Kingsville is a big deal because it’s home to the famous King Ranch. That’s the actual ranch, not the casserole. That came later. King Ranch is registered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as the birthplace of the American Ranching Industry, and the ranch itself happens to be larger than the state of Rhode Island. The King Ranch Saddle Shop is one of our favorites and carries all the ranch gear you could possibly imagine, plus the entire line of King Ranch-branded items.
We know that you’re thinking: a shoe repair place? Stay with us, because you might just want to keep this little gem to yourself after realizing how affordable a pair of their custom cowboy boots can be. Felipe Mejia is the man you’ll want to see, whose counters are piled high with photo albums of his finished works—he has been at this location for 25 years and has been making boots since he was nine years old.