"I prefer the boots over tennis shoes hands down." - Wilcox Wearer
Say goodbye to aching arches, heels and knees. We have no time for long break-in periods, hefty price tags and boots that fall apart in less than a year. We only make boots that:
- are built to last a lifetime
- support your feet
- are fairly priced
To see you through the next 10 years of adventures, we use the very best materials (hello full grain leather) and methods to craft every pair of Wilcox boots. More importantly, the support from each pair's CloudCush™️ Comfort system means your feet (and body) will also be up for all the shenanigans.
And there will be many. Your default may be to wear the Century boot with a dressier setup, but don't be afraid to take them anywhere you need to go. With a classic style these boots are made to be worn daily, and still be fought over by your grandsons when you die.
Give 'em a go, because there's NO RISKS with the 100 Day Worry-Free Warranty. We'll ship them to you for FREE (in the US) so you can knock 'em around and if you don't fall in love, just ship them back to us (for FREE) and we'll make sure you're squared away with an exchange or store credit!
BUILT TO LAST A LIFETIME
These are not your average boots. Every pair is built with our 4 layer CloudCush™️ Comfort system on the inside:
Read more about what this means for your feet here.
The top layer is a removable insole so you can easily adapt your pair to fit orthotics, custom insoles, heel lifts or inserts.
The outside of the boots are made of full-grain cow leather (the toughest kind of leather to last through the years). The inside is lined with soft buttery calfskin from heel-to-toe.
The Century has a full length natural rubber outsole with low profile studs to offer traction without a bulky look or feel. They can easily be replaced by your local cobbler thanks to each pair's 360° Goodyear Welt construction.
Have the odd mark and scuff on your boots? Don't worry this tells you the leather on your boots is top quality and adds to their character. However, if you want that fresh-out-of-the-box look follow our boot care instructions here.
The Century Boot fits True-to-Size in length & width.
Size guide: Order the size you most commonly wear in US-sized sneakers.
Between sizes? Choose the larger size.
• For Example: If some of your sneakers are 9 and some are 9.5, order a 9.5 in our boots.
Width: E - All our boots are an E width. This means a little more breathing room than standard shoe width (D).
Wide Foot? Most people with EE width find our boots fit them well if they either (a) go up a half size, (b) replace our standard insole with a thinner insole for more room, or (c) do both.
• You can do the same thing (a) or (b) if you prefer a roomier toe box or like to wear thicker socks. Either way gives you a little more wiggle room around your toes.
• Regardless of the insole you go with, our industry-leading PORON® foam footbed is still at the base of it all to provide premium shock absorption and quick rebound.
Whole sizes: 7 - 13
Half sizes: 7.5 - 11.5
These are phenomenal boots at a great price! I am happy to put them on my feet in the morning and enjoy them all day when I wear them.
The leather is smooth and takes a nice brush shine. Seems a high quality, strong leather. It is a bit stiff at first, it took some oiling and a dozen or so wears to feel broken in. I consider this a sign of strong structured leather that is now fit to my foot.
The soles are branded Wilcox but look otherwise like a Dainite sole. I’ve never worn Dainite style soles before. I find them to be stiffer than I like, but they provide good traction in most situations and don’t pick up a lot of mud. I’ve enjoyed that they are easy to clean as I frequently find myself on construction sites.
The fit was spot on sized as my normal athletic shoes. I did find the width, or more precisely the height under the bottom of the tongue to be a bit snug for me. I tried stretching them with thick socks and a bit of water, but not much luck. I removed the standard insole and got enough room for a good fit. Even without the insole I find the comfortable on my feet.
These boots also have a good weight, lighter than most I’m familiar with in similar styles.
Buy a set - I bet you’ll be pleased!
These boots are value-priced service boots with a Dainite-like rubber sole and solid goodyear welt construction. Wilcox includes features like a full calfskin lining that you would expect on higher-end boots, but for a significantly lower price than many other boot makers. The leather is beautiful and has a smooth, waxy finish that almost feels like a Shell. It breaks in quickly, and hints at a lovely patina that will develop as the lighter leather in the core shows through. I haven’t seen another leather like this, and I love it. These might be the best value service boot you could find. Highly recommended.
I like the product good leather nice quality a return my boots today becuse
Is to wide for me, this is the only reason I did after using for a full week the leather expend making the boots look to big for me but is a great product.
I’ve only worn them a couple of times. First time they were a little snug, but I’ve got wide feet. Second time much more comfortable. I feel like the more they’re worn the better they feel.
Over the years of buying high quality boots, one thing that has become more and more important is comfort. Comfort has become one of the first considerations when buying a boot, along with quality manufacturing and style. This is hands down the most comfortable boot i own, and I own maybe 30 pairs of boots, from all of the highly regarded makers out there. The construction is clean and the last shape is very appealing, not to slim and not too bulky. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is because I have only worn them for a couple of months. If they hold up a few years and I still feel the same about them, 5 stars. Who knows, I may even love them more by then.
The Baker is my 2nd pair of Wilcox boots and just like my Shilohs they're fantastic! They look great w dress pants and just as cool paired w my jeans. True to size and the E width is a win-win. Excellent craftsmanship!
i have 4 pair of wilcox ,2 black 2 brown ,the pair i use the most ,have been resoled twice ,as i use them for riding my motorcycles and the wear down faster,but the more you wear these boots the better they get ,the comfort is unsurpassed ,the quality on point ,i have also purchased a pair for my son who loves his also and has spread the word amongst his friends .keep em coming wilcox ,i could always use another pair.
I have 3 pairs of Wilcox boots now, including the Baker. I loved the others so much I bought the Bakers so I could wear them when the occasion is a little dressier. All of my Wilcox boots fit perfectly, broke in comfortably, and they’re tough without being heavy. These things are made as well as some of the shoes I’ve paid 3x as much for. Perfect service, perfect boot.
These boots a lot different than wilcox other boots. They're more of a service boot that goes with anything. I haven't found a day where they didn't work perfect with what I'm wearing. I've been wearing Goodyear welted shoes for decades, and these are every bit as top notch as my Aldens & Allen Edmonds. Yes, I really just said that. The leather is uniquely classic & well suited for anything.
HOW TO STYLE
The Baker means business. They're sleek service boots up for anything and a little dressier than most.
Pair 'em with a suit for a wedding. Or rock them with classic blue jeans and a t-shirt downtown.
They'll work with whatever you're working with.
The heritage constructed Baker boot features a 360° Goodyear welt from thick veg-tanned leather. Thanks to a full-grain leather upper & a calfskin liner, the Baker boot will stand the test of time.
You'll hand this boot down to your son.
The welt is a strip of leather about an inch wide that connects the upper leather to the midsole. Its outer edge cam be seen around the edge of the boot.
This is the tell-tale sign of the highest tier of shoemaking that allows boots to be easily resoled and fully rebuilt, allowing them to last for years to come
This means the leather used on our boots has not been sanded, buffed, or treated in anyway to remove natural imperfections. Sanding or buffing removes the layer of skin below the hair, but this is the strongest and most durable part of the hide - so you don't want to lose it.
This leather shows characteristics of the hide it came from, and only gets better with age.
This age of leather is perfect for the inside of the boot. It's buttery smooth but still durable and breathable.
Together with our CloudCush️™ Comfort system, this makes for a snug pair of boots.