Gaerne G-Adventure Boots
This is a pretty good boot. Waterproof, easy to get on, looks good, and comfortable. I wear a size 11 to 11.5 shoe, and ordered the size 11 (EU 46). The fit is fine, except I may need to throw in some soles to take up some excess room as I need to buckle it down almost as tight as it can go. At that point, the top strap is a little hard to get aligned with the buckle. I have yet to test them in the rain, but so far I like them a lot.
April 14, 2014
Just did 3,000 miles in these boots in March 2014 including a 2,200-mile trip down the coast. My only complaint is that the manual didn't point out that the straps were adjustable. I bought the largest size Gaerne makes (12) but they were much too tight out of the box because the straps were adjusted all they way in. When I discovered the adjustments, I was able to make them fit MUCH more comfortably. I even took a few short hikes (less than 1/2 mile) to see some sights along the road and they were very comfortable.
April 14, 2014
The boots protect well and are warm. Had a slight workmanship issue out of the box but nothing major. Overall okay for the price.
March 30, 2014
Love these boots.
Purchased these boots last fall just in time to ride 5 days on the "Forever West" route through Wyoming, Idaho, and Colorado. I put little effort into breaking these in but it did not take much effort to get them comfortable. Very comfortable boot, you can ride or walk in these all day much more comfortably than in most boots. Great traction on multiple surfaces (pavement, gravel, rocks, grass, dirt, mud). I ride dual sport and street bike so I have a pair of street boots also - these are much more comfortable. My feet are wide and many boots fit me too tight, these are just wide enough (not narrow, but not excessively wide). If you are looking for a boot that offers good protection but not necessarily MX level stiffness / protection - I highly recommend this boot. They stood up very well in muddy / wet conditions. P.S. You cant walk into any store and look at all the different bike boots available - Revzilla does an awesome job with their videos making it possible for a guy to really compare what he is getting! Thanks Revzilla!
March 5, 2014
Excellent quality italian boots.
The court is something set. Normally I size 8 but they fit narrow, so i recommend asking for a size larger.
Good quality, style and design, I recommend this product.
December 23, 2013
Excellent quality, great price
I waited for around a month for these boots to become available in my size. I normally wear a 10 wide in my work boots, but was assured that the size 10 boot would fit me fine. When they came in I pulled them on and found that they were a little more narrow around the arch than I expected. The toe box was "just right", though. I was wearing a thicker boot sock that I often wear. Swapping them for a thinner sock made the fit a little better. After wearing them out for a ride, they felt very good. They felt like they were already beginning to soften up and form to my feet. After a two hour ride, I got more comfortable with them. In those two hours of riding, I got no rub and no fatigue from wearing new, stiff boots. They already seem to be softening up around the ankle, making shifting easier and more comfortable... more of a flick of the foot, rather than an entire leg movement. Very happy that I waited on these. My other choice was a pair of Gearne's balance boots, but I did NOT have that much money to invest in the boots. The quality of the finish is top notch. not a single hanging stitch, no loose threads and no rough cuts on any of the material.
November 27, 2013
Close, but 4 stars!
So, these boots look and feel good right out of the box, great construction and high quality material. EXCEPT for the buckles! The buckles seem like cheap plastic that will break easily. I have about a dozen rides with them at this point and really like the boots and no buckles have broken... yet.
They do heat up a bit when it's warm but that's what you get with a waterproof boot. And they are waterproof! On my second ride with them I broke down about 2 miles from the truck in wet and muddy conditions with a creek crossing. Back at the truck my feet hurt but my socks were dry. They broke in nicely after that hike out.
All in all they are great boots with a good compromise between protection and comfort.
November 3, 2013
bang for the buck
They fit like a timberland work boot with a little more protection buckles kinda get what you pay for .. all in all great boot for atv or just dirt riding in the woods .. good for anything except racing I would definitely buy again and thanks to revzilla I had them in my hands 2 days after purchase great service
October 7, 2013