Binder Boots: TCX is available in South Africa
TCX Boots has grown to the illustrious brand it is after humble beginnings in 1999 in the province of Venice in northern Italy. Now, they have a range of boots for all riding applications and all types of riders, including South Africa’s very own Brad Binder in MotoGP. And they are available in South Africa through the Parabolica website. Shaun Wray of Parabolica tells us about them:
Parabolica is proud to reintroduce TCX to South Africa. The brand is of exceptional quality and used by world championship riders across many categories, even our very own Binder brothers. Over the next few months, we will increase our range to sport, both on and off-road, touring and the urban lines with massive attention to detail.
All riders need to look great, feel comfortable, and most importantly have the right protection. That is why we are running a launch promotion on all sports boots – order any pair of TCX sports boots from Parabolica at an already discounted price of R7,399, and get a free pair of technical socks and a trackside cap.
DFC bracing system
TCX is showing ever-increasing technology with features like the DFC system with a PU frame attached to the boot and two lateral hidden screws positioned on the heel counter at malleolus level. At the back of the boot, the system is equipped with two lugs that slide inside dedicated ‘safety lock’ pockets which allow a back flexibility up to 13 degrees, avoiding the overextension of the ankle joint to limit the risk of injury. The PU frame of the system is thin and shaped around the boot to offer a flat internal surface, which allows a good grip on the bike and prevent from becoming caught on the bike while riding. The DFC System is engineered to also offer an excellent level of protection in case of impact; the heel counter is designed to absorb impact energy and compression, and it is equipped with rear and lateral slider to facilitate the natural sliding in case of a fall.
The internal fastening system features long-lasting laces joined to the boot lining and a newly designed padded tongue to offer an increased level of comfort. It ensures that the upper wraps the foot, providing maximum fit precision and sensitivity while riding. The Fasten Fit Control offers an adjustable fit according to the rider’s individual foot anatomy.
Sole by Michelin
You read that correctly – the sole of TCX is designed in conjunction with Michelin for increased grip on the footrest, increased stability, a more durable sole and more heat resistance in both wet and dry conditions.
The toe and heel slider is made of lightweight magnesium for better wear resistance.