Gaerne G-Adventure Boots
Fits tight at first, but break in really quickly
I am a 9.5-10 in US size, but ordered the 9 in Gaerne size. I have Flinstone wide feet.
I was apprehensive about the initial tight fit, my arches hurt, the toe box was narrow, but these boots are made with a tall toe box.
after aching my arches for about 15 min, i decided to just bite the bullet and do some walking in them, hoping Revzilla would still honor the warranty. After about 10 min of flexing the toe box, they flattened out and fit perfectly now. Took a ride, and didnt notice any discomfort from the boots, not too warm, not too tight. very comfy I wore these with Klim mojave IN THE BOOT pants.
cons, the flap that goes under the shin guard is hard to tuck back in under the guard.
Also, as others have stated, the plastic buckles, seem cheap, like you can pull them out but after this one test ride, it didnt happen to me, odd.
August 20, 2016
Saved My Ankle!
The first day I decided to ride with these boots I ended up in a highway fall. My ankle was sore after and Im pretty sure if I had not had these boots on I would have broken my ankle. They held up great in the fall, only had minor scratches to the plastic buckles on the sides. Other than that they still look brand new.
July 3, 2016
Safety is tops
It took months of research before I made the decision to buy these. Value for money all the way.
June 14, 2016
Good, but Unless on Sale, Go FORMA!
I bought these on sale a few years back. They are very comfy, completely water proof, and for about $200 on sale they beat the heck out of everything else I could find. My buddy bought the Forma Adventure boots at about the same time so we have been able to compare. His boots are holding up a bit better and have a more robust build overall. The Gaerne are good, I will probably ride them another 4-5 years without issue--the soles look new after much walking, camping, and riding about 10k miles in them. But, mine have developed wear where they fold a bit near the middle of the foot when walking. I have heard that this will eventually wear through and require repair--but after two years of regular use it is minimal, really. I probably have unrealistic expectations, but I love bomb-proof gear for dual sporting--these will easily last 5 years without repair....maybe longer? Good value at $200 ish, if they are not on sale... you should probably go Forma.
May 17, 2016
Just what i needed.
True to size for me in size 12 and minimal break in. Only complaint so far is that it takes some time to get pant legs over boots. Great for dual sport ridding.
February 25, 2016
These boots are comfortable, easy to adjust, and so far haven't leaked any water, even when riding through water holes. The sizing chart was accurate when I purchased the boot, they are a little wide which is good as my feet run on the wide side as well. If you are looking for a thick sole to give you some height it is not going to happen. I am short, it would have been nice to have as I have a tall bike but not a deal breaker.
October 19, 2015
Great looks, excellent value
These are great boots! I needed a boot that would "improve" my footing when stopped. A number of people recommended the Daytona M-Star, but at $400, that was out of the question. Having read a number of positive reviews of the G-Adventures, I went ahead and bought them. They are an excellent boot, well made, perfect fit, good hardware, and I can now almost flatfoot my Buell.
July 28, 2015
Not Really Waterproof
I've had these boots for almost a year now. They look good and have held up nicely but they are far from waterproof. They failed miserably on a ride from Vermont to Maine last week. Two of us were wearing the G Adventure Boots and we were both soaked within an hour of the rain starting. I'm not sure any company makes a real waterproof boot, but if they do, these are not the ones.
June 18, 2015