TCX IKASU "The next generation of sneakers for motorcycle riders."

TCX IKASU "The next generation of sneakers for motorcycle riders."

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Take a good look at it. Everything about the shoes positively calls out for you to wear them on, jump on your motorcycle, and hit the road. If you are the type of rider who prefers a clean laceless look and with more modern styling, the TCX IKASU is an excellent option. "Ikasu" means "cool" in japanese and what better word to describe this unique sneaker and its futuristic look?

TCX IKASU shoes are incredibly comfortable with their OrthoLite insole and pleasantly light on the feet. An innovation with these next-generation riding sneakers from TCX is the Z-Plate, which allows for the front flexibility needed to achieve that natural movement for walking comfortably but stops the shoe from flexing or twisting in any direction that could damage your feet. And combined with the Groundtrax outsole that receives a rugged, self-cleaning tread pattern.Experience the comfort of the footbeds made with OrthoLite® Footbed PU foam:

  • Long-term cushioning: OrthoLite® foam compresses less than 5% of its thickness over the lifetime of the footbed, so the cushioning, fit, comfort, and performance never change.
  • High-level breathability: the open-cells of the OrthoLite® foam, allows air to circulate in and around the footbed, moving the moisture away and keeping the foot cooler and drier.

Z-PlateSturdy laterally, flexible frontally. The ZPLATE® shank in the midsole keeps the right flexibility of the shoe for optimal riding and walking comfort, ensuring at the same time the transverse rigidity to protect the foot in case of an accident.

Groundtrax® outsoles are engineered to ensure stability, grip, and traction both on the footpegs and once got off the saddle. This is due to the design of lugs and grooves, as well as the choice of the rubber compound, which also maximizes the wear-resistance and self-cleaning of the tread. The sole is featured by a dedicated gear shift area to provide a higher precision during the ride.


When it comes to safety, The IKASU shares the same protection as its popular sibling, the TCX Street 3. The Malleolus area features newly developed low-profile inserts from D3O with "Non-Newtonian" characteristics. This means that the molecules within the armor flow freely in their standard form, but their viscosity can change to become more solid under force. In short, the IKASU is super comfortable to wear but is set up to take an impact and keep you safe. TCX IKASU is CE 13634:2017 certified as motorcycle shoes.

In its raw form, the D3O® molecules flow freely, thanks to their non-Newtonian nature, allowing the material to be soft and flexible. On impact, the D3O® molecules lock together, absorb and dissipate the energy from impacts, significantly reducing the amount of force transmitted to the body compared to standard materials.


The IKASU comes in two types, the waterproof and air versions. The IKASU WP for men and women is a slick two-tone waterproof riding shoe that combines a reflective upper fabric with black suede panels for nighttime visibility. 



At the same time, the IKASU Air is matched with a mesh liner to boost airflow around the foot.



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