TCX Women's Aura Boots
Stylish and Tailored Boot
The boot is very stylish and is tailored to a woman's foot, meaning it is not clunky or "dwarish" if you know what I mean. The leather is smooth and seems strong. Fortunately I have not had a chance to test it. I am short, 5'2 and the boot can be worn over or under jeans. In the photo, I am wearing the boots with skinny jeans and they look pretty good. The boots are protective and still nimble enough for me to feel my gears. They will need to be worn in a bit, but you can do this by wearing them around the house for the afternoon. As for the comfort, I wore the boots for about 5 hours and my feet didnt hurt or they were not overtly uncomfortable. Airflow is also really good. My feet were not hot or unbearable after a day of riding in So Cal. I would def recommend these to another rider. The only comment is that I dont know if this style would fit well with a rider who has wide feet. My feet are fairly narrow and they fit like a glove.
January 19, 2015
The right boot for my needs...
These boots seem to be high quality and well-made.
My opinion is that they are good boots for general riding. They are not designed to provide the protection of a race boot, but they do offer some good protective features (ankle pads, shin plates, non-slip sole)
The fit is good, true-to-size. The toe box is a little short -- meaning the hieght (moving toes up and down) is short, but it's not a bother. Just different. Adjustment for my calves is very good. No issues with that.
For my use, I'd absolutely buy these boots again.
September 30, 2014
Technical features but passes as a fashion boot
I wanted a plain black boot that would protect my feet and shins, but that I could wear into work or a restaurant. This does the job. It has a small heel and narrow foot bed, so they don't look like gear when worn under boot cut jeans. The top part is a bit scratchy but that could be addressed with long socks. The air flow is just ok, but not any worse than I would expect. Overall, they're a pretty good pair of boots. As with just about all motorcycle boots, they're pricey.
September 22, 2014
Great boots that offer protection & feminine style without being bulky. They are stiff at first but soon start to give and are ok for walking. I wish they had a slightly higher heel giving them a bit more style and perhaps could be a little higher up the leg. They are toasty warm though and in a down pour my feet stayed dry. Don't know what they will be like in an Australian hot summer though?
Worth the investment. Thanks for the super fast delivery too Revzilla!
August 14, 2014
Thin leather across top of boot
I've always worn my sidi crossfires for dirt and street, finally decides to spend some money on some actual street/touring boots.
They're ok looking boots and seem fairly protective. The leather across the top seems a little thin, but should be ok. Except, that thin leather causes one big problem. Even though there is an extra layer of leather over the shift area, I found the leather wasn't heavy enough to keep from feeling the shifter on the top of foot. I was riding around town and the top of my big toe felt like it was actually blistering. Ouch. If I keep these boots I'm going to have to glue a thicker piece of leather at the shifting area. This really shouldn't be a problem on boots at this price.
They seem like they'll break in easily. We'll see how long they last.
July 17, 2014
Try This Boot.
Can't say enough good things about this boot. Runs true to the size chart. Aura Boot is the right combination of protection and COMFORT. My first experience at wearing them ~6 hours a day, two days in a row, riding, and some walking around. I was very surprised and pleased at how comfortable No bulky feel with this boot. My foot is narrow, and there is still plenty of room. Well worth the money and your feet will thank you.
June 21, 2014
Good boot, if a bit narrow
My wife needed some new riding boots, and after trying several different ones, we settled on these. They are not very wide, so it makes them a little of a snug fit, but they aren't bad when riding, just walking around gets snug. They have good protection and are overall some pretty nice boots. She would definitely recommend them for someone who wants a safe boot that doesn't look like a storm trooper.
May 19, 2014
Great, sleek boots
I'm very happy with these boots. They look great, feminine, subtle and robust. The tops are flexible so for wider calves or tucking in pants it's perfectly comfortable. I'm happy to walk around in them, especially since they aren't as 'loud' as other options.
Some resources mentioned stitched soles are more protective than glued and I'm not sure if these are stitched on the interior but that would be my one recommendation if that line of reasoning is legitimate.
I wear a size 7.5 in Asics for running (6.5-7 for other shoes) and a size 38 in the TCX's fit perfectly.
May 12, 2014