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Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots

Item: P189424

The Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots feature a gum rubber sole for excellent bike control and full grain oiled leather construction for excellent protection. Read More

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Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots

The Gaerne Balance Oiled Boot is an extremely durable boot made with a full grain oiled leather. It is also waterproof thanks to the breathable Gaerne Drytech membrane. A gum rubber sole completes the task for a great feel and offers maximum bike control.

Features:

  • Full grain oiled leather
  • 3 alloy replaceable buckles
  • Waterproof
  • Gaerne Drytech membrane liner
  • Gum rubber sole for improved comfort and control
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Fantastic Boot!
I purchased this pair of boots as an alternative to my Alpine Stars motocross boots. I wear them for off road riding and they are light and comfortable. I am a female and wear 81/2 in shoes/boots and ordered a men's 7-they fit perfectly. I have an average width foot.
These are perfect for trail riding and laps around the track -when I don't have to worry about heavy bike traffic. They are not as heavy and don't offer as much protection as the Alpine Stars, but are excellent for trail. They appear durable and of excellent quality-I've only worn them twice thus far. Easy to walk in and I can feel the foot pegs and gear shift -which I love. You will NOT be disappointed. Worth the price!!
March 3, 2019
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1 month ago
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Made for Trials but Great for Much More
In addition to their "No Stop" trials boots I presently own 5 sets of Alpinestars for MX, XC, Street, and Road Racing. In other words, like Alpinestar boots A LOT but the "No Stop's" are the only pair that just never quite cut it.

These Gaerne's have a cult-like following in the trials community - a sport were freedom of movement, feel, and comfort are paramount. Unless they are being cheap (or sponsored) about 90% of the trials riders I know choose these boots. When I gave up on my "No Stop" Alpinestars I bought these upon the recommendation of virtually every trials I know.

These Gaerne's rivaled my favorite cross trainers in comfort the first time I strapped them on and have only gotten better with each ride since. The gum-type soles do an unbelievable job of isolating your feet from the bike's vibrations and they are great when off the bike - whether walking a slippy course or walking through a mall.

As others have mentioned, they do not offer the protection of proper (and modern) MX/XC boot and I would not recommend them for MX or extreme off-road riding and racing.

However, for trials, touring/adventure, or light trail riding you would be hard pressed to find a better or more comfortable boot. As an added bonus, they develop a beautiful patina after gaining a few battle scars!
January 3, 2019
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Best moto boots I’ve ever had
Boots feel broken in right out of the box. I like to walk around places when I stop and these don’t require me to change into shoes of flip flops when I get off the bike. Sturdy enough for off road dual sport riding. I like these so much, I never wear my Alpinestars anymore.
September 16, 2018
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2013 BMW R1200GS Adventure
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Boot video review
Hi guys, the video really says it all.

https://youtu.be/oQci7MWGXlE
June 17, 2018
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Great Quality Very Comfortable
Love these boots, I can wear them all day without any discomfort. I've worn them on 1000 mile days in 100 degree heat, no problem. The sole is sewn to the upper allowing you to easily replace the sole. I'll use mink oil or something like that to waterproof my boots and further soften the leather.

If there was a negative against these boots it is the left boot getting discoloured from the shifter. I have a black 2" square on the nice brown leather, but that is not the end of the world.
September 18, 2017
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over 2 years ago
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Great Boots Wide Enough
I wear a size 10 EE in traditional shoes, so I have a wide foot and it's only the right foot really that makes it impossible to find boots. I went up a size to an 11 and added another insole so the fit is pretty good. I can't complain and these are the closest to a "wide" boot that I could find.

They do break in slightly, so I probably "could" have gone with a size 10 and thinner socks, but it might have been a little narrow instead of bigger and more comfy with thicker socks. If you're between a size 10 and 11, keep this info in mind. They don't stretch too much, but they do a little.

Great materials and seem plenty waterproof to me when washing them off twice now. I have no idea why other reviewers say they're not waterproof; maybe they didn't maintain them correctly.

I have a feeling these boots will last a long time.
July 22, 2017
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1 year ago
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Like a pair of work boots.
These boots are great. Just did a 4 day-er up in the UP of Michigan with a couple buds. I broke them in for maybe 2 small rides before hand, but they didn't need to be broken in much, comfortable right out of the box.

As far as the waterproofing, before I even rode these boots, I used Mink Oil all over the seams and seals, just like I do with any other pair of work boots that I own, just good practice to protect leather. Yes, the leather is oiled from the factory but the seams should be oiled in my opinion too. Rode through fender deep water multiple times and submerged these boots, the two other guys I rode with came back to camp with pruned feet, mine? Dry.

Protection was good, not steel toe but the leather is thick and would take a lot to hurt a toe. also, shin protection is good.

