The Frye Company (, one of the USA’s oldest boot companies, has joined with US department store Bloomingdale’s to create the Jenifer Estess Boot Collection. The range has been designed in tribute to the theatrer producer Jenifer Estess, who died from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in December 2003.

The handmade collection, with styles bearing names such as Faith, Hope and Charity, were launched last week at Bloomingdale’s Manhattan flagship, with Estess' sisters Meredith and Valerie on hand to sign copies of the book “Tales From the Bed,” Estess’ memoir of her life with ALS. In the spirit of the season, 20% of the boots profits will be going to the Project A.L.S. charity (, which was set up by Estess and her sisters in 1998, and has raised more than $25 million to date.

Referencing the ever-popular cowboy-style, the boots have retail prices from $700 to $1,200. More than 100 stores are carrying the range for both men and women, including Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Jeffrey (NYC & Atlanta), Otto Tootsi Plohound, and others.