Frye boots were worn by soldiers in America's Civil War, and by soldiers in the Spanish-American War. Frye's current Veronica slouch boots are rooted in tradition and continue to draw influence from the Cavalry. In 1938, on a trip to Washington, Frye's grandson met a US Navy Admiral who told him that he had trouble finding the Wellington style. Frye's grandson made him a pair. During the WWII, Frye supplied thousands of servicemen with Frye's Wellingtons, known as Jet Boots.
In 1960's, Frye reintroduced the Campus Boot, from its 1860 original, featuring a bulky toe and chunky heel that came to characterize the new style of the 60's and 70's. Customers began to demand "Original Frye's."
Today Frye's classic Harness Boot 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.