Lightweight boot for heavy duty work. Floating on clouds, however long your day goes.
  • 360° Goodyear Welt
  • 100 day Worry-Free Warranty
  • Low stock - 1 item left
  • Ready to ship March 9, 2022
  • Free shipping in domestic US
Regular price$245.00

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• 100 days to Return or Exchange
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Customer Reviews

Based on 128 reviews
o.t. (Venice, US)
Faded Paint

I wore my boots twice and the paint or whatever they used for the upper sole wore off. I emailed them a month ago and still have no response.

Bo Aragon (Las Vegas, US)
Beware of these boots

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!

Raymond Seballos (Strongsville, US)
Very comfortable

I really like this boot and it is very comfortable. It fits true to size. I have very skinny feet so I have to lace them up fairly tightly. My only suggestion would be to put some padding on the tongue of the shoe. However, I can wear them all day in jeans or dress pants.

Craig Redinger (Richland, US)
6 pair

Can you tell I love these boots. My first Shiloh's have been re-soled twice and the patina is the best. I put them on more times a month than all the other's combined. The Kern's are a great comfortable casual city hiker for me, and go great with jeans or shorts. My newer Shiloh's and my Fairfax are great for the boot look and are substantial for a scooter ride.
If you only buy one pair or all, just do it you will be happy.

Joe (Redmond, US)
Very satisfied

Not worn a shoe like this for quite some time. These shoes are proving to meet my expectations and are much more comfortable then I expected.

Dan F (Saginaw, US)
NICE Boots

The. Kern boots I bought are amazing. The leather is great and the cushioning is very comfy.

Dan Murray (Springtown, US)

My wife ordered the Kern as a Christmas gift. I have a narrow foot but one review indicated that simply lacing tightly would work. The boots are very wide and I am not sure I can wear them. My advice is do not order unless you have a very wide foot. As for the boots, they are beautiful and well made.

Jacob Cruz (Carson, US)
Great Feeling boots

I like the calfskin inside the boot, makes wearing very comfortable, more so than other boots I’ve worn. I only wish the soles came in a sandy/tan color, not completely white. Other than that, PHENOMENAL!

A. Joyce Dunn (Gardena, US)
Dress for any Ocassion

Bought these boots for my son and he loves the comfort. Waiting on the Feb 2022 shipment for the Black ones. The best thing about these boots they can be worn for any occasion.


The Kern is our lightest boot, so they're up for long days on the street in the shop, or hell - even on the dance floor.

Pair 'em with a denim jacket and some black jeans to hit the streets. Throw them on with a corduroy shirt and head to the mountains.

They'll work with whatever you're working with.


We cut a Kern boot in half to peak inside its light & fluffy guts

Layer 1: Natural cork base layer that creates an imprint of the wearer's foot. The cork slowly forms to your foot over time, and increases the comfort of the pair every wear.

Layer 2: CELTEC® shaped shank that provides stability to the boot, and helps with arch support.

Layer 3: Anti-microbial PORON® foam footbed which makes the boots feel soft right from the first wear and provides premium shock absorption and quick rebound from sunrise to sunset.

Layer 4: Removable OrthoBoost™️ foam insole to provide all-day support and give your feet a soft cradling feel (that would please most podiatrists).



Removable OrthoBoost™️ Insole

Shoe Construction

The heritage constructed Kern boot features a 360° Goodyear Welt with an XL Extralight PU wedge sole on moon juice steroids.

The full-grain leather uppers and calfskin lining make it incredibly durable yet comfortable enough to wear all day.


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


XL EXTRALIGHT® soles are more comfortable, lighter, stronger and better performing than similar foam wedge soles with the same mechanical properties. Weighing 3x less than other materials, they are light, flexible and a natural shock absorber, for stress-free foot and back comfort.


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 CloudCush™️ Comfort system, this makes for a snug pair of boots.

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