Cowboy boots on the runway? You bet. When top brands and celebrities alike seek out a small-scale American bootmaker, that’s saying something! Stallion Boots & Leather Goods has been making luxury cowboy boots and belts by hand since 1980. Their high-fashion masterpieces influence the runways in couture hot spots like Paris, Milan and the Big Apple. Pop culture icons like Ralph Lauren, Dior, Madonna, Tom Cruise and Shakira are just a few of the names that seek out Stallion Boots.
How did Stallion get its start? With $2,000 in his pocket and a perfectly timed 80’s cowboy craze that made western ‘cool’ again (thank you, Urban Cowboy), 23-year-old Pedro Muñoz created what is now one of the last handmade boot manufacturers in the country. Producing only about 70 boots per week, the attention to detail ensures that all Stallion boots are perfectly crafted with the finest materials. We caught up with Muñoz at his shop in El Paso to get the background on these high-fashion boots and find out what sets Stallion apart from the rest.