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What Is A Frye Boots?


Isabella enjoys writing about beauty and fashion, including jewelry and natural hair care.


Frye is one of the most sought-after brand name for shoes, boots, and bags manufactured by The Frye Company. For over 155 years, Frye's iconic boots have defined eras, embodied social movements, outlasted trends and defied time. Frye captures the essence of timeless American style.

Headquarted in New York, John A. Frye founded The Frye Company in 1863 and it is said to be the oldest continuosly operated American shoe company.

The iconic Frye boots are set apart from other brands by their their unmatched quality boots made by skilled artisan craftsman using some of the finest leathers and materials. The company calls this craftsmanship their authentic heritage and it has has been handed down for centuries and through generations for 157 years. During the 1890s, Frye was one of the largest and most successful footwear companies in the entire USA. Today, the Frye brand maintains its reputation as one of the leading makers of all-American boots.

The high quality handcrafted Frye boots for women and men comes in many styles, ranging from American heritage classics to modern lifestyle boots.

Where to Buy Frye Boots

There are many counterfeit Frye boots on sale online. So do not be in a rush to spend your hard-earned cash on Frye boots unless you're sure it's an authentic one. The first place to buy Frye boots online is through the company's official website. If you are in the United States, you can find the location of their stores here.

You can also buy authentic Frye boots from the following online retailers - Backcountry, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Shopbop and Zappos.

Can You Buy Authentic Frye Boots on Amazon?

Yes. Amazon is an authorized Frye boots dealer who buys directly through Frye and sell to customers. When you're on Amazon, ensure the seller is "Frye" and avoid buying from any Tom, Dick and Harry sellers.

You will find Amazon Customer Reviews and Complaints about the authenticity of the Frye boots sold on Amazon and the quality of some of their purchases which have not been up to the expectations of the people who know the reputation of the high quality Frye boots.

One reason for this may be the fact that Frye boots are no longer manufactured in the United States alone. They are now made in China and Mexico as well. Customer reviews indicate that although the Frye boots may not be fake, it seems The Frye Company is making factory outlet versions of their American-made old favorites. Some customers stated that those made in China are better than the ones made in Mexico. Customers reported returning the products.

One customer says "quality control at factories may be not up to par also. A pair of melissa button tall I ordered looked cheaply made. They came from Mexico. The pairs I received from China are way better than Mexico".

Some customers reported contacting The Frye Company directly about the issues so I think they have addressed the issues as the complaints are from 4-5 years ago and no recent ones.

Where are Frye Boots Manufactured?

Frye boots today are manufactured in the US, China and Mexico. It seems Frye boots reputation is at risk when there is mass production by factories which may result in lower quality and issues as complained about by customers on Amazon.

It is also worth noting that in 1998, The Frye Company was acquired by Jimlar from the Kravertz Group. Jimlar is a footwear company that produced Coach shoes under license. In 2010, Jimlar was acquired by Hong Kong-based Li & Fung.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Isabella

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