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TCX X-Desert Gore-Tex Boots

The TCX X-Desert GTX is a quality and extremely strong but flexible boot. Equally suitable for MX / Enduro Cross or ADV Touring.


  • Full grain leather with GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane
  • PU ankle protection with carbon look insert
  • PU gearshift pad
  • PU shin guard
  • Suede heat and wear protection on inside calves
  • Reinforced PU heel
  • 3 adjustable aluminum buckles
  • Anatomical and replaceable footbed
  • New Enduro sole with specific profile for maximum grip
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TCX X-Desert Gore-Tex Boots 4.8 5 17 17
Super Adventure Boot I had continuous shin bruising from my footpegs when riding offroad. I needed a boot that was high enough to protect my shin and with enough padding to prevent bruising, and just protection in general. Plus my foot is a bit wide. Finally, I live and ride primarily in Georgia, so I needed a boot that would not be so hot in summer. After studying the options I narrowed it down to one boot. I called RevZilla to order the boot and to just get confirmation that I chose a boot that met my needs. The RevZilla Customer Service guy was very helpful and talked to me straight, which I like. After I described my requirements, he indicated that the boot I selected was nice, but based on my needs, he suggested TCX X-Desert Gore-Tex Boots. Well he's the Pro, so that's what I ordered. Great boot. Does what I need. Fits great. Comfortable to walk in. And, did I mention protection? February 16, 2015
Very comfortable Ordered this along with the $500 Alpinestar for comparison. Decided to keep the TCX as I have a relatively narrow foot and the Alpinestar was to loose. Normally wear a size 46 shoe and decided for the 47. Spot on. Took it on an adventure ride in the Mojave desert. The foot section is relatively high compared to others and the sole doesn't protrude much on the sides so it is a little harder to change gears. But very happy with the purchase. December 15, 2014
The Sherman Tank of boots. No wonder BMW contracts with TCX to make their boots! September 23, 2014
Glad I Bought Them I bought these boots for a 17,000 mile R/T ride from CT to Prudhoe Bay, AK. I particularly wanted boots that were comfortable enough for 12 hour days in temps ranging from the low 30s to high 80s, and offering a lot protection while off the pavement in Alaska. These have done the trick! They were comfortable from day one. And, they protected me. I had an unfortunate crash on the Dalton about 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle and took a major high side. I apparently hit my left instep on something hard when going over the bars. Though badly bruised, my left foot survived the the impact. Nursing broken ribs and hypothermia, I was able to ride the remaining 100 miles to Prudhoe Bay to seek medical help. I believe my foot would have been broken in my street boots. The only minor complaint I have is that I find the fasteners to be a bit fussy. June 30, 2014
Substantial dual sport boot I find this boot leaning to the more protective side of a boot for both street and dirt use. The goretex is a nice feature in this price range. The things to be aware of in my opinion are the larger shin protection that make it difficult to wear over reg jeans. In my over the boot adv riding pants it's not a problem. I did have to change out my std KLR shift lever for a longer one, IMS brand. The boots are ok to walk in, but I wouldn't want to walk long distances. The locks down the side snap into plastic holders, which take a little getting used to. Overall I'm please as I feel these boots are a good trade off for more protection yet fine for street and around town use. June 2, 2014
A Perefct Fit After trying numerous other brand boots with a modicom of success, Revzilla recommended the TCX X-Desert Gore Tech boots. Boots fit right out of the box. You could feel them breaking in while walking about. I took a size 47 (12.5) which fit spot on. Not a "hot" spot anywhere. What I truly appreciate is the work boot style soul without being as "clunky" as the Sidi Gore Tech Adventure nor the Alpinestar Toucan Gore Tech. The buckle system is unbeatable with the firm closing latch. Best part being I did not have to move my shifter peg on either my R1200GS or K1600GT. Very pleased with the comfort, protection and fit. Revzilla was very patient and helpful with their exchange policy. May 12, 2014
