TCX Rush footwear

RRP: £99.99 // Sizes: 6.5-13.5 // Colours: Black/ Red, Black/Yel­low Tested by: Mau Spencer

Motorcycle Monthly - - Tried & Tested -

Mo­tor­cy­cle footwear might well be func­tional, but it’s not al­ways known for be­ing stylish – un­til now. Ital­ian com­pany TCX has come up with a stylish ‘sneaker-type’ de­sign which also of­fers com­fort and some pro­tec­tive re­in­force­ment for the user. These boots are part of the TCX ‘Ur­ban’ range, so they aren’t de­signed to of­fer full-on ar­moured pro­tec­tion; they are aimed at the more ca­sual user who likes a bit of flair to their rid­ing ap­parel – and in that re­spect, they cer­tainly look the part. The re­in­force­ment used is fit­ted to the toe, an­kle and heel ar­eas; it is CE cer­ti­fied to meet the new EN 13634:2015 reg­u­la­tions. From a con­struc­tion per­spec­tive, the boot up­per is made from var­i­ous ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing matt soft-touch mi­crofi­bre com­bined with suede leather gear shift pad. The in­ter­nal lin­ing is claimed to be wa­ter­proof (and given that it rained all day while I was out on the road, my feet re­mained dry at all times).

The boot is fas­tened us­ing a clas­sic lac­ing sys­tem, cou­pled to a Vel­cro band with mi­croin­jec­tions for easy open­ing, so they are quick and easy to put on. Wear­ing them for the first time, I half ex­pected to ex­pe­ri­ence some form of dis­com­fort (as quite of­ten hap­pens with some­thing new), but this wasn’t to be the case; and it was if they had been tai­lored specif­i­cally to fit my feet – the siz­ing was spot on.

I par­tic­u­larly liked the way the boot is cut away at the back to help avoid any an­kle skin chaf­ing that might oc­cur due to fre­quent ‘up and down’ gear chang­ing while out on the road. And walk­ing around in them when off the bike, they felt as sup­ple and flex­i­ble to wear, al­most to the point that it would be easy to for­get they aren’t ac­tu­ally train­ers. I could – and did - walk around in them all day.

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