Anderson Bean Boots values the traditions of Texas bootmaking, and they build their boots to offer all the comfort and style of a traditional handmade boot at a price most people can afford. Anderson Bean was created by the owners of Rios of Mercedes Handmade Boots to make available a high quality, all leather western boot that would fall in the medium price range. The independent label has since evolved to include a full line of boots for every purpose, all at an affordable price and all built with the knowledge and expertise of over 100 years of exceptional boot making. Our faithfulness to the traditions of quality bootmaking is evident in our attention to detail inside and outside the boot.
At Anderson Bean they realize that, contrary to what many boot companies today seem to think, what you can’t see does matter. That’s why they are one of the last bootmakers around to use channeled welt construction, which recesses the stitching in a groove in the leather insole, resulting in a distinctive low profile and eliminating the need for cork or foam rubber fillers. Their boots stand out in the mid-price boot market for their all-leather construction. About the only non-leather components of Anderson Bean boots are the steel shank for arch support and wooden pegs in the arch area, an old-fashioned method that aids arch support and holds the outsole and vamp to the insole. These features exemplify their respect for their Texas bootmaking heritage, and their commitment to good-fitting boots. The result is a boot that is a cut above the rest in looks and construction, at an affordable price. They build their boots honestly, without shortcuts, gimmicks, or tricks, to bring you the traditions of the bootmaker’s art.