The Frye Story
In 1863, John A. Frye opened the doors to his very first store, paving the way for countless generations of Frye artisans dedicated entirely to the art of craftsmanship.
The result is beautifully made footwear, bags and accessories with a long and illustrious history. Today, Frye is the second-oldest continuously operated brand in the United States.
Rooted in tradition, Frye was originally inspired by our everyday American heroes over the decades. Cavalry infantrymen. World War II soldiers. Fighter pilots. Factory workers. Frye traveled the world on the feet of our servicemen — even General Patton.
News of Frye’s outstanding quality and reputation spread. Frye has since become an American icon, outfitting many of the world’s biggest names from John Lennon to Jackie O. Chosen for its inimitable style and uncompromising quality, Frye is a longtime favorite of rock stars and celebrities alike.
For over 150 years, Frye’s iconic boots have defined eras, embodied social movements and been proudly worn by the confident. With a legacy of unrivaled quality and craftsmanship, these boots capture the essence of timeless American style.
As the original craftsmen of American footwear, Frye style continues to be seen on popular celebrities and influencers. Worn by the courageous and the cool, Frye originals have outlasted trends and defied time.