Review: TCX Fuel Waterproof Boots

TCX Fuel Waterproof Boots

Tested by: Ross

RRP: £199.99 // Sizes: 3.5 – 13 // Colours: Brown, Black

I’m pretty partial to a pair of TCX boots. Over the last couple of years I’ve had the chance to test a few pairs, from fashion styled boots through to dedicated touring and adventure boots. More recently, I’ve got my hands on (or rather, feet in) a pair of their latest TCX Fuel waterproof boots.

Brand new for 2017, Italian footwear specialist TCX has recently introduced these Fuel waterproof boots to its ever expanding Touring/Custom line. In short, the Fuel boots are casually-styled boots with a retro/vintage aesthetic, and I reckon they look just as good on the bike as off. But most importantly they are packed with all the necessary safety features, as well as being really comfortable too (thanks to the internal side zip, Velcro band and external buckles, which allow the boots to be adjusted to suit particular foot shapes and leg widths).

They are CE-certified in line with the new European EN 13634:2015 regulations, featuring both toe and heel reinforcments, meaning you can be secure in the knowledge that the boots will offer all the necessary protection if the worst happens and you’re involved in an incident.

The boots feature a full-grain leather upper, with a gear change protection pad, in addition to a deep tread on the sole which offers pretty outstanding grip – and come with a waterproof and highly breathable lining, which means that the boots are more than capable of holding their own in the very worst of weather conditions. I can testify to how well they hold up, as I’ve been wearing them non-stop, and together we’ve experienced some truly terrible conditions. The only time they’ve been bested is when I over enthusiastically rode through a ford (post-heavy downpour), causing water to pour into the top of the boots – though I have confess, they did dry out surprisingly quickly.

Ultimately, I’m really impressed with these TCX Fuel Boots. They’re comfortable, versatile, properly waterproof, and (I reckon) pretty stylish too. If you’re in the market for a pair of boots that are capable of doing everything you need, from touring to track – then you could do a lot worse than checking out these boots from TCX.

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