S&S x Wesco Axe Breaker Horsehide Boot

Full Price:$775

Free USA Shipping on orders over $300


This is a pre-order item.

This boot is made to order - please view terms and conditions for Wesco MTO boots here. Please note that the current turnaround time for MTO boots is now 15+ months

We require a $400 deposit to start production on your boots, and $375 is due when your boots are ready to ship. 

The Axe Breakers were designed in collaboration with Wesco for their 100th anniversary. Produced in small batches with limited quantities, the Axe Breakers have been our most popular Wesco boot of all time.

The leather on these is a dense, black tea-core horsehide leather from Maryam tannery in Italy. This heavy horsehide will break in slowly, forming to the shape of your feet. The outer layer will fade and scuff from black to brown over time, as a result of the tea-core finish.

Previous editions of the Axe Breaker boots have been made from Horween CXL horsehide, which behaves similarly to the Maryam leather. Notably, the Maryam leather is a bit thicker, a touch more shiny, and with a slightly more prevalent grain texture.

The 7" boot is built on their Hendrik style using the 1339 last, with 1 less heel lift than usual. The brogue cap toes are held down with two rows of double stitching, a theme echoed with the four row stitching on the quarter. Brown stitching throughout the uppers bridges the gap between the black outer dye of the leather and the light tan tea core.

The uppers feature 4 brass eyelets, followed by 2 brass speedhooks, and one more set of eyelets for secure lacing over the gusseted tongue. The stamp on the ankle is the very first, original Wesco logo stamp from the 1920s.

As always, these are made in the USA, at Wesco's family-owned factory in Scappoose, Oregon.

If you currently own Wesco boots, these are on the 1339 last and will fit accordingly. If you are not yet a Wesco owner, choose your size in Red Wing Heritage boots or the Alden Barrie last. The E-width fits like a D in most brands.

  • Black Tea Core Maryam Horsebutt
  • 7" height
  • Vibram #269 sole and heel
  • 5 brass eyelets and two brass hooks
  • Structured toe
  • 1339 Last
  • Take your size in Red Wing Heritage or Alden Barrie Last
  • E width size fits like a standard D width boot
  • Made in Oregon, USA

Wesco Boots Pre-order Policy

  • We require a deposit to guarantee your size. If you're unsure about sizing, please contact us before placing an order.
  • All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Pre-orders be made on a different last and with different build specs than what we offered - please contact us for more information.
  • If you have previously ordered a custom fit boot with Wesco, our boots can be built to your custom fit specifications - select other/custom size and contact us to confirm.
  • Our delivery date estimates are subject to change - we'll contact you regarding and delivery date changes.
  • When your order is delivered to us, we email you an invoice for any final deposit required.
  • Final deposit payments must be made within 14 days. If payment is not made within this time, your order may be cancelled and the initial deposit will be forfeited.
  • Any questions? Feel free to contact us.

We reference Brannock sizing for our footwear. The Brannock Device is the standard foot measuring tool for the world's footwear industry. Most better quality footwear stores will have one.

Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Brannock device size.

Choose the same size as your Red Wing Iron Ranger or Alden Barrie last size.

Choose 0.5 size bigger than your Viberg 2030 last size.

Our Oakland and Santa Fe stores are open for cubside pickup. View our curbside pickup info.

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

USA Orders

Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
Curbside pickup: Free
Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40

International Orders

Canada Shipping - Orders under $400
USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55