June 2008

Cheers to TP in DC!!!!!











Franco’s Fine Clothier (www.francos.com) will be our exclusive on-line/brick-and-mortar home for all sales.  While we are getting everything set on their site, feel free to contact me from here for any questions, or to place an order.


Thank You –

Ron Rider

Have begun updating each page with Collection #1.

Greetings, and thank you for visiting the Rider Boot Company!

We are a small, family owned business based in Richmond, Virginia providing classic men’s boots in unique and desirable leathers designed to be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Our (hopefully!) trademark boot will be the 3 eyelet Chukka, presented in numerous ways, including both a classic dress last and a more rounded sport last, in desirable upper materials – especially Genuine Shell Cordovan – and appropriate sole treatments.  We also look forward to presenting fantastic options in both Captoe and Wingtip boots – both mid and tall shaft.  Our goal is quality, not quantity, and a unique (if tiny) place in a market dominated by low wage manufacturing and high cost advertising.  ‘Rider’ boots are produced by Calzaturificio Cortina in Northern Italy, and our leathers are sourced from tanneries in the United States, Italy and France.  All boots are detailed with double, triple or Sestrere rubber soles, as well as Tirolese (or Storm) welts on certain models.  Durability is always the goal, while choosing lasts that are neither too clunky or too sharp. 

Thank you for viewing our first collection, and please contact me for any further information regarding our boots!


Ron Rider

June, 2008