TCX Competizione S boots, £179.99 (143.99 on MCN Shop)
Miles covered/time: 3000/one year
The rugged construction is really reassuring, and has shrugged off a few minor crashes.
They’ve lasted well too – I’m hard on boots, but the sole and upper have resisted abuse.
They’re too bulky. For racing on my TZR250 where I regularly use all or most of the ground clearance they’re too wide – the toe sliders are always grinding, and the right wore through so I’ve scuffed the outer too.
They’re bulky enough to need the gear lever adjusting on some bikes too.
Rating: Four stars