TCX Street Ace WP £119.99

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Time tested Two months Tested by Tim Thomp­son What’s good? Boots like this are al­ways go­ing to feel like a com­pro­mise. They’re try­ing to be nor­mal shoes, ex­cept they’re not – they’re stiff, heavy and, with a wa­ter­proof mem­brane, run a bit hot. They’re also try­ing to be real bike boots, ex­cept, with rel­a­tively lit­tle ar­mour and an­kle and lower leg cov­er­age, they’re not that ei­ther.

But I rate these. The blend be­tween ‘nor­mal’ and ‘bike’ boot is about right. Com­fort is su­perb, yet there’s a re­as­sur­ing tor­sional stiff­ness to them as well as pro­tected fore­foot and an­kle ar­eas. They’re fine for walk­ing, too. On a 20-minute ride through a sum­mer mon­soon, they stayed dry inside. What’s not? It’s great to see real leather on a bike boot, but the stressed look gets on my nerves a bit.

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