Frye Boots Wayde Engineer Inside Zip Mens Boots Dark Brown 87343-DBN. Frye Wayde Engineer is made in good ol’ Mexico by the Frye Company. Classic engineer with inside zip in vegetable tanned leather with natural pull up. Leather lined with stovepipe top and harness belt and buckle. Hybrid leather/rubber sole. The Frye Company is the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the United States.¾ Founded in 1863 by John A. Frye, a shoemaker from England, and family-run until 1945, The Frye Company has produced footwear over a long and illustrious history.¾ During the 1800’s when adventurous New England families pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and headed West to the New World, they were wearing Frye boots for the long journey.¾ Frye boots were worn by soldiers on both sides of Americas Civil War, in the Spanish-America war, and by Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders..¾ Today the classic Harness Boot holds a treasured place in American culture, and has been featured in fashion magazines all over the world. In the 1960s, Frye re-introduced the Campus Boot.¾ Based on its 1860’s original, the style featured a bulky toe and chunky heel that came to epitomize the attitude and the style of the 60’s and 70’s. There was nothing like these new Frye boots on the market, and consumers began to demand Original Fryes.¾ The quality and styles of all Frye boots are timeless.¾ For almost 150 years, Frye leather products continue to be benchcrafted from the finest full grain genuine leather uppers and premium rubber soles.¾ It takes over 190 steps to make one pair of Frye boots.¾ With a steadfast commitment to quality craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail, The Frye Boot Company brand remains true to its heritage and vintage American roots while crafting new, fashionable boots featuring rich leathers and quality hardware.