TCX Street Ace Denim Shoes
Sizes: Euro 36 to 49 (3.5 to 13 US)
With the exception of motorcycle gear, every pair of shoes that I own would look perfectly at home out at the local skateboarding park. While my short-lived days on a skateboard are several decades behind me, I find this style of shoe to be both comfortable and practical. With this in mind I have been in search of a similarly styled shoe that also meets the safety requirements of motorcycling when riding to and from the office or errands around town. Fortunately, Motovan came to my rescue in this quest and was kind enough to send over a pair of TCX Street Ace Denim shoes to test.
Out of the box the Street Ace shoes look just like any other skater-style shoe and without inspection of the label or actually picking up the shoe it is doubtful that anyone would even know they are designed with motorcycle riding in mind. Despite this casual appearance the Street Ace shoes (also available in waterproof or air-vented versions) include serious protection such as abrasion-resistant denim, DuPont Kevlar and suede leather materials as well as a stiff wear-resistant rubber sole. These CE certified shoes include heel and toe reinforcements as well as impact protection for the malleolus area of your ankle. I would have also liked to see some reflective areas to help keep the rider visible at night as well as a built-in shift pad on the left foot, but so far there has been no sign of excessive wear and there are other options for improving visibility such as a reflective jacket.
For anyone looking for a shoe that provides casual styling without sacrificing protection at a price that won’t break the bank, the Street Ace Denim shoes by TCX are a great option at just $239.99.
Complete product details including sizing are available on the Motovan website.