TCX Women's X-Street Waterproof Shoes
Stylish and protective!
I ride a Vespa and wanted some protective boots but didn't want the typical black motorcycle boots. The TCX are the absolute best of both worlds. I've worn them twice and they're very comfortable, although a bit stiff. I can feel that they'll break in and be even more comfortable. I'm a 9.5 wide and I went with the other reviews and ordered the 9. Perfect fit with regular socks. With thick socks they are just 'slightly' tight, but definitely still wearable. They are warm so I'm not sure how much ventilation they'll have in the heat.
I would recommend these to other Scooterists and riders who want the look of a sneaker but the safety of a boot.
February 24, 2014
I love these shoes, I ordered them and wore them the day they arrived, no need to "break" them in. Wouldn't want to go for long walks but great for stopping at the store, going for lunch, dinner, meeting up with friends. I found that they are a little loose in the heel, but I have narrow feet, I typically wear a size 8 and ordered a size 39. My only criticism is that my feet do get a little warm, but then again they are waterproof so I suppose this is to be expected.
February 10, 2014
Foot protection that's street worthy
My primary note is ignore the US size marked on these, the European size (39) was exactly right, the American size (7) was not even close (more like 8.5).
These are exactly what I wanted, something that was equivalent in style to my Converse hightops, but with more than a thin piece of canvas to protect me.
December 16, 2013
Versatile but not very waterproof
These are my first riding shoes and I love them for being so versatile however, living in Washington, I ride in a lot of rain and the protection there isn't what I was hoping for. Since that was one of the main reasons for buying the shoes, I'm a little disappointed but I still think they're a great hybrid for riding then walking around.
November 25, 2013
Super Style and Comfort in a Motorcycle Boot
I wanted these boots BAD the first time I saw them on RevZilla due to their styling. I'm a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers type of gal. I ride to work occasionally and like that the boots don't look like heavy-duty biker boots.
Much time passed as I debated between the waterproof and the non-waterproof versions. I ended up purchasing the waterproof version because I liked the color choices better. I got Anthracite (some don't like the fuchsia piping, but I do) and wouldn't you know, now there's brown! I still like the Anthracite and I like the boot so much that I would buy a non-waterproof pair in brown if they offered it because I like earth tones.
The waterproof version is actually no worse than any of the other boots I use when it comes to airflow. They ARE a little warm on warm/hot days, just like my others - not unbearable at all - but If the non-waterproof version came in better colors, I probably would have chosen them since I don't ride in the rain on purpose.
I had no problem with the sizing. I wear a Women's 10 or a Men's 8-1/2. I purchased the 42's (US conversion 9.5 - go figure) because that's what my other boots are. The X-Streets are very comfortable to wear all day.
I have used these boots on both my Ducati and my Harley with no trouble. Laces on another pair of my boots have gotten hung up on my Harley pegs, but these are nice and tight.
September 9, 2013
a neutral review... no pun intended.
These are the first motorcycle boots I've ever gotten, so I don't have anything to compare them to. So far... eh. The primary draw was that these boots are waterproof. Second, that they could pass for regular kicks.
The six fits true to size. They look like bowling shoes or hockey skates, but I can live with that over other available options for women. The pink isn't horrendous; it looks like a dirty red from afar. If it really irks me later on, I can always take a sharpie to them.
I ride a Honda Rebel, and shifting takes some getting used to. The toe area is thicker than my other boots and sneakers, and the stiff ankle makes it even tougher to get under the shifter. Maybe shifting would be less awkward on a forward-leaning sportbike? The bottom of the shoe has no grip - it's a very smooth rubber. I've worn skateboarding-style sneakers while riding, and I'm much more sure-footed on the mis-leveled, patched-up [sometimes schmutz-covered] streets of NYC.
On the plus side, they're pretty comfortable to walk in. I'm looking forward to dry feet next time it pours during my commute, and it's good to hear from other reviewers that in the event of a spill, they provide solid protection.
Again, these are my first motorcycle boots, so take take this review with a grain of salt...
September 2, 2013
I bought these for their look and description, I have very small feet (size 6 US) but they are also wide. I took the advice of other people and bought the smallest size possible. At first I used shoe inserts because they felt big, but once I started wearing them, I took those out and they fit fine with regular socks. I love them and I got a lot of comments at my scooter rally. They are stiff, but that's because of what they provide. Overall, they are really good for scooting, not sure how they work for motorcycles.
August 15, 2013
I got this shoe because I wanted all the benefits of a motorcycle boot (ankle and foot protection), but was not a fan of the black leather boot style.
These are great, they look kind of like converse and none of my friends even knew they were riding-specific.
They are slightly uncomfortable right now, and I don't think I would want to walk in them for very long. However, I would still recommend these if you like the style.
August 12, 2013