TCX X-Roadster WP Shoes
Disclaimer: This is my first pair of motorcycle shoes or boots, so my experience may be limited.
At first, I couldn't figure out if I wanted the 'race style' mid-calf boots for the street, regular-looking shoes with some armor and rigidity, or a high-top model like these. I looked at footwear for about a month and a half.
I ride a Ninja 300 in which I have limited space to carry stuff with me (like most sport bikes), so I finally decided on these. I couldn't imagine having to deal with the halfway-up-the-calf race-looking boots if I took flip flops of something with me on a trip to swap out and walk around. The TCX's might actually be a little big for that unless I carry a bunch of luggage, but I knew they would be more manageable than the race boots.
Next, I considered the protection that these (and other) boots offer. I knew if I didn't have ankle protection, then obviously I wouldn't have ankle protection. So these TCX X-Roadsters are an in-between.
Another thing I considered was the difference between waterproof and non-waterproof. The important factor I was considering was that the non-waterproof boots probably offered better airflow. With better airflow comes the opportunity to let water inside. I didn't want to ever be 'caught with my pants down' and have wet feet, so I bought these, which are waterproof. I've ridden in 85ish-degree weather for multiple hours and my feet were hot, but very far from uncomfortable. I only noticed my feet were hot when removing the boots and checking for the sake of writing a review on them. Again, it needs stated that my feet were never uncomfortable, temperature-wise.
Break-in: I have wide feet. My dress shoes for work are EEE width, and I can never find tennis shoes that both fit and don't look like old people shoes. I wore these TCX X-Roadster WP's for my first ride and they were definitely snug around the midsection of my foot. By midsection, I'm referring to the part between my toes and my ankle -- halfway. After the first ride, they still seemed tight, but I was hoping for a break-in period that I just hadn't exceeded yet. The next day, I wore some thick, fleece-lined winter socks. I only did this inside. Even while wearing them for an hour and a half with these warm, winter socks, I never felt like my feet were burning up. This helped stretch them even more. Ever since that, they've fit like a glove.
They are very easy to enter, and I love the velcro-and-zipper closure.
My left foot measures 11 1/8" from toe to heel.
My right foot measures 11" from toe to heel.
I bought size 12 and they are perfect. I originally wore them around the house only to make sure I didn't need to return them and get 12.5's. Hopefully this will help someone with similar measurements.
I don't think there's anything I left out. If I did, or if you have any questions, I'll leave them as comments or you can ask in the comments.
These are a definite buy.
July 3, 2016
This product is so perfect in all ways
Fits good looks good and worth all dime so stylish with the besr air flow and water resistant
January 20, 2016
Great short boot for all weather.
Nice overall package for the road. Good protection in a short, waterproof boot. (Yes, I did a few hundred miles in a cold rain to check it out.) Might be a little warm above 70 degrees F, but the short height might mitigate the effects of waterproofing/no air flow and adequate insulation.
Sliders seem adequate, though if you need them regularly, you should probably be using a more track-specific boot (perhaps on the track). I did lose one of the attachment screws on the first ride, and I recommend checking tightness of the binder bolts out of the box.
I got comfortable sizing with a thin sock right first time around, but considering advertisements for natural foot shape, I surprisingly came in 2 sizes more than my Birkenstocks (45) and one size less than my TCX Evo-2s (48) and my more narrow Sidi mountain biking shoes (48)
December 14, 2015
Great first pair of boots.
I'm a new rider, first pair of boots, put ~350 miles in with them. Love the lace-free design, but I'm a thin guy and I wish I could get them a bit tighter around the ankle. Other than that, they're extremely comfortable and I think they look great. Despite being waterproof, they're not overly hot. A bit warm on the 90+ degree days but definitely nothing intolerable, and always cool while you're moving. Very happy with this purchase.
August 31, 2015
This Pair is simply amazing. TCX thank you so much! I wear a size 14 in US that is size 49 in Euro. I have always been on the wide side but this shoe fits absolutely perfect!
My feet get warm but certainly not sweaty. I have not had a chance to test the waterproofness but i think they will hold up just fine.
The shoes are incredibly comfortable I wear them all day at work when i ride my scoot.
Great shoes you need not look any further for this type of boot.
Now if only TCX would make more of their shoes go up to size 49.....
July 20, 2015
I love these boots. For me there comfortable to ride and walk around in. Good protection for a low cut boot. TCX as a customer for life.
May 18, 2015
This product has features you need for long and short ride!
True to size fit, a little bit narrow but comfortable enough during on and off rides. Truly a waterproof mid cut riding boots. Has a good airflow. Nice and aggressive design.
February 16, 2015
Good Protection, Good Style
very good short boot, i can easily wear this around town under my Kevlar jeans and remain mostly casual. only complaint i have is on the pair i received, there is a workmanship defect under the left toe slider which makes the toe slider not sit flush like the right one does. honestly, who cares though... its a slider.
January 20, 2015