TCX X-Cube Boots
Great for wide feet
This was the third pair of boots I tried before finding a pair that were wide enough for my foot. I'm not normally a person who has to buy the EEE width of a shoe either, so I was surprised to find my foot width causing problems in my search for a motorcycle boot. Not only did these accommodate my foot width, I actually had to buy a size smaller than I normally wear.
Having ridden with them for a couple of months now, I'm happy with the purchase. They are comfortable enough to walk around in for a while off the bike, although the styling isn't very conspicuous. My feet have never been cold (down to about 45 degrees) but they have been hot at times. I guess that says something about a slight lack of airflow, but it isn't enough to bother me. I would highly recommend this boot to other riders.
November 12, 2013
These are fantastic boots that I would recommend to anyone. They have great waterproofing and give great support on or off the bike. However, the solid rubber sole makes walking slightly awkward, but not uncomfortable.
There is a small protective pad above the foot for gear changing, and while it does the job well, under heavy use my foot gets a little sore. More padding would work well.
November 11, 2013
Comfort, ergonomics, protection, and style!
These are the first dedicated riding boots that I have purchased - I actually got them for use in my MSF course.
The boots are well constructed with all of the advertised protection and support so no surprises there. What was a very nice surprise was is how comfortable they were.
We were out on the practice range for about seven hours each day and my feet were completely comfortable in weather ranging from 32 to about 60 (autumn in Chicago).
I was the only student wearing riding boots, the rest wore more typical hiking or work boots. The narrower profile of these boots definitely made working with the gearshift easier. The shape of the sole gave a good feel for the brake. Definitely much more ergonomic for riding than hiking or work boots.
The only thing I wish these boots had were some more lower shin protection, but otherwise these are great boots and I look forward to taking them out on the road.
October 28, 2013
I purchased these boots because I do not care for standard flat toe leather boots. Also the bulky leather boots make it difficult to shift. Decided to give this a try and they did not disappoint. The minute I put them on I could tell they fit great and were very comfortable. They are like wearing house shoes while riding. They have additional padding in all the right places. My first ride wearing them, we stopped at a small gas station at the Missouri Arkansas border, someone asked me about the boots and wanted info on how to get them. They were amazed at the great style. I would recommend these boots to everyone.
September 24, 2013
OMG I'm in love!!
Pros: I have never found a boot that has fit me so perfectly! I have worn them nearly every day for 5 months and I can’t even tell I’m wearing riding boots all day they are that comfortable. The style of this boot is top notch and the functionality is even better.
Cons: I literally only have 2 negative issues with this boot and they are not really negatives just FYI. It runs extremely warm, I wasn’t aware of this but they make better 3 season boots. Lastly I wish they had some kind of protector for the top of the shifter foot. With all my commuter shifting it is beginning to wear down the top of the boot when all of the rest of the boot looks brand new.
September 19, 2013
Stylish Waterproof Boot
I really like this boot. It fits rue to size. I wear an 11 shoe and the size 45 fit perfect. The boot has nice Italian styling and I've received multiple compliments on how they look. They are a little stiff and I think you'd be hard pressed to wear them all day if you have a job where you're on your feet a lot. I work at a desk so it's not a problem. They seem to offer a lot of protection and they are waterproof as I got caught in the rain a few weeks back and my feet stayed dry. They flow very little air and my feet get very hot when the weather is warm. Overall I'm very pleased with this product and it represents a good value for the price.
September 17, 2013
I've only had the opportunity to wear the xcubes on a few short rides, but they seem to be really solid boots for what they are intended for. The fit seems to be true to the sizing chart I normally wear US size 11 and that is how I sized them and they fit perfect.
September 10, 2013
The fit is a little narrow, I suspect people with wide feet would have a tough time wearing these boots. The airflow is fair, but when you're not on your bike you will get sweaty feet. I was surprised at how comforatble these boots are. I have a pair of nikes I change into, and I would have rather wore these boots. They take a bit to break in and get used to on the bike, but these are great. They keep the water out as well in heavy rain.
Downside is the long shoe laces, but I just fold them up and velcro them down. Easy as pie. Also, great that I didn't have to change my shifter or anything, I was reading some people had to do that on other boots.
I would recommend this product!
September 4, 2013