TCX Jupiter 2 Gore-Tex Boots
Best low profile boot I've ever owned
I've been wearing these boots for about 4 years. Very comfortable and durable. Left shifter guard stitching has popped a couple of threads, otherwise awesome. I'll replace with same if these ever wear out!
June 10, 2013
The size is a bit bigger than my usual size.But over all this is a great everyday riding shoes with style and protection.
To REVZILLA, its my first transaction with your company and i was very satisfied with fast delivery here in the Philippines.
Looking forward to make future order again.
P.S. Hope you can put no value on your sales invoice on my next order to lessen my TAX and DUTIES at customs.
February 6, 2013
Nice boots, a little tight in the toe
I have a pair of Icon Tarmac Ventilated Boots that I love. However, ventilated boots only get me through so many months of the year. I tried a couple pairs of hiker/harley style 'Frankenstein' boots and was not happy with they way they lessened my feel for foot controls and pegs. These goretex boots are great thus far. I don't ride in downpours and I have not immersed them. They have kept my feet dry and toasty in light drizzle and cold weather though. (35' without windchill) They are a little tight in the toe because of their styling but I expect they just need to be broken in.
December 18, 2012
Good boot for those with a wider foot, fit n finish are ok, but very comfy
Took the advice of Teamzilla and explored a number of boots to fit my wider footbed. The Jupiters fit very generous where I needed it and are extremely comfortable off the bike eventhough I haven't really broken them in yet. They arent the most fashionable in terms of "flashy" but they work well with a pair of jeans and dont scream that street racer boot. I wear a size 12 and I ordered just that, fit was very true to size and I usually wear a thicker skiing sock when I ride. I would recommend these to anyone with a wider foot looking for a simple gore-tex boot for everyday riding. The protection is minimal on the inside/outside of the ankle bone, small pieces of TPR inside the boot cuff, but no massive rubber padding like you would expect on a track boot. Overall a nice boot, simplistic design and highly functional
November 20, 2012
I'm not going to buy any other shoe now.
That's how much I love these! I went from walking around in my engineer style boots feeling like I was ducking hunting all day to slapping these Jupiter 2's on BOOM! Like I put on an old pair of my favorite shoes. The feel is solid, I feel like even though its a half boot per se, I'll still keep my feet attached in a fall. The ankle support is firm, the shift points are rock solid, the sole is firm as well yet comfortable. If you can't tell already I like my shoes to have zero wiggle room besides my toes (which these do). I like sound structural support and these offer it perfectly.
Bonus is they look great! When I'm wearing jeans or pants you have no clue I have a riding shoe on, unless you inspect closely and see the shift point.
Don't be scares off by the lace eyelets look either, I know at first glance they look like staples on the shoe holding the laces together. This isn't the case in person, they tuck cleanly under the shoe, lace up firmly, and are built tough.
Toe and Heel box are very well reinforced.
I don't see myself owning anything different after these.
November 10, 2012
did not keep me dry
The boot is very comfotable for long rides. Major flaw the boot is not waterproof. Wore it this weeked in a 200mile trip, getting there no problem, coming home got caught in a Florida rain storm. When I got home my soxs were drenched. I was wearing rain gear, that kept my top half dry, bottom half a total flop. Very disapointed.Should have worn my enginer boots, they keep me dry
October 7, 2012
Excellent commuter boot
These boots are great for day to day commuting and some spirited back roads as well. They are stylish and comfortable enough to wear all day in an office environment, and I currently use them as my primary footwear most of the time without any real complaints (although I do wish they were a side zip design instead of laced - maybe TCX can design that into the Jupiter 3 boot? :) ).
Fit true to size (47 in everything else, and 47 in these).
Thoughts on Comfort:
They took a couple of days to break in before they felt *really* comfortable around the toes - they're a bit stiff to walk around in for longer periods until broken in. Even after the front of the boot has broken in they still have enough stiffness through the mid section to stand on your pegs without any issues or discomfort.
I do recommend replacing the foot-bed inserts with something that has a bit more cushion if you plan to use the boots for extended periods as I do... the included insert is really just a hard (thin) liner. Swapping in some off the shelf gel inserts will make a world of difference and afterwards these are as comfortable as my Keens or Echos, and that's really saying something.
Thoughts on temperature:
I've recently worn the Jupiter boots on a morning ride from SE Iowa to New Glarus Wisconsin and the temperature was 31 degrees (F) when we left and about 60 degrees at the warmest point... my feet were never cold.
Note - I do ride an ST1300 and between the engine heat and the amount of wind blocked by the fairing I was also comfortable without the insulated liner in my riding pants at those temperatures, so if you're riding a naked bike that doesn't also double as a furnace then you *may* need to throw a windproof liner over these boots as temps drop below 40 degrees.
October 1, 2012
I have had the boots for a month and rode in all weather around lake superior. Breathable and comfortable into 90's, but still plenty warm when I saw my breathe! Did some trail hikes off the motorcycle, and they worked for that as well.
Felt safe enough in them wore them at dunes in dune buggy
August 19, 2012