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I like the Kern so much that I bought the black version with the white soles. I’ve been wearing this boot almost every day for the past year and it has not let me down.
Great looking boots and very comfortable right out of the box. Strongly recommend!
I’ve got the Kern in brown with black soles and black with black soles. Super comfy right outta da box! No break-in required. Roomy toebox for heavier socks. I put a set of @generationlaces on both pairs and they were perfect! Definitely recommended.
This is my second pair of The Kern boots, black and brown now! The most comfortable boots I’ve ever worn on the first wear! They’ve become my daily Go-To boots.
I purchased a pair of Kerns for work after owning 2 pairs of Wilcox Fairfax, 1 black, 1 brown, which are my everyday go to outside of work. I found the Kern to be a little roomier in fit, very comfy, and the leather incredibly durable. I’ve delivered bread for 35 years and this job is surprisingly hard on shoes, usually the toes get chewed up from kicking around stacks of bread, a month in and they’re still flawless! I put in anywhere from 10,000 - 15,000 steps in a day and my feet have new life! I’ve always bought high quality shoes/boots especially for work, these are a game changer!
Things that can be improved upon:
Hook eyelets on the top two.
A bigger pull strap, I can’t hook my finger in there.
When it comes time to re-sole these, I will have the shoe cobbler put in bigger straps & hook eyelets.
Love these boots!
I have only had these boots a few weeks and I am exceptionally satisfied with this purchase. Some thoughts on my first few weeks:
Comfort - It took a week to give these boots the initial break in, which could be expected for any high quality leather boot), and after the first week, these boots feel AMAZING. I wear the boots all day long - and am on my feet all day long. I'm a teacher and I'm on my feet all day. By time I get home after working up to ten hours, I'm really in no rush to take them off as they're that comfortable! The sizing is great. I wear a 12.5 and the 13s feel perfect!
Support - I have flat feet, am recovering from two ankle surgeries, and have a neuroma in my foot (think walking on a marble) so I use an orthotic. Orthotic aside, these boots comfortably hug my foot and I have zero concerns with anything happening to my feet. These are the boots I've been looking for!
Looks: I admire the stitching on these boots every time I grab them and put them on. I wear them with jeans and dress casual pants and they look great either way. Hell, these boots would look great with just about anything. The stitching screams of great craftsmanship and the leather feels great. I'm getting lots of compliments on them!
Durability - Although I've only had these a few weeks, once you get these in your hands and on your feet, it's easy to see these boots are meant to last! That stitching though...
All-in-all I am exceptionally satisfied with these boots. While the price tag might deter some, keep in mind these boots will last YEARS AND YEARS! You will not be disappointed with these amazing boots!
I have my second pair of Wilcox boots and am very pleased with the fit, the comfort and the quality
I love my boots so far!! Quite comfortable yet it still needs some break in. I usually wear it casually along with jeans. I definitely will buy another pairs in black soon!
Wilcox belts are just incredibly well made. The 1.25 works for nearly everything I have. I'll definitely be a return customer for belts AND boots.
This is a really beautiful leather belt for a great price! You should definitely buy!
I love my Wilcox boots this is my second pair of these boots and I'm still wearing the first pair! Best boots I've ever worn
Recently bought my first pair of Wilcox boots, a beautiful pair of brown leather Shiloh's. They are superbly made and oh so comfortable. I look forward wearing them for years to come. Their service and delivery are excellent. I can whole heartedly recommend Wilcox.
I've had these on my wish list for a number of years and I finally pulled the trigger. I'm so glad I did! They are comfortable and well made. They took about 10 days of wear to break in (felt a little tight in the toe at first), but are now a dream!!! I'm looking forward to putting many miles into these bad boys!
They feel great right out of the box and run true to size. great craftsmanship and quality leather.
Kern Boots are the best Boots I’ve ever had. Enough said!! Just received my second pair.
Boots are meant to be well-made, versatile, and comfortable.
And after they've kept you grounded through whatever you throw at them... they're meant to be resoled, not thrown away.
We still make 'em like they used to... Resolable, not disposable.
Our proprietary comfort system of premium materials brings the best energy rebound, shock absorption, and all-day support you'll find in a boot.
☁️ Top: Orthoboost™ insole
〰️ Mid: Poron foam
🦶 Base: Natural Cork
Years, yes, many years. It's really up to you.
As our boots are constructed using the Goodyear Welt method, the boots will last as long as you maintain the upper leather. As the soles wear out with time, you can resole them over and over and over...
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Because our boots are built to be resoled for years, we can't cut corners with inferior material. Just as a chain is only as good as its weakest link - the same goes for boots.
We use premium full-grain leather uppers, thick veg-tanned leather midsoles & welts, and the finest calfskin leathers for our interior lining.
In short, these $250 boots are made as well, or better, than most $400+ boots on the market.
Dispatch Time: Orders ship out by the next business day.
Orders arrive within business days, depending on how far you are from our shipping warehouse in SLC, Utah.
USA: UPS Ground, FedEx Ground, or USPS Priority Mail
International: DHL or UPS
There are no risks when you purchase from us.
Simply click the Free Returns button at the bottom of our website, enter your order and a prepaid shipping label is created on the spot.
We hope the only
reason you need to return an item is due to a sizing issue, but we
understand sometimes it just doesn’t work out.
It's not just about comfort. CloudCush™ Comfort is an adaptable system that lets you customize the fit to your feet.
Our proprietary comfort system of premium materials brings the best energy rebound, shock
absorption, and all-day support you'll find in a boot.
Long story short, it's what makes our boots the most comfortable pair of boots you'll ever wear. Right out of the box and for years to come.
3 layers of comfort infused into the guts of classically constructed footwear.
Our obsession with comfort goes deep into our footwear. After we finalized
our patterns & lasts, we set out to do something different beneath
CloudCush™ Comfort consists of 3 layers of support, unique within the industry.
• Top Layer: Orthoboost™ insole
• Interior Layer: Poron® foam
• Base Layer: Cork midsole
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• VEG-TANNED WELT
• VEG-TANNED MIDSOLE
• CALFSKIN LINER
Cushion and support for the long haul. Anti-microbial material and removeable insoles.
• ORTHOBOOST™ INSOLES
• PORON® REBOUND FOOTBED
• NATURAL CORK BASE