TCX X-Ride WP Boots
These are good on and off the bike
I've put at least 1000 miles on these boots so far, I haven't been tracking. There IS a break in period concerning walking in them off the bike, but on the bike I haven't noticed any difference between now and the first time I put them on. I ride to college 80 miles a day and I probably walk a mile or more. I haven't rubbed a single blister, but they are a little stiff in the ankles until they get good and loosened up. I can comfortably walk, bend and stoop/squat on my haunches in these now. It's mainly the stiff top grain leather in the ankle that needs breaking in.
One thing I would mention is that if you have skinny legs you'll have to really use that velcro closure to get the top of the boot close to your skin. If you've got tree trunks for shins I wouldn't worry about it.
Overall I love these boots. I've walked a few miles in them and the soles look brand new, which gives me hope for durability. I've ridden in the rain and my feet stay warm and dry. If your feet are constantly hot I wouldn't wear these in the peak of summer, but they're definite 4 season if you don't require massive ventilation for comfort. They've got great styling, conservative branding and I can get my jeans over top of them.
January 8, 2015
Great product for the money
I have put about a 1500 miles on these boots, and I am very pleased with them. Comfortable for walking when not on the bike, which is more important than one would think. It is not just the journey, but enjoying the destination too! I have had boots in the past that were great on the bike, but terrible off of it. I even leave them on when I ride into work most days, as they are comfortable around the office.
These are well made, and still look brand new. I have ridden in pretty low temps (upper 20s), and they aren't the warmest boots, but when matched up with some good wool socks, they are tolerable. On the other end of the temp spectrum, they do tend to get a bit hot, but for the protection they offer and the fact that they are waterproof, that is really to be expected.
I was a little disappointed when I first received them, as the sole isn't as firm as on the boots I have had in the past, so I thought that they would probably not last long, or would show wear quickly. I have been pleasantly surprised with the toughness of the sole, and the fact that they haven't started showing any real wear at all. I have one slight scrub mark from putting a foot down on a slight skid, but that is about it.
These are the first TCX boots I have had, but they definitely won't be my last! Great quality, great price for what you get, and nice styling that doesn't look terribly out of place off the bike. They are riding boots, so you can tell they are riding boots, but the low key coloring and subdued textures make them as "stealth" as possible, really. I have tried the "riding shoes" on the market before, and they just don't give you the same level of protection as real boots, so I think that these are the sweet spot.
December 22, 2014
snug, but comfortable riding and walking around in
they fit snug, but they are easy to get on/off, there comfortable to wear on the bike and walking around, so far they seem very durable. i'm very satisfied with them, If your in between they're suggested sizes I would say to g o with the larger size.
September 4, 2014
Great look and fit for riding
These are my first pair of any kind of boots.
I really like the style and fit for riding. They feel very sturdy on the ground when I come to a stop.
But I can't see myself wearing these the whole day though.
There isn't much flexibility at all.
Also, the reflector piece in the back doesn't seem to blend in to the style.
September 3, 2014
excellent boots for the money
The boots fit as advertised and required essentially no break-in. The side zipper makes for easy on/off and they look great! Definitely recommend.
July 7, 2014
Great for riding, not for walking
These boots offer great protection for the price, and have a wider-than-average footbed, making them comfortable for my 10-1/2E-width feet. Size 45 is a great fit. They are fairly light in weight for the amount of protection they provide, and the waterproofing seems very well done. But they are very stiff, even after wearing them to work for a few days and walking around in them. My feet don't get sore, but the stiffness of the sole is not very comfortable for walking. Also note that the toe box is pretty high, making it a little more difficult to shift gears on my bike.
The footbed inserts don't provide much support, so I replaced them, which helped a lot. I still wouldn't want to hike for an hour wearing these boots. But I will not hesitate to take them on a long trip...the combination of light weight, waterproofing and protection is excellent.
June 16, 2014
Awesome boot....very comfortable.
This is really a great boot. Awesome for commuting and touring. Easy on and off, well made, look great. Does not feel like a riding boot. Very comfortable.
June 10, 2014
I bought this boot replaced an old pair of tcx-Action that I was not able to find in my size.
Zipper on the inside took a little getting used to. The fit seems to be true to size however there is a lot of volume for me in the boot box.
The boot also does not vent very well. It gets very hot. It is marginally waterproof.
June 9, 2014