The 2020 TCX Boots collection has been revealed, with some of the new models starting to arrive in UK dealers as early as November. What that means of course is that you’ll be able to see them all in Hall 3 at Motorcycle Live from November 16-24.
All TCX boots are CE-approved so every model has been independantly tested for their ability to protect and they have certainly proven the level of all-day comfort they can provide, so what’s new for 2020?
Joining the TCX Touring and Adventure Line is the Baja Mid Waterproof in black. With the same high specification as the full-length Baja Waterproof we tested earlier this year, the ‘Mid’ with only 2 buckles was previously only available in brown. That’s not a dramatic addition to the range, but also new is the Explorer 4 GORE-TEX®. This classic touring boot features the TCX Comfort Fit System (C.F.S) – as do all boots in the touring range. Developed as a result of years of TCX know-how, this technique allows the boot to be shaped on a mould to reproduce the foot’s anatomy, making it extremely comfortable and ideal for prolonged use. The Explorer 4 features a wear-resistant rubber sole for superior stability on any terrain. RRP of £169.99.
Introduced last year, the Clima Gore-Tex Surround® boots were the first motorcycling boots to feature the innovative Gore-Tex Surround® technology. New for 2020, TCX has launched the Airwire GORE-TEX Surround® which feature a microfibre and breathable abrasion-resistant fabric on the upper of the boot and a Ortholite® footbed with long term cushioning and high levels of breathability to complement the GORE-TEX Surround® technology. Slightly shorter in length than the Clima boots, the Airwire GORETEX is meant to be a great option if you prefer short, summer boots with superior climate comfort. We haven’t put that to the test though, so whether or not it helps the one problem TCX Boots have – sometimes being too hot – is yet to be seen.
Many long distance travellers find that a boot that doesn’t look too ‘adventurey’ is preferential when off the bike, so the TCX 24/7 range is growing rapidly. The all-weather District Waterproof boots will be available in a choice of black and gunmetal/black with an RRP of £179.99. Complete with a T-Dry waterproof membrane, an Ortholite footbed and wear-resistant TPU sole, the District boots are the perfect choice for riders looking for a casually-styled but fully protective boot.
The popular Street Ace Waterproof boots are now available in grey/natural rubber for 2020 with an RRP of £124.99 and ladies will now have the choice of a grey/glacier colour option in the Street Ace Lady Waterproof boot. Also new for 2020 is a native leather colour option in the ventilated Street Ace Air.
Then there is the Staten Waterproof with a simple, plain full-grain leather upper with stretch side panel for comfort and ease of fit. They feature a T-Dry waterproof lining, Ortholite footbed and wear-resistant rubber sole – complete with a vintage look. Available in black/grey and anthracite/grey, they are priced at £149.99.
If you are an afficionado of the full ‘dirt-bike’ style boot though, TCX are introducing the Terrain 3 Waterproof boot in anthracite at £239.99. The all-weather boot is said to be perfect for trial or light enduro use. It features TCX’s ‘ideal’ stitching sole construction technique, a craft-based construction process that guarantees comfort, hard-wearing resistance and flexibility of the footwear. Apparently the material is also dipped in molten tar to ensure the stitching and holes are completely waterproof.
For more information or to locate your local dealer if you can’t get to Motorcycle Live, visit nevis.uk.com