Trunk shows put on by Rios of Mercedes and Anderson Bean are something out of a boot lover’s dream. It presents the opportunity to custom design your very own pair of hand-made boots right down to the stitch of your choice with the expertise of an AB and Rios representative walking you through the process. These shows can be found at various retail locations all across Texas.


First thing’s first, pick your vamp leather! They have swatches galore displayed for you to pick from.


Have a little bit of a wilder side? Go with one of these babies for your main leather instead! The possibilities are endless.


Time for the accent leather! Tons of shades to choose from to make sure there’s something perfect to compliment your vamp.


The side seam can help to tie in your main leather and accent.


Like I said, you make the decisions down to the stitch! Here you’ll pick your stitch colors. They also have two books full of stitch patterns for AB and Rios to choose from.


These are the boots I made up last year and I love them! “The Perfect Tool” is the vamp and the top leather of the boot and then I believe “Nicotine” is what they used for the fringe and the collar.


Here’s a sneak peek at what I did this year!

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