TCX X-Desert Gore-Tex Boots
Ready for anything!
I bought these boots for a 6500 mile trip to Alaska and back to Oregon. I managed to break my foot a few weeks before take off and had no time to break them in at all. I got a size 45 as recommended by the size chart, I wear 11 Nike's and they were a hair tight when I first tried them on. Had these babies broken in within the first few days of the trip.
They were perfect for everything I threw at them, I am a TCX customer for life!!
I rode through 90+ to 30- degree weather. Never got uncomfortable, though they don't breath too well in the hot hot heat. Had plenty of room for thick socks and not too loose for thin summer socks. The buckles never gave me grief and I like the set it and forget it system. I have skinny legs but never got any rubbing or such at the rim of the boot.
I rode through a few thousand miles of what I can only describe as biblical rain and these boots didn't leak a drop and kept me warm and cozy the entire time. THE GORTEX IS NO JOKE IN THESE BOOTS. They were comfortable for the entirety of 600 mile days and tons of off road. They had great control feel and performed very well even when standing on the pegs for hours at a time. Fit was perfect inside my REV'IT Neptune pants even with the big shin protector.
I highly recommend these boots to anyone who will put them through some serious riding!!
August 25, 2015
Well-made and comfortable, but very bulky.
I recently purchased these boots and set out on a 2,400 mile trip. I found them to be very comfortable and my feet seemed to breathe well with good socks. I'm not as impressed with the buckle system as some people might be; I don't think it's as "set it and forget it" as it's often described.
My biggest complaint is the size of the toe box, specifically the height. At size 12, I can barely get my shifter to drop back down all the way after an upshift; the toe box is so tall and bulky that it makes shifting a chore. I plan to save these for off-road or rainy days and wear my lower-profile SIDIs the rest of the time.
June 8, 2015
Good protetcion for a smaller foot
I tried the Toucans, and the Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex before settling on these. The Toucans were way too big and didn't make a smaller size. The Sidi's are by far the best mad and highest quality boot. But still a little roomy for me, even with some superfeet. The TCX fit perfectly out of the box. There are narrower in the footbed than the Sidi and the toe box is slightly lower than the Sidi. The lower toebox meant I didn't have to my my shifter.
Highly recommend for any women looking for an adventure boot, or anyone with a smaller or narrower foot.
April 19, 2015
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
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