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Dual Stage Pivot System: This revolutionary new system is patented and exclusive to Gaerne® and is certainly going to be a hit. The first pivot is attached to the “Razorback”. This provides a rigid component that offers a strong lateral support while a glide-plate keeps the upper in a firm and upright position. The second pivot is fixed on a sliding glide that allows the riders foot to feel natural while on the peg in a shifting or breaking situation—however it will “bottom out” and absorb shock in the case of over-jumping a jump or in the case of unwanted compression
Grip Guard: On the inner side of the boot is the all new rubber “Grip Guard”. You can feel the exceptional grip of the bike, as well as offering a heat resistant padding against your inner leg.
Front Plate/Shin Guard: This new Thermoplastic shin plate is anatomically shaped for a perfect fit. By removing 3 screws a rider can also make the opening wider to accommodate a bigger leg or knee-brace
Buckle System: The SG-12 utilizes 4 lightweight alloy buckles that attach to an adjustable strap. This system provides the rider “Easy in” and “Easy out” non failure system
Gaiter: Made of a new Swiss breathable fabric called Acronos, the gaiter is extremely stretchy but has the perfect shape to keep the sand and debris out
Interior Lining: On the inside you will find the famous “Gaerne® Memory Cell Foam”, known for the most comfortable feel and fit ride after ride
Heel Cup: The new heel cup has been designed to absorb shock in the case of a rear compression
Toe-Box: The new design features a slimmer shape in the toe area for an improved feel of the shift lever and the bikes controls. The entire area is wrapped by a new plastic material which is lighter and provides more comfort and feel for the bike as well
Sole: This sole is new in look, but still uses the Gaerne® “Dual Composite” anti-shock rubber that has made Gaerne® soles famous around the world
Insole: Inside the boot you will find an all new foot bed which has been specially molded to correctly support the foot. In the rear portion of the foot bed, a new shock absorbing material has been used. And in the front portion the construction has been made to allow the foot to vent
Expensive but worth it
Feels great, cleans up well. Use Mr. Clean magic eraser on the while boots to get the scuff marks off.
June 23, 2014
Failed to protect my ankle
I bought the SG12 boots for their overall Pro level reputation and great Italian styling. High dollar, high quality right? Overall, I really liked the SG12 comfort/feel when riding, the weight factor wasn't really that noticeable, and they work well over my RC8 knee braces. I'm 49 yrs old former racer and just ride for fun now. Unfortunately, on a easy slow section I got my boot caught in a rut and yanked it sideways. My fibula was shattered and I'm out for the entire season with more surgery to follow. I just looked at the boot and the ankle hinge bolt was sheered off. The most critical stress point on the boot and it's way under engineered, IMO. How many positive reviews are from riders who have really "tested" the boot? I liked the product but would not recommend as this is a massive failure given the speed/impact. Confident if this hinge had not broke I'd be walking instead of disability leave for next few months and serious doubt whether I should ride motocross again. Not sure any other boots are better, but top of the line boots should not fail like this. Period.
I miss my old Hurricane Hannah Scott boots! My SG12s did nothing to protect me.
May 19, 2014
Best boot for safe riding
This boot has comfort, quality, and protection. If you want the best stop reading reviews and think about your comfort and health.
April 23, 2014
The most comfortable boot ever
This boot required very little, if any, break in time. I rode it Saturday without any discomfort at all. The liner on top proved to be exceptional in keeping mud and water out. I read concerns about boot weight, but that never bothered me even though I wear size 13`s. The dual hinge makes walking a breeze without looking like a constipated Giraffe. The memory foam insert inside this boot is absolutely amazing and super comfortable. Worth every cent.
August 12, 2013
Perfect fit.. True euro sizing. Great protection, still made in Italy.
So comfortable you'll wear them around the house..
May 20, 2013
Well worth the $$$.
If its a choice between SG-12 or Tec-10. Go with the Gaerne SG-12 hands down. It is nice not to have to fight the buckles! They were a great fit from the start. Little to no break in time needed.
April 20, 2012
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Eric S:I had a pair of SG 10's. and that was the best boot I had ever worn until I bought my SG 12's. I will rave about this boot! Best boot ever I think. You will not be sorry with this Italian gem. I will never wear anything but SG12 again. My son also wears them. Good luck Oct 5, 2013