Gaerne Women's Rose Boots
Good overall boot for adventure/trail/road
I really like this boot. It has a very slightly raised heel, which just feels good when walking around, and sits just right on the pegs. Some boots I have had in the past have not felt secure when I was shifting or braking -- not so in this boot. I know exactly where my foot is relative to levers and pegs. It feels sturdy and stylish all at the same time.
I'm not quite sure re: the issue with size as others have experienced. My foot is a standard 9.5 shoe size, not really narrow or wide, just pretty average. I took a risk and bought the 9.5 hoping that it would work, and they fit perfectly, even with average thickness of socks (I didn't need to go with super thin socks to make them fit well). I wouldn't change anything about them. A really nice boot. Well worth the few extra bucks to get a boot that really works for ladies' feet.
Disclaimer -- I have not experienced any downpours with this boot, so I cannot speak to their waterproof capabilities. A few puddles are all I've seen so far and they have worked just fine under those conditions. Fingers crossed on harsher conditions. :-)
February 26, 2015
Great Product - it just delivers
I got married a couple of months ago and owning a triumph explorer 1200 XC I needed to find some gear for my wife - I looked into different brands and showed her different options and she thought these boots were the best looking ones ( In a ADV kind of way ).
She only has 600 kms on them but they are completely water proof they were comfortable out of the box and she says she has no problem walking in them at all.
We can't really talk about how they hold up in warmer weather we have been riding between 15 to 25 centigrade with out any complains ( keeping her feet dry and warm all the time)
I'll post again once we get a trip to the colombian coffee region where we will have to tackle all sorts of weather .
November 3, 2014
Good protection, but ankle still twisted
This boot definitely provides more protection than your average fashion boot, etc. It is waterproof and has thick leather and rubber soles that make you about 1 inch taller, for any shorter gals out there. However, as a beginner in my first 9 days of riding, I've dropped my bike several times, and have twisted both ankles while wearing these boots (once when dropping it on the left, once on the right side). I was hoping that these boots would prevent that sort of injury. It's nothing serious; I just need to stay off my feet for the next few days, but for +$200, I would've expected more ankle protection.
June 17, 2014
Great shoe tight fit
This is a great boot with a few small flaws.
Pros: Great sturdy boot. Grips the road amazingly. I feel safe and secure in these boots.
Cons: Tight tight fit. I didn't buy a half size bigger than I normally wear. I have a narrow heel and thought I would be fine. However this shoe does cramp my toes and the side of my foot. I just did a 500 mile round trip road trip in these boots. About half way my feet was killing me from the narrow toe area. I unzipped the boot half way down and that seemed to help a bit. Your feet can get hot in these boots when you are not riding. While riding you are cooled down and just fine.
May 26, 2014
This product has great features
I got for the wife, it were pleasant to her, very stylish and convenient, I hope won't get wet and it isn't necessary to dress during a rain boot covers
April 4, 2014
I listened to the other reviews and got a size 1/2 larger than my usual and that fits nice and snug! I would Highly recommend getting larger than your usual shoe size. Other than that, shopping was easy! The boot looks great and it feels great when riding. I feel protected and it looks and feels very durable.
February 17, 2014
I am pleased with these boots. I bought a size larger than my normal shoe size, and they fit great. I found that I need to wear knee-high socks with them as the fabric inside the boot around the shin is rather scratchy. With the tall socks, they are quite comfortable.
October 21, 2013
I love these boots. However, I highly suggest ordering a half a size larger. I sent the initial pair I order back because they were too snug. Yet, I am very satisfied that I stuck with these. Comfortable and effective. However, because of the way they fit me, I would not suggest them to someone with larger ankles.
June 10, 2013