Conscious as ever of the topic of safety for the motorcyclist, TCX® is at the cutting-edge, having patented efficient systems and fine-tuning them over the years, in the pursuit of an increasingly extreme protection, without ever forgetting to combine it with the utmost comfort. We were the first (year 2000) to launch onto the market motorcyclist boots certified according to EN13634:2017 regulation. We have worked hard to pass ever-challenging tests and to offer collections that comply with the new standards set by the various amendments to the standard. Today, we are in a position to guarantee CE certified footwear for all uses: from road to off road racing, to touring use, and even footwear designed for urban and leisure usage, like the now firmly-established line of TCX® sneakers.
All TCX® footwear models bear the CE marking and are considered items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Their conformity is assessed by a Notified EC certification Body, in accordance with the requirements of the harmonized standard EN13634:2017. Consumers can check the product certification, thanks to a pictogram featured inside every footwear model.
This pictogram provides an indication of the level (1 or 2) achieved during the following tests:
X – Height of upper X1 – Impact abrasion resistance of the upper X2 – Impact cut resistance of the upper X3 – Transverse rigidity of the whole footwear
IMPACT ABRASION RESISTANCE:
This checks how many seconds it takes to abrade entirely every combination of upper+lining and possible reinforcements in the footwear model in contact with abrasive paper with a grain of 60 revolving at 8 m/s to simulate slipping on the asphalt surface.
– level 1: ≥ 5 seconds;
– level 2: ≥ 12 seconds;
IMPACT CUT RESISTANCE:
This checks the penetration of the blade on every combination of upper+lining and possible reinforcements in the footwear model simulating the upper being cut by a sharp surface (e.g. a guardrail) with a speed of impact 2.8 m/s:
– level 1: ≤ 25 mm;
– level 2: ≤ 15 mm;
TRANSVERSE RIGIDITY OF ENTIRE FOOTWEAR:
This checks the force that needs to be applied onto the finished footwear model to deform it by 20mm simulating a foot being crushed under the vehicle:
– level 1: ≥ 1.0 kN;
– level 2: ≥ 1.5 kN;
ABRASION RESISTANCE OF THE SOLE:
This checks the volume loss of the sole material in 3 mm.
ABRASION MARTINDALE RESISTANCE OF THE LINING:
This checks the wear resistance of the lining since the test simulates the foot rubbing inside the footwear both in dry conditions (25,600 cycles – totaling approximately 8 hours) and wet conditions (12,800 cycles – totaling approximately 4 hours).
DELAMINATION OF THE SOLE FROM THE UPPER:
This checks the bonding force between the sole and the upper and is expressed in N/mm.
WATER PENETRATION RESISTANCE (WR):
This checks whether the footwear remains waterproof after 80 minutes of continuous bending, immersed in a tank with a water level 2 cm above the sole/upper adhesion line.