I have bought and wear many high-end boots over the years. These Wilcox Boots rate as good or better than many. I had knee surgery and my surgeon suggested a flat sole boot. My Wilcox Kerns fit the bill and provided the needed support and comfort. This is my second pair of Wilcox and currently waiting on my third pair.
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.
There are some inconsistencies in the wallet’s shape but if you get the tan color, and you fill it with cards, it will age beautifully. Much like some of the other reviews. I only deducted a star because of the inconsistency of the shape, otherwise a great minimal wallet.
Fit is a tiny bit snug but boots are comfortable and extremely nice. I use them for riding my street bike. Definitely will purchase another pair for my son when he gets his motorcycle license
What can I say a new boot person my first impressions are after receiving them I had to inspect them. I like the design along with the quality of the leather.
The fit is snug but I expect that to change with time and wear. Looking forward to see what’s to come from more time as they break in and I use them for daily wear.
Comfort, style and durability
Definitely looking forward to another pair, best boots I’ve owned
100 out of 10 recommend
AFter bringing a question to Customer Service, I supremely pleased with the attentiveness of Wilcox and recommend them to my team. I wear them daily in my office. They are amazingly comfortable and durable. And when broken in, fit like fine leather gloves.
I really like these boots. They are my first nice pair of boots. They took a week or so to break in, but they weren’t super uncomfortable during the break in period. I would have given them five stars but I heard the pull strap tear when I went to put them on when they were new and stiff. No visible damage but still worries me a bit. It was probably my fault. I have on more than one occasion been accused of forcing something big into a small opening.
These boots are great. Really comfortable and durable. The leather upper is really tuff and resistant to scuffs and scratches. The inner lining is nice and soft aswell. The insole is more than just your basic insole it's got lots of cushion. The XL Extralite sole is great too lots of grip but not too stiff like some thick clunky rubber soles. I use my boots inside walking on hard concrete surfaces and I have no problem with my feet at the end of the work day. These boots are good for any occasion work or going out.
This was my first pair of Wilcox boots. Didn’t know how to size them…. Took two tries to finally get the right size but customer service was great. Once I got the the right ones they have been awesome. Wear them often. Well made, look sharp and really comfortable. Will be a repeat customer.
These keychains hold all my keys and hang on the hooks next to my front door with ease. The leather is such high quality that it hasn’t stretched while hung on hooks for long periods.
Best boots I’ve ever purchased. I’ve had these for 7 years. I took them to an old school shoe shop to have them cleaned and they were extremely impressed by the boot. I expect another 10 years out of these. Comfortable, rugged, all around best shoes I’ve ever purchased
I was always looking for a traditional man’s boot a boot a man from the 30’s
Or 40’s would be familiar with.
Your boot fits that bill. The pig skin lining is a added plus for comfort. I will always chose quality over Chinese crap.
I just received mg Shiloh’s a few weeks ago and have been wearing them a lot over the past week while helping my friend remodel some bedrooms. The biggest thing I appreciate is that these boots provide support without destroying my feet while they break in, no rubbing at all! I have also gotten several complements on them which is always nice. I can tell they are very sturdily made and look forward to wearing them for many more years.
So...I was definitely unsure if I should purchase...but I did. The boots are extremely comfortable, and become more comfortable the more I wear them. They look great. One day they were too hot, so I may refrain from wearing them when it's a little warmer out. My only real complaint is that the treads don't look like they will last a long time. It would definitely have been better to write this review in a few months to see how long the treads will last and how well the boots will keep. As far as size, I went with the same size of my other shoes, and it's a perfect fit. Overall, I am very satisfied, even knowing that I will need the treads replaced in a few months. I get lots of comments and I am looking forward to seeing how they will hold up.
I have owned Wilcox boots since 2017. 2 x Shiloh rust brown (one is now a work pair and a newer not as beat up pair) and 1 x Fairfax Black. These are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. Not only do they feel good, they also look great. As they break in, they seem to stretch a bit making it easier for thicker socks if you are working or hiking outside. I recently had my black Fairfax resoled and shined up, and they look like new.
I also just bought my son a pair of Century's for Christmas so he has a nice pair for college. - so far so good!
The only item that is annoying is some of the quick lace hooks have broken from wear and tear, which either can be repaired or you can slip the laces through the hole..no biggie.
Do yourself and your feet a favor and buy a pair, you will not be disappointed.
These are the first pair of boots or shoes that I had ever purchased over the internet. I bought my first pair to wear while hanging out in the great outdoors or working in the yard, it wasn't long that I was wearing them for everyday use. They are now ready to be resolved. I didn't want to go without so I have just received my second pair. I plan on using the new pair for my everyday boot and the resoled pair for my outdoor wear. They are very comfortable, broke in quick. I highly recommend Wilcox boots.
Stunning boots. I’ve never had leather..anything this nice. Heavy, but comfortable with minimal break in necessary. My only qualm, the soles have gaps between the layers, as if they’re separating. I contacted Wilcox, and they assured me they wouldn’t separate any further. But at the price point I’d love to not see those cracks -_- Alas, overall, awesome boots. Thank you.
i have travelled across the seas with my first pair 10 years ago and ‘im about to have it resole . I waited a sale on black friday and bought another 2 pairs of Shiloh . It’s the most comfortable boot’s anyone can buy in the market. its worth to a hard earned money to invest on a good pair of boots.
I actually bought a pair of these used on Ebay just to test them before I thought about buying a new pair. Here are some before and after shots of using simple brown shoe polish and buffing. They clean up extremely well. I own Redwing Blacksmith and Wolverine 1000 mile boots. They are fantastic boots, but these are far more comfortable.
Great boot! I purchased both the Fairfax and the Shiloh. Very well constructed. Great looking boot. Don't hesitate to get a pair. The Fairfax runs a bit narrow in the toe box, but they stretch. The Shiloh actually has a better fit. I'll probably be getting another pair of the Fairfax on brown. Very pleased!!
I've had my Shiloh's for about 3 years and they've been possibly the best shoes/boots I've ever owned. They've been amazingly comfortable from day one. And now they're even more comfortable than my tennis shoes. This may be the year I get new treads on them but they have lots of life left in the leather. I may even get a 2nd pair just to have a clean pair to wear as causal dress.
Beware of these boots because they’re made for more than walking and you’ll probably end up with two pairs just like I did. Comfort, craftsmanship and style are a 10/10. Money well spent!