TCX X-Five Plus Gore-Tex Boots
Good Value for a GoreTex Boot
This boot function well, I use this for my commuting boot. I have ridden heavy rain and 30 degree F temps and the boot works great. My regular boot/shoe size avaerages 10-10.5, I bought a 44 and the fit is good.
December 2, 2013
Like Them Enough To Buy 2nd Pair
I had my first pair for 4 years,40,000 miles, and the soles are worn. I never looked at anything else.
The first time I wore the new boots, I missed a couple of gears. They are a little stiff, but they really need no break in for walking around. Very comfortable the first time I put them on.
November 23, 2013
Exactly what I wanted
Several years back I bought a pair of Oxtar boots. They were perfect, but eventually they were almost worn out. I wanted to replace them, but Oxtar is gone; the repacemwnt is TCX. I wasn't sure this would work but I didn't see anything else I liked. So, I blinked and bought the TCX comparable boot from Revzilla. Shipping was prompt. The new ones were a bit stiff; I was hoping they would soften in time. And they did, perfectly. Last week I grabbed the old Oxtars dressing in the dark. I didn't notice the difference until the evening; the next morning with the TCK's on I couldn' tell any difference in comfort.
I vouch that the TCX's waterproof in a down pour. JL 06Nov13
November 5, 2013
great boots for the money
This is my 2cnd pair of boots. they are waterproof and preform very well in the rain. I can't say enough about these boots. My previous boots were oxtar same great boot now called tcx
September 17, 2013
Excellent goretex boot
I love that the zipper is on the inside. I love that the boot is narrow enough to go under non-skinny pants. I love the look, feel, quality and functionality of this boot regardless of the price. Cruiser or sport bike, I don't think anyone can go wrong with this boot. It also grapd the pavement better than anything else I've worn. It breathes but feet will get sweaty in the summer. It requires some stretching to break them in for forward controls, but I did most of it inside before trying to ride. Comfortable while standing but I wouldn't go hiking in them without an added insert. Again, GREAT boot!
September 3, 2013
Bought these to replace old Joe Rocket Revolution boots that lasted 10 years and 30 thousand miles until literally falling apart.
They are major stiff when you first buy them, which is probably why everyone talks about adjusting their shifter. They feel "tall" under the shifter initially but give them some miles before making any adjustments. They will get easier to flex after a short while, making it easier to get your toe under that shift lever, and after a short while you will stop noticing them.
Fit seems a big big. If you are a 9-1/2 like me, get the 43s. I ordered both the 43 and 44 and the 43 was definitely big enough, plus had room for insoles. I do not have wide feet and the width seems OK to me.
No check on waterproofness but I'm sure they're very good. They are slightly shorter than my Revolutions but high enough for me.
Note the internal gusset is not as high as you think it might/would be, which is something I did not notice in the videos. Makes them a little less suitable for off-roading and such where you might be ankle-deep in water or mud occasionally.
Airflow is poor, but that's what you get for fully enclosed boots. No better or worse than my old ones as far as I can tell, which makes these ones "average" for the type. Expect hot feet in the summer, but you will not get any better unless you go with vented boots like Air Techs where you will give up some protection.
They may be OK for the occasional office day where you forget your regular shoes. The style is all right for casual day; borderline for business casual, fine for walking around with or without your regular gear on.
Can't speak as to the stiffness of the touring soles while walking - not enough walking in them yet - but I will guess that it is a marginal difference from other boots. While in Europe I literally had no other shoes and wore my boots 100% of the time, so I'm hoping these will be OK. Not expecting the most comfortable footwear ever.
I did invest in custom insoles so no word on arch support, except to say it seemed average. I have high arches and few boots will support me well.
Overall I can't see how you could really go wrong with them. Does what it says on the tin and all that.
August 19, 2013
Nice waterproof boots!
I ordered size 44 and they fit like my 10.5 wide work boots. Not a bunch of room past my toes and wide enough to be comfortable in them for a while. I can see the sides pooch out a little, but the leather down lower is flexible and hugs your feet without applying too much pressure.
I thought it was going to rain one day, so I wore these boots for a 1.5 hour ride...then the clouds went away. At 80F I was surprised at how well they did. They stayed rather comfortable and dry. On rainy days, they work great. Haven't had any water get through and haven't had any traction issues while riding or waiting at lights.
The protection in these boots makes me feel much safer than the low cut boots I normally wear. The toe and heel are nice and sturdy, and the ankle and shin guards seem solid.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with these boots and I can't wait for more rain. There's somethin I love about riding in the rain with the proper gear on.
August 5, 2013
Excellent boot for the price
This is my first riding boot, so I have nothing to compare it to other than hiking boots. I live in the D.C. area, so my concern going into this summer was finding a boot that (in no particular order) 1] have a low-profile look about it, 2] waterproof, 3] prevent my feet from getting hot and clammy, 4] decent protection, and 5] comfortable to do activities off the bike.
I'm happy to say this boot meets all my requirements. I was most concerned about it getting to hot in the summer, but I have ridden all season this year and not once did I ever notice my feet bothering me (96F, 75% humidity, no problem). The Gortex lining does what it says. I've also ridden in the rain several times, and while I do not own waterproof pants, any water that did enter the boot was from my jeans dripping down my leg. As for protection, it is stiff enough to believe it will do its job and there is a pretty decent amount of armoring surrounding the heel and going up to the ankle. Toes are protected, and shin guard is excellent.
Comfort for walking around is very good too. Not perfect, but I can easily spend a couple hours at work wearing them with no problems. At about hour 4 the boots start to wear on me, so that is my personal comfort limit.
I highly recommend these boots to someone who is a cruiser rider and who is looking for an all season (including summer!) waterproof boot that can be used off the bike as well.
August 5, 2013