TCX Explorer EVO Gore-Tex Boots
Saved my foot
* I couldn't truly test them under rainy conditions.
* Confort was great, and if fit perfectly.
* Design and price also great.
Now the juicy part. I had an accident with them, that involved 2 motorcycles more. One of the bikes (the one behind me) felt over my left feet. I thought it was broken, but after arriving to ER they told me I was just bruised.
I'm thankful I got these boots, and they work for their truly purpose, PROTECT!.
Please, always gear up. If you think the trip doesn't need protection, it means you can walk it. You never know what's around the corner.
August 7, 2016
Great, though a bit dorky-looking when brand new
There is a strong hint of Devo/Star Trek going on with these boots when brand new. But that starts to fade after a few weeks of wear. They're like butter now. They seem really well made and provide a precise feel with the foot controls.
I like going with TCX. They do one thing (boots) and do them well.
June 15, 2016
Comfortable all weather riding boots.
Wore these on a 2600+ mile 5 day ride through all 4 seasons as my only pair of footwear. Very comfortable boots and confirmed weather resistance through rain and unexpected snow storm. Out of 3 pairs of riding boots these are my most comfortable.
May 3, 2016
I am very hard to fit for shoes and I found these to be surprisingly very comfortable. Being a novice adventure rider, I did not consider the hazard of having zipper boots when riding in mud, as the mud can prohibit the zipper from working which can be frustrating.
March 15, 2016
Just got these boots but so far I am very impressed. They are extremely lightweight and very well made.
I wore them several times for a few hours around the house to break them in but I found this was not really necessary as they are very comfortable right out of the box. I normally wear an 11 wide (just wide, not extra wide) so I was a little concerned about European fitting. When wide widths are not available I usually order 1/2 to 1 size larger. In this case I also took into account that I wear thicker socks with boots so I went with a size 12 (46 European). They fit very well and the width is good (not to wide, not to narrow). There is a little room in the toe box but personally I like that. I have what I call 'claustrophobic' feet (I don't like anything tight on my feet) so I like a little room to wiggle my toes. Sole is a little stiff but supportive. I think these could be worn all day comfortably. So far I've worn them for 4 hours straight and they were very comfortable.
Only slight complaint would be that the zippers are a little hard to zip up initially. But I've noticed they seem to get a little easier each time I wear them so as they break in I think this will no longer be an issue.
Features and protection are top notch for the money. Toe and heel protection, two sided ankle protection, shin protection and Gortex all at a very reasonable price. Good job TCX.
Revzilla gear geeks and shipping were great as usual. I'm very satisfied end to end.
March 10, 2016
One size may not fit all.
Boots arrived very promptly, but not in the typical sturdy and well packed Revzilla containers. Perhaps they were drop shipped. Nonetheless, they were in good shape out of the box.
Good looking boot. Material and construction appear of good quality.
The reason I'll be returning them and looking at a different boot is the fit. I wear a size 13 shoe. Ordered a 47, which according to the size chart, equals a 12.5 US. Length was just a touch big, but not even a half size too large and would have worked fine. The rest of the fit felt like I had a pair of mucking boots on. Even adding a thicker insole, my foot was lost in the boot. Fit around the ankle and calf was as bad or worse and I'm not a skinny guy. Not confident that my ankle would be supported, heel would stay locked down, or that the boot would stay on if a get off was to happen. The boots have no straps or means of adjustment to compensate for these issues.
Bummed because the boots otherwise would have been excellent as they are light in weight, Gore Tex and have good protection at the toe, heel, and shin. My scores for the boot are based on the fact that the good protection features of the boot are compromised by the loose fit. Revzilla makes returns easy, so no worries.
March 9, 2016
These boots fit perfectly the minute I put them on. I just ordered my normal shoe size. They are comfortable to ride, walk and just sit in. I've bought good shoes that weren't as immediately comfortable. I will buy another pair when these wear out though from the looks of things that will be a while cause they seem so durable.
February 23, 2016
Fantastic Boots, With Only One Small And Easily Remedied Complaint...
I ordered these and the SIDI Traffic Rain boots at the same time. I really needed to save money so I wanted to see if the Sidi's were even close. They weren't. The TCX's blew them away in every respect for only $90 more. Everything about the boots is A1 fantastic. The attention to detail is wonderful, as evidenced by the velcro connector attached to the zipper slide, which lets you attach the zipper closer to the velcro at the top where the actual side closure for the boot attaches. This prevents the zipper from opening inadvertently. Very nice touch. The zippers were hard to close at first, but now I have figured out where to position each side to make closing easier. I felt the foot compartment was a bit on the large size. The boots fit my foot as far as length, but I could feel my foot had a lot of room inside the compartment, which made shifting weird because of a lack of responsiveness. As a fix, I ordered some Superfeet Green size inserts, and the large size of those filled up the compartment beautifully. So now my foot fits tightly but comfortably into the compartment and the responsiveness is back in full effect. When you consider the features of this boot- the heel and toe box, Gore-tex membrane, shin protector, malleolus protection, and a full CE rating, there just isn't a competitor for them within this price range. Not even for $50 or $100 more! These boots are fantastic and I highly recommend them. And as usual big props to Revzilla CS for making returns and exchanges a breeze. Keep the shiny side up!
January 17, 2016