When you’re perusing American heritage and historical artifacts, Frye shoes will most certainly be amongst the collection. It’s roots date back to the company’s founding in 1863. Arguably the brand’s superior craftsmanship, versatility and durable nature have kept it relevant and profiting for over a century. John Frye started his company in Massachusetts producing for factory workers. Soon enough they were worn by soldiers of the Civil War, soon-to-be President Teddy Roosevelt and his rough riders during the Spanish Civil War. Then Frye’s grandson took over and outfitted officers in the boots during World War II. Eventually the Campus boot was put on display in the Smithsonian Institute. Today the company offers men’s and women’s lines with its customary leather boot. But it also has a variety of pumps, clogs and flats for feminine tastes, and plenty of masculine sneakers, sandals and casual shoes.