Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots
The boots are comfortable, they are flexible, they are warm, but they leak which defeats their purpose entirely.
February 27, 2014
These boots are awesome. If you're looking for a mid-height boot that looks GREAT. These are the ones. They're on the pricey side but, I don't regret the cost at all. On warmer days in the woods, I opt for these over my Tech 3s. Tested them in November riding LA Barstow to Vegas. 520 miles and my feet were the only parts of my body that weren't sore.
January 13, 2014
I was a little worried when I first put them on because they felt a bit tight at the ball of my feet but being leather they stretched out. I've only had them a few weeks but already they feel pretty comfortable. And they look great.
January 13, 2014
Ran small for me
Like previous reviews, I really like these boots ... comfy, quick break-in, look good, good pro without looking crazy.
But here's my beef - I wear size 10 regular in EVERYTHING, but these boots are too tight for me in the toe box (even with a thin sock), and the large bone before the big toe. I've seen some posts saying these boots run big, so maybe it's me, but I need a 10 wide if they make it.
Otherwise great boot, but if you can try it on first.
December 22, 2013
Most Comfortable riding boots I have ever worn!
I have been searching for a riding boot that I could both wear to the office and then on the ride home take off into the woods!
I did some research and came up with the GAERNE Balance Oiled boots and I must say that they fit the bill!
One of my biggest complaints about Motorcycle Enduro boots is that I can not typically feel anything! And it is a huge adjustment to get used to the shifting and braking without feeling the pedals!
These boots make it easy - I can feel both the gear shifter as well as the brake pedal under these boots and shift with ease and brake to a gentle stop without locking up the rear tire (when not intending to do so....)
My Second beef with MOST boots is that they are too large in exterior size and I physically cannot fit them underneath my gear shifter without making adjustments to the shifter which makes them more difficult to use with a softer street riding boot. This boot accomplishes both. While giving you the protection you need on an off road trail the balance boot is light enough to give you both the feel and fit on virtually any bike!
I can personally use this boot with comfort on both my offroad Adventure bike as well as my powerful street muscle bike! And can shift smoothly on any bike without the dreaded 'learning curve'.
My Third requirement in finding a boot was the comfort - I have found that many boots do one or the other work well or fit well these boots sacrifice none!
Lastly my requirement for finding a competitive boot was appearance - I work in an office and my motorcycles are mi dirty secret - sort of... Most of my off road boots are not appropriate to wear in the office - so I keep a second pair of office shoes to wear at the office... Even still trapsing around in the morning with my big clunky off road boots is generally frowned upon - even though I hide them under my desk!
These GAERNE Balance boots are both comfortable enough and stylish enough that I can wear them virtually anywhere I go. If I forget my 'office shoes' no longer a big deal!! If I plan to go for dinner while on the bike I no longer look like Mad Max or Robo Cop Sitting down at the restaurant! Though sometimes the look is beneficial ;)
Bottom line is these boots look great and feel even better!
I have not yet had a chance to test the torrential water proof-ness of these boots. However on a few 100km rides in and out of wet weather and mud and rain and snow even these boots have held up beautifully!
I have been gently wiping these down after a good muddy ride in order to keep up their appearance and they do not look any different than the day when they first arrived.
I almost want a second pair so I can wear them in the house!
November 19, 2013
Love these boots,i ride a 1200 gsa..Done 400 miles with them,very comfy and stylish..Im a U.S size 12 and ordered a 13,perfect fit from the getgo..I would recomend them for sure.And by the way Revzilla service is the best!!!Period..
November 14, 2013
Great boot right out of the box. No complaints. Adjustable straps make it a breeze to adjust the fit. I use a wide size 10 and this boot was a good fit. I ride more in the late season and the boot has good warmth characteristics. Touring Bike 2003 BMW R1150RT
November 4, 2013
It's comfortable to walkabout with.
Worn it a couple of times riding in heavy rain (Malaysian monsoon season now)..my socks are dry, and I'm happy with its performance.
November 4, 2013