TCX Jupiter EVO Gore-Tex Boots
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
Great boot but needs half sizes
I wear 10.5 US show size. The 11 fits a little big and the 10 would be too small.
August 18, 2014
I had soak this boots in very heavy rain and keep my feet completely dry. On the down side, the exterior material takes a while to get dry. The sole is a little bit stiff .
August 18, 2014
I went out on lib when I purchased these boots, as I had never had a TCX product before. I waited to write this review so that I could these for a number of rides and I have to say it's a mixed bag. They fit very well and they are comfortable to ride in and to walk around off of the bike. My feet are noticeable more comfortable due to the Gore-Tex. Unfortunately the toe box is protection could be a lot better even though this is considered a riding shoe. Most annoying, however, is that the PU panel on the inside of the boot, which is supposed to be reinforcement for the shifting, is too small and placed wrong so when I shift, my shift peg usually hits above the panel, in the soft part of the boot right under the laces, rendering the panel useless. Shifting on my sport bike in this boot is noticeably uncomfortable. When I adjust my foot on the peg to hit the panel its still not really reinforced enough to make it work. Therefore, whether you like this boot will depend a lot on how you shift you bike and where you place your foot.
I'm very disappointed to spend $200 bucks on these. This is my third pair of shoe style boots and I have never had this issue before. I expected a better more thought out design for the price, especially from a company that focuses on boots.
August 11, 2014
These are my first pair of actual riding shoes/boots, but they're comfortable for riding and breath well when moving even with the Gore-Tex. Actually ran into a bit of rain the first time I wore them out and my feet stayed dry. Still got a good deal cooler, but were dry inside when I got home. Protection seems legit, I always feel safer wearing these even vs my steel toe military boots.
Just a bit of warning though, whatever you do, don't try to wear low cut socks with these and walk around. Not sure if it's the ankle cups or the material, but your ankle/leg will chafe where the top of the boot rubs on.
Other than that, great boots so far.
August 4, 2014