Did a lot of walking around rivers, restaurants, and trails, listen to everyone else complain about their feet, and how their boots had no tread. These were great

I normally wear a 10.5 and I ordered an 11. They fit, but pretty much maxed out on the buckles. Could have possibly gone with a 10, but after I put some insoles in them I believe they will be perfect.
June 14, 2017
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Some of the Best Boots I Have Owned
My second pair of these boots. Great look, super comfortable both on-bike and off, classic look that's not too motorcycly. As for protection, it's adequate (my feet and ankles have survived more than a few offs) but probably not a good as one could expect from a full-on motocross boot. Breathability is excellent. I used these boots in 100 degree heat in Colombia and the Atacama Desert without issue. Waterproofness is also first-rate. After having traversed Central America during the rainy season, never had an issue with water infiltration. This second pair will someday be replaced with a bird pair of the same great boots.
May 26, 2017
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1 year ago
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2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure
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Gaerne balance boots size 12 men
I love my boots would recommend them they arrived in about a week and a half I am a size 11.5 they do fit a little bit loose but not enough to make return them I ordered a size 12. They feel really durable and ventilation isn't that great because they are supposed to keep water out but with that said overall I would recommend.
May 21, 2017
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1 year ago
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2 / 5
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Too low and little protection
I bought these looking for a low toe and better shifter feeling but I'll be returning these asap. They don't offer much more protection than a street boot. They are also lower than most boots leaving the top of your shin exposed.

