Can TCX X-Five Plus Gore-Tex Boot, be worn for a long time and walked in for say 4 - 6 hours Comfortably
While on long rides, say 1 to 2 weeks, I would like not to have to pack other shoes. Can a person ware these say for all day and not end up a cripple, haha. While my wife is with me, she likes to shop, which means stopping at places and looking around for hours.
I regularly wear these boots riding and find them very comfortable. I've also worn them all day at work, but I have a desk job. I haven't given them any long, urban hiking test runs. That said, they seem comfortable enough to pull it off for light duty use. But in terms of what I look for in walking / hiking shoes, these are definitely on the heavier end. They remind me of old-school hiking boots. You know... the heavy, thick-sole, ankle-supporting, rain-proof, bullet-proof, last-through-anything kind. The exact kind I stopped wearing in my early twenties because by the end of a long hiking day it was like wearing lead weights.
So... standing and walking in them for a few hours, I'd say they should be fine. But if "looking around" includes hiking up and down hills / stairs, walking 10 or more miles in a day, or otherwise really hoofing it, I'd find a light-weight pair of urban hikers and pack them along.
1 year, 11 months ago