size for wide feet Knowing how hard it is to buy boots,or helmets on line,I thought I'd put my 2 cents in here I wear a 10 H in red wing steel toe and a 10EEE in throgood steel toe,started out with a 45 in these boots but were too tight in the ball of the foot,sent them back and exchanged for 46,just about as perfect as I'm ever going to get,which is to say I'm happy with them,as always no problem with revzilla thanks. I will abuse them this summer and send in a review on how they perform. May 9, 2014
A very nice boot .I hav'nt had it for to long to give indepth review. RevZilla rocks ! I couldn't believe how fast they shipped out to me! April 21, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
G N: I wanted boots that were more protective than regular street boots, but not full-on motocross boots. The other options where Alpinestars Toucan and Sidi Adventure. The Toucans were too bulky (though very comfortable), and the Adventures didn't fit very well, so I went with these. They seem to be a bit less stiff laterally than the Toucans, but still provide a lot more protection than more street-oriented boots (even race boots). Feb 7, 2015
Aidan H: More expensive than I wanted but it was recommended by revzilla staff, looks like exactly what I want. Hopefully they will prove to be very durable. Jan 30, 2015
Don B: Decision was based on reviews from other users along with the gortex, dual sport benefit regarding the boots. I love the video reviews from revzilla, the free shipping and easy exchange policy Jan 6, 2015
Brian M: After trying on these, Sidi Adventure, and AlpineStars Toucan, these were the most comfortable and I liked the features the best. After a 900 mile dual sport ride I'm thrilled with them. I was able to try their waterproofing and comfort for 10-12 hours per day and loved every minute. I'm tossing my BMW Touring boots and using these for street from now on also. Sep 25, 2014
Lisa S: Great styling and perfect for street and off road use when I need it on my BMW F770 Gs.. I like the lug sole for traction which many boots don't have as I have to get out of the driveway which is steep and a gravel road. Also the protection to the ankle and shin is well thought out. Protection is hat I am looking for and versatility. Sep 13, 2014
RANDALL C: I bought these because Revzilla has the best reviews on the internet. I also liked the protection, gortex, and price point. Aug 31, 2014
A S: Customer reviews + comments from Alex @ Revzilla. Also much feedback from a friend that has bought MANY items from Revzilla Aug 1, 2014
Jason F: After watching your excellent video reviews of both the TCX X-Desert and the Sidi Adventure, I decided the TCX was "good enough" for my needs. I chose Revzilla because of the great information you provide in your videos and convenient return/exchange policies. Apr 8, 2014
Leslie S: Wanted Gore Tex boots and ADV boots with better protection Apr 1, 2014
N O: because of the ratings on your website and price Feb 22, 2014
Mark W: Good adventure touring boot and enough protection for off-road dual sport riding. I need them for the TAT trip.
Oct 11, 2013
Pamela V: To buy them for my best friend to go with his new motorcycle, helmets & coms!! Woohoo!! :) Oct 2, 2013
Neal C asked: Do these boots have any significant lateral ankle support, or is it more just impact protection? Jun 17, 2014
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MIchael G: It's mainly impact protection. (ankle, shin, heel) I've got about 10K miles on mine. You can fold them over laterally just above the ankle. I felt I needed more protection for when I'm in the dirt and more likely to dump the bike so I bought a pair of SG12's for that purpose. The TCX's have been relegated to my commuter boots. Hope that helps. Jun 17, 2014
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Darrin K: How easily do they bend at the ankle? I am trying to find something fairly stiff to keep from buying something like the toucans. Sep 29, 2014
MIchael G: I can fold them over at the ankle with one hand. Not sure that was the case when they were new, but I would not classify these boots as laterally stiff. If you're looking for that kind of protection you need more of a traditional moto x boot. I bought the SG12's for when I'm going to be riding off road. Those aren't very comfy for touring as they are so stiff, but night and day different in terms of protection.

