TCX Track EVO WP Boots
Comfortable, but there's nothing waterproof about them
I waffled back and forth for a while on whether or not I would recommend these. They're nice boots, all in all. They're comfortable. They shield my legs and shins from heat and brush and road debris, and they don't look too bad over a pair of jeans. You could hike a moderately aggressive trail in these; I have.
But they're not inexpensive boots, and there is absolutely nothing f**king waterproof about them.
The first time I got caught in a storm with them they immediately filled up with water, but I was wearing them over a pair of jeans and I assumed the water was running down my legs into the boot. So that was fine, but I did learn something else about them: once wet on the inside they basically don't dry on their own, no matter how wide open you prop them. So twenty four hours later I found myself sitting on the floor with a hair dryer for the better part of an hour drying them out to the point where they wouldn't immediately soak my socks.
The second time I rode with them in a storm, though, I was wearing long, over-the-boot waterproof pants. My calves stayed dry the whole thirty minute ride, but within minutes I could feel the water flooding in at my toes. It was like putting your foot in a shopping bag full of water.
The third time I'd had enough. I ordered waterproofing wax from Amazon and lathered them up. Now they're at least moderately waterproof (I stepped into a deep mud puddle not long after and my feet were only slightly damp), but the heat from the engine melts the wax and dirt sticks to it. Not the smartest thing I've ever done, but at least my feet are kind of dry.
So if you're looking for something comfortable to ride a long ways and walk around once you get there, these just might be for you. But stay out of the rain.
August 16, 2016
Great ADV Boot
Excellent ADV/Touring boot. Waterproof, tall, comfy, well armored. Great footbed for distributing your weight on narrow stock dual sport pegs while standing. As close as you can get to an MX boot without being impossible to walk in or garishly colored. And at a great price for what it is. The only thing I don't like is the plastic buckles. They're not cheap plastic, and they work just fine, but even tough plastic won't hold up as long as metal. That said, the buckles are the only compromise I can find, and it seems like a light price for how inexpensive the boots are. Highly recommend.
August 2, 2016
My "forever" boot.
BIKES: '14 Trump Scrambler & '04 DR200
I've been hunting for the right boot for, I'd say, maybe 20 years... It's been exhausting. I think these boots are keepers.
Though subjective, I think they look great. The buckles don't look or feel like so many others, cheap and brittle. The size is actually accurate to that of normal human feet. The price is amazing. I've seriously bought used motorcycles for the cost of some other brands boots these days. That's ridiculous.
Ride one, with zero break in, I was able to comfortably walk in the boots on the trail, stand easily on the bike and once off the bike, walk around town. I can't attest to water resistance as it's simply stopped raining in CA. I can't fully attest to the protection of them as I've not wrecked them yet. They seem to have armor and protection in all the usual spots. They could breath a little more on hot days, but I think all boots of this nature could breath better.
I have a somewhat wider foot and these seem to accamadate that without feeling like I'm swimming in it. All in, I couldn't be happier with these boots. If I can get even just a few years of heavy use out of them, I'll happily buy the exact same boot again.
July 26, 2016
Love this Boot
I have another atv style boot that sucks! So, when I started looking for another boot, I didn't want to make a mistake. I trusted the reviews on Revzilla and ordered this boot. When it first came in, I slipped it on, and it felt like it was made for my foot. Fit was perfect. Size 44 and with a heavy motocross sock, it was perfect. I wore it on one ride before heading off on a 2 day trip. I was hesitant to wear the boot knowing I would end up with 800 miles and the boots had not even been broken in. They don't need it! They were perfect.
I wore this boot for 2 days straight. Feet did not get hot and sweaty and it was 95+ degrees on both days. Boots were so comfortable I could wear them all day long with no problems at all. Waterproof, breath well, great lugged sole. Speaking of the sole, On the road, I would stretch my legs behind me to get some blood flow, and drug my feet several times down the highway at 65+ mph. Soles on the boots were not damaged at all. Very tough.
I really cannot say enough about this boot. Great build quality. Comfortable. Strong. Durable. Etc Etc Etc. I could even feel the brake lever and gear shift like I was wearing tennis shoes.
I highly recommend this boot!
July 1, 2016
A nice surprise.
I wanted a tall boot with a more aggressive sole pattern but didn't want to spent a fortune. The Revzilla reviews were pretty good for these TCXs so ordered a set. I am pleased and surprised at the fit and quality. I wear a 10 and the 44 is right on the money with light to med weight socks. With heavier socks I'd probably have to go a size bigger. They offer great protection and good flexibility. I had to adjust my shift lever an inch higher, but not a big deal. The buckle system is great, easily adjusted and solid. Reasonably comfortable walking around. I wear pants over them so not much air hits the boots. In mid 80s temps they are warm and will likely be hotter as the temps go up. I'll wear light weight wool socks keep my foots dry. Will probably be my main footwear this year.
June 7, 2016
Great looking, light weight, comfortable boots.
I haven't put many miles on these boots yet but from the riding I have done, I'm very happy with these boots. Very comfortable and light weight with good protection in all the right places. I did have to adjust the clutch shifter to give the toe of the boot enough room. One other thing was when I stopped at a 7-Eleven and was getting back on my bike, my one boot slipped a little in the middle of the parking spot where car leaks occur. I think it was a combination from the slick oil and that the boots were new and the soles were still practically out of the box.
May 23, 2016
Comfortable. Good ADV boots
In this price range I think these are the best available. I've had several TCX boots in the past and I've been really happy with their comfort and durability. I expect these to be no different. I've had them out for several 4 hour ++ rides and they broke nicely. Comfortable enough for most activities off the bike and on. A good level of protection without making you feel like your feet are cast in concrete. I question their breathabilty but will know better in a few weeks when Texas gets up into the 90s and 100s.
May 3, 2016
These are my first pair of motorcycle boots and so far I like them a lot. The clasp system is easy to use and they are quick to get on and off. They have a surprising amount of flexibility and allow for great use of controls. I haven't tested the waterproofness yet.
April 26, 2016