Rios Mercedes Boot Company

Tall, dark, and stormy. That’s what these boots are. Add a little “Man in Black” swagger to your outfit with this pair of Poseidon (mythic lord of the Ocean) boots by Rios Mercedes Boot Company. These boots pack serious attitude and incredible craftsmanship, featuring a deep, dark gray vamp with natural creasing in black that almost looks like lightning striking through the leather itself. The quarter stitching is equally striking, with an interesting, unique stitching pattern that combines geometric elements and filigree curvature. The quarters themselves are made from strong goat leather with a suede finish.

These luxury, suede men’s cowboy boots are made from the highest quality leathers available and built with American craftsmanship that definitely make them top quality western wear that’s a must have! Pinto Ranch only selects the best cuts from the best leathers, and these have been handmade by the masters at Rios who’ve been crafting fine boots for more than 150 years.

Rios of Mercedes Men’s Granite Milan Elephant Cowboy Boots

Rios of Mercedes Mens Granite Milan Elephant Cowboy Boots


The Milan’s Key Points

  • Pinto Ranch Premium Handmade Boots
  • Men’s Exotic, Granite Elephant Cowboy Boots
  • Ethically Sourced Elephant Hide
  • Granite Elephant Vamps
  • Black Stitched Quarters
  • Dark Gray Classic Quarter Stitching
  • All Gray Piping
  • Overlay Straight Pull Straps
  • 12″ Shaft
  • ‘Milan’ Square Toe
  • All Black Welt Stitch
  • ‘2’ Roper Heel
  • Exclusively Designed for Pinto Ranch
  • Handmade in Mercedes, Texas

Rios of Mercedes Men's Granite Milan Elephant Cowboy Boots

Owning a pair of these beautiful handmade elephant skin cowboy boots would definitely be a plus in your footwear collection.  A great pair of boots that are made for comfortable walking. They are a hybrid between the urban roper boot and the exotic cowboy boots that everyone loves. For your information, these boots are made from ethically sourced, exotic elephant hide and these boots definitely mean business! If this is your first pair of handmade boots or your twentieth, you definitely can’t go wrong with these beauties! It really doesn’t matter if you are wearing them for a night on the town or with your favorite pair of jeans, these bad boys will definitely get you noticed.

If you are familiar with the Rios name, you know they are all about style and quality. Rios Mercedes Men Boots are dedicated to making the highest quality handmade cowboy boots with quality that is second to none and this rings especially true with the MEN’S BLACK POSEIDON COWBOY BOOTS.

We Only Choose The Best Handmade Cowboy Boots

If you aren’t into goat boots, check some of our other reviews for Tony Lama boots or our review on a beautiful pair of baby buffalo handmade boots!

Every premium boot we offer is handmade by the best boot makers in Texas. Boot makers who know their craft using only premium leathers and tried and true techniques. We’ve curated the best boot makers in the U.S. to make boots that meet our all-leather handmade criteria:

  1. Hand-lasted all-leather uppers with cream cow vamp linings
  2. Channeled leather insoles that form to your feet and allow them to breathe
  3. Leather heel counters that form to your feet for optimum fit and comfort
  4. Full-size hammered steel shanks secured by lemon wood pegs for maximum arch support
  5. Premium leather out soles that can be resoled multiple times for years of wear
  6. Premium stacked leather heels

From exotic leathers to unique finishes, fancy stitch patterns and hand-stitched toe bugs, our boots stand above the rest. Pinto Ranch houses the largest inventory of handmade boots in the U.S. You’ll “walk tall” in a handmade boot from Pinto Ranch.

Rios of Mercedes Men’s Texas Feral Hog Boots

Rios of Mercedes Mens Texas Feral Hog Boots


  • Texas Feral Hog Cowboy Boots
  • Black Western Stitching
  • Cushioned Insole and Hybrid Outsole
  • Square Toe and 1 1/8″ Heel
  • Shaft Height 12″
  • Insole: Leather
  • Outsole: Hybrid Leather and Neoprene Sole
  • Details: Black Western Stitching, Toe medallion, Black Piping
  • Handmade in Mercedes, Texas

Rios of Mercedes Mens Texas Feral Hog Boots

Go hog wild in these rugged boots from South Texas where not only is the feral hog leather harvested, but where these beautiful boots are handmade! This unique boot is made with Texas feral hog leather with black western stitching on the shaft and a classic toe medallion. The flexible hybrid TufFlex sole and cushioned insole provide all day comfort. This casual, square toe boot reflects true western style with Texas flair.

