Great boots for going out on the town, riding my motorcycle, and now I use my 6 year old pair in these pictures for work. I’m an excavator and now it’s really hot outside… I’ve started to wear these for a cooler alternative to my usual pair of watertight hiking boots. Very comfortable. Little too fancy for my type of work but since they are pretty old…I figured what do I have to loose. I definitely got my moneys worth out of this pair. My new ones are pretty much identical except for some slight changes company has made. I’m sure I’ll get years out of my new pair.
I bought these to replace a pair of fairfax boots i bought several years ago and simply wore them out. These seem to be a bit more narrow than my last pair and the leather is nice, but taking longer to break in. Over all for the price of these boots you can’t beat the quality and comfort.
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.
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!
These insoles are a great way to restore the comfort of your Wilcox boot. I have a first Gen version of the Shiloh and the insoles were pretty worn out. No I don’t own the company. My name just happens to be Wilcox. Still waiting on the family discount :-)
Good sturdy laces as advertised. Perfect length for the Shiloh etc. but a bit long for Century so I had to cut them and make a new aglet.