TCX X-Five Plus Gore-Tex Boots
Boot is stiff. But I'll get used to it. Or it may loosen up. Wore these for 350 Miles so far.
I did have a minor zipper hangup. got one tooth out of place. Was able to get the zipper back down and straighted out. Hasn't happened again.
April 20, 2015
I have 2E width feet and I typically take a size 9. I bought size 44 and they are a great fit!
April 6, 2015
A good basic and protective boot - some fixes
My three month review as follows. Mostly good, some fixable spots.
I needed a waterproof commuting boot that could last. Keep me toasty in the winter but be my go-to on long rides any time of the year.
The fit is very comfortable. I've worn them on trips to trade shows and walked around a LOT. They are very cozy for boots. Not a ton of flex but they are boots - that's what you get.
I like how easy they are to take on & off. The velcro & zipper combo are quick and painless. I can keep my work shoes in my bag and it's a quick swap at the office.
They fit under my work slacks or jeans if i need them to. Or, I can stuff my pants in the boot when the street is still wet.
probably won't fit skinny jeans over these.
Because of breaking my big toe a few too many times i have some bone that sticks up a little. it happens to be right at the ridge inside the boot. I can't wear dress socks for long before it's uncomfortable. This isn't an issue most of the time as it's a short ride. But for longer rides I have to wear smartwool or similar. I would wear these anyway so it's not a big deal but definitely of note.
The only other negative is that they are a bit tall in the toe. the rounded top is much higher than the Harley Boots, converse, or other flatter shoe/boot. So i had to get used to moving my foot a LOT more to shift. They are wearing in nicely and I think this issue will get better with time.
March 30, 2015
Best boots I've owned
They are nice and warm, and dry in the spray I've been dealing with this spring. The zipper split once, but unzipping fixed it, we will see how it lasts.
March 23, 2015
I bought these boots after buying and returning the Waterproof Sport Tour boots due to them being too small. I am soo glad I upgraded to these mainly because they are Goretex and a little bit wider. On the bike, they are super comfortable. I wouldn't want to walk in these all day, but they are still breaking in. The overall quality of TCX is very nice. I highly recommend. On a side note, Revzilla's exchange program was hassle free and I got the first pair returned and the new ones shipped in no time. They really do take care of their customers better than anyone.
March 9, 2015
Good pair of boots once you get used to then
I bought these boots a few weeks ago and have only rode in "Cold / Cool" climate so far. 28-66 degrees. The boots have done fine running around town in the 30's but maybe allowed enough air through to chill my foot a little on the highway when it was low 50's, which I look at as possibly a good sign for summer ventilation. My only two or three dislikes are they definately aren't meant for standing for long periods, but I'm flat footed too. Breaking them in and getting used to them I have to be more conscious of my shifting as I started missing the shifter a little. I havent been in the rain yet but being gore tex I fully believe my feet will be dry.
February 9, 2015
Exceptional boot for the money.
This is a well thought out, comfortable and waterproof boot. The closures make it easy on and off, and the features (rubber shift pad, shin guard, traction sole all work well. The toe box on this boot is larger, which adds to the comfort but may require a shift lever adjustment on some bikes. I have recommended this boot to all my riding friends.
February 9, 2015
Better Than Good Enough
In late June 2014, I bought TCX X-Five Plus Gore-Tex boots to replace my Red Wing work boots for riding. TCX's reputation among local riders coupled with Anthony's video description of the shin protection, ankle protection, and Gore-Tex features convinced me that these would be a better riding option. The price was reasonable.
I wear size 12 C/D shoes and boots. I purchased these boots figuring they'd fit me as comfortably as the Italian x-country ski boots and hiking boots I've owned. I sized them from the chart. The size 46 was a good fit. As I've done with all my other boots, I installed a full-length gel insole to stabilize my foot. I wear my street pants inside them and my riding pants easily slide over them.
There's enough air circulation around my feet to keep them comfortable but the ankle/heel/shin protection, zipper and velcro closure of these boots make them feel snug enough to convince me they'll stay on my feet if I were to get launched. The soles seem to grip pavement and granular surfaces under riding conditions better than my work boots did. I've got no problem shifting gears on the K75 with this boot.
My feet have stayed dry after riding in rain and slogging around a bit on wet ground. My feet are warm enough while wearing these boots with Darn Tough socks and riding in 35ºF temperature. Walking around town in them is comfortable.
I received them in Vermont two days after ordering them. I've ridden about 9000 miles in them.
So far, I'm satisfied with the whole deal.
January 12, 2015