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I like my AlpineStars SuperTech Rs. On the bike they're terrific, very comfortable and the protection is great. I can ride all day with them. When I'm walking around off the bike however there's one spot inside the boot, attached to the inner booty that hurts my foot. At the outer, front edge there is a protection plate mounted to the inner booty that digs into the right side of my foot. It's not an issue until a couple of hours walking/standing around OFF the bike. I used a heat gun and was able to push this plastic piece out but it didn't help. I tried all the Dainese boots, no joy. So I bought a pair of these last night, they were updated last year & I've read some very positive reviews. I should have them early this week. Anyone here own a pair?



TCX R-S2 EVO Boots - RevZilla
 

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Forgot got mention above these are the newer EVOs. If anyone has a slightly wider foot like me & has no luck w/ Dainese, Alpine Stars, these could be your ticket. Finally I have a pair of boots that are so comfortable both on and off the bike! In person they are even nicer than pics. Everything about them I like better than the SuperTechRs except the Rs have better ventilation at the foot. Other than that the EVOs seem to have a leg up. The Torsion Control system feels more secure. The Metaltarsal protection which the Rs don't have. The way the aluminum allow toe slider is incorporated into the toe area, on the Rs it looks like an after thought. The TCX EVO has a air bladder that you pump w a release valve. Wearing jeans I didn't notice that much of a difference but w/ leathers tucked in you can feel it getting snug. I'm mostly a size 10.5, every now & then an 11 so went w/ the 44s. I took pics next to my Alpine Stars Super Tech Rs so you can see how much more shin protection you get w the TCX. Feel on the bike is really great, think I found my go to co. for riding boots! Got a new set of Dainese Delta Pro pants today too. Have a 175 mile ride tonight to meet some friends.









 

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Gorgeous boots! Any chance we can have a look at the soles?
Wore them about 6 hours last night split off & on the bike & couldn't be happier w/ them. You do need socks that are over calf because the boots are tall. Favorites for me are Left/Right specific Nikes compression Elite Running. Thinner than the normal racing stocks, better in the summer. Expensive at $50 (DICKS) but worth it IMO.

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Thanks for the pics! With the rate I go through socks I have to buy them in bulk at my local bike store. The washing machines keeps eating them.
 

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Didn't think it warranted a new thread so I'm posting here.....With the H2 I always wear racing boots & the TCX EVOs I posted about here already are great but there's been days when I'm off the bike for hours walking around. I found a pair of riding boots that are like a hybrid between boots & sneakers. They don't have the shin/full protection of the full on racing boot but do offer a lot more protection than every day sneakers. I wore them last night for first time & can't say enough positive things about them. I also found that they gave me a little more feedback on the bike, even makes finding Neutral just slightly easier than my racing boots.

I almost dropped the H2 a few weeks back when my boot got caught up on the aggressive ledge at the edge of the peg when I came to a sudden full stop, leaning one direction. I've since heard from 2 guys that dropped their bikes at full stops because they were wearing shoes with laces which got caught on the plate next to pegs (where the inside of your foot rests) & that prevented them from putting a foot down. One guy (my Kawi Service Manager w/ a Mint ZX-14) said it was "like a slow motion nightmare"... So when I came across these boots that have a strap that contains the laces I figured I'd try them out, glad I did. They are slightly heavier than high top sneakers, they're nicely padded inside, very comfy but w/ solid ankle protection. True to size, American figment. I have a slightly wide foot & they're great so probably wouldn't work if you have narrow feet. Icon is not known for high quality apparel compared to say Dainese or AlpineStars but these are from their 1000 line which is their best quality. Double stitched. Steel shank. CE rated. In hand you can tell they're really well made. Only $200.

"ICON TRUANT 1000
Full grain leather upper
Axialmetric steel shank
Slip-resistant rubber sole
Internal ankle protection
Adjustable midfoot stabilizer strap
Low-profile lacing system
CE rated"




 

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I realize that I'm replying to a very old thread, but I just bought a pair of these TCX RS2 EVO boots, and I was checking out reviews of the boots when I found this forum. The comparison photos of the TCX boots and the Alpinestars was very helpful, as was the written review.

The other reason I had to post this late reply was to thank those here who admitted to suffering the "slow motion nightmare" at a stop when your boot gets stuck on a peg, and over you go. I did that on my ride home from the dealership where I bought my Kawasaki, ... the FIRST ride on that bike, after not owning a bike for way too many decades. I felt - and looked - like a complete idiot. Fortunately the bike only suffered a couple of pimples on the vinyl covering the fairing, and I got a couple of small bruises on my leg. So, hearing that others have had the same embarrassing no-speed get-off is comforting. As a matter of fact, the salesman who sold me the bike admitted to doing the same thing a few months ago. I guess the lesson is to mind those laces!
 
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