape. The toe is tapered and quite long, but the width is a solid M with a narrowish heel. Beautiful leather, leather lined, with a heel that is about 1.5" that has helped reduce my chronic heel pain. This oxford with a modified boot heel was comfortable from day 1, out of the box and a few weeks later I scored a second pair in dark brown on 6PM at a discount. Happy feet, sad credit card.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Sofft, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 30, 2014

Kim M

from Winston-Salem, NV

I love these shoes, they were comfortable right out of the box and have been my favorite go to shoe ever since. They run true to size but are a bit wide in the heel which doesn't bother me really. Great shoe with a bit more style than average but subtle not too flashy for a 56 year old, nice quality. I am considering the red ones now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

January 27, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

I love the look of these shoes. I usually wear an 8 but I also ordered the 7 1/2 . The 8 was too big. I've had them for a few months now and have not worn them very much because they hurt in the arch of my right foot. The left is fine! It seems like the right shoe is buckled at the arch. I guess I'll contact zappos first and then the manufacturer. I think the right shoe is defective. Ouch, I've been wearing them 3 hours today and right arch hurts so badly.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

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January 20, 2014

Elizabeth B

from Idaho

A fine looking shoe. Helps achieve a sophisticated look with slacks. I'm a regular 8.5 and wear these with thin socks. Comfy for walking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 10, 2013

Rachel

from Bloomington, IL

These shoes are really comfortable and stylish. The leather is stiff at first, but softens after wearing just a couple of times. The only thing I struggled with was sizing. I usually take a size 8 in boots (sometimes a 7½) so I sized down to 7½ on these. Like I said, they are tight at first, especially in the width, so I thought the 7½ would fit me, but after walking in them for a day, the width stretched a bit and then I realized that they were too big and loose and were not going to work. I love the style, though, so I decided to sell the 7½ on eBay and buy the size 7. The 7 fits well - but that is a full size smaller than my normal size for boots. In any case, my advice is pay close attention to the sizing of the length, since that is not going to change. The width, however, will stretch for your feet, so they should feel kind of tight in the width at first. I will also say that this style is very narrow. I have fairly narrow feet, so it works for me; not sure about folks with wider feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Beautiful shoe that feels so nice to pick up, but very painful on the foot! My forefoot is slightly wide but not wide enough for wide shoes. My normal size in this style pinched my little toe so much I couldn't keep it on for very long. Not much padding to speak of either.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Northern California

This Frye oxford is a beautifully made shoe and worth the money. I have a pair of Frye Carson mules that I have worn to death on my problem feet, almost daily use probably eight months out of the year for the past three years. Once they broke in they were my favorite shoe. Those are no longer available in my color. So, I ordered these in the same size, hoping they are made on the same last. The shoes were lovely but I found them too tight. I ordered half a size up and they fit perfectly but cosmetically the pair did not match very well. Like one was antiqued and the other was not. Sending them back for another pair the same size and color hoping they match better. Beautiful shoe well made minus the color match issue. I hate to send these back but it is hard to justify the expenditure if they aren't the same color. Speaking of which, Antiqued cement is really a light to medium taupe color and not quite grey as the name implies. I feel badly that I have to return so many shoes in general to find a good fit to my surgically altered feet. (Foot pain is so much worse after I had them "fixed," one of the biggest regrets of my life!). Working, running around on my feet all day to add to the irritation! Anyway Zappos has the best customer service and they keep putting up with my high return rate after years of shopping here so far with no complaints. I really appreciate this and recommend Zappos to everyone when the subject of shoe shopping comes up! Thank you, Zappos team!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Born, Frye, in no particular order..

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 12, 2013

Ck

from Lawrence, KS

I got these last year in the dark brown shade called "Smoke," which despite it's name is not gray at all. I have picky feet and was pleased that I could wear them comfortably. I like the bit of a heel, which makes them a little different from other oxfords. I ordered the "Iris" this year, hoping it was a dark purple shade. It's really a blue, with maybe the faintest hint of purple undertones. I thought it looked essentially navy in most light, so I returned it. I do wish Frye would consider the slipperiness of the soles of their shoes and boots. These are extremely slick until well scuffed up. I ordered my usual size 8s which fit fine.

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

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Oakland

I've been eyeing these shoes for a couple of years now, but was skeptical -- thinking they would be heavy and clunky. They are amazingly light weight and extremely comfortable. They have a low heel, but feel as comfortable as a flat heel. I'm really glad I purchased these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 8, 2013

Elizabeth

from United States

I really wanted these to fit. They're hit the mark right between masculine practicality and slim feminine styling. They just do not fit my feet. I ordered a half size larger to try to fit the width of my foot (admittedly I have wide feet) but these are pretty narrow in general. I'd be surprised if non-wide feet would fit comfortably. Also, weirdly the ankle was then too wide and slipped up and down. I'm so disappointed because they are really lovely. Zappos service was awesome as usual.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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September 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Great, comfortable shoes. I have received many compliments on these and I feel that the leather will get better the more I break them in. I like wearing them with short skirts and they are great for work. But, they are a bit skinny, but I can feel them stretching already.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

I bought my first pair of Frye boots 40 years ago and have always known about their quality and comfort. I was almost hoping the Carson Oxford would not work for me because of the price. But, even with my tired, bunioned feet, I could wear these right out of the box. I mean it! I may have to get another color. My only negative - which is not really the shoe's fault - is that they do make my size 8.5 feet look a little longer than other shoes. I will live with that because I love them so much.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 17, 2013

Anonymous

from NY state

Sharp looking shoes that look great with everything. All Fryes seem to run a 1/2 size large on me. Check for defects carefully. Had to order twice because leather was 1/2in shorter on the heel part of the shoe. Of course Zappos is great with returns!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Midwest

Very nice shoes. Liked the lace up and the boot heel. Very narrow for Frye (I am a B or medium width) and the toe box is quite tight. Would have tried to break them in but they made my legs look disproportionately fat. Sadly, I had to send them back. Farewell cute shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

September 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

These shoes are absolutely beautiful! The size 6 was too long in the toebox, and I could slip a finger into the heel end. I ordered the 5.5 and they feel a bit tight. I'm hoping they stretch a bit, as some other reviewers have indicated.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 15, 2013

Rixena H

from Roanoke, VA

I have these shoes in Smoke and wanted to get another pair. These are pretty, a little larger than my others but same size, the reason I am returning is they are very squeaky, which was a surprise. This is a good looking shoe, will try again, perhaps a different color and not squeaky.

Brands I'd also recommend: Munro USA

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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