Italian footwear brand TCX has announced a number of new boots for its 2016 collection.
The X Tour Evo GORE-TEX is high-performance touring boot, designed for all weather. The upper of the X Tour Evo is made from extra smooth full-grain leather and has a GORE-TEX Insulated Comfort inner lining. The boots feature D3O shock absorbing technology on the shin plate and malleolus (the bony projections on the side of the ankle). The presence of D3O in the most vulnerable foot areas increases the level of CE-certified safety achieving the following optional protective requirements: IPS (Impact Protection of Tibia) and IPA (Impact Protection of Ankle).
The boots also have a reinforced toe and heel counter and micro-injected gear shift pads. The sole is wear resistant with a specific grip area suited to touring.
Forming part of the 24/7 line from TCX, designed for those wanting to wear the boots all day — even when not on the bike — the X Groove boots now come with a GORE-TEX liner to make the boots breathable and waterproof. CE-approved and made from suede leather, the boots feature protection at the malleolus area, toe and heel and fasten using a lace system. The sole is newly designed with a specific path to increase stability and grip in a slippery urban environment.
The TCX Lady range has been specifically designed to fit the anatomy of the female foot, which has a thinner metatarsal area, a more accentuated instep area and generally a smaller heel. The waterproof, CE-approved X-Boulevard boots are made from full-grain leather and have a soft-touch waterproof membrane inside. They feature a 4.5cm heel, which can help riders with shorter inside leg measurements reach the floor and protective reinforcement at the malleolus, heel and toe. They fasten using a zip on the inside of the leg, and there’s an adjustable leather band.