If you’ve tried your hand at hog hunting before and didn’t have much luck, well guess what, now you’re in luck lol! Feral hogs have been a major pain in the you know what for Texans and many other Americans since their unwelcomed introduction! I can literally only 3 things these pigs are good for. Their meat, the pleasure it gives me to hunt them, and these amazing feral hog handcrafted cowboy boots lol.

You want want to wear something that is a conversation piece? LOL, look no farther.  I mean really, what could be better then sitting in a bar and someone casually looking down and asking you what your boots are made from! Seriously, that is gonna be at least a 10 minute discussion and you might even get a free beer out of it.

The Best Shipping & Return Policy In The Business

All boot orders within the U.S. qualify for FREE UPS Ground Shipping (excludes Hawaii and Alaska).


We believe the right fit is the most important thing, and that is sometimes hard to achieve with an online order. Pinto Ranch will cover your return shipping until you find the perfect fit under the following conditions.

  • It’s within 60 days of your order.
  • The boots have not been worn and the sole is in new condition.
  • The boots are shipped back in the Pinto Ranch-provided shipping box. Any boots returned in just the boot maker’s boot box will be charged a $20 boot box replacement fee. Please use the original plain kraft shipping box from your order to affix any labels and ship.

Check Prices On All Rios of Mercedes Cowboy Boots

Rios Mercedes Boot Company, All You Need To Know

Rios’ story is one of fine craftsmanship, quality leathers and heritage – something that must be earned. With more than 160 years of boot making experience, Rios believes and insists on doing things the right way. Something very special happens when you hold a boot that was made by one of Rios’ craftsmen, who have 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years of experience. You can feel the difference in a pair of boots from Rios of Mercedes.

You’ve Seen These Boots, They Are Definitely Amazing

Rios Mercedes Boot Company - Pinto Ranch Handmade Cowboy Boots and Western Wear
Rios Mercedes Boot Company At Pinto Ranch

I’ve included a picture of these magnificent boots worn by the guy in the red jacket on the left. They definitely look great in a pair of black jeans as shown. Another great thing about this picture is that almost everything worn by these two guys can be found on the Pinto Ranch website along with a ton of great handmade cowboy boots for both men and women and everything from country style belts, buckles, jackets, cowboy hats, and everything else a cowboy or cowgirl could desire.

Check them out today and let us know what you think or if you just have a question about a particular product. If you want to learn about the different styles of cowboy boots, check out our post on Different Styles Of CowboyBoots. Rios of Mercedes has definitely joined the name of other great handmade boot makers such as Stallion boots, Lucchese cowboy boots and Black Jack Boots only to name a few. If you are looking for a cheaper boot, but still a great boot, you can check out Dan Post Men’s or Dan Post women’s boots here.

6 thoughts on “Rios Mercedes Boot Company”

  1. thank you for this great article. the beauty of these boots intrigue me so much and nothing sounds sweet as getting free delivery and a very good return policy. the goats skin used provides the comfort and flexibility and most of all the price range is fair enough. thank you for this great post

    1. We Heart Handmade Boots

      Thanks for sharing.  The handmade boots are phenomenal!  Hope I spelled that correctly?  If you have any questions, let us know.

  2. My husband says that these boots are so attractive, if he had a pair he might hardly want to wear them. The beauty is in the stitching patterns, the suede inserts, and the designs. It is a pity that the best part of these boots run up the leg and when covered with jeans, no one can see it. We would like to know how durable are these boots? What is the average life of them?. Thanks for this review

    1. We Heart Handmade Boots

      The durability is amazing because they are handmade boots that are meant to last.  It’s not surprising for these boots to last 20 or 30 years.  Even longer!

  3. I’ve been in boots since I was a kid, 60 years old now and I had to click your link and go in and look around. I’ve never owned any goat skin boots but they do look comfortable. I have always been afraid to order boots off the internet because of size differences. With some boots I may wear a 10-1/2 and others I may wear a 12. With their 60 day return policy I would feel very much at ease ordering these boots. I am going to bookmark your page and when I am in the market for a new pair I will be back. Thanks for the great review.

    1. We Heart Handmade Boots

      It’s actually not a bad thing ordering boots anymore.  A lot of places and most of the boots that are on our site come from a company that allows free returns and exchanges within 60 days.  This is a big relief if you are concerned about sizing because you can return and exchange them for another size completely for free.

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