TCX X-Roadster WP Shoes
Good Protection for the price. Needs an ankle cinch.
Got these in spring and now have about 2,000 miles on them. I like them overall. The fit lengthwise was about 1 size too large (I wear a size 9 shoe so bought a size 43 TCX.) Width was perfect.
The Zipper + Velcro closure is very convenient for quick on-and-off. However, they don't cinch tight enough to give any real ankle support and I am concerned they could fly off in a violent crash.
The waterproofing works well and there is a full leather blocking flap on the inside to prevent leaks throug the zipper.
They are comfortable enough for riding but you will not want to walk much more than a mile in them given the stiff sole protector. The replaceable scuff gaurd on the toe squeaks when walking.
In warm weather they breath about as good as you can expect from a waterproof boot.
If TCX added a velcro cinch to tighten the upper ankle they would have a killer boot for the price. And while they are at it, take off the gaudy white lettering ...
September 28, 2014
Great Boots for Saving Money and Being Protected
My initial impression was the aggressive look of these boots when I removed the packaging and unwrapped the paper protection. These boots look a lot better in person and clearly distinguish themselves apart from most other boots in this category/price range.
When I slipped the boots on, I realized that they were stiff because the leather needed to be broken in, but the fitment was true to size. I wear a size 12 and the 47 Euro gave my toes plenty of room to breathe. They are nice and feel beefy which relieves any worry about protection. The only thing I didn't like is the fact that without a strap across the middle, these boots feel a little loose around the heel while walking. Maybe I'm ignorant to the fact that all strapless boots feel like this because these are my first pair, but it would be nice to have a strap regardless.
While riding, these feel great. The stiffness went away after a few days of riding and breaking the leather in. These are weatherproof, however, I rated the air flow high because these boots did a good job holding up as designed and not allowing anything in. It's not the best for all climates,but wet feet while riding is a fate I wouldn't wish on any rider.
Overall, these boots are amazing. If I had a chance to buy another pair of riding boots, I would choose these.
September 27, 2014
Great for those with wide feet
I'm a new rider and was looking for a boot that offered great protection and that would fit someone with Sasquatch feet like myself. These boots are AWESOME for the money. I was looking at some other boots from Dainese and AStars, but you can't get boots from them that offer the same level of protection at this price point. The build quality is great on these and they are super easy to get on. Highly recommended!
September 15, 2014
I bought these because I was looking for an inexpensive pair of black riding boots and my selections are limited due to having small feet. It was between these and the Alpinestars SMX1. I have the Alpinestars in white, but I didn't really like the way the black ones looked. I saw these and read the other review and decided to take a chance on them. They are extremely comfortable. I store my motorcycle about a mile from my house and walking that distance in these boots is no problem. I also bought these particular boots because they are waterproof. A must have due to unpredictable Colorado weather.
March 21, 2014
My closet has more expensive moto footwear, but I always use my TCX X-square shoes. I knew that when it was time to buy another pair of shoes or boots, My search would start with TCX. I spotted these Roadsters while surfing around on revzilla, and I pre-ordered them. I normally wait a while to review gear, but these were the right boots from the get go because TCX really knows how to make boots. They have been comfortable to wear on the bike and in the office. No issues with comfort, and they aren't so aggressive that they look out of place. I also wore them with a pair of short socks, and the upper parts of the boot are so well finished that my ankle was comfortable without a sock between my leg and the boot. TCX also got the Velcro correct so it doesn't "bite" a bare leg or get stuck to your sock. All of these details really add up to a solid boot. Anthony accurately covers the protective features of these boots, and I can tell you that they appear to be bombproof. As far as fit goes, I wear a size 10 in Asics gym shoes, and I wear a 44 in both the X-square and the roadsters. The only nit picks I see so far are that the plastic on the heal cup could get scratched up over time, and we will see how they do in the heat, my guess is probably not very good once things get cranked up out here in Arizona, but we will see. I'm personally not a huge fan of the monster-size TCX logo on the outer heel cups, but I'll live with it. If you are looking for a good looking, protective, and comfortable pair of riding boots, don't hesitate. These boots are a steal at the price they are selling them.
February 26, 2014