I admire businesses that have persevered over the years and one of my all-time favorites is The Frye Company. It was founded by John A. Frye in 1863 and is the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the United Sates.
They provided soldiers and pilots with boots during WWII and they have stayed true to their craftsmanship and design. The Frye Harness boot (pictured above in 3 colors) is one of the oldest designs in the line and they are still manufacturing it today.
The Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE) will host their 17th annual gala and honor those in the accessory industry that have made great strides and a positive impact to the consumer. Frye will be honored with the first ever “Legacy Award”. Wow!!! What an inspiration! The company is celebrating their 150th anniversary in business.
This is so encouraging to me as the owner of Roadkill Ranch & Boutique, because this year marks our 20 year anniversary. I hope I can leave a legacy like Frye someday. For now, I’m going to keep on keeping on. And, to add a little pep to my step today, I’ve pulled out my favorite pair of Frye boots. (Pictured above.)
Follow your dreams!