The leather skin looked fine till worn. Cracked and peeled on sides and top of foot DAY ONE they were worn. Worse than fake leather, apparently dry rotted underneath the shiny part. I bought the Wellco steel toed black boots for a friend starting a new factory job. They listed from $58 to $169 on eBay. We got the shiny brand new Wellco black work boots for what seemed a very good price. They looked great and he said they felt good. He just wore them YESTERDAY for the first time to orientation… Full review
My feet have felt wonderful every since I started wearing them. One thing I have noticed is that I see a lot of soldiers wearing the same boot everyday and never resole it because of the local resolers saying they can't, but not true, because of new technology it takes a little more time. A good place to get it done is Resole America or call the actual Wellco store, Combat Footgear in Bragg. I tell them all "what boot do you wear everyday for everything and never resole" eventually it will break… Full review
Overall, an excellent boot. Second best cushioning system out there. The Wellco company opened up at Fort Bragg, N.C., a few years back and had stellar success against the "re-soling" boot market. Prior to Wellco and other custom boots competing with standard military boots, most military folks had their boots "re-soled" with a sneaker layer glued to the bottom of the boot. The problem with this was that the sole applied was soft, but the rest of the original boot still lacked a sneaker fit and… Full review
These are similar to Altama military issue jungle boots, but are made by Wellco, a lesser known, but more experienced company. They have leather uppers with breathable and durable 1000d Cordura nylon sides with a web ankle support. A padded tongue is also made of nylon. The boot is much improved over standard military boots. It features Wellco's exclusive TuffKushion sole, which has a more comfortable midsole, designed with athletic shoe cushioning in mind. The sole is also of a different rubber… Full review
Founded in 1941, Wellco was a leading manufacturer and supplier of military footwear for more than 70 years.
However, from 2008 through 2012, Wellco fraudulently sold $8-million worth of Chinese-made boots with "Made in the USA" labels to the Department of Defense.
On November 28, 2014, Wellco Enterprises went out of business as per its Chapter 11 liquidation filing under bankruptcy.
In 2018, several Wellco executives were sentenced on federal fraud and smuggling charges.