TCX Airtech GTX Boot, £150
Time tested: Five months/1500 miles
What’s good? During the lighter, hotter summer rides it’s essential to feel comfortable when riding and nothing upsets me more than hot, sweaty feet on long tours. The TCX Airtech boots were my staple footwear during my trip to Bavaria earlier in the year and survived both temperatures of over 30c as well as stormy, German downpours. Fully breathable and fully waterproof touring boots for under £150? What’s not to like!
What’s not? There may not be as much crash protection as some would like and the airtech, nylon mesh that allows for such cool feet naturally means that riding in colder weather would require something a little more substantial. Or thick socks!
Quality rating: 4/5
Value rating: 5/5