Gaerne G.Flow Boots
I have worn these boots all through the winter and they kept my feet warm and dry. I normally wear a 43, but I found a 44 (10) fitted me better. A little stiff at first, but soon softened up. Excellent value for money, although my only slightly negative comment would be that my leather pants sometimes ride up and 'almost' come out of the top of the boots. Would I buy another pair, you bet.
April 25, 2013
Great boots, don't overlook them
I love these boots. I've probably put about 4-500 miles on them so far, and they're very comfortable. I wanted a shorter, protective, comfortable boot for everyday riding, and didn't want to drop more than $200. These fit the bill perfectly.
I found the size to be right on - I wear an 11.5 in most shoes, and ended up having to go with the 12 in the Gaerne's. The finish is very good - nice leather, love the sole, works fine under jeans. The sole is quite comfortable, and the interior mesh is very nice. I wouldn't want to walk far in these, but you can walk around without feeling like a troll. The footbed is nice and wide (as opposed to my Pumas). If you have a wide foot, these might work well for you. The protection is pretty solid - especially at this price point. I recommend watching the Revzilla breakdown for the Gaerne G-Impulse (the sister boot to this model) - the boots are pretty similar and Anthony goes through the features much better than I'll be able to. The zip closures work very well, and there's a velcro flap to keep the zipper tab from flapping around when you're riding.
Gripes: I do wish they had half-sizes, I have to wear very thick socks (which I generally do for longer rides, so it's not a big deal). That's about it. I love the boots. Highly recommended.
April 23, 2013
Great pair of boots for commuting and long rides
Had these boots for 6 months now. Use them to commute to work and also long 8-10 hour rides. Covered about 12,000km in them through tropical rain and hot sunny days.
This boot always kept my feet dry in tropical rain and even when water get in the boots, it drys up pretty fast. During sunny days, my feet does not feel hot and sweaty. Excellent to walk in. Use them in the office and in shopping malls. Being Italian made, the design blends well with jeans and tailored pants.
Overall, love these boots for its features, protection and comfort it gives.
Recommend to all riders commuting and long distance riders.
February 20, 2013
Great boot on and off the bike.
Overall very pleased with this product. Currently it's winter here in GA, so I can't really state how it will be in the warmer months but these are extremely comfortable on and especially off the bike. On wet rainy days the traction is very good and totally water proof. Very stylish and quick to get on and off. The only negative thing I can say is that I wish they were just a little tighter as the boot comes up past he ankle as it tends to be a little loose. Highly recommended!
January 8, 2013
Great boot. Great fit and finish. I was concerned about the boot being a bit tight but after 100 miles it really feels good. Great boot. Only gripe is, I wish it had a bit more ventilation.
July 10, 2012
I normally wear a 9 1/2 wide, ordered size 10 and they feel great. Took a trip from Orlando FL to NC, made several sight seeing stops, a lot of walking. Not just no problems but they were as comfortable as tennis shoes. Kept my feet dry during the rainy part of the trip as well.
Have not had them long enough to know about the durability but I really like them so far.
May 30, 2012