TCX S-Sportour Waterproof Boots
Could Have Been Perfect
These boots are fantastic in every aspect except one - they're insanely hot. I really love these boots, but they're so well insulated that I haven't gone for a ride without my foot getting unbearably sweaty. I had thought they would be suitable for the winter weather here in Alabama. I've ridden in temperatures anywhere from 40 to 65 degrees F in these boots. The protective foam inside the boot is superbly well molded to hug the Achilles tendon to provide support. That makes these boots very comfortable and confidence inspiring, but it unfortunately also keeps the heel cockpit and lower part of the ankle incredibly hot. I'm sure they'd be a comfortable temperature when the ambient air is in the 30s, but personally I wouldn't plan to be riding when it's that cold.
As far as fit goes, the footbed is a bit narrow, and I feel that the sizing chart is off. I wear a size 9 typically, and ordered the corresponding size 43, but I had more than a half inch between my toes and the end of the boot. I returned for a size 42 which was tight at first, but broke in after 2 days. They fit perfectly now, but they're just so hot.
I would not recommend these unless your feet run cold, or you plan to be riding in very cold weather.
February 8, 2015
Very comfortable for a person with a narrow foot
Hard to find European sizes in a narrow footbed. The boot fit like a glove! I have been out in the rain and dry as advertised! I wear a 12 1/2 B or a 47 and for me this is a great boot!
January 5, 2015
Nice middle of the road boot
I LOVE TCX boot's they are not as expensive as sidi or alpinestars and unless you buy the higher spec TCX boots not as padded as either of the two boot's but this is not to it's detriment as these sports-tour boot's are halfway between a race boot and a touring boot.
I wanted more padding in my next boot's after having the very good explorer boots but an accident ensued landing the bike on my foot so more protection was a must.These boot's offer the right amount of protection without it becoming like a power ranger boot.Side protection on the foot-toe area for cornering and touch down on tarmac and maybe a squashed boot from a 200kg bike landing on it, gear lever protection on the top to help with wear.Nice heel protection with plastic and lower calf area protection too.The fit as has been said is on the tight side so a bigger size might to good for options on socks and expansion of feet walking around in these is just as easy as the explorers I had but obviously these are that bit bulky and not as fluid in steps as the last boot's but still good.
I have the alpinestars smx 6 which are awkward for riding jeans but these sports-tour boots are easy to get riding jeans over the top.Feet are very snug with toes being on the narrow side but should give more room after a month of two of riding.I wear thicker walking sock's with mine so they are warm but I feel these would be better in the summer than that smx 6 boot's I have. The sports-tour feel protected but light and not to bulky I love them and the TCX brand a lot of boot for not a lot of money.Good deals are on offer to date for these so check them out. No water test as yet but i have confidence these will be ok as was my explorer boots were with the exception the explorer were gore-tex and these are TCX own brand of waterproof.
December 25, 2014
Great everyday boots !
So I watched basically every single boots video before buying them. Best bang for the buck and they are on sale ! Even better ! They look great, very ... They fit fine with my D width, anything wider than D I wouldnt recommend them. Ordered a size 9 in these and they fit snug at first and they broke in a bit and fit perfect .... They are not walking boots anyway....I'm a 9 in converse, 9 in tims and 9.5 in nikes just for reference. Wish the inner zippers were covered like the new models. But hey, on sale, no big deal. I recommend wearing them at home for a few hours first before riding in them
No inner bootie
I would upgrade to something in the 300 range for track use... Like A* s smx plus or big D s torque RS
Have not tested waterproofing
Overall a great pair of boots and Revzilla service is two boots up !!!
December 7, 2014
Order these boots on the 30th and received them the next day, even though I opted for free shipping! They look awesome and feel very sturdy. I fit was a little tight at first, in fact I thought about sending them back for a bigger size, but after a day or two they eased up on my toes. The reason I didn't send them back is because it wasn't a length issue it was a width. They're kind of narrow. Other than that they're flawless.
November 2, 2014
Really Good Sporty Boot For the Money
I was looking for something with more protection to replace my worn out low sided TCX X-Five boots used almost daily for commuting and shorter rides (lasted four years). Overall I am very pleased with these boots with a minor caveat.
First the bad; they fit narrow compared to the X-Five but are breaking in nicely. Wearing my usual riding socks on longer rides my feet were getting numb which never happened in my X-Fives or other boots. This has gone away with time as the material has softened slightly..
Now the good; great protection (not full sport with ankle torsion protection but good for commuting, non-track day riders) and they have kept my feet dry in a few downpours. I'm not certain how they'd perform 8 hours straight in the rain but I get the impression they'll be fine.
Overall a quality product that I would recommend to the sport end of the sport touring crowd.
October 1, 2014
Good so far
First off - THUMBS UP RZ for the quick service...almost overnight! I am quick becoming a loyal customer. My third purchase here and you exceed expectations and surpass other retailers.
Got these last night and wore them today. Fit is avg narrow - I'm used to wide fit, but they are snug, not uncomfortable. Waiting to test the WP part soon.
These boots kick butt as added protection appears to be well designed. I came from AS ankle height boots and the upgraded ankle protection (hopefully) gives me more peace of mind. Solid heel protection. I did a lot of research and compared many boots. I decided on these based on protection features - other boots offered less - most of softer, or re-enforced (multi-layered leather) - I'd rather have a solid piece / slider (even it's just plastic - I know it's all in my head, but I'm paying for it).
Solid boot overall - hope not to use the protection level anytime soon - but better to have and not need, than need and not have!
November 1, 2013
Good boots, but not waterproof
I use these daily for commuting 40 miles. I wanted maximum protection in a boot that is comfortable. I think they deliver that. The protection appears to be better than something like Alpinestars SMX-5. They fit wider than Sidi and Dainese, but more narrow than Alpinestars. Overall I am happy except for the waterproofing. In a downpour they hold for about 30-40 minutes and then start leaking around the foot-bed. My rating is reduced to 3 stars due to this fact. I can live with this because my commute is normally shorter, but I would not recommend them for a day of touring in the rain.
May 11, 2013