"The Frye Company For more than 153 years, Frye craftsmen have been dedicated to the art of shoemaking, creating modern patterns, discovering materials and even inventing machinery. Rooted in authentic American heritage, The Frye Company uses the best leathers, designs and innovations in the pursuit of timeless, artisanal style. Frye boots were worn by soldiers on both sides of America's Civil War, soldiers in the Spanish-American war, and by Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. When homesteading drew adventurous New England families to the West during the mid and late 1800's many of the pioneers wore Frye Boots for the long journey. Today Frye remains true to its roots with its line of heritage boots, but continues to innovate as it introduces chic new handbags, pumps, and sandals to its collection. Frye’s mission, to make iconic leather goods that endure, has remained unchanged throughout its storied history. Veronica Bootie We're not exactly sure what it is, but there's something about the Veronica style that gives you a boost and well, attitude. Whatever it is, we know magic when we see it. Trust us. Take these buckle booties, for example, crafted from washed and oiled vintage leather, they have hand-stitched Goodyear welt soles that are durable and waterproof. The finished ankle boots for women are then treated with a heavy acetone wash that is hand antiqued and polished to give each pair a two-tone, worn finish effect."