Rios Boot Basics Diagram
  1. LEATHER SIDE SEAM AND PIPING
    • prevents chaffing and cracking
  2. GENUINE CALFSKIN TOP
    • wears well
    • prevents sagging
    • light weight
  3. SOLE LEATHER HEEL COUNTER
    • stabilizes the wearer’s heel
    • enhances fit
    • helps prevent run-over
  4. HAND-FITTED STACKED LEATHER HEEL
    • wears long
    • enhances comfort
     • provides stability
  5. AMERICAN SPRING STEEL SHANK
     • gives maximum arch support for walking or riding
  6. GENUINE BARK-TANNED LEATHER INSOLE
     • maximizes removal of moisture created by the foot
     • creates a natural foot bed
  7. GENUINE BARK-TANNED LEATHER OUTSOLE
    • wears long without excess weight
  8. CHANNEL SOLE WELT
    • creates a low profile boot which has no man-made fillers
    • easily repairable
  9. HANDMADE LEATHER BOX TOE
    • retains its shape for the life of the boot
    • increases breathing by the foot
  10. DOUBLE HAND-LASTED VAMP
    • retains its shape
    • prevents excessive stretching
  11. PREMIUM COWHIDE LINING IN VAMP AND TOP
    • enhances wear
    • enhances comfort
    • moisture removal

The technical elements listed above are not the most important factors in creating a Rios of Mercedes boot. The handmade heart and soul that every Rios of Mercedes boot maker puts into his work every day is what makes the Rios difference. Ask to be properly fitted in your size at fine western retailers in your area. Experience the Rios difference for yourself.