Frye is the oldest and continuously operated shoe company in the United States, founded in 1863 by a well-to-do shoemaker named John A. Frye. Fyre’s long history includes outfitting soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, soldiers in the Spanish-American War, and for Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. In the 1960’s, Frye reintroduced its Campus Boot from its 1860 original featuring a bulky toe and chunky heel that came to epitomize the attitude and style of the 60’s and 70’s. Today, Frye’s classic Harness boots holds a place in American culture. The Harness Boot has been pictured in fashion spreads internationally and enjoys strong sales in the United States, Europe, and Japan.