TCX X-Cube Boots
They just work...
I got very lucky in purchasing these boots. Anthony's video was instrumental. Overall they are fantastic and I am very happy. Here are a few nitpicks: 1) the plastic flap to cover the laces is attached via hook and loop. My left shoe's loop is receded a bit so the flap disengages and my shoelaces come untied. Solution was to double know the laces. The flap still occasionally disconnects (under the cuff of my pants) but the shoe laces don't untie, so the problem has all but disappeared. 2) Very little air flow (if any) in the shoe. They're gortex which might have something to do with it. I also wear cotton athletic socks. Feet get hot in the warm weather. Otherwise the boots are very comfortable to walk around in and do everything perfectly.
May 21, 2013
Good Fit With The Right Socks
I'm 5'7"/130 and wear a size 8 shoe. Got the 41 and they fit just right. Ankle protection feels good without getting in the way. Stayed dry in some light rain. They get a bit hot if you're sitting in the sun, but not any more than the regular shoes I wear. I'm sure what other boots I could get like this one that wouldn't heat up. Not too worried.
For some reason the stitching in the back of the heel was a bit scratchy. I tried wearing them with a couple different pairs of old socks that were kicking around in my drawer, and found one that worked. I think for these boots to be comfortable, you kind of need socks that go all the way up the boot (like halfway up to your knee). Also the red lining bled onto the socks a bit. I don't care at all but just FYI.
I chose these over the Alpinestars Fastlane shoes. They were cool, but didn't come up as high and weren't waterproof. The one thing I do miss is that the X-Cube does not have reflective tape anywhere. Probably more important to have it other places, but still. Would have been nice.
May 20, 2013
Great looking boot
Great looking boot little narrow , and stiff but still functional took a while to get broke in but its a work in progress. shipping was very fast (2 days).
May 6, 2013
TCX X-Cube boots good, but ...
These are good boots. The fit and the build quality is very good. But I wish there were a way to get in an out of them a lot more quickly. I wish there was a zipper integrated down the side of the boot. That's my biggest issue.
April 30, 2013
greatest bike shoe ever
soft upper, very comfortable riding, but walk across the street and my feet were killing me. but I could ride in em all day. feet never got hot, I only ride in summer. I like to drag my feet and ruined my sole, so I want another pair....but I love these boots cause they were on close out 2 yrs ago for $60!! im not sure I wanna pay $120+. the size was true and the shoe was nice.
April 23, 2013
Very good and nice style
Boots are really comfortable with nice stylish accents and good airflow
April 23, 2013
Excellent fit and function
I purchased these to replace my old work boots that I used to ride in. I got caught in a pretty good downpour on the way to work once and had to work 12 hours with soaking wet feet. I had looked locally for a good pair of riding boots but I could find nothing that really suited me. So I purchased these due to the good reviews. I have not been disappointed so far. The fit is right on the money at a size 44, I wear about a 10 in U.S. size. I wore them around the house a day and went grocery shopping in them on another occasion. They are still breaking in but they are very comfortable. Tight around my ankles but enough room in the bed for my foot to rest comfortably. I have prescription orthotics and there is plenty of room for those as well. I have not gotten caught out in the rain with them as yet so I can not give an opinion about that. But so far extremely happy with the purchase. Money well spent so far. I ride a Victory Vision and these are so far perfect for me and my ride.
April 22, 2013
Awesome boot, fits under shifter easy.
These boots are a very comfortable fit. I replaced the insoles with gel inserts and I could literally wear them all day. Not a ton of ankle support but more than enough. Key for me was the sole not being very tall. I tried on Icon Patrol boots and the sole was so tall I had a hard time getting my foot under the shifter. These have a thin sole so shifting is easy.
April 22, 2013