TCX Women's X-Rap WP Shoes
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
great protection and casual for everyday wear
Wanted something casual enough for daily commute to work and with full protection. This shoe seems to be the only one that has full feet protection with a casual look and feel. Full ankle support and a good level of firmness throughout the shoes.
I wish there was more airflow but I'd sacrifice that for protection any day. These protected me when I crashed so are worth the money in my book.
Ride a Rebel & FZ-09.
April 10, 2015
Comfortable and good protection.
These boots were immediately comfortable. The right ankle rubbed a little at first. But having worn them for many hours now I have no issues. Feet can get a little sweaty, but not really noticeable when riding. More noticeable when you step off the bike.
September 15, 2014
not super stylish, but quite functional
I'm liking these shoes more as I have them longer, maybe because they are getting broken in. The size on me is a little large. I don't find them to be extremely stylish, but I do like that they aren't obviously riding shoes. I haven't found them to be comfortable enough walking around that I would plan on wearing them when I'm not on my bike. However, I find them very functional when I am on my bike, shifting seems more secure with them and I like how they feel when I have to put my feet down on pavement.
July 7, 2014
Great shoes. Waterproof feature makes the not breath
Great shoes with the exception of air flow. That would be due to the waterproofing, but other than that they are awesome.
June 30, 2014