TCX X-Action Waterproof Boots
Excellent value at regular price, killer at close out price
Can only give an out of the box review after two brief rides. On the fence about the style/looks, but the good reviews and the pricing sold me. Prompt delivery by Revzilla as usual! The size is spot-in accurate for me. In walk around shoes or boots a 12 is usually a little too short and a 13 just a little too long, so I ordered 47's the chart equivalent to 12.5's. They fit my feet very well, and are comfortable enough that I think I could wear them off the bike all day for walking around without complaints, but in reality that remains to be seen. They seem to have good build quality. Hopefully the zipper does not prove to be a weak link, it looks a but light duty for this boot but the boot has been out a few years and I can't recall seeing broken zipper complaints in any reviews. As other reviews noted, the area from ball of foot through toe knuckles to toe area is a little tall. My bike has a center stand so I was able to test the ergo for the shifter mounted up on the bike with the boots on, in the garage before riding. I had to make a small adjustment to the lever position since my previous boots were narrower in this area. Came home and fine tuned the lever position after the first ride, felt dailed-in for 2nd test ride with the boots. Since these are going to be my year round boots adjusting the shifter was not any kind of negative on the boot for me. I am very satisfied with the out of the box first impression and at this point would recommend these boots.
March 31, 2014
Impossible to beat at this price point, great every day boots.
Great everyday/commuter boots. The zipper on the outside is a little inconvenient, but laces are by far worse so pick your battles. Instantly comfortable right out of the box with plenty of room in the toebox. I typically wear a 12 1/2 in casual shoes and the 47 fits me great. It's a little tight under my shifter, but I did not need to raise the shifter to make them work. Definitely waterproof, no leaks after an hour in a downpour. They look like motorcycle boots, so you won't trick anyone into thinking you are wearing sneakers, but they don't look like moon boots either...plus they are, in fact, motorcycle boots. Fit fine under jeans. I've only worn full calf style boots in the past, so obviously the protection is lower than I'm used to. Still plenty of day to day protection, and since they are easy on and off I actually wear them opposed to leaving the big boots at home. Air flow isn't anything fancy, yet they aren't a sweaty mess...once the temps crack 90* of course they get a little warm, but you can't expect 1 piece of anything to perform in all 4 seasons. I've ridden with these down to 30* all the way to 100* and simply wear thicker or thinner socks to compensate.
March 19, 2014
I ride everyday year round. I couldn't be happier with these boots. They are the perfect balance between comfort and protection, they look great, they don't stand out too much if you're out in public in street clothes and most of all, they are waterproof without being too awful hot in the summer. I couldn't recommend them more. Excellent value.
March 10, 2014
Got exactly what I expected.
Great boots for inner city travel. Decent protection and a really good looking boot. Feels narrow and the fit is snug. Ordered my size foot and fits. I've been wearing them to work and once I broke them in a little they've been very comfortable without loss of rigidness. Good product. Wouldn't use them out on the track by a long shot but for average riding I'd give these boots a 8.9/10.
February 3, 2014
Great product! But I would've prefer the right size according to TCX chart.
Great look! But they feel a little bit to tight for my taste!
January 27, 2014
Great bang for the buck!
These boots are an incredible deal! Was looking for a good quality boot to commute with, and these have exceeded my expectations!
I highly recommend going down a size though because they run approximately 1 size larger than normal.
January 27, 2014
These boots have a wide and tall footbed. I put an insole in my right boot, and a double thickness insole in my left boot to try and improve feel a bit. Pretty comfortable, easy on/off, good protection, and not bad to walk in. Good materials. Not used them in the rain or been through any water yet. Not the best looking boots, but they were a good value on close out.
January 26, 2014
excellent materials & workmanship.
size is spot on.
top of boot is so heavy duty I have had several miss shifts do to lack of feedback through the boot, however I believe this will improve when the boot wears and I adapt to the response of the boot.
January 20, 2014