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Old 03-13-2011, 06:37 AM   #46
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Just what I'm looking for; After returning two pairs of boots ordered online, and stopping at several bike shops, I was leaning towards the Oiled Balance Gaernes. This is mostly due to the reports that they run a bit wide in the toe box area, for my flippin flapper feet. But I like the sole, and color of these better, and the price is easier to take - 1 pair of 13s ordered
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:34 AM   #47
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Just what I'm looking for; After returning two pairs of boots ordered online, and stopping at several bike shops, I was leaning towards the Oiled Balance Gaernes. This is mostly due to the reports that they run a bit wide in the toe box area, for my flippin flapper feet. But I like the sole, and color of these better, and the price is easier to take - 1 pair of 13s ordered
Where did you order these? also do you how the sizes run? I wear an 11.5 us . Thanks
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:37 PM   #48
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Insoles?

Do these boots have removable insoles? I need to put custom insoles in all my shoes for my decrepit feet. Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:19 AM   #49
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Do these boots have removable insoles? I need to put custom insoles in all my shoes for my decrepit feet. Thanks!
Checked, and yes, they are removable.

Hope that helps.

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Old 03-19-2011, 11:37 AM   #50
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Checked, and yes, they are removable.

Hope that helps.

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Thanks. I'm auditioning some CBT's right now. If those don't work out, the G-Adv is next on my list.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:45 AM   #51
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Thanks. I'm auditioning some CBT's right now. If those don't work out, the G-Adv is next on my list.
Got it. Just as a heads-up, the G-ADV is softer than the CBTs. They use a touring boot leather (thinner) and have a molded sole. Conversely, CBTs have a heavier leather, and Goodyear welt (stitched) sole. You probably know this, CBTs are made by Sidi, a very good thing.

In the Gaerne line the Balance boots are more similar to CBTs.

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:13 PM   #52
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:20 PM   #53
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Aerostitch Combat Tours

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Old 03-21-2011, 04:54 PM   #54
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I just recieved mine from Brian @ Atomic Moto, Great service by the way!
It seems like the g adventures will suit my needs perfectly. More protection than cruiser style boots yet very comfortable as all Gearne's. Not as stiff as my Gearne MX boots, but that's what I wanted for light offroad travel and walking comfort. The lack of ankle cups do cause the leather to bind a bit at the ankle, but seems like a great boot for the price if that's what you're looking for. Fit true to size for me with a 12. Thanks Brian, Roger
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:59 PM   #55
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Thank you, Roger. FWIW sz 13s are gone.

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Old 03-21-2011, 05:43 PM   #56
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Brown Adventure Boots

Hey Brain, I ordered a pair of the Garne G Adventure Boots from you last week. Should get them this week.

We also talked about the Forma Brown Adventure and you said you might check into getting some in country. Just wondering if you have thought on the subject anymore? I know of lot of riders would love to get their hands on some.

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Old 03-21-2011, 05:52 PM   #57
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It is in the works. Stay tuned.

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Old 03-21-2011, 06:53 PM   #58
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:25 PM   #59
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Very nice boots. Comfortable right off the bat, nice build quality. It's a good compromise, sort of a touring boot with good ankle support. I still need to test them riding in rain all day, and also on hot days, but the initial impression is very positive.

Outstanding customer service at Atomic, I highly recommend them.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:33 PM   #60
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Got it. Just as a heads-up, the G-ADV is softer than the CBTs. They use a touring boot leather (thinner) and have a molded sole.
Brian, how do these compare to the TCX Infinities as far as construction? I'm trialing a pair of Infinities around the house right now on the carpet, and while I might keep them, there's a few things that have me pretty sure they have to go back to whence they came.

Primary issue is that the 44 is pretty big on my 9.5 US feet, necessitating more socks/insoles than one might expect for a half size. This is the probable reason for the noticeable heel lift I'm feeling when walking around - don't know how much this would disappear if worn to break in. And I don't think wearing extra thick socks in the summer to get a fit will lead to happy feet either.

Second (and somewhat minor) issue is the buckle arrangement is retarded - when you buckle them down, the edge of the buckle jams into the leather edge of the reinforcing, causes buckling if you don't do something to ensure the buckle slips over. Maybe that would disappear with break in as well, but...

Other than that, they are comfortable and maybe okay for longer walks if the heel lift isn't an issue. So the TCX is exactly the type of boot I'm looking for as far as flex and protection for dual sporting goes.

With that in mind, I can see the buckle thing won't be an issue with the Gaerne's. So I'm wondering about fit, relative softness for walking compared to the TCX, and whether they have an ankle cup like the TCX. I'm less worried about ankle support than ankle protection if my bike falls on me.

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