Looking for that great pair of cowboy boots that you never want to take off? The pair of kicks that make a statement when you walk into a room? Look no further than Rios of Mercedes. In 2013, Pinto Ranch announced an exclusive line of men's cowboy boots from legendary bootmakers Rios of Mercedes. The line brings together two great brands to create a stunning boot collection using quality craftsmanship. And now, the popular Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots are available for both men and women.
Shop from over a dozen styles of handmade Rios of Mercedes boots. From classic western to roper styles, Rios of Mercedes boots come in various exotic materials like full-quill ostrich, elephant, hippo and Nile crocodile. Shop for Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots online, or visit our store today to see our entire selection of handmade boots in person. And don't forget about your accessories! Find the perfect cowboy hats and western belt buckles to complete your look. Keep reading to learn more about Rios of Mercedes' rich traditions and learn how to find your perfect fit when it comes to choosing your new cowboy boots.
Throughout the year Pinto Ranch hosts Rios of Mercedes Boots Trunk Shows at all store locations. During a trunk show customers get the opportunity to meet the owners, browse the newest styles from Rios or choose from unique leather hides and skins to create a one-of-a-kind pair of special order cowboy boots.
Rios of Mercedes Handmade Boots has a rich tradition tracing its roots back to 1853 when the Rios family founded the company. In the early 1900’s the family moved the shop from Mexico to the Texas Rio Grande Valley, where they continued perfecting the craft of bootmaking. When the last member of the Rios family retired in the 1960’s, the business was sold to its current owners.
Today Rios of Mercedes is still family-owned and operated, under the stewardship of Trainor Evans, Pat Moody, and Ryan Vaughn. Rios is proud to employ talented craftsman who continue the tradition of fine bootmaking by applying attention to detail that can only come from many years of experience. As generous supporters and sponsors of the NRHA, NCHA, and The National Reined Cow Horse Association, Rios is proud to be known as the cowboy’s boot. All boots are still handmade in the South Texas town of Mercedes.
To find the perfect fit you should always start with your shoe size. In any handmade boot your heel should slip about a quarter of an inch, and your toe should be in the center of the toe box. Our boot experts are always on hand at all Pinto Ranch locations to help you find the perfect fit, or call us toll-free at 800-393-8001 with any questions.