TCX Women's X-Street Waterproof Shoes
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
I purchased these with some reservations after reading some comments (big/stiffness/etc.), but I am SO happy I made this purchase.
I wore these boots for the past two days for riding for over 8 hours and let me tell you, my feet feel fantastic. No fatigue, no blisters, nothing. My shins are a little sore from the stiffness of riding in a new boot for over 8 hours, but that is normal with any boot until you break them in. I am a true size 6 and these fit me perfectly.
My feet were not hot at all and I am in over 100 degree heat in the middle of the humid Georgia summer. As with any boot, whether it be for hiking, military, or motorcycles, the key to staying "cool" is investing in a good moisture wicking sock.
I love the color and the "rawness" these boots provide; totally fashionable for when I jump off the bike too. For anyone interested in the piping color running along the boot, it is a soft reddish pink. I hate pink, but this looks great.
As for performance, I locked out the front tire during a sharp turn and landed myself on the ground with my bike on top of my right foot. No damage to the boot, or most importantly my ankle. I couldn't feel a thing while I was stuck underneath the bike. These boots are the real deal, and I know from an accidental dumping that when the time comes if I need them to perform in a real emergency, these will do the job. Remember, dress for the crash, not for the ride, but with these boots you can do both.
August 11, 2013
These surprised me. They are much stiffer then I expected in the ankle and sole, but still easy to walk in and better for wearing around off the bike than taller boots. I had a chance to test out the waterproofing this weekend in a heavy downpour and they kept my feet dry! They are a bit hot to wear and don't seem to breathe real well though, but that is usually the case with waterproof stuff.
June 24, 2013
Nice shoes, but still looking
I bought these shoes for my wife, they look stylish. We got soaked the first time she used them and it proved to be waterproof. She says they are uncomfortable for walking because they are stiff in the ankle, that's a bummer for her, since we run for fun and enjoy stopping by the rode.
June 22, 2013