They look nice but you can find other, cool-looking retro boots for less if you're not looking for protection.
April 9, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Great quality, great build. The soles are sewn to the boot, much better than Forma Adventure boots in that fact alone. All day comfort too. I'll use mink oil to waterproof them.
JR W on Sep 18, 2017
Reviews of comfort, protection, quality and the anti-skid soles.
Jean M on Aug 4, 2017
Great quality, great build. The soles are sewn to the boot, much better than Forma Adventure boots in that fact alone. All day comfort too. I'll use mink oil to waterproof them.
JR W on Sep 18, 2017
comfort, water proof, good reviews
Craig M on Aug 24, 2017
Reviews of comfort, protection, quality and the anti-skid soles.
Jean M on Aug 4, 2017
Several friends have this boot.
Pat F on Jul 23, 2017
Great review, fantastic boot, all day comfort.
JOEL B on Nov 29, 2016
I use these boots daily commuting 90 miles round trip. Very comfortable, and provides some protection. They look great too!
John W on May 6, 2016
needed a comfortable boot that fit under shifter
ASUNDVL on May 4, 2016
reviews
George T on Mar 8, 2016
Nice balance between comfort and protection. Also look good.
Khalid R on Jun 17, 2015
Nothing but great reviews from other sites like the ADV Forum. Those guys know what they are talking about. Figured it was worth a try.
Kirk E on Mar 14, 2015
Awesome
Michael D. M on Feb 1, 2015
Confort
Sergio G on Dec 4, 2014
I have a pair of Gearne MX Boots. Love the comfort
Frank M on Nov 20, 2014
Crazy about the look and the leather is sweet
Roger Y on Oct 18, 2014
I was looking for vintage leather looking boots for light off-road / adventure riding. These look great and the company has a good reputation.
Daniel H on Sep 27, 2014
Based on positive reviews.
Houck c/o M on Jul 29, 2014
Great boots. Fit well, comfortable to walk around in, especially if you let loose the bottom two buckles for off the bike. Haven't had an accident yet luckily, but feel sturdy.
Joshua J on Jul 17, 2014
They do not look like space boots. Very comfortable.
Gentil N on Jun 6, 2014
Looked good for dual sport riding, and they are.
Joe B on May 6, 2014
construction quality, flat sole allows ability to adjust foot position. Great looking - third buckle at top instead of a big velcro patch
Philip E on May 6, 2014
These are supposed to be a pretty wide cut and that in itself is why I ordered these.
RICK M on Apr 20, 2014
Saw on web
scott s on Apr 5, 2014
Awesome boots, very comfortable to wear all day especially for Friday casual at the office.
Cornelius T on Mar 11, 2014
Because they price match. Thank you.
James L on Feb 11, 2014
Great looks and good reviews...They happen to be extremely comfortable!
Brady M on Jan 19, 2014
Reputation, features, and fit. Not as protective as a full MX, but infinitely more walk-able
Adam C on Jan 14, 2014
Cool look, good quality all around boot
roberto m on Nov 1, 2013
Of all the boots I've tried on, I've found Gaerne to be the most comfortable. So, when I found these beautiful brown leather bad boys I knew I had to have them.
Wilhelm H on Oct 19, 2013
Looks, positiver reviews and hoping they fit. We shall see.
After 1500 miles of riding: Outstanding, fit, comfort and plenty of protection. Looks good too. Top buckles are a little out of alignment with straps but over all the boot is exactly what I wanted. Great waterproof adventure riding boot affording good ankle and foot protection while very comfortable when not on the bike.
D M on Sep 22, 2013
comfort, water proof, good reviews
Craig M on Aug 24, 2017
Several friends have this boot.
Pat F on Jul 23, 2017
any chance at a video breakdown on this boot?
A shopper on Aug 3, 2014
What is the difference between Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots vs. the All Terrain GTX Boots? One appears to have slick "shiny" leather, while the GTX looks to be smooth "fuzzy" leather. Are these the same ones people use for trials riding?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I own the Gaerne Balance Oiled boots and I can tell you the leather is an oiled full grain leather. Kind of like a harness leather... it gets darker and slicker where the surface gets scuffed such as the shifter peg. I don't know if they use these for trials type riding but the sole is designed similar to such with a relatively flat heel to sole transition. Can't speak to the GTX boots, mostly the difference appears to be in appearance and they say they use Gore-tex for waterproofing instead of the Gaerne Drytech. Hope that helps.
Would these boots fit under jeans/pants?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Yes , but like work jeans, not skin tight low rise boot cut stretch pants. I wear dickie work pants over them, also bilt iron workers. Both fit in the boot. Well, adjustment of cam locks needed.
Have you used these on a sportbike? Are they only recommended for off-road use?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use them with my Kawasaki ZX-12 so yes I do use them with a sport bike. And they are fine.
What do you think about using this boot with a Triumph Bonneville cafe racer? Would this be a viable cold weather option or is it too geared toward adventure riding?
Nic M on Jan 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I can't speak to the Bonneville directly, but I have had these boots for over a year and use them primarily sport-touring. I ride a BMW R1100S and have found them to be very comfortable for road riding. I did not have to make any major adjustments in riding style. I have never noticed my feet getting particularly cold on cold weather rides. The major upside of these boots is that they are great on the bike, but also comfortable to walk around on when off of the bike.
These look great but I also came across Gaerne's Balance Classic boots in my search elsewhere. Anyone know much about the Classic version? They're microfiber instead of leather, but construction looks the same otherwise. I had the G-Adventures for awhile and was generally pleased with them, but I like the idea of stitched soles instead of glued. Not much info about hte Classics out there yet and would love to find more.
ChuBrocka on Feb 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have had these since Aug 12 and could not be happier with them. I ride about 80/20 on road/0ff road and these have served me well for both environments. The sole are still in great shape despite walking in them a great deal, and can be replace when they wear out. I ride all year, except when icy and these have kept me warm and dry everytime, even in pouring rain and at ambient temperatures of 9 degress Farenheit. They provide adequate protection from limb slaps, stones and other debris that gets thrown during rides. I have only treated the leather once since my purchase and they still almost look new despite more than 25K miles riding. Hope this helps.
Question about sizing: I wear Reebok sneakers in 10.5US/44EU sizing. I purchased a pair of Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduros and had to use a size 9 for a good snug fit, as I was swimming in the 10s. What size should I go with for the Gaerne Balance for best fit?
MotoMn121 on Feb 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I also wear 10.5 in Nikes. I bought the size 11 gaern oiled boots and have been very pleased. I am not doing a lot of technical enduro riding (most of my time is spent on the back roads and blue ridge parkway) I wanted a little bit of foot room for heavier socks for riding in Winter. The size 11 have ample room for two layers of thick wool socks. I have not tried on the size 10 boots and cannot speak to how snug they fit.
Are these true to US sizes? I wear Euro 45 in Alpinestars and would like to know how they compare.

Thanks
A shopper on Apr 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These boots fit me true to size. I'm a size 11 and ordered size 11. They are INCREDIBLY comfortable. I've used them for adventure riding and then hiked up to a mile in them at the end of the day. I love them.
I am planning to order the "Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots" for my husband. I am not sure which size to order. He wears a US 11 running shoe, US 10.5 boot (i.e Timberland), and a 10 in cowboy type boots. What size would you recommend?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I wear size 10 to 10 1/2 depends on shoe. I bought Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots in size 11 and wear a heavier sock and the fit is perfect. Boots are GREAT
I am usually a size 10.5 in just about every piece of footwear. There are no half sizes for this boot - should I go with a 10 or an 11?
Jonathan C on Jan 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Jonathan, my suggestion would be request the EU size 45. That equates to a 10.5 US size. If they cannot help you that way, I would go with the size 11. A little larger and more comfortable boot is better for a trials than having it too tight. Hope this helps.

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