Handmade Since 1853

Our story is one of fine craftsmanship, quality leathers and heritage.
We believe that heritage is something that must be earned. With more than 160 years of bootmaking experience, we believe and insist on doing things the right way. Something very special happens when you hold a boot that was made by one of our craftsmen who has 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years of experience. You can feel the difference right here at Rios of Mercedes.
After 160 years, our craftsmen still handmake every pair with artist-like devotion, ensuring that no boot leaves the workshop unless it’s worthy.... (more)

Ideation

Our design team is available for product guidance. If you can dream it, we can make it happen.

Pattern-Making

We have a large collection of patterns to choose from. We are always evolving and adopting new patterns and would love to work with you on something unique and special for your brand.

Sample-Making

We can create a sample upper or a full sample boot for approval before producing an entire run.