TCX X-Miles WP Boots
Okay entry level boot, but short on durability
I've had these for about 15 months now, and I'm a daily commuter, so they are certainly well broken in by now. They're supposed to be waterproof, so air flow is NOT supposed to be good. In light rain, they've done fine, but in heavy rain I had some slightly damp socks though I can't be sure if the water came through the boot or into the boot from above.
Out of the box, looked and fit okay. Revzilla sizing info was right on. The foot bed was was rather hard and the "hook and loop" retention strap couldn't quite tighten things up. I bought some off the shelf foot liners at the grocery store and the boots' fit was greatly improved.
Durability has been a big disappointment. The stitching is fraying at several different points; both the stitching of the major leather panels, but also at the edges of the panels and the stitching along the hook and loop sections. Frayed stitching is probably going to be a weak point for water ingress. The biggest problem is the so called "hook and loop" straps that keep the boots on appears to just be wearing out and not holding tight like it once did. I'm guessing generic hook and loop material is cheaper to manufacture with than name brand Velcro, but the lack of quality is evident. The H&L stuff just doesn't hold reliably. Any minor flex of my foot, and I hear that familiar Velcro ripping sound we all know - but I shouldn't be hearing the sound at all when I'm just walking up stairs or duck-walking the bike into a parking space.
Budget doesn't allow for new boots now, but next time I'm definitely going for boots that rely on buckles rather than hook and loop fastening.
January 16, 2015
When I get it
From all the reviews I'll be safe and stylish with it so of course i had to pick ill make another review when i get them
December 7, 2014
Comfortable but sturdy and stylish
I wanted a good boot that I could also wear at the office, so didn't want a hardcore motorcycle boot. I also wanted waterproof, and so far these boots have been great! Have not worn them in a downpour yet, so cannot comment on waterproofing, but have been caught in some showers and road-kickup with no problems.
I've worn these on hot and cold days and my feet have been comfortable. Boots have good protection at ankles and heel.
Easy to get on and off and are comfortable to wear all day.
October 27, 2014
Super boot! Good toe box and comfortable (walking) sole.
I've ridden 1000 miles in these boots and have had 2 'get offs'. Foot/lower leg protection is superb. The right medial ankle TPU makes engaging the rear brake pedal #Triumph Trophy# initially a challenge but easy to do with a little practice. Strongly recommend the boots!
October 9, 2014
TCX X-Miles WP Boots
Great boots! Wear an 8 1/2 so 42 is great. Wide in the toe area. Enough flexibility at the top for comfort on the bike.
Month old and seem well constructed. Appear to be a quality product.
September 12, 2014
Nice boot but not a great fit for thin legs
I just received these boots yesterday and they looked great. Plenty of armor in all the places I wanted it for my light touring and commuting needs. However, the calf part of the boot was way too loose on my leg.
I'm 6'0 180lbs but I've got pretty thin arms and legs. My calves are long and thin (distance runner type) and these boots just didn't fit my calves at all.
If you have thin calves skip this boot. Otherwise, this might be just the boot you're looking for. I'm bummed they didn't fit me.
July 10, 2014
Bought these boots and rode with them about 600 miles immediately. They are perfectly comfortable off the bike for doing quick errands. I actually dumped my bike in the last 100 feet of my trip and it landed on my left ankle. Because of these boots, I suffered only a twisted ankle.
July 1, 2014
Excellent all around boots
I normally wear EE width, these fit my foot well, very comfortable. Worn in all kinds of weather, they keep my feet dry and warm. Can be a bit warm on very hot days, but they are water proof, can't expect them to breath well. Highly recomended
June 2, 2014