OVERVIEWYour default may be to wear the Century boot with a dressier setup, but don't be afraid to wear em wherever you need to go. With their classic style these boots are made to be worn daily, and be fought over by your grandchildren when you die.
"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
• support your feet & back
• are fairly priced
To see you through years of adventures, we use the very best materials and methods to craft every pair. The support from each pair's CloudCush™ Comfort system means your feet (and body) will be up for all the shenanigans.
Built to last. 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.
Full sizes: 7 - 13
Half sizes: 7.5 - 11.5
FOR ANY DAY OF THE WEEK
The Century boot means business. They're a sleek service boot up for anything and a little less casual than our other offerings.
Pair them with a crisp pair of jeans and a t-shirt, or with a chinos and a button up for a night out.
They'll work with whatever you're working with.
I have had these boots since December and have worn them nearly every day since. They were comfortable out of the box but as they have broken in it’s just gotten better. The wear and patina on the boot is beautiful, the construction is sturdy, and they are so lightweight (for boots). I have pretty flat feet and often have foot pain—but not in these boots.
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 obviously enjoy them; 2 Century and 1 Shiloh. Get them while your size is available. I recall waiting months for the brown Century shoe in my size (12) to be restocked. The Shiloh took a while to break in, the Century boots were instantly comfortable. Great shoes at a fair price. I'd get another pair but I'm worried of being perceived as a male version of Imelda Marcos by my family when it come to this brand of shoes.
Bought these as Dressery boots-- as aready have the Shiloh's Very Happy--
Boots are very comfortable and need little break in. Stylish and fits my personality! Two thumbs up!
The heritage constructed Century boot features a 360° Goodyear welt from thick veg-tanned leather. Thanks to a full-grain leather upper & a calfskin liner, the Century 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.