TCX Track EVO WP Boots
Hit the mark
I was signed up for an off-road weekend class, so I needed something beyond my commuter boots. I first ordered cheap MX boots and felt like Frankenstein. Revzilla took them right back and I called to get advice on what would work better for me and they recommended the TCX Track Evo.
Right out of the box they felt way more comfortable. I could actually walk around, and more importantly shift easily.
I've worn them the past few weeks to break them in and then hit the class this past weekend. Gotta say, I loved these boots. In some lovely sand my GS took a nap right on my ankle and all I have to show for it is a minor bruise - so the protection is there.
Riding to the class the night before was in torrential rain and we hit quite a few water pits over the weekend and my socks were totally dry - so the waterproof is there.
For the price I'm really impressed with the TCX Track Evo's
May 19, 2014
You get what you pay for
To qualify my 'do not recommend' rating - if this is the top of your budget they are OK boots and for all I know could be the best at this price point. But if you can afford more I think would be money well spent.
I had tried on a First Gear Katmandu boot which was inexpensive and not the quality I was looking for. I tried the Alpinestar Toucan which was amazing but amazingly expensive! I was looking hoping to find a 'happy medium' and set my budget at about $250. Protection was my first priority followed by style. I really liked the look of these TCX and the rep recommended them over my other choice the Gaerne G. They arrived the next day (gotta love that!). They fit wide - very roomy in the ankle area and hard to get a snug fit but for those with wide feet it might be ideal. For my D width foot they are too roomy in the ankle area. The buckles seem flimsy and don't align or snap closed very well. The liner and tongue are bulky and the material seemed cheap. The stitching was not finished well in a few areas and on the top of the tongue the material was cut too small leaving a small gap between liner and the tongue which would let water in and would eventually come right apart - a manufacturing defect so I returned them. But beyond that issue I thought the boot was not great quality made from less than durable material but the price range is maybe reflective of that. It is lightweight which made it feel like it would not stand up to a crash and the 'suede' finish I did not think would wear well as it easily scuffs. These boots are made in Romania (the RZ rep made it clear they were not made in Italy).
I believe this boot represents the level of protection and quality you get for this price range. Much better than the sub $200 boot I tried but not even close to the nearly $500 boot. Maybe it isn't fair to compare this to a boot costing twice as much but the difference is more than subtle - it is substantial. If you follow the creed "dress for the crash - not for the ride!" then I suggest spending a few more dollars.
May 3, 2014
If looking for adventure boot, consider this one also
Good grip in soft surfaces, good protection although just OK ankle protection for offroading. Only complaint is if you wear them under your pants adventure style, the material at the top will grind into your skin, so you'll need tall socks or wear them outside all the time.
April 7, 2014
Comfortable, great protection
True to size, I wear a 10 US And I ordered that. Perfect. Comfort: Great so far. They don't require much for break in. My shifter foot is a bit stiff, but after a short afternoon ride, I feel is loosening up nicely. After wearing them around the house, before the snow melted, and the bike was out, I noticed that they are warm, very warm. If you need a boot to breathe, these probably aren't it. When it gets warm out, I'll try a pair of long Goretex socks, over the top to wick out perspiration.
Over the pants or under, that is the question. My pants went over nicely, but not the liners. I haven't tried jeans yet.
Good boots, happy so far.
April 6, 2014
excellent dual sport / adv boot
This is an excellent dual sport / adv boot for the sub $250 price point.
- protection at shin and ankle
- short break in period
- temp (so far great up to 85F, have not tested above... yet)
- comfort easy to walk in
- low toe box height (easy to get toe under shifter)
- rigid sole for support standing on pegs
- sole provides great off-road traction
- waterproof (have not tested yet)
- suede is easy to clean
- suede hides scuffs and scraps
- ankle could be offer more support, too much volume
- can't get ankle strap tight enough
- sole could be slightly stiffer (I hope it doesn't break-in any more)
March 31, 2014
Fits american wide feet
I wear a 4E. It fits out of the box. Good flex too. Will update after trips.
March 17, 2014
This boot has great protection. I wear a size 10 and 1/2 in most shoes and the size 10 fits perfectly. I will say the boot does require breaking in because the first few times I wore them they didn't flex at the ankle much which inhibited shifting my sport bike. I know they are technically not for a sport bike rider but I wanted a tall boot with lots of protection that still could be worn under jeans and look like a work boot. Overall, I could not be happier with these boots but you have to be patient breaking them in as I wore them for 3 days at Daytona Bike Week before they started feeling totally comfortable. For the price I couldn't beat the protection so dealing with the break in is worth it in my opinion. Also, Revzilla staff answered all my questions about sizing and the boot qualities before the purchase and they were spot on accurate and quick to respond. The shipping was fast as well.
March 17, 2014
Comfortable- good protection!
Straight out of the box these boots fit my wider than normal feet like a glove. Not riding for the next couple of months so they will have some time to get even better wearing around the house. Intend to wear them on my sport touring trips that include a little sightseeing every day and I believe they will fit the bill nicely (easy to walk in).
They have nice protection in the ankle and a slightly overkill poly pad on the shin that would protect against ramming on your pegs. I saw the damage the road does to legs while watching a fellow rider have a slow speed crash last summer...not gonna let that happen to me, hence these boots.
I like these boots so much I'm gonna suggest that my son get the same boots before riding season.
Revzilla's customer service was above and beyond. Got the boots to me before Christmas even when they were delayed by the manufacturer until mid December. (including international shipping) Good job guys!
January 6, 2014