TCX Urban Waterproof Boots
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
Waterproof short boot.
Very comfortable for the feet, but the top brushes against the shin hurting it.
October 6, 2015
High-quality, nicely-styled basic boot that looks good on or off the bike.
I was looking for a basic m/c boot that would provide decent protection, easy on/off, and didn't look like a low-cut roadracer boot. I wanted a boot that wasn't obviously a m/c boot, that looked good with jeans, could be worn with riding gear, and didn't have lots of latches/buckles, etc. I've had TCX dual-sport boots from way back when the company was called Oxtar, and their boots are exceptionally well-made in Italy, and reasonably priced. The same boot is badged by a rather well-known german motorcycle manufacturer at a far higher price, so I think this TCX Urban boot is a bargain at Revzilla, especially if you have accumulated Revzilla points, as I had.
I've worn them a dozen or so times, and I've received compliments on them from people who have never noticed my riding gear before. I haven't been caught in the rain with them, but it's nice to know that they are waterproof, or as waterproof as a shorter, zippered boot is likely to be, so manage your expectations accordingly.
These are short boots with only the minimal upper ankle protection provided by the thick leather, so they compromise the protection offered by a full length m/c boot with true shin/ankle protection. These are my "short ride" boots and what I wear if I want to ride to the office on occasion or meet at a cafe for bike night, and they fit my use very well.
Regarding fit, I would say that these boots tend to run a bit large and a bit wide. I would order down a size, or order two sizes and send the one back that doesn't fit as well. Boots don't work if they don't stay on your feet in the event of an accident, so slightly tight is preferable to too loose, in my opinion.
August 31, 2015
Product has great style and comfort
Nice boot to ride in and great to walk in after the ride. Nice dress shoes as well, wore it to dressed occasion and it fits right in. Good value especially for the price
August 26, 2015
Good protection & great style!
Didn't need breaking in...very comfortable and felt true to size. Style is great as it is versatile (casual as well as a bit more dressy)
August 3, 2015