A celebration of the iconic role of Frye boots in American culture and fashion, with an edgy mix of celebrity and rock-and-roll photographs. In 1863, John A. Frye opened the doors of a small shop in Marlboro, Massachusetts. The shoes he made weren't meant to be icons of fashion, yet somewhere along the line, Frye boots became just that. The same boots originally worn by pioneers and servicemen were featured in international fashion spreads. Jackie Kennedy wore them. John Lennon wore them. Rockers and celebrities as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Pattinson, and Sam Worthington wear them today. In this gorgeous oversized fashion book, featuring images by such top photographers as Bob Gruen and Jake Chessum, Frye boots are seen rocked out and urbanized, accessorized and envied, worked and roughed up, always flaunting their inimitable style and all-American cool. For 150 years, the Frye family's dedication helped them to craft footwear with a long and illustrious history. The Frye Company recently opened flagship stores in New York City and Boston.