Rios of Mercedes dates back to the 1850s when the Rios family became known for the art of bootmaking. In the early 1900s, they moved their shop to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and continued perfecting their craft. When the last of the Rios Bootmakers, Zeferino, retired in the 1960s, he sold the family business. Today Rios of Mercedes, under the guidance of Trainor Evans and J.P. Moody, still makes boots in much the same way the Rios family did - by hand. The hands that make a handmade boot take five times longer than an average bootmaker. Rios of Mercedes boots are the works of proud craftsmen whose attention to detail comes from the heart and years of experience.
Styles of boots made: cowboy boots
Value: Rios of Mercedes Boots present good value for the price paid. The boots are constructed of high quality leather and materials. The boots are hand-crafted.
Bootmen's experience: bhd has one pair of Rios of Mercedes ostrich cowboy boots. They have worn well, and remain comfortable after many years of wear.
Availability: Many licensed third-party vendors sell Rios of Mercedes Boots.
Custom sizing: Not available.
How to order: Try on and purchase in brick-and-mortar western stores or from on-line vendors.