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Brtp4 07-27-2011 11:42 AM

New Gaerne G-Midland Adventure Boot
 
Fellow ADV Riders,

Gaerne has added a new Adventure Touring and Dual Sport Boot models, and are getting close to completion. This new model is called the Gaerne G-Midland Boot. It features more protection and support than both the G-Adventure and Balance models, along with typical Gaerne quality.

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The G-Midland has a plastic heel counter, plastic support at the ankle, hard supports at the shin, along with a more reinforced and rigid toe, like an MX boot. It clearly has a lot of reinforcement, yet supposedly is still fairly light. The boots rae waterproof, with a Gaerne Aquatech liner. They also have a lugged sole that will be easy to walk in yet still movable on the footpegs. Price is $367, similar to other dual sport boots and adventure touring boots we sell.

Boot threads seem to be getting a lot of vociferous debate lately (I have been sitting on this one for a while, which was killing me...), Recommendations are all over the place but the general message is toward urging people to wear stiffer boots - a good thing. Apart from brand and model preferences, the best boot advice is that people "should wear as much boot as they can tolerate". This
G-Midland fills in a spot in Gaerne's line quite nicely, and I look forward to trying them.

BP

NeedForSpeed 07-27-2011 12:28 PM

Nice looking boot.

ColemanCox 07-27-2011 01:18 PM

Any idea about size range yet? For purely selfish reasons, I would love to see it go up to at least a 50.....

Thanks,
Coleman

Brtp4 07-27-2011 01:43 PM

Hello Coleman. Nice to hear from you.

Sending you a PM.

BP

Dan Alexander 07-27-2011 02:40 PM

The first word that pops to mind is 'stout'

JTT 07-27-2011 03:25 PM

I'm a big Gaerne fan, but if your going to go this far with a boot, why not finish the job with the hinged exoskeleton?

bikyto 07-27-2011 04:38 PM

interesting. I posted a question on your thread about the Balance oiled.

Do you have a weight comparison between the Balance and these?

I need a new pair of boots and I am not sure if I should wait or get a pair of Balance.

Dan Alexander 07-27-2011 07:27 PM

The Balance is a Trials boot so doesn't have or need as much protection as this one should have.

eddyturn 07-27-2011 08:57 PM

Nice looking boot.

eakins 07-27-2011 10:06 PM

that's a nice looking boot!

Brtp4 07-28-2011 07:34 AM

It does look good, and "Stout" seems to fit. Still, there are flex zones, that combined with the leather cut pattern at the ankle will hopefully give good flex.

AFA no hinge, I would prefer that also. The SG10 and the SG12 both have mechanical hinges, so we know Gaerne knows how to develop them....my guess is that they passed either because of the tooling cost or the development time. Since I have "Gaerne feet" (wide) I cannot use some other boots, I am looking forward to trying these.

BP

Rider_WV 07-28-2011 12:48 PM

great looking boot, looks to be a good compromise...

Strominid 07-28-2011 01:27 PM

They look good to me except for some concern about the height of the toe box looking big for shifter position.

Dan Alexander 07-28-2011 02:47 PM

I was just about to post on the big ass kickn toe box and saw you beat me to it :D

Brtp4 07-28-2011 02:50 PM

It looks small because it is a size 41. The toe area is a normal height. Pics of the production version look more normal:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...-g_midland.jpg

BP


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