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.
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!
I have wore a lot of boots! These provide excellent comfort. Wilcox found the perfect balance between casual dress and comfort. I even bought a second pair.
Masculine, high quality leather boots that go well with any casual winter outfits.
Still breaking them in as I feel friction at the heel, but gradually becoming more comfortable especially with thicker socks.
Fits true to size, and since I have a wider size E foot they also work well.
These boots are great!
Bought these as an alternative to dress shoes. They look great with slacks, jeans , or khakis.
Very comfortable out of the box and fit like a glove a week after daily wear!
I came from Leon where the boots are made and I used to do boots when I was a teenager this is a good quality
I am an art teacher and I was looking for a rugged boot that would take a beating and provide all day comfort. My classroom is made out of concrete so being on my feet for 10-12 hours a day adds up. The quality of the construction is great, it did take about a week to break in. I ordered a 1/2 size down from my normal shoe size and at 11.5 they fit well. They are comfortable to wear all day and even more so once broken in.
The only reason why I am not giving 5 stars is because they leave marks on my floor at work. Perhaps it is the coating of the concrete or the quality of the rubber on the boot, who knows. But I was a little disappointed that the sole was marking the floor.
Overall they are a great boot and I look forward to seeing how they hold up at the end of the school year. Pictures are of the first couple of weeks of wear.
As soon as I put them on they felt comfortable, still need a little breaking in but comfortable enough to wear right out of the box.
I love this boots! Very comfortable and great looking boots. Really looks nice with casual pants and jeans. I mainly got it for riding my moto and I find it that you can wear it anywhere! Looks rugged and casual. A little on the warm side during summer. Markings on the left boot are from my motorcycle clutch.
I’ve had them 3 weeks and so far am very pleased. They were a little snug at first but are forming nicely to my foot. At first I wished I had ordered a half size larger but now think they would have been to big. These are very comfortable to walk in.
My Fairfax’s are very comfortable out of the box! No need for break-in! BUT…the boot leather was really dry when I received them. I put a coating of Huberd’s Shoe Grease on them and now they’re fine. AND…the shoelaces on these boots were flimsy, so were the ones on my Shilohs. Replaced both pair.
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.