TCX Jupiter EVO Gore-Tex Boots
Needs some tweaking
I wanted a muted riding boot, waterproof and breathable so I can use year round, so this one with Gortex fit the bill. Based on other reviews, I decided to try slightly larger. I wear a 10.5, but there is no half size, so I ordered the 45 (or size 11 equivalent). At first, I put it on and it is definitely larger even if I tried to lace up the boot tight. But what I noticed is two issues, the stock foot insole is junk, just a liner between the boot and your foot. Second is that for my angle, it was too much pressure. So, I ended up putting in a Dr Scholls gel insert on top, which then helped the fit, but not my ankle. So then I added a heel riser in addition and wa la, the perfect fit. It is now snug and if I tighten the boot, it feels like an extension of my foot and my ankle is properly aligned.
The grip is awesome, I can really feel the difference when I put my feet down with this boots versus my old boots or running shoes. Feels like rubber meeting the road.
The comfort while in riding position with feet at rest is great, I don't even feel the boots are there, but then when I need to shift, it is easy to move my foot and connect with the lever.
So, now after a bit of tweaking, I am a happy and these are a keeper.
December 23, 2014
Warm for cold weather, Cool for warm weather, Dry always
These boots feel great and keep your feet comfortable. Overall, they seem to be a good compromise between comfort and protection in a commuter boot.
December 22, 2014
Best Sport Touring boot on the market
My second pair of Jupiter boots. The last pair lasted 5 years of almost daily riding. The soles wore out. I wear a 12w and almost all other m/c boots are too narrow for me. But with these a size 47 is perfect. Quick lacing system works great and makes for quick lacing. Comfortable enough for all day wear. I'll buy my 3rd pair when these wear out...
December 1, 2014
Very comfortable right out of the box.
I returned a pair of Sidi Mythos and got the TCX Jupiters. Glad I did. The Sidi's were nice, but too narrow, the TCX's fit my foot really well. I rode with them to work, worm them all day and rode home the fist day I had them. Very comfortable right out of the box. Work really well on the bike, all look good with jeans. I wear a 10.5 to 11 street shoe. I got size 44 and they are perfect. Really nice boot. Highly recommended
November 3, 2014
Good shoe, slick tread
Overall, I'm happy with this shoe. I was looking for something with at least some protection, along with a style and comfort that would allow me to wear them all day at work (casual dress). These fit that bill. The "waterproofness" of them is awesome. Got to love Gore-Tex.
I have noticed that they seem to not grip on wet pavement... the tread (or lack thereof) can be slick. Several times, I've put my foot down at a stop and it's slid out from under me. Something to watch.
September 29, 2014
Solid commuter / sport boot with style
These boots are nice intermediate step,between the low cut sneaker style and a full on shin high boot. They are subtle enough to wear around the city, provide a solid feel of protection and most importantly, feel like the right size for shifting.
They do fit slightly large, so the 11, my standard size, had too much volume - a 10 works for me, but TCX could do with 1/2 sizes. I do have a slightly wide foot, so many of the other brands are just too narrow.
Quality is great as is the grip on pavement. Overall recommend. Riding a '13 Ducati Hyperstrada
September 17, 2014
I'm a first time rider so i order this boots with the intent of having safe comfortable motorcycle boots. They are light, waterproof and you can wear them with jeans and they won't stand out. They do run on the big side, I wear a size 9 in most brands and after reading the reviews order an 8.5 and it was still a half size too big, but because is a boot and it has a strap my feet are actually comfortable and relatively stationary (my feet don't slip inside the boots) when i'm ridding. There's not a lot of padding for a boot but for my taste it actually works very well. I would recommend any one to at least try them on.
September 16, 2014
Good protection and comfort.
I bought the Jupiter EVO boots to replace a pair of "crash tested" TCX X Square boots. The X Square boots were cool, comfy, and fit well. They held together during the crash, and I'm sure they protected me better than regular high-top street shoes. I didn't lose any skin, but I ended up with a badly bruised and sprained ankle. This experience prompted me to upgrade to stronger boots. I decided to stick with TCX because I liked the fit. My biggest concern about the Jupiter EVO's was whether they would be comfortable enough to walk in and wear all day. I'm pleased to report that while they are noticeably stiffer, stronger and more armored than the X Squares, they are quite comfortable. I'm really glad I upgraded.
September 1, 2014