TCX Urban Waterproof Boots
Comfort at the right price
I love these boots. They are great for looks and comfort. I highly recommend these. These boots are are really great value.
May 17, 2016
confortable but a bit warm for the summer
Perfect for commuting when you need to look nicer for meetings. Being waterproof is essential in the summer when it rains a lot in Brazil but they will be a little warm if you plan to wear them all day walking around outdoors.
Overall I'm satisfied with the boots.
My previous ones weren't waterproof neither that good looking.
May 3, 2016
Good Looks, Great Quality
I normally wear a size 9 1/2 wide or a 10 regular. I ordered a size 43 (9US) and they fit very well. Just a hair narrow, but after a few hours of wear they fit great.
They seem to be very well made. The leather is thick (and mostly soft). The stitching is well done, the zippers function smoothly and easily, and the rubber sole is extremely solid. Overall they appear to be extremely well made. The one nit I could pick is that the insoles look pretty thin. If you are looking to spend significant time on your feet in them, you might want to look into a decent insole, but on the motorcycle, they are fine.
The leather is thick so they should have good abrasion resistance. They have heel and toe cups and a sole that resists twisting nicely (but is fine for walking) so it should resist foot-crushing nicely. The ankle protection is not great, but is does have a small piece of armor on the outside. Please note, I have not personally tested any of these in a crash situation. Fully waterproof with a gaiter at the zipper looks like it will work well, but I have not had a chance to test.
From the pictures I was expecting something that would look like a stylish Italian city boot, but they are actually more rugged looking than that. The leather has a pretty pronounced grain (which I probably should have expected from a full grain leather), but I suspect they will smooth out with some wear and some shoe polish. The sole is also fairly chunky, more like a cruiser boot than a fashion boot. Overall they look great with jeans, they look good with khakis, some people might be able to pull off wearing them with a suit, but I'm not one of them.
Fits Large. High Quality. Decent Protection. Good Style (but a bit more rugged looking than I expected). Good Price.
May 3, 2016
Can't love more
If you want a pair of boots that protect your feet, ankles, work place friendly, style, wear with jeans, khakis, waterproof and worth all your pennies, get these boots. It's quality built, stiff like above ankle boots to protect them. I'm telling you since it's closed out, get a pair.
Delivery from Phila, PA to Springfield, VA is 1 day with UPS ground. Way to go Revzilla.
April 21, 2016
Good boot for the money.
I've been wearing these boots for almost a year now. On the plus side, they *are* waterproof. I've ridden in Texas and Florida downpours in these boots, and my feet stay dry as a bone. Yay! The tread, while not aggressive, has worn well and provides solid footing. The boot soles have remained stiff laterally, but are reasonably flexible lengthwise. They are very sturdy and I trust they will do the job if I end up executing an unscheduled dismount. Styling-wise, I can wear them at work and not feel like my feet are screaming, "I'm a motorcycle rider, and I want everybody to know it!" They are very understated, which I much prefer.
Minuses: First, I'm not sure whether I have cankles, or Italian riders have chicken legs, but I find that these boots are too tight at the top. I always have to unzip them part way, or they become uncomfortable. Second, the leather is coated with some kind of semi-gloss protectant layer which does not wear well, and which does not take well to boot polish. Frankly, the leather finish is more reminiscent of sofa leather than what I think of as boot leather. The guys at TCX need to talk to the guys at Danner to learn about good ol' 'merican boot leather. (That said, the leather and stitching have held up well overall.)
March 24, 2016
I like these boots well enough as riding boots. They are comfortable, have good enough support for commuting and are waterproof. My one comment is that the shifter protector strap they give you fell off my boot the first time I rode it and I'm not sure that replacing it would have helped given how its constructed. Since then, the left upper boot has been continually scuffed and beat up by the shifter. Like all my other boots. So I am back to shoving a pair of shoes in my topbox. I would recommend them as light riding boots but do not feel that they qualify as work/riding because of the shifting issue.
November 16, 2015
great boot for the buck
The first pair I ordered were waaaayy too tight so i ordered the next size up which fit perfect. The roomiest part of the shoe is the ankle. They seemed to get better with some waking. I have ridden over 1000 miles in them from 45-100 degrees wet and dry. They are a little hot in the really warm weather so back to the lighter boots next summer. For the most part, excellent boot, excellent value. I Highly recommend them. I don't, but I could see wearing them on a ride to work and keeping them on all day.
November 16, 2015
Great value for good looking boots
I bought these for my commute in Seattle where I commute year round. It gets wet. I wanted a boot that I didn't have to change going into the office. So far these boots have fulfilled all my needs. My feet stay dry and they look decent with a pair of jeans or causal dress pants. I have wider feet and they stretched out to fit within a couple of days without too much discomfort. The soles are fairly rigid and, being waterproof, they are a little less breathable than a normal leather boot but that is to be expected. I highly recommend these.
November 9, 2015