TCX Air Tech Gore-Tex Boot
Pretty good boot
I purchased these looking for a comfortable boot for touring riding and walking around while sightseeing. They definitely fulfilled that objective.
They have some very well thought out features, like the zipper tabs being velcro so that they can fasten to the boot to ensue they do not come unzipped while wearing the boots.
The ventilation is good. If you get your feet out into the slipstream, you can definitely feel the ventilation and on some 38 degree mornings in the mountains, you could also feel it. That said, even on a rainy day that never made it past the mid 50's, my feet were not cold. Chilly perhaps, but not cold. On hot days, the shin area gets hot because the shin protectors don't breath at all. I really noticed it the first few days and then became more used to it.
My only real complaint is that in what amounts to about 2 1/2 weeks of wear some of the stitching on the side of one boot seems to be unraveling a bit. I'm going to try to stop the unraveling with a little CA glue to tack it down, but it does make me wonder about the long term durability. (My Curiserworks tour boots are still going strong after seven years and 70,000 miles of riding, but perhaps because my feet have changed they have become miserable to walk in, hence the TCX Air Techs.
At this point, I would definitely recommend these boots. They are waterproof, comfortable, and very easy to get on and off.
September 28, 2015
These are the best riding boots I've owned. Actually, they are the only boots I've owned. When I finally wore the first pair out after 5 years of riding, I bought the same thing again. They flow air and are waterproof. They are very comfortable on the bike as well as walking around.
August 25, 2015
Good summer & waterproof
Bought these for a 5 day cross Colorado (50's/80's degrees) & KS (mid 90's)trip. Was pleased with the airflow-when I got them out from the fairing on my R1150RT, could feel some breeze through them. Rode through rain twice, and thought my feet were getting wet, but realized it was just the cool rain-my feet stayed bone dry.
They were comfortable walking, took very little breaking in (I got them 2 days before trip), and only had one small blister on little toe after 5 days-probably from shifting. Sitting in a restaurant they could get a little hot.
Don't think these have much protection; but they do have some and better than low cut shoes. I think it is a balance between breathing and having protection-and for me they are OK.
I wear a 10.5 normally, ordered a 10 and fit good. I ordered a different model first, size 11, but were way too big. The Revzilla CSR told me that 10 should cover 10.5 and he was right.. I have average width feet and they were fine. A little pricey, but would say they are worth it if you want one boot for most of the year and not have to mess with rain booties.
August 24, 2015
Light & Comfortable
The TCX Air Boot is light, comfortable, and roomy. The Boot performs as advertized. I would recommend this to anyone looking for comfort, style, and function.
July 27, 2015
Great all around riding boots
I ride a K1300GTL, so bend at the ankle is important due to riding position. I just put on 1300 miles over Memorial day weekend and got caught in the rain several times, absolutely no leakage. Loved the airflow, feet were very comfortable. I feel like they are a little loose fitting and may want thicker socks but length is good. Overall I'm very happy with the boot and would recommend them.
June 1, 2015
I think these are a little boring-looking, but that's not the point! They feel like they will protect me well in a crash, with good malleolus coverage, though thankfully I can't attest to that for certain. And they are comfortable, allowing undistracted operation of the motorcycle. I ride to work in afternoon heat and home in midnight chill, and these keep me comfortable both ways. Haven't ridden in much wet weather yet. They also aren't bad to walk around in, though you obviously don't want to spend all day like that. (If for no other reason, to avoid stepping in anything! First day wearing these, riding home my left foot kept slipping off the footpeg. Found some sort of goo on it when I got home; after washing it off, problem solved!)
They are very easy to get on and off, and fit well; the velcro allows adjustment for pants inside or outside, and the velcro tab on the zipper underneath the flap keeps it totally secure and out of the way. And the ease continues on the ride: good traction on footpegs, shifter, and brake pedal, while easy to slide forward and backward for normal operations.
There is nothing fancy about these boots, but why should there be? They get the job done beautifully.
May 28, 2015
Comfortable touring boot with good air flow
My wife and I have had these boots for about 5 years and have found them to good touring boots. My feet get hot & sweaty very easily so, in addition to being waterproof, air movement was the key feature I needed. The XCR Gore-Tex and outer mesh do a good job with that and have kept our feet dry during rainy rides. However both pairs of boots started letting water through the front during our Alaska tour last summer. I cleaned & washed the boots recently and found dampness inside again. I've contacted Gore to seek warranty coverage and will be shipping both pairs in for their "testing process" and warranty resolution. Hopefully they'll verify our observations and authorize replacement boots of the same brand/model at no charge consistent with their lifetime guarantee.
April 1, 2015
Great boots for the price
Was needing some cool waterproof boots for our Texas summers. These boots have plenty of air flow through the mesh. I tried them out on a slightly cooler day (about 42 degrees) and my feet got rather chilly. So far in the few rain showers I've ridden my feet have stayed dry.
The boots are surprisingly comfortable out of the box. I'm sure it will get better as they break in. They are also almost as light as my Air Jordans I wear normally for daily wear.
Overall, very happy with the boots, especially at the price point.
March 4, 2015