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So as you can probably tell from the fact that I recently created a what gloves you got post... I’m currently stocking up on some new gear ahead of my new Bobber Black arriving.

Today I’ve been researching what boots to go for and think I’ve narrowed it down to a coulple of options but if you guys have any comments or suggestions I’d be glad to hear them...

Option one...


TCX HERO Waterproof GORETEX BOOTS - BLACK - Urban Rider London

Option two...

https://www.xlmoto.co.uk/alpinestars-twin-drystar-shoes-charcoal?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0uaZu9fi2QIVb5PtCh1naQwKEAQYCiABEgIL7_D_BwE

I’m not really sure about this last pair!

Options three...

TCX STREET ACE Waterproof RIDING TRAINER - BLACK - Urban Rider London

What are you guys wearing and what do you reckon of these options?

Cheers,

Mike.
 

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Red Wing Iron Ranger for me. These boots are no joke.

Men's 8111 Iron Ranger 6" Boot | Red Wing Heritage

Took about 6 weeks to break all the way in, and for me, rigid arch supports are a must in this specific model. I wear them working every day as well. I have a 2nd "Indian Motorcycle" pair that I'm going to switch to as I send my first pair back to Red Wing for resoling.
 

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So as you can probably tell from the fact that I recently created a what gloves you got post... I’m currently stocking up on some new gear ahead of my new Bobber Black arriving.

Today I’ve been researching what boots to go for and think I’ve narrowed it down to a coulple of options but if you guys have any comments or suggestions I’d be glad to hear them...

Option one...


TCX HERO Waterproof GORETEX BOOTS - BLACK - Urban Rider London

Option two...

https://www.xlmoto.co.uk/alpinestars-twin-drystar-shoes-charcoal?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0uaZu9fi2QIVb5PtCh1naQwKEAQYCiABEgIL7_D_BwE

I’m not really sure about this last pair!

Options three...

TCX STREET ACE Waterproof RIDING TRAINER - BLACK - Urban Rider London

What are you guys wearing and what do you reckon of these options?

Cheers,

Mike.
I like the Alpinestars best out of these three. Just personal opinion... Have you had a chance to try any of them on?
 

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I like the Alpinestars best out of these three. Just personal opinion... Have you had a chance to try any of them on?
No not as yet and any dealers are miles away so it’ll have to be a case of ordering them online and trying them at home... not ideal but little choice sadly!

I also really like the Alpinestars and love the colour of them... not sure they’ll go too well with my dark brown leather jacket however!
 

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I have the TCX HERO and TCX ACE.
I much prefer the Ace boots as they are far comfier.
The Hero’s are quite “stiff” and feel bulky yet no safer than the Aces. Feel and control with the stiffer Hero’s is again inferior to the Aces.
Maybe the Hero boots need a lot more time to loosen up, but with the Aces sitting right next to them - that’s just not happening.

In my experience, TCX shoes in general don’t have a (very) long lifespan if worn daily for commuting/urban riding/walking, etc. But they are fashionable, comfy, CE rated and for their price i would not expect them to last forever (like a pair of much more expensive Daytona’s, for example).
 

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I have the TCX HERO and TCX ACE.
I much prefer the Ace boots as they are far comfier.
The Hero’s are quite “stiff” and feel bulky yet no safer than the Aces. Feel and control with the stiffer Hero’s is again inferior to the Aces.
Maybe the Hero boots need a lot more time to loosen up, but with the Aces sitting right next to them - that’s just not happening.

In my experience, TCX shoes in general don’t have a (very) long lifespan if worn daily for commuting/urban riding/walking, etc. But they are fashionable, comfy, CE rated and for their price i would not expect them to last forever (like a pair of much more expensive Daytona’s, for example).
That’s interesting feedback... I’m honestly torn at the moment but need to get my act together before the bike arrives! I do really like them both but if anything lean towards the Hero’s and the Alpinestars because of the heel/step. I tend to like the way this creates a natural spot to rest on the pegs!
 

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That’s interesting feedback... I’m honestly torn at the moment but need to get my act together before the bike arrives! I do really like them both but if anything lean towards the Hero’s and the Alpinestars because of the heel/step. I tend to like the way this creates a natural spot to rest on the pegs!
Understandable if you need the heel/step to rest on the peg.
I always ride on the balls of my feet, so naturally tend to go for a flatter (albeit reinforced) sole.
 

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A company called StylMartin also make nice boots.
I have a pair of their CHESTER urban boots and been wearing them for the past 8 months.
My only complaint was the abysmally thin inner sole which i swapped out for comfy gel ones.
Not CE rated, IIRC.
 

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I have the TCX street ace, really comfortable and they look great, one issue though is the lace on one boot has already snapped (after 500miles) so not 100% convinced on the lifespan of these.
 

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I like those TCX Hero boots in black, less so in brown, at least on my screen. Haven't seen them in person. I ride the Rev'it Marshall boots. Very cool looking distressed leather. You might check the audio review on any of the boots you're considering with Revzilla.com as definitely read the customer reviews. Those customer reviews will give some real insight as to any issues, like fit, wear, etc. The Rev'it Marshall boots are definitely not for a wide foot and they seem to be a bit longer so you have to downsize which I did. I also have the Stylmartin Chester riding shoes which are similar to the TCX Ace shoes you're looking at but, I think the Stylmartin got better reviews (in black I think the Chester is, coincidentally also called the Marshall). Stylmartin makes some beautiful leather boots. I've seen them in person, like the Indian and the Rocket. Pricey though.

I've seen those Alpinestars gray boots. They look really good. Never tried them, though. Totally personal choice re: the jacket color.
 

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I'm very satisfied with my TCX Street Ace boots! But to be fair: These are in fact Scooter boots and not the safest boots you can get! They are a not protecting your ankles very well, and the leather is a bit thin, but they are very comfortable to wear and for walking. I decided for them, cause:

- they match my kevlar jeans and my Steve Mc Queen style vintage jacket
- they look like normal high sneakers (so I'm very trendy with them :grin2:)
- I can wear them on a pope's audience without being conspicuous:grin2:
- they have no hooks for the laces (so they don't scratch my baby)

Generally low (comfortable) boots demand for throusers that are long enough to cover your ankles in riding (sitting) position as well! This can get a bit tricky, cause if the are to long, they will get uncomfortable when you're walking! This is why I decided for a honey with a sewing machine!>:)

Werner Wernersen0:)
 

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Agreed. The Aces are not going to give Daytona levels of protection.
But, i think that for the Bobber they are great (daily) boot.
My laces are also on the way out, but a new pair from a local hiking shop will prove cheap, stong and more effective than the OEM´s.
 

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I've got a pair of TCX Heros in brown (to match my Helstons leather jacket) and I'm very happy with them, really comfortable both on and off the bike. The only minor criticism is that the insole comes loose every time I take them off but easy just to push back in place so not really an issue.
 
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