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.
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
I bought a pair of brown Shiloh boots about 5 years ago, and they have been my absolute favorite shoe to wear since then. I recently decided that I needed a black pair as well, so I ordered a pair in the Shiloh design. I'm not sure what they did, but Wilcox has made this design even better than before!! Super comfy, durable, and they look incredible! I've gotten a number of compliments on them, and everytime I wear them, I feel like it's going to be a great day. I'm a full time musician, so I need to have shoes that both look good and feel good. Wilcox boots deliver! Most of my fellow Texans love their cowboy boots, but I'm a little different, and Wilcox fits my style perfectly. Thank you for crafting an outstanding boot!
The Kern. Super comfortable right out of the box! Roomy toebox and cushy soles. This pair is a keeper!