TCX R-S2 boots, £259.99
Tester: Tony Hoare
Time tested: 1000 miles/eight months
What’s good? They survived my crash well enough to still be used now, but with quite a few scuffs for the authentic racing look. The sliders across the side of the boot took the brunt of the damage and there were no foot or ankle injuries on my sheets, so I was happy. They are comfortable boots when worn with leathers and are reassuringly solid.
What’s not? They make an amplified version of the annoying sqwawk that owners of many race boots will recognise, and the upper lip causes slight discomfort when worn under textile trousers or jeans rather than over leathers.
Quality rating: 4/5
Value rating: 3/5