Steve (Concord )
These are the best boots out there, hands down! After trying every option available from Fox and AlpineStars, I decided to try these boots just based on the reviews all over the internet. They are absolutely perfect. Glad I took the chance on these.
Sean (Sacramento )
So I first ordered my true size (Size 11) from my local dealer. Boot was everything I was looking for except it was just too snug/tight. Reading other reviews I saw others had same issue and ordered one size up. So, I did the same...I exchanged mine for a Size 12 (one size larger than what I normally wear) and these boots fit like a glove and SUPER comfortable! I will be using these on an 1800 mile round trip dual sport ride on my Yamaha Super Tenere and am sure they will work out great.
HOTPIKE (Overseas )
Got these boots because a buddy said they were awesome. Spent the extra bucks b/c I knew I'd want and need the waterproof qualities this version had over other variants. Took a trip to the Swiss-Austrian-Italian Alps last week. Rained probably 6 of the 13 days we were riding. The front half of both of my feet were completely soaked on each of these days. Luckily I had thick socks for the first few days so at least my wet feet were warm...still wet. In the latter days, I ran out of heavy socks so my feet were cold (and wet) taking much of the enjoyment out of the riding we were doing. Best part about wet boots is taking them off and putting on dry socks at the end of a 9 hour riding day. Next best part...putting the wet boots back on the next morning because you have another 9 hours to ride. I think they look cool. They have great traction with the gummy sole. THEY ARE NOT WATERPROOF!! For $300+ I'd expect a better boot. Both of the guys in the group riding Sidis had no issues. Feet warm and dry. One guy's were several years old. If I can get my money back from Gaerne, I'll be buying Sidi's. Otherwise, these will be an expensive pair of dry wx only adventure boots - which obviously doesn't work. wha whaaaaaaa.
KLL (Pittsburgh )
I ordered these in size 7 and they got on my foot and had to be taken off with help from a friend. I normally wear size 37 Euro and size 6 1/2 - 7 US. Nice looking and not bulky fit.
Jason (Bristol )
I am a size 44, but they only offer size 43 or 44 1/2. This was a big disappointment that they only had American sizing when it is manufactured in Italy. They seem like they will hold up well for the trail and dual sport riding I do up here in New England. I tested them out(not on purpose) a few weeks back. My wr250r slammed down on my left leg on a giant boulder. All I felt was a little pressure no pain. The boots do an excellent job at protecting.
James (West Hills )
I had read the reviews about these being narrow but wasn't sure. Called Gaerne and they assured me the boots were regular width. I should have kept with the reviews. Despite beautifully designed boots that were amazing, they were narrow and the toe box was just too small. I didn't want to return them, again, incredibly made, but they were just too uncomfortable with my regular width foot. Back in the box and used the very easy return process.