TCX Jupiter EVO Gore-Tex Boots
Good boots for an everyday ride
Good boots to use on a daily bases I'll buy them again, good waterproof protection.
January 27, 2014
Pretty good over all
I like the look. Great material quality. There is a portion of leather on the outside of each foot that is on a steam and is getting caught rubbing, so I trimmed the excess leather off and I don't see it rubbing any more.
These are not good for wearing ankle height socks. The tops of the shoes rub into my skin until I bleed if I do that. It seems that there just isn't any protection for your skin against the material near the top. Perhaps they will break in? I've only walked in them for around 10 hours now.
They are comfortable to ride and stand in. I think the ankle protection is a little on the weak side, but, compared to other protective shoes that don't "look protective" it's not bad.
I'm also a little annoyed with the shoe string cover. It is made to rebound to cover your laces, but for no reason. It will attach to the velcro when you're ready for it to be in place. Otherwise, you have to use a hand to keep it out of your way while you're tying your shoes, which is a little annoying, but manageable.
As long as these break in well, and stop cutting into my skin at the tops of the shoes, I'll be happy with them.
January 20, 2014
A great protection/price ratio, a very good product
The first thing you notice when you put those shoes, they are stiff!
But it also means your feet are better protected, and indeed it is, the shoes are very well thought and are to see you're wearing bike shoes with a jean on top.
Design is good, price, protection, venting and gore-tex, all together a great buy
January 10, 2014
I use the Jupiter EVO and the full-height TCX to commute/ride year-round an average of 18K miles per year in all weather. This boot is waterproof without being stuffy on hot days, breathable, comfortable, and fashionable enough to wear into the office.
The full-height is very warm along the shin on hot days, so I use the Jupiter for about 6 months of the year. When the road temps are above 100, it's still bearable and it's nice not to ever worry about wet feet.
I haven't gone down yet, but wouldn't think of riding without some protection - yet this boot is just as comfortable as no-protection alternatives (tennis shoes, etc.). Highly recommend.
October 15, 2013
Very happy with these, the quality is excellent, nice and warm, breathable. Comfortable even with stiff soles and ankle protection. No more crows feet from riding with my skate shoes. I usually wouldn't wear this style boot but the quality and comfort is awesome. Lacing is nice and tight. I cant find any flaws. I ride a '13 ZX6R 636.
September 30, 2013
Overall think they are good waterproof riding shoes. It has good ankle protection and a strap that covers the laces. It feels stiff walking around, but breaks in a little after a while.
September 25, 2013
Jupiter EVO vs. X-Cube
I purchased the Jupiter EVO boots after riding in TCX X-Cube boots for about a month. My initial impressions of the X-Cube were very good. They have ankle protection, they're water resistant, and they fit well. I started looking at other boots, however, because I noticed that my arches would get a little fatigued after about 2 hours of riding.
I got the Jupiter EVO boots, and I noticed an immediate difference. I have medium arches that collapse easily (flat feet), and I need a little more arch support. The arch in the Jupiter EVO was just right for me. Also, the Jupiter has a distinct heel; so I can rest the ledge of the heel on the peg. I think I was unconsciously pressing my feet down onto the pegs when riding the X-Cubes to make sure my feet stayed in place.
After riding the Jupiter EVO's for 2 weeks now, I find the higher arch and heel rest have solved my foot fatigue problems. To top it off, the sole of the Jupiter is significantly stiffer than the X-Cube. I like that a lot for fine control of the rear brake.
Additionally, I noticed that the rubber of the Jupiter boots gives MUCH better traction even though the tread is virtually the same. (Neither has much tread to speak of.) The extra grip is nice for me because I'm 5'7'' and don't get my feet flat on the ground when I come to a stop. With the Jupiter EVO's, the ball of one foot gives all the grip I need.
Beyond the arch and grip, I also like the low cut out at the achilles tendon. I'm not sure if more protection would be better, but this low cut makes walking easy even with the stiff sole; the low cut makes it easier to get the boots off.
For comfort and features, I think the Jupiter EVO's are great. It hasn't started raining in my area yet so I can't attest to the water-proofing, but I expect the Gore-tex to do it's job. Overall, I'm really enjoying these boots, and I also think they just look cool. They're definitely worth the $70 premium over the X-Cube. The designers at TCX did some really nice work on this one.
September 23, 2013
I was in looking for a new boot that was easy to get on, easy to lace up, short, protective, and good looking. I then decided that gore tex would be a good quality also. I ended up buying the TCX Jupiter EVO and have been very pleased. I wear a 10.5 shoe, average width and the 44 size fits very well, especially with an insert. They initially hurt my anterior ankle, but after 2-3 days it was no longer a problem and I can wear these comfortably for several hours. I was concerned when one reviewer mentioned that he could not feel the shifter with these boots, but I have not had any problem with that at all, as I can feel the shift lever easily. They look good and are easy to put on and lace up. Very happy with the boots and would purchase again.
July 23, 2013