TCX Women's X-Rap WP Shoes
Really fun stylish boot
After spending 2 weeks in Europe riding on the back of the bike with my husband, I have to say this boot was really fun. You can wear them even off the bike and don't feel all clunky. They were decent protection, but as you can see they don't really cover your shins. I found them very comfortable and not too hot. And the weather was usually very hot. When it rained one day my feet stayed nice and dry. I normally wear a 6-61/2. I did return the 6 for the 61/2 and they fit great with a light weight, moisture wicking, mid shin sock. My shoes were very grey and loved the pink accents. In all I would highly recommend this boot.
July 27, 2015
I've had these shoes for a couple of months and they've been pretty good so far. The break-in process was very short, they are comfortable to walk around in for short distances but you probably won't want to go hiking in them. Style-wise you can wear jeans over them and they look like sneakers, not super stylish but they are cute and unobtrusive. They take awhile to put on and take off because of the laces but they feel very secure and like they would not come off easily in a crash situation.
I did drop a bike on my foot while wearing these shoes and because there is no steel shank my foot bent lengthwise and was bruised for a couple of days.
I wear a size 7 and I originally got a size 39 based on the sizing chart and I had to return it for a 6.6/38 which fit perfectly. I have not fully tested the waterproof feature yet but I've stepped in puddles and my feet stayed dry.
July 20, 2015
Great biking shoes
Great product, very confortable and feels sturdy while stylish. Fit very well, true to size. I highly recommend.
July 20, 2015
Not for me
I REALLY wanted to love these boots. The look really cute and stylish online, but as soon as I put them on, I knew they weren't for me. These boots def run big and look like big blocks on your feet. Too bad because I loved the safety features, color and material. The returns process was beyond easy - thank you revzilla!
July 14, 2015
I just received these in the mail and am in love with them...mainly because the go so well, color wise with my Icon Women's Overlord Sportbike SB1 jacket. the fit is pretty much true to size, if not a tiny bit larger. I wear anywhere from a 9 to a 10 and I ordered a size 40. There's enough room to wear thick socks if I wanted. Can't really comment on protection and airflow since I have not rode in them, but from what I can see they just may awesome all the way round.
June 23, 2015
comfortable, true to size
Pleased with these shoes. Was worried that the taller ankle height might rub & create hot spots, but the collar was soft and cushioned right out of the box. I purchased these for the taller ankle protection & not the waterproofing--that's a bonus. I haven't experienced hot foot issues due to the limited breathability of the wp materials, but wear moisture wicking socks anyway. The shoes feel secure, lace up well--& I can tuck the laces into shoe if necessary. Under jeans the TCX x-rap's look like regular, casual sneakers and though the support is firm, they don't make me walk like Frankenstein. The description of the 2nd set of laces calls them 'gray' but think dirty-white. It's not unattractive--and it matches the slight gray weathering the 'white' soles ship with too. Fit is true to size. I always wear 6 - 6.5 in shoes: the size 38 was great. If you hate the pink accent, a few minutes with a black sharpie solves the issue. As an aside, I think these look awesome with the Rev'it Ignition 2 jacket in the Anthracite color-way.
May 28, 2015
I would recommend if not for the airflow issue
I bought these shoes at the beginning of the 2014 season. I wear a size 8 shoe, but the X-rap run large so I ordered a size 7 and they fit perfectly with a pair of midweight cotton socks. I have a very narrow heel, but I didn't have problems with my heel slopping around or rubbing the back of the shoe. I love the vintage style and the durability. After riding with them one season, they are still a bit stiff so I don't lace up the top two holes because it's hard to shift with all holes laced (I ride a 2003 Kawasaki Z1000).
However, I cannot recommend these shoes because the airflow is dismal! Even when riding in 65F weather, my feet become so hot they feel like they're on fire. I don't normally have a problem with sweaty feet, but when I take off these shoes my feet are hot, swollen and wet. If TCX still made a non-waterproof version for women, I'd recommend them, but I haven't found any ladies' non-waterproof TCX shoes on their website anymore so I cannot.
May 3, 2015
Great protection without having to wear a full boot
I bought these in summer of 2014. I've owned multiple pairs of boots/shoes but these are by far my favorite. I wanted good heel/toe/ankle protection so I went through a few pairs of boots, all of them were uncomfortable. So I tried shorter boots/shoes but didn't get the correct support/feeling from them. These "sneakers" were perfect. They are a bit narrow and a bit long in fit then normal, so I have to wear 2 pairs of socks when riding, which actually works out, because I wear a small pair of dri-fit type ankle socks under socks that go about mid calf which eliminates the "hot sweaty foot" airflow issues as well as any rubbing they caused before I broke them in (which only took a couple of wears). I have almost a year of riding down in these now and they are still in like-new condition (construction wise). My biggest complaint about these is probably that they only come in this one color choice unlike the men's (the two tone looks like bowling shoes to me).. So I bought a bottle of suede shoe dye and just dyed them black, it was easy and they look amazing. I recommend these to everyone I talk to!
April 21, 2015