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TCX Competizione RS Boots

Tango Charlie X-ray. Totally Cool Xylophone. I don’t know what TCX stands for, but I have come to love their boots. Formerly known as Oxtar—a name that was probably abandoned because it invoked images of livestock drenched in black goo, or because it sounded too much like “Oxcart,” something that is decidedly slower than a motorcycle—TCX is an Italian manufacturer of ...

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Red Wing 971 Boots

Black leather boots are a staple in my wardrobe. Being lazy and all, I don’t like changing my boots unnecessarily, so I’m particularly fond of boots that can be worn comfortably all day, on and off the bike. And because I’m hard on boots—scuffing them when lumbering my 200+ pounds down the sidewalk or dragging them in tight, fast corners—only ...

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TCX Airtech Gore-Tex Touring Boots

Few things are as undesirable and unpleasant as cold, wet feet. A delightful springtime ride can turn into your own personal hell if you get caught in a rainstorm with porous footwear. No one in their right mind would wear tennis shoes (without socks!) on a motorcycle, but even dedicated riding boots can leave your footsies all purple and shriveled ...

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Cruiserworks Defender Motorcycle Boots Review

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[This Cruiserworks Defender Motorcycle Boots Review was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider] Since my misguided, punk-rock youth, I’ve been a boot guy, especially black leather combat boots. Though I’m probably compensating for deep-seated inadequacies, I walk taller—literally and figuratively —in tough-guy boots. My love of boots has meshed well with my love of motorcycles. Boots that ...

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BMW ProTouring Motorcycle Boots Review

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By Olaf Wolff [This BMW ProTouring Motorcycle Boots Review was originally published in the April 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Doing this evaluation on BMW’s professional touring boots turned into something like one of those over-the-top European road test commercials, where you get slammed with nearly every conceivable harsh weather road scenario, one after the other. It began with heavy, ...

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Sidi Canyon Gore-Tex Motorcycle Boots Review

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[This Sidi Canyon Gore-Tex Motorcycle Boots Review was originally published in the November 2008 issue of Rider magazine] This combination could be a big mistake: A brand-new pair of mail-ordered boots and a three-day dual-sport riding class. For better or worse, I would be committed to wearing these boots for at least eight hours each day, on pavement and in ...

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Roadgear XKJ Motorcycle Boots & Multi-Season Gloves Review

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[This Roadgear XKJ Motorcycle Boots & Multi-Season Gloves Review was originally published in the August 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Like most riders I have my favorite gear–well-worn, comfortable duds which have been around quite a while. And sometimes that gear just flat wears out, and it can’t be replaced because it is not made anymore. Like last fall my ...

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Sidi Strada Tepor Evo Motorcycle Boots Review

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Review by Olaf Wolff [This Sidi Strada Tepor Evo Motorcycle Boots Review was originally published in the December 2006 issue of Rider magazine] I own an old pair of Sidi touring boots, and over the years and miles we’ve bonded. They’ve been with me on rides halfway around the world-through the brutal conditions of the sahara desert, flash-floods and washed-out ...

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