TCX X-Cube Air Boots
I just love these boots. I've had several different bikes with these boots and finally ended up on a 2012 Yamaha R1. These boots have been with me for 3 years and over 30,000 miles on them. I like to walk around at scenic locations and places of history. They're very comfortable. The sole is worn and they're now a little slippery on wet asphalt or pavement. Other than the sole getting worn, I've never had any complaints. I'm looking at the TCX Roadsters for me next pair.
August 12, 2014
Great light weight summer boot
Very light weight boot with good style, allowing me to wear them without looking like I'm prepped for a spacewalk. Requires almost no break-in for use. Not an all day walking boot, but plenty comfortable for a fair amount of walking between legs of a ride. HOWEVER, they were NOT very comfortable until I had replaced the provided insoles with a set of blue Superfeet to provide some arch support without too much added volume. After that addition, I have no complaints about this boot......especially for the price.
August 4, 2014
Exceeded my expectations a ton.
I was riding in work boots in Texas on my 30 mile ride to work and they were way to hot. I picked these boots with guidance from the experts at Revzilla. These boots greatly exceeded my expectations, they are much much cooler than work boots, lighter, provide a better sole to ride with and ankle protection. Lastly they were very reasonably priced, less that my work boots. Thanks for making me cool!!
July 14, 2014
Great summer riding boots.
The air boots are a tremendous value. At this time of year in my part of Texas it starts to become extremely hot but these boots flow a large volume of air and feel very cool. Sizing was perfect. I wear a size 10 and brought the size 44. The laces seem too long and lacing the boot up can take a few extra seconds but it does allow for additional adjustment of boot fit to make it fit looser or tighter. The Velcro strap works fine. They are comfortable to walk in off the bike. The style is nice and the boots look good on and off the bike.
July 7, 2014
I recommend this product ,thanks Revzilla
Good venting ,,boots are comfotable on bike or off bike
July 7, 2014
Great product for the price! Sizing is accurate, but feels narrow.
These are a really solid pair of boots. Protection feels adequate ( more so than a riding sneaker, aka TCX Chuck Taylor -looking shoe). I wear these daily for city commuting, and change at work. You can walk around in them a bit, but they are fairly stiff around the ankle. Good for protection - not good to go strolling. Great airflow while moving at 40-50 mph, although they get a bit hot in traffic, as to be expected. The upper part of the boot is usually wet with sweat after a ride. The foot box gets a good amount of air movement, but the upper boot around the ankle does not. I am happy with these boots, and don't think i could have done better for the price.
June 30, 2014
X Cube Air Boots
I've worn these for a few rides enough to give a review. First, fit. These are very, very comfortable. They do feel like slippers. little break in is required and they flex well for shifting and braking. The fit seems true to size. I wear a 45 Euro (10.5 to 11 US) and the fit is almost exactly like my Alpinestars. They seem to be about a C width so if you have a E or EE width foot they may be tight. I think the airflow is very good. I could feel a slight breeze in the toe box even though the airflow at the leg/foot area is restricted with my bike (BMW R1200R). They are much better than my SM-X 2 boots.
As far as style goes, they are black, nondescript boots that don't scream motorcycle. Protection, I don't know, having never crashed with them and I hope I never do. But they seem to have adequate protection for they're purpose. They are not race boots they're for the street, better than tennis shoes or work boots.
The only "negative" I've found is, as other reviewers have mentioned, is the laces are way, way too long. I'd say at least 2 feet too long! I'm not sure to whether cut them or buy shorter laces. The dilemma is they're really nice laces.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend the X- Cube Air to anyone needing a summer boot.
June 30, 2014
An excellent shoe for riding in warm to hot weather
I bought these based on good reviews, and I agree with all of the good reviews.
These boots are surprisingly comfortable to walk in, although I don't know if I'd want to walk for more than an hour or two, walking around for an hour is no problem.
The protection level is significantly better than my previous riding shoes (a cheaper WP option). The ankle can be a bit stiff because of this, but it's not uncomfortable, just noticeable.
It might sound weird, but I absolutely love the shoelaces/lacing for these. One good pull at the top and the shoes are tight all the way through. No pulling at each set of laces all the way up. Makes putting them on a lot quicker. The laces are very long, but they work with the ankle strap to stay where they should be.
Finally, the shoes have excellent airflow. 80F is the hottest it's been this year so far, and that was quite comfortable. Even when the weather is pretty cool (around 45-50F) these work very well with a wool sock.
June 23, 2014