Pedro Muñoz’s passion for cowboy boots began during his childhood in Mexico when his grandfather bought him his first pair at 5 years-old. Years later Pedro’s father introduced him to his personal bootmaker, Mr. Martinez, so he could design his first pair of custom boots. It was then that Pedro became fascinated with the bootmaking process.
In 1980 Pedro met Jose Gallegos and Plutarco Rodriguez in El Paso, Texas and with their combined skills and knowledge of the trade, the trio founded the Stallion Boot & Belt Co.
Thirty years later Stallion Boots is still committed to producing handmade cowboy boots at the highest standard. Stallion is one of the only bootmakers left to craft “benchmade” boots where only a few hands touch each boot. More than 140 steps go into creating a basic handmade boot and more than 200 when intricate patterns, inlays, and materials are involved. Because of this meticulous process and Pedro’s commitment to using exotic leathers hand-picked by him, his boots are distinguished by their quality. Stallion’s master artisans only produce about 70 pairs per week – they are works of wearable art.
Stallion boots has even caught the eye of the high-end fashion world in Europe and the U.S. and has proudly strutted on the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York. Many celebrities such as Kevin Costner, Bob Dylan, Gene Simmons, Bruce Willis, Ralph Lauren, and Madonna, to name a few, are also wearing the Stallion brand.
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. Call us toll-free at 800-393-8001 with any questions.