First look – TCX RT-Race Air Pro boots

Top-end vented race boots from Italian firm TCX on test

TCX RT-Race Pro boots

OUR MAN Dave Smith has been helping us out with some riding duties recently, and we’ve been kitting him out with some proper protective kit. Like these TCX RT-Race Air Pro boots. They’re TCX’s top-end sporty track boot, and have the full panoply of protection, with specific ankle support system, heel and shin protection, and a dual-compound sole by Michelin, with harder sections to reduce wear and softer areas for better grip and feel. Clever.

They look really sweet, with magnesium toe and heel sliders, smart contrast stretch panels and external protection. They're also fully vented - just the job for weather like today. They’re not cheap at £299.99, but the spec does back up that price tag a fair bit.

Dave will be wearing these on road and track tests over the coming summer, and will report back on how they do. He's a stickler mind, so if he says they're good, you can take his word for it...

They’re available in black/white and blue/white, in Euro sizes 38-49 (UK 5-14), and there’s also a cheaper non-pro version of the RT-Race boots. More info here.