Gaerne G-Adventure Boots
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
At first look very nice
Just got this pair and walked around the house, I'm very picky when it come to boots as for that is what I wear 95% of the time.
Wearing regular socks these feel a bit tight but i don't think getting a size up would be smart for me, length is perfect.
I wear a size 10m in 3 other pair of boots that I wear regularly, so I ordered a 10, they feel snug and a bit stiff but with most boots they'll be a break in period. I would think if a person was to wear somewhat thick socks maybe go up a half size.
May 28, 2015
I am glad that I choose this one.
It feels a bit small at first, but after a few riding it wears in just right. Don't get disappointed if it feels snug at first, it'll form to your feet. It is quite comfortable, not too warm. Gives one a sure-footed feeling.
December 25, 2014
A decent mid range boot
I am a commuter and weekend offroader so I wear these boots all day long many days.I ride a daul sport motorcycle. I have worn them in temps from 90F to15F. I have owned them for 9 months and around 5,000 miles.
Ventilation- Poor to none.
Stay Dry- Poor to none. They are waterproof and have never leaked, but they retain so much of your feet moisture that they are usually wet inside after wearing all day.
Fit- a bit boxy in the toe for narrow feet. Getting them soaking wet and letting them dry snugged them up. They have a wierd amount of looseness above the foot arch even when cinched up. I have narrow feet and very narrow ankles but these can cinch up anyway with the buckles.
Support- I have an average arch and most shoes support me fine. I feel Arch support is lacking in these boots despite the arched look of the soles outside.
Wearability off the bike- Good. Can wear all day.
Wearability n the bike- Fair. Off Road standing can be painful after a while due to the soft soles. You can feel the pegs through them.
Warmth- They do a good job down to about 20 degrees.
Overall I am pleased with the boot, I have picked it apart and felt it was overpriced at $275. The new price of $235 is more in line and I think they are good boots for that price.
November 10, 2014