Classical styling mixed with modern capability is the idea TCX put into their Drifter Waterproof Boot. And they’ve managed to do it very well, even at a middle of the road price that won’t leave your wallet starving.
TCX does it by starting with an upper of vintage leather that gives the boot its retro looks. Styling continues with a simple 3 buckle closure, a traditionally styled stitched sole with heavy tread lugs, and a rich brown color as the only option available.
Inside the handsome exterior, TCX integrates purely modern features like a fully waterproof lining, impact protection in multiple vulnerable areas, and the Comfort Fit System. And that makes the Drifter one of the most comfortable adventure boots both on the bike, and off the bike when you decide to take a walk.
With everything working together nicely, the Drifter earns its reputation for being an exceptionally solid mid-level, neo-retro boot that handles commuting, touring, and even legitimate off-road riding.
Designed for on/off road, light enduro, adventure and all weather riding.
Vintage leather upper.
Padded front and rear microfiber to increase comfort.
Suede heat guard.
Full waterproof lining.
Polyurethane shin plate reinforcement.
Malleolus impact inserts.
Leather shift pad.
3 adjustable 6060 aluminum buckles.
Lugged sole tread for superior grip on any terrain.
"Ideal" construction technique improves comfort and longevity.
Put these on in my house and they felt as comfortable as slippers. Fit was perfect. I tried motocross boots and they were too stiff, hard to shift and brake, and these I could walk around in like regular boots. I wanted something not quite aggressive and hard as a mx boot but not as weak as a street boot, these i'd say are 75% mx boot with decent protection but feel like a street boot. I got them for trails, woods, desert, im not that aggressive but go everywhere and hike some too. Cant speak for longevity yet as i just got them but they seem decently built.