TCX X-Roadster Waterproof Boots
- Upper constructed of exclusive “soft touch” microfiber with padded front and rear area for better comfort and flexibility
- Waterproof lining
- Polyurethane heel guard and shift pad which is integrated into the sole
- Malleolus “carbon look” inserts
- Replaceable high-resistant PU toe sliders
- Zip and Velcro® band closure
- Anatomic, extra-light and breathable footbed
- Mid-sole is reinforced
- Mono compound rubbert sole with specific grip area
- Comfort Fit System developed by TCX ensures an extremely comfortable boot, ideal for prolonged use in different situations
- CE certified
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I find the size/length to be correct for these boots, so please choose the size you normally wear in street shoes. I’d estimate the width to be “medium” or “D” width, perhaps just a bit more wide than Sidi which I’ve always thought was a C or D width. Please see our TCX Sizing Information page for a conversion from European to US size.
The design of these boots uses a bit more padding between the boot liner and the boot’s upper so the effect is for the boot to feel more snug. For this reason, if you are between sizes, I’d advise going with the larger.
Our Two Cents
Think of these new X-Roadster Waterproof boots as being the bottom 2/3 of a sport/race boot. The boots have a molded heel protector and also have toe sliders just like a race boot. And the side entry zipper is also of the same design. If you take the “View Larger Images” link above I show you the flap between the side zipper that completes the all-around integrated waterproof/breathable liner. That shot will show you how high up on the boot you could encounter water and them still keep water out. Lots of shorter boots are now being offered with waterproof liners, which is fine as long as you plan for pants that will cover down far enough to keep water from entering over the top. Rain pants with stirrups would be good, or riding pants that are plenty long and will stay well down over the boot. Many people like a shorter boot like this. They are lighter and easier to walk in, and easy to put on and take off. These boots have side ankle protectors built in and the sole design has stiffening to help you bear weight on the pegs without the sole flexing unduly. The overall combination of these protective elements make this boot one of the more robust boots I’ve reviewed in this market segment. As I mentioned in the sizing advice, the boots have more than average padding all around and have a snug feel to them, all of which helps you to get a good fit out of a boot that is not lace adjustable. Overall, I like this style and it seems to offer a lot for the money. :: Paul, 02-12-14