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.
Very pleased with fit and finish, three weeks after receipt. Got them with a little extra foot room. As others have said, shifting takes some getting used to, and I might adjust the shift lever up a notch.
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.
These oiled leather boots look cool, and are very soft, and comfortable. But, the leather is so soft that it scratches and gouges very easily. After just two rides around town, there are significant, deep scratches and gouges in the leather from rubbing against parts on the bike (foot pegs, exhaust shields). Nice boots, otherwise, but I DO NOT recommend the oiled leather finish, suggest traditional black, instead.
Great boots, they fit like a glove right away, no break in time needed, they flex and move well outta the box, they are built well and can take a lot of abuse, very well made boots, work great on the track. Would recommend these to anyone who races MX or ride's mx bikes. Wouldn't buy any other brand.