Gaerne G-Adventure Boots
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
Great boots. Used for commuting and touring, and am very happy after the first 1500 miles with them.
Haven't done an all day driving rain, but in the light rain I have had so far they have been completely waterproof.
Easy on, easy off, and tuckable under most jeans. Would prefer that the plastic tabs stayed in place on the body of the boot, but haven't had many problems with them.
I believe a good boot for the money.
October 31, 2014
Comfortable Right Out of the Box
As stated in the reviews I ordered a half size larger than normal and the fit was right on. Low profile toe box so fat toes beware, perfect fit for my long narrow feet. Rode the day I got them and these boots are as advertised, comfortable while providing support and protection.
October 27, 2014
What a Great Boot!!!
It took some break in time, but wow, what a great boot. I typically wear a Double E Wide shoe and I was very nervous these boots would not fit properly, but after about 3 weeks of working them in and puting in shoe trees at night, they are finally where I need them to be. They work fantastic in the mud and the rain and provide excellent protection. I still have some issues with my break boot (flex enough to get my foot over the break), but I am sure it will loosen up enough with time
My only complaint is the cheap buckles, but so far, they have held up nicely
October 13, 2014
After a year they're not waterproof anymore
Very comfy and quite warm. No issues with buckles or velcro, but after just 1 year they are not waterproof anymore (they were when I bought it). They seems to leak through the gear lever protection on one side and maybe between the sole and the boot itself or probably the internal membrane is not waterproof anymore... despite being perfect on the outside
They're, in my opinion, too soft to ride off-road: while standing on the foot pegs you feel the metal too much.
KTM 990 Adventure
October 2, 2014
These boots are so comfortable to wear that I have been wearing them everyday, to the office, shopping, everywhere. As with all bike boots, they squeaks when you walk in them. Fortunately it is not difficult to get around that - Apply some baby oil to the front panel where the plastic straps attach to the buckle s and you can walk around in them in the office quietly.
September 14, 2014
Solid, well-made boot
Great boot design with three easy-to-adjust buckles. High in comfort with excellent shin protection. The boots were a little stiff for the first few rides, but broke in nicely, and are now very comfortable. They run a little warm on a hot day, but in North Dakota that isn't a common problem. I would definitely recommend these boots as a good value—high quality at a fair price.
September 1, 2014
Excellent right out of the box
I was surprised. Fit perfectly, comfortable, everything it is advertized to be . .
July 29, 2014