TCX X-Cube Boots
Everyday gear fashionista
These boots are great for everyday commuting and errands. Rode in the rain this weekend and they seemed fine. The shoe laces are uneven length for no apparant reason. The Velcro tab is nice. I wish there was a toe guard on the shifter foot. I have the black pair with red lettering which I like since it's not ridiculously flashy. I'm thinking of purchasing insoles because these boots aren't comfortable for all day wear. Overall I like them and will probably buy a second pair this summer.
February 17, 2014
TCX X-Cube Boots
I'm always Leary of buying a new style or manufacturer brand, though with these boots.. I was pleasantly surprised. The sizing chart is accurate and covers several international charts. Right from the start the boots were comfortable, flexible and almost zero 'break in' time needed. They have a crossover lace guard with Velcro closures, to prevent the lacing from getting caught up on the motorcycle. They have a moderate amount of arch support which should be good for most. All in all.... fit, durability, and comfort... these boots are a win.
February 6, 2014
Good mix of protection, value, and comfort.
These boots bridge the gap between a riding shoe and a full-on boot. They fit true to size and are comfortable, even during short stints walking around off the bike. Being waterproof is nice, though the trade-off is they get a bit warm in summer or when worn off the bike for long periods. When worn with regular pants they look decent and aren't too noticeable either.
My only issue is the ankle armor rubs a bit on the inside if I wear regular socks. I can't be sure if it's just my pair or not, but it's not too troublesome with all but the thinnest socks.
Over all I'm happy with the purchase, and with the compliments I get on them from time to time.
February 3, 2014
Very comfortable and stylish
I bought these to use as on/off bike universal waterproof boots. They do this admirably. While I wouldnt recommend hiking in these, they are excellent for average walks, in and out of buildings and for regular life. With pants over the tops, they look like european-style shoes, and pass under casual observation. You wouldnt know they were riding boots unless you looked for it.
They are 100% waterproof, having walked through ocean water, and been in several moderate rains.
They arent very breathable, but the fact that they are slightly breathable is actually quite nice considering they are completely waterproof.
The pulls on the back of each boot are weakly attached and will likely fall off if used regularly, and the shoelaces are overly long, but neither thing is really a big deal. A small price to pay for this level of perfomance, style and comfort. I recommend to anyone who wants a lifestyle-compatible riding boot.
January 30, 2014
Good General purpose boots
These didn't come in half sizes, as a result I followed advice and got the size 9, rather than the 10. They fit and are comfortable on the bike. They are however not comfortable to wear for a long period of time off the bike.
In general I like them a lot, and will likely buy the AIR version when summertime rolls around down here. I'll just be sure to buy one size larger when I do.
December 30, 2013
These boots are great
I use them for commuting, casual riding and touring. They're comfortable all day in the saddle and all day at work. I've had them almost a year and they've held up well.
December 28, 2013
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