TCX Infinity GTX Boot
Comfortable and light, small buckles
II bought this boot to use on my Raptor 700 ATV with Nerf bars. Since my feet aren't dragging on the ground I don't need motocross boots but I wanted good protection with some shifter feel. I chose this boot as it has a real Gortex liner and it is not as bulky as some other boots but has good protection. The boot fulfills those requirements as they are very lightweight but offer solid protection. Easy to walk around in. The only negative is that the buckles are a little small and the adjustment strap slides around easily. If I was taking them off and on a lot it would be annoying but as it is, I put them on, ride, and remove 'em. They are ultra comfortable when on so no need to remove until the riding is done.
December 14, 2014
I was expecting more
I like almost everything about this boot. The craftsmanship is fantastic, the fit and finish was excellent, I really liked the height of the boot, and the elastic cuff at the top, and the sole tread pattern.
However...the buckles are worthless. For such a great boot, at this price level, the buckles and leather overlap design at the buckles is a complete non-starter. The plastic buckles started to deform after trying on the boots twice. The buckle adjustment is a complete pain and the buckle straps are not captive, therefore will get lost at some point. Also the leather base of the buck at the overlap will fold under the buckle and not fit together properly without futzing with regularly.
I really wanted to like this boot, but couldn't justify the cost with the buckle issues.
December 10, 2014
This is the previous version of the boot and I saved quite a bit on it. Lot of protection here and extremely comfortable
Wore them in a rainstorm and cold weather and stayed very warm and dry. Two issues 1. The boot is bulky in the toe
making shifting a challenge over my Chipewas.
And 2. the buckles are difficult to fasten and cheap. I will be taking them in to a cobbler to have them replaced. I understand the new design uses aluminum over the plastic ones.
December 8, 2014
foot area very large
first off, I returned these boots, they are simply too big and bulky. If these boots fit you, they will likely be very good, they are tall (taller than my Gaerne Balance boots) and substantial. Unfortunately I should have considered the other reviews just a bit more. BUT since I have an 11 year old pair of Oxtar boots that are still in very serviceable condition, I couldn't help but order more TCX boots. But the comments for most styles seems to be "large fit." While I have narrow feet, I also have a tall instep, and these boots are simply way too big through the toe and instep area to be usable for me. They are pretty "chunky" and didn't fit at all under my current shift lever location on my Ducati, and barely worked on my two KTMs, where the Gaerne fit just fine. Plus they are too tall to work well with my leather sport pants, the height of the boot and the knee protection interfere with each other.
December 5, 2014
Greta boots. I love them. I ordered these boots at a great price and they arrived the next morning. Amazing service.
November 24, 2014
Nice boot, a bit stiff, I expect a long breakin time
Generally good I'm sure they will be the only boots I'll wear
November 17, 2014
Good protection, comfortable.
Good protection, and comfortable. Adventure riding in Colorado from 38 degrees to 96 (same day) with minimalist sock. Room for ski sock this winter. Heat, cold, dry, downpour -awesome foot/ankle/shin ware. Smacked by asphalt, rocks, rain, debris and foot pegs -no problem. Good grip on the peg. Fine for short walking at destination. Have a pair of street shoes I leave at the office to change into. While the buckle system could have been engineered better, the buckle diatribe is a non-issue once you figure it out. I wear a 44 in American boots and these are true to fit. Buy the right gear once.
September 4, 2014
Sturdy, Tall, and Bulky
I'm a new rider and I really wanted a pair of boots with good protection. Initially I looked at some slightly shorter boots such as the TCX X-Miles WP boots and the Gaerne G-Impulse Boots. However, I have long thin calves and both of those boots left too much space between the cuff and my calves for me to feel comfortable the boots would stay on my feet if I were in an accident.
I spent an inordinate amount of time watching videos narrowing down my choices as I tried to find a boot that would be comfortable, protective, and tall enough to fit snugly around the broadest part of my calf (near the top of my calf).
Meanwhile the cost of the boots I was looking at was going up along with the cuff height.
I've now had these boots for about a week and I'm happy with them for the most part - though I do have issues with them as well.
- fit great around my calves. I have long distance runner legs; long and lean. These taller boots really fit my calf style well. For reference I have a 34" inseam and very skinny legs.
- protection - the toe cup, heal, and ankles all have some decent protection built in. Plus, there is a shin guard. I ended up with more armor than I was initially looking for but I'm happy to have it.
- Comfort - the are pretty comfortable. Sure, they are stiff but not so that I can't walk in them. Plus, I mostly only wear them when I'm on the bike and, for the most part, I forget they are on. NOTE: I wear short socks with these boots and the boots are still pretty comfortable on my calf above my socks.
- Soles - the soles seem pretty solid and have a non-slip quality about them. I do mostly city riding in a rainy area so I really appreciate the traction the soles provide.
- Buckles - The buckles feel chintzy and cheap. The adjuster part is really weak feeling and the buckles don't really remember how you adjusted them because the strap can easily slip around within the buckle when the boots aren't on.
-foot box is huge. I wear a 43 and while the length and width are pretty solid the space above my foot in the boot seems cavernous. My foot can really move around in the boot which makes me a little nervous.
- Toe-box is tall. This isn't a huge problem but initially I wasn't sure I'd even be able to angle my foot to be able to shift in the boots. I can - but I am definitely going to adjust the shift lever. If you get these be prepared to adjust your shift lever as well.
I haven't dealt with any heavy rain yet but I'm not worried about the waterproof nature of the boot. I believe it will be fine.
July 28, 2014