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Old 06-19-2012, 07:20 AM   #121
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...mine were a little 'iffy' in the toe box as well. I were thin moto socks and replaced the insole with a half insole and that did the trick. Still very comfy and like I said, I hiked all over New Mexico in then brand new.
I wear a 43 Sidi and bought the 43 Gaerne.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:27 AM   #122
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actualy have 2004 oxtar infinity at the end of their life... How the g-midland compare to it. Is somebody had the chance to try both....sizing, confort... etc...
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #123
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I ordered a pair of these yesterday from Brian at Atomic-Moto, and wow these are some seriously nice boots! Most of my shoes are 42 Euro, so Brian recommended a 43. The fit is spot-on. This is my first pair of real motorcycle boots, previously I was wearing combat boots, and when I first put them on they felt a little awkward, but I walked around in them a few minutes, went out and sat on my bike and tried shifting and braking with them, and after just a few minutes in them, I feel very comfortable in them. Wearing them as I type this! Brian at Atomic-Moto was awesome to deal with. Very helpful, spent quite a bit of time educating me on my options. Shipping was amazingly fast, less than 24 hours from order placement to delivery. Happy customer here!
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:08 AM   #124
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Just found this thread. I bought a pair of Gaerne Midland boots back in May. At first I could only wear them for a few hours a day. I had problems in the toe box but after a few months they have broken in nicely. Now I can put it 12 hours without problems.

On a side note, I can attest to how waterproof these are. Last weekend I stood in 12 inches of water for twenty minutes. Dry as a bone when I got back home. With that comes the trade in summer because they are warm and my feet can sweat when it's really hot. All in all, I love these boots. Comfortable to walk in, good weather coverage and flexible on the bike.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:00 PM   #125
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I need a new pair of boots and like what I've read about these. I had been considering the oiled boots originally.

I have some concerns regarding new boots.

First I'm a diabetic. As such I really worry about getting a proper fit in boots to alleviate the possibility of pressure sores and blisters on my feet and toes. My Euro size is 43 but I require a big toe box.

Secondly, I have large calves so I am wondering about the how adjustable these boots are in that area.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:07 AM   #126
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Secondly, I have large calves so I am wondering about the how adjustable these boots are in that area.
I can help with that part. I have large calves too. They are a millimeter over a 21" and the Velcro when closed is attached about 3/4 of the way. There is a 4" wide section of Velcro and I have one inch unused. I'd guess a 22.5" calf would leave a 1.5" Velcro attachment which is the minimum I'd want.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:21 AM   #127
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I need a new pair of boots and like what I've read about these. I had been considering the oiled boots originally.

I have some concerns regarding new boots.

First I'm a diabetic. As such I really worry about getting a proper fit in boots to alleviate the possibility of pressure sores and blisters on my feet and toes. My Euro size is 43 but I require a big toe box.

Secondly, I have large calves so I am wondering about the how adjustable these boots are in that area.
I really like the look and specs of the Midlands, but I didn't want to spend that kind of money for my first pair of boots and had lots of other "needs" to spend money on. So I talked to Brian at Atomic also (very helpful guy!) and ended up ordering the Alpinestars Scouts. I'm sure they aren't as protective, but I have been very happy with them. They are extremely comfortable and are known to have one of the larger calf sizes for this type of boot. Almost too big for me, but the velcro cinches down just enough. Waterproofing has held up well and yet I didn't get too hot in 90 degree temps.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:24 AM   #128
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Thanks Muck...I appreciate it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:30 AM   #129
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Ok, so these boots will my calves. I've read in this thread that the toe box is a bit small some say it is ok. So which is it?

I have wide feet too, will these boots suffice?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #130
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Ok, so these boots will my calves. I've read in this thread that the toe box is a bit small some say it is ok. So which is it?

I have wide feet too, will these boots suffice?
They do not run narrow. They do run slightly smaller than other Gaernes,.....if you do not size correctly I can see how it could be perceived as a width issue.

That said, they are not as wide as the Gaerne Balance Oiled or Forma Adventures (the two widest boots we sell). However, those two boots may not fit you calf circumference. Between the two, the Formas have a bigger calf.

The Alpinestars Scouts also fit large calves well, but they run slightly narrow.

I think the Midlands are a good choice construction-wise, and for your calf width. I can probably get a better handle on fitment if we have a short conversation. If you want to pursue this, PM me your phone and I will contact you.

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:49 PM   #131
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Thanks BP I'll be ordering a pair as soon as the money fairy gets here.

These look like a great pair of boots!


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Old 10-14-2012, 06:09 AM   #132
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looking at these boots for touring purposes not duel sporting, whats the shifting like in them and also the waterproofness.
i take a size 42 and have 18 inch calves and seem to struggle to find a good fit in the calf area anyone had any problems in this area with this boot, as no one stocks these in the uk i will be buying blind so to speak and any info would be a help.

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Old 10-14-2012, 06:28 AM   #133
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looking at these boots for touring purposes not duel sporting, whats the shifting like in them and also the waterproofness.
i take a size 42 and have 18 inch calves and seem to struggle to find a good fit in the calf area anyone had any problems in this area with this boot, as no one stocks these in the uk i will be buying blind so to speak and any info would be a help.

many thanks Lee
Are you reading this thread? I address calf fit and waterproofing twice on this page.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:07 AM   #134
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yes i read the comments about calf size but didnt see any mention of what size the boot was that you were refering to,
i would imagine that a size boot of say 46 would be bigger around the calf than say a 42, i was only trying to confirm for my size of boot, sorry iff this offended any one or if it seemed as though i had not read the post, and with reference to the waterproofness i should have made it clear that i sometimes spend up to 10 hrs a day in the rain and wondered how they would stand up to this sort of prolonged use. once again sorry for asking.
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yes i read the comments about calf size but didnt see any mention of what size the boot was that you were refering to,
i would imagine that a size boot of say 46 would be bigger around the calf than say a 42, i was only trying to confirm for my size of boot, sorry iff this offended any one or if it seemed as though i had not read the post, and with reference to the waterproofness i should have made it clear that i sometimes spend up to 10 hrs a day in the rain and wondered how they would stand up to this sort of prolonged use. once again sorry for asking.
No worries ledude, and kingsized thanks for the help with calf size.

On that: kingsized was 100% accurate, at 18" you will not have any problems with calf size, with any size. The way he described the construction is correct, the stretch panel allows a wide range of fit. They are the best boots I have found thus far for large calves.

AFA waterproof-ness, Gaerne's waterproof membrane and their assembly are excellent. We did a submersion test on these a while back, which is at least 30 minutes in standing water, and no leaks. They should be completely waterproof for you

That said, at EIGHT HOURS of rain, the boot shell will soak, which will draw body heat out of your feet, and may also make condensation inside the WP membrane. In other words, it is possible for your feet to become wet from this, WITHOUT the membrane leaking, No matter what boot you get, it is a really good idea to put seam sealer on seams and coat the shell with water repellant coating.

Hope that helps.

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