TCX S-Speed Boots
- Upper constructed of exclusive “soft touch” microfiber with micro-injected inserts and padded front and rear area for better comfort and flexibility
- Air-Tech breathable lining
- T.C.S.® (Torsion Control System) with iron mesh air intakes
- Polyurethane heel guard, shin plate and shift pad which is integrated into the sole
- Replaceable high-resistant PU toe sliders
- Zip and Velcro® band closure
- Anatomic and replaceable footbed
- Mid-sole is reinforced
- Mono compound, ultra resistant sole with specific grip area
- CE certified
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Please see our TCX Sizing Information page for help in choosing a size. I tried on my size and as expected the fit seemed about right. Of all the brands we carry, TCX seems to be most consistent from model to model. I’d characterize the width as C or D or Medium.
Our Two Cents
I’m reviewing this S-Speed boot today and it was first “introduced” about a year ago as a new 2014 model but has just now become available. The S-Speed Waterproof boots were shipping in December of 2013 and I did a review on those then. There are no surprises with the non-waterproof version here, so I’ll borrow my comments from before: These new boots from TCX are offered as a “mid-level” race or street sport boot. The Waterproof version includes an integral waterproof/breathable liner between the boot’s outer and inner liners, so you don’t see it, but it will keep you dry in rainy conditions… this version is not waterproof.
We sell some “top of the line” race boots from Alpinestars and Sidi that will exhibit a lot of the same safety protective features you see listed for this boot (above), which will come in closer to $300, and we have some similar boots from Cortech that are around $150, so these boots coming in in the lower to mid-$200s puts them right in the middle of the pack. Overall, I think the value is there. The boots have a very substantial protector on the shin and they also have some stabilization for the ankle. The ankle stabilization admittedly isn’t as robust as the higher priced boots, but it offers certainly more than sport tour boots. The insides of the boots are lightly padded and smooth and shouldn’t give any trouble for break in. About the only thing I don’t like about the boots is the material used for the flex panels in the instep/ankle area (the silver part). The padding and horizontal quilting sort of reminds me of 80s moon boots, but I think I’m just showing my age. The other (younger guys) in the office thought they looked fine. Overall a very nice boot and a good choice if you want something between full-on expensive race boots and boots at the low end of the scale. Oh, and one other thing I liked when taking the pictures is that bright red liner! :: Paul, 11-06-14