I like the tcx boot. I've got quite a few miles on them and they are holding up well. I just prefer a stiffer boot when I take the pig (Tenere) into the dirt. Oct 4, 2014
Jason K: For Neal: I did not end up purchasing these boots after they were delivered but had the opportunity to put them on and examine the boot first hand. These boots are fairly stiff and offer moderate lateral support but not the kind of lateral protection you get in something like a track boot.

My biggest issue with these boots was foot mobility. The large one piece panel on the inside of the foot, which you can see in the photo, is a thick rubberized material that doesn't allow for much ankle movement up and down. This makes shifting, breaking, and walking around more difficult and takes time to break in and get used to. If you're used to subtle ankle movements to shift and break you can forget it.

If this will be your first pair of big boots, I would not plan a long trip with these until you have time to break them in and adjust your riding style. The thick soles will make you taller as well, which may require slight adjustments to your motorcycle, especially if you stand while off-road.

I ended up going with the Sidi Adventure Rain boots.

Ride safely!
Jun 17, 2014
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Lenny A: Great boot, snug but comfortable.
Not flimsy but at the end of the day... more impact protection
Jun 24, 2014
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Darrin K asked: Can the inssoles inside the boots be replaced or are they attached? Sep 29, 2014
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David L: Mine are about a year old and if the factory hasn't changed them, the insole come right out. On another level, I bought these to ride the TAT for two weeks. I was looking for the bomb proof boot. These are great, but maybe a bit of overkill. I found them overly stiff. They made shifting while standing tiresome. If you're not riding a lot off road you might want something just a tad more flexible. Sep 29, 2014
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Keith J: Yes they can be replaced. They are not attached. I actually replaced my insoles with superfeet insoles and they are way better for walking/hiking around. Sep 29, 2014
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MIchael G: They can be replaced. I have super feet in mine. Oct 4, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can you replace the soles on these boots? I have the TCX Infinity that are unbelievably comfortable but soles keep coming off and the manufacturer tells me the soles cannot be replaced - must throw them away and they are on the expensive side for a non-repairable boot. Oct 27, 2013
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Harlan F: I don't believe you can re-sole te TCX X-Desert looking at my pair. I too had the Infinities that after 6 years started to become unglued. The X-desert has a much heavier sole than the Infinity and the construction is much more rugged. I'm a sport touring rider so I may not abuse tem as much as a dual sport rider. For a Gore-Tex boot with a replaceable sole at a similar price I would lean towards the Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex. Sidi actually sells the replacement sole for the Adventure. Oct 27, 2013
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Darrin K: Bonded soles typically can not be replaced. That is something you can do with welt soles. Example of a welt sole is like those stitched onto combat boots or the tcx desert. Sep 29, 2014
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Richard B: I don't believe the soles can be replaced on these. If they can i haven't seen how .
they are excellent boots.
Oct 28, 2013
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Mark B asked: How wide does it fit? I have a very wide foot (4E in running shoes). The guys at Revzilla told me TCX has the widest foot print.I normally use 8 1/2 4E shoes. any recommendation on sizing ? Nov 18, 2013
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Dan V: I normally have a hard time finding shoes due to my weird shaped feet. I usually require a very straight sole contour at the great toe. If the shoe cuts across the toe too soon I have bad problems with pain and ingrown toe nails. My hiking shoes are all Keen brand because of the toe box shape. I took a risk and ordered these without trying them on was fully surprised to find that they fit well. The inner portion of the sole is fairly straight and does not cut across my toe. I usually wear 13 wide.(?) these fit well and comfortable all day and, i can assure you, they are waterproof. Jan 9, 2014
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Dan V: Ignore the above review, i thought it was a different boot, the Scout. Sorry. Jan 9, 2014
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TCX BootsFormerly known as Oxtar, TCX Boots are Italian made and manufactured in European sizes, so make sure to look at the size chart below to see the US conversions. We have found them to run typically true to size, but in our experience they typically will fit people with a wider foot better 

TCX Boot Sizing

Unisex Size
Men’s US
Women’s US
33 1.5
34 2
35 3 4
36 3.5 4.5
37 4.5 5.5
38 5 6.6
39 6 7
40 7 8
41 8 9
43 9 -
44 10 -
45 11 -
46 12 -
47 12½ -
48 13 -
49 14 -

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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