TCX Jupiter EVO Gore-Tex Boots
This is my first motorcycle shoe so all I can compare it to is high top sneakers that I used to ride in. They are comfortable riding and walking. It took me awhile to get used to the hard sole and toe box while shifting because now I don't feel the shifter but I guess that's how riding boots are. This is not a complaint because it works as intend, but because they are excellent waterproof boots made with Goretex, they get my feet hot, minimal ventilation. Sizing runs large, I wear either a 12.5 or 13 and I ordered 46 slight loose but I put in a nice thick sole and the fit is perfect. Excellent build, quality and safety features.
May 14, 2013
You get a lot for $200
I like the recessed laces and the hook and loop strap to contain the knot. These have hard protectors for the ankle bone and a shifter pad. I wear them on my daily commute and the first couple of days I also wore them on the workroom floor to break them in, which only took a day and a half. They are fairly comfortable, but I am going to get some inserts to customize the fit. My foot is a "D" at the ball of my foot near the toes, but the rest of my foot is narrow, the inserts should snug them up fine. I had rain on the way home from work yesterday, my feet stayed dry. Overall, I like them, and am considering additional purchases of TCX boots for long distance touring. TCX seems to have a comprehensive line of quality products at a reasonable price.
May 8, 2013
These are the boot you are looking for
These boots do everything. They are good looking, very comfortable, completely waterproof but still breathable, and they offer great protection. They are very, very stiff at first but they break in nicely. I highly recommend these.
May 6, 2013
Great commuter shoe/ankle boot
I purchased these in hopes of finding a comfortable, all weather, protective, commuting shoe. Arguably, this could be considered a boot as it is above the ankle. It fits like a chukka boot. The build quality on this is excellent. The shoe provides fantastic traction and the protective elements of the boot are sturdy, but feel comfortable enough that I feel pretty good saying I could wear these all day.
I wouldn't want to walk in them all day, but I could. As with 99% of Gore-Tex boots, they run hot. Although Gore-Tex does breathe, it's much slower than say, a mesh panel. With that said, be mindful of the socks you wear with these and consider that Gore-Tex membranes struggle "breathing" in humid climates.
All that technical stuff aside, I love the boots and plan to own them for years to come.
April 29, 2013
Loving the boots, fit and feel wonderful without any breaking in. Good price for Gore-Tex boots. Recommend phone the staff at RevZilla to confirm size and fit before ordering.
April 23, 2013
A good multi-use choice
I've been riding for over 40 years and really appreciate the wonderful gear that is on the market now. Looking back at what I wore when I first started I can hardly believe the changes. These boots/shoes are a prime example. I have always worn leather over the years, upgrading from combat boots in the 70's to euro motorcycle specific boots in the 80's-90's to my current Chippewa "European Touring boots". I love these all leather boots, but they are hot and hard to walk all day in. These TCX's are perfect for me. They are as comfortable as a tennis shoe with a stiff sole, water proof and flow some air. I normally wear a 12.5 US shoe. I ordered a 47 and was surprised it was roomy. I bought a set of "gel" inserts and that took care of the issue. They are still a bit roomy, but I would rather that than tight. I only have a couple hours riding in them, but I'm very happy with the feel and fit. A great choice in the sub-$200.00 price range, especially with the true gore-tex liner.
April 22, 2013
Exactly What I Was Looking For!!!
I have been looking for riding boots that I could get off the bike and walk around in and not feel out of place. Plus, feel safe when riding around. The TCX Jupiter EVO's hit the mark. They don't look out of place at all with a pair of jeans. They kind of remind me of Puma sneakers.
The upper part of the boots are stiff, but are beginning to wear in and feel even more comfortable. But I feel like they'll still provide me with some protection in the event of an accident.
I haven't worn them in the rain, yet. So, I can't comment on how they fair when wet. I am looking forward to see how well they breath when faced with the summer heat.
They do seem to run a little big, but that just may be the European sizing.
I'm extremely pleased with this purchase and highly recommend them!
April 15, 2013
Great first shoe
I just got these today and had to take them out to ride in right away. They fit very well I got the 46 size because I wear a size 12 in the US standard size. They are kind of stiff but you can easily and comfortably walk around in them just fine. I wore them when I rode and never have owning a riding boot or shoe before I just have to get used to riding in them. But they aren't bad. I just didn't seem to feel my foot on the brake or on the shift lever. But I'm sure thats just how it is with every boot and I will get used to it. I very much like these and will be wearing them every time I ride. Oh and my foot was kind of tight getting past the ankle bit but once I got my foot in it was perfectly fine.
April 4, 2013