Picking the Carpe collective brain here . I’m getting fed up with waterproof boots that are not waterproof over the long term. In the last few years I’ve had several pairs of boots from Sidi and TCX and one pair from Dianese. All were great, comfortable boots, nice and waterproof for a few months and then they start to leak. Sportsbikeshop must be sick of me sending back boots under warranty. I know I’m sick of it.
Now, my latest pair of boots from TCX, a model called “S-Speed” are leaking like hell and they’re only 9 months old!!! They were replacements for a previous pair of TCX boots called “S-Sportour Evo”. I had two pairs of them, both leaked after six months and went back! When the last pair went back TCX gave me an “upgrade” to the “S-Speed”. By “upgrade”, I guess they meant they last for nine months, not six!
Anyhows, the original warranty on the first pair of TCXs has long expired. Sportsbikeshop have been very good and contacted TCX on my behalf, but they’re not replacing anything for me ever again. So, I’m after recommendations from anyone who has bought a pair of waterproof boots that actually stay waterproof, ideally forever! I ride all year, in all weathers, mostly a 25 mile commute each way, so I’m looking for recommendations from similar masochists. I’m sure half the reviews on websites for Waterproof” boots are from the more sensible members of the biking community who only ride in the rain when they get caught out on their Sunday ride out. Oh, I’m looking for a sports-touring, or touring style, not a great big clod-hopping ‘Adventure’ style. Thanks in advance .