TCX X-Rap Gore-Tex Shoes
Excellent riding shoe
I wear American size 10 shoe, but my feet are actually size 10+ and slightly wide so I ordered these in size 44. They are a perfect fit for me, very comfortable during riding and walking. At this time of year in Texas air flow has not become a problem yet so I can't really say what they will be like in a very hot climate but my other gore-tex items are generally comfortable until it gets into July-August here. My only initial complaint about the shoes was the inconvenience in lacing, probably because I am used to zippers and velcro, but when I figured out it takes me about 20 extra seconds to lace up it would be crazy to complain because of that.
I think these are fine shoes, well made, and quite attractive. I haven't ridden in the rain yet so I can't comment on that aspect but I would recommend them to people looking to buy new riding shoes.
April 13, 2015
Well, the very first time I wore these a drunk driver plowed into me and these shoes saved me from serious injury, so as far as I'm concerned they are AWESOME!
They look great (like old school skate shoes) and are very comfortable. You can definitely wear them out walking around in comfort, and they are stylish so they go with just about anything i would wear.
The medics had to cut them off my feet, sadly, so I'm going to order another pair.
April 13, 2015
Comfortable and stylish
I gave these a try because I had not seen a product like it before and was shopping for a narrow thickness boot that fit the controls of a sport bike. These have a thin-ish toe profile that works well for sport riding and are also very comfortable. They offer a lot of protection too. The smooth sole is very nice to shift your feet around on the pegs and the compound has good grip if you like to use the tip of your pegs. I was worried about the lace system being a bother to get in and out of but once you get them broken in a bit they are not too much trouble to get out of and lace up in a hurry. Only the top three eyes need to be loosened to take off so lacing up is a snap. They work well with jeans and if you like to be incognito about your mode of transportation they blend in well with casual clothes.
March 24, 2015
Great pair of riding shoes
I usually wear a size 10 or 10.5, but I bought a size 9 and they fit great. Like others have stated, they are a bit wide and while standing they sort of bulge out a bit from the sides. This makes them look a little different than when they're off your feet. Still look good though.They come with an extra pair of highligther laces. Heat-wise, decent breath-ability, but you're still wearing a water-proof shoe... Quality is top-notch and they offer good protection considering it is a shoe that you're able to wear off the bike for extended periods of time. Would buy again!
March 19, 2015
Great Italian made riding shoe. Excellent quality and a great look. I took advice from another review and purchased a set of insoles which I believe is a must. They come with a wafer thin insole that doesn't cut it with the firm nature of the soles which would be typical of riding shoes. That would be the only negative I could say. They have a supportive boot feel but still very comfortable to walk in. I bought an equivalent to a size 11 with the insole in mind and feel the fit is perfect for me. I typically buy 10.5 -11 depending on fit I have fairly narrow feet and these seem to run medium in width. I wouldn't go a full size larger but would recommend maybe a half at most.
I wear these shoes when I ride my 2012 triumph tiger 800xc
March 9, 2015
Best option for a riding shoe meets street fashion but could be better...
Overall, a fairly stylish shoe that I can leave on when off the bike. Nice leather and neutral color. Comes with extra laces in volt color if the grey/white combination is a bit boring for you. Protection from both the elements as well as impact seems good. The shoes do run a bit large. I usually have 13 and ordered these in a 47 which works fine. Now on to the parts that could be improved. As mentioned by other reviewers, the insole really is ridiculous. It offers the comfort of a thin sheet of paper. If you can afford a $230 pair of shoes you can buy some insoles but you shouldn't have to. Once you fix that, they are pretty comfortable. The other thing I am not sure works for me is the fast lacing system. Nothing fast about it. And at a size 47, the laces are actually pretty short. If you open them up to get into the shoes, the laces slip out of the top 2 eyelets.
All in all, still a great choice compared to what else is out there. Highly recommended.
February 9, 2015
Good Gore-Tex riding shoe you can wear all day
Like many, I bought the TCX X-Rap Gore-Tex shoes to have a nice stylish pair of WP riding shoes that I can wear at work and out running about. They fit the bill. They definitely run at least a half size large, closer to 3/4 size large. Like others who have reviewed this product, I had to get inserts to take up a lot of the extra space. I normally wear 10.5 or 11. I purchased the 44 in this product and they were about a half size big. I'm pretty sure 43 would have been too small though. They are a bit wide as well, but the inserts took care of that too. Inserts were a must anyhow since the stock insoles are not the most comfortable, especially for a $230 pair of shoes! Nevertheless, with aftermarket inserts they are decently comfortable. They look good, are not too hot for everyday wear, are well made, and have a decent amount of protection integrated that you wouldn't have wearing a normal pair of shoes on a bike. I have not had them in the rain yet, but they are Gore-Tex so I'm sure they will do fine assuming you are wearing a good pair of WP pants over them.
October 13, 2014
These are a lot lighter than the riding boots I have been wearing for years. They are nice enough to continue to wear at work or wherever I go to on my bike, despite how good they look in the pictures, they don't quite have the style of a normal shoe, and still look a little...not quite right. But I still really love them.
The soles seem rather strong for protection and so do the built in reinforced elements at the ankle and sides.
I have feet that don't demand a "wide" but are wider than most normal shoes accommodate for naturally, that being said, these are quite wide even for me, I typically wear a men's 13 (at least in Rocky boots and Puma shoes) and these at size 48 are a great fit length wise.
Overall I am really happy with this purchase, the quality seems good enough to last for years of riding.
September 8, 2014