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Old 07-27-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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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.










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.

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Old 07-27-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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Any idea about size range yet? For purely selfish reasons, I would love to see it go up to at least a 50.....

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Old 07-27-2011, 01:43 PM   #4
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Hello Coleman. Nice to hear from you.

Sending you a PM.

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Old 07-27-2011, 02:40 PM   #5
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #6
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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?
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:38 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:53 PM   #8
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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.
any weight idea?
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:55 PM   #9
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any weight idea?
Thank you
Will check and reply next week.

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Old 07-28-2011, 03:59 PM   #10
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Will check and reply next week.

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Thank you. I posted a question on your other thread about the oiled balance. I am trying to figure out which to order from you.
Oiled balance or G-Midland. something I can walk with yet provide good protection.

Also wondering about sizing. I wear sidi cross fire size 11.

What would you suggest?
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:19 PM   #11
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Thank you. I posted a question on your other thread about the oiled balance. I am trying to figure out which to order from you.
Oiled balance or G-Midland. something I can walk with yet provide good protection.

Also wondering about sizing. I wear sidi cross fire size 11.

What would you suggest?
AFA sizing, I prefer not to cross against other moto boots, it usually ends up wrong. Instead, look at the EU size of a 3-4 pairs of your athletic or hiking shoes and get an average. That should guide things.

The conversation on DS boots occurs with varying context. Some people feel that MX boots are the only choice, because they have the maximum protection. This is true. Some people feel that MX boots are too stiff, too heavy, and too uncomfortable for DS use. This is also true. Trying to define a mid point between convenience and protection will satisfy some people and not others.

The G-Midland looks to be a lot more rigid and supportive. The will certainly sacrifice some "walkability" but should be nowhere near an MX boot.

Probably best thing I can say about the topic is this: people should try to wear as much boot as they can tolerate.

Hope that helps.

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Old 08-01-2011, 01:45 PM   #12
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any weight idea?
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A quick weight check, a pair of size 8s is just under 5 lbs for the pair. For comparison, Balance Pro Techs in same size are 5.04 lbs on our scale.

Difference is likely caused by the fact that plastic is lighter than full grain leather.

FWIW, SG10s, Crossfires, etc would be 9+ lbs.

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A quick weight check, a pair of size 8s is just under 5 lbs for the pair. For comparison, Balance Pro Techs in same size are 5.04 lbs on our scale.

Difference is likely caused by the fact that plastic is lighter than full grain leather.

FWIW, SG10s, Crossfires, etc would be 9+ lbs.

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Thank you. Much helpful. I'll call you this afternoon.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:04 PM   #14
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I'm a road rider looking for winter boots. (I wear the Dainese Torque Out boots in the warmer months, and i really like the protective features of that boot. Plus they're fairly light, easy on-off, not ricky racer and fairly easy to walk in).

I've been looking at a whole range of different boots, and most of the road boots are pretty lame in the protection department, unless they're full on sport rider boots. Would you suggest these G-Midlands or one of the other boots you currently stock for a good protective winter boot. Some of the criteria that matter to me - waterproof, very good protective features while still being reasonably comfortable to walk in, prefer to not have to relocate the shifter, reasonable weight.

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Old 08-01-2011, 01:53 PM   #15
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Cool looking Boot, but....

I really like the look of this boot, but the toe box looks really thick (or is it tall?), which makes me wonder if its going to be a bitch trying to get your foot under the shifter easily. Also wondering about the "feel" when operating the shifter/rear brake?

Can you tell us how the boot is performing in these instances? I just ordered the A-star Scout Boot, so I would like to hear from anyone who has had both of these boots as well!
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