It was in 1863 when John A. Frye opened the doors to the very first shop on Elm Street in Marlboro, Massachusetts that the story of Frye Boot Co began, but it was not until fifteen years later that the first Frye boot saw the light of day. Frye expanded to become one of the largest boot manufacturer in the country and is, by its own accounts, the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the United States.
The company made mainly work boots and from 1940 and on, cowboy boots. Frye was a large US army contractor during the WW2. In the1960’s they released their iconic signature Harness boot and the Campus style boot with its square toe was the footwear of choice for the hippie generation trough the 60´s and 70’s.
Their iconic models and history may all be about boots, boots and boots, but Frye also carry a large range of dressed shoes (with a rugged touch) that includes quality Good-year welted and stitch-out derbys, chukkas and loafers.
As many US brands Frye moved their manufacturing overseas in the 2000’s and most of their production are now made abroad. The company has recently followed the trend with domestically made goods and has released a “Made in the USA” line.
New York, USA
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