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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by yellowbirdrs, Jan 7, 2011.
How are these boots to stand on the pegs for long periods of time? The sole seems too soft.
You mean on the pegs?
That answer is inherently somewhat subjective, but I can speak to the construction better. The G-Adventures have support components under the arch of the foot for rigidity. There is a lot of flex at the toe, softer there than most other ADV boots. Overall, the G-Adventures are toward the softer / more comfortable / walkable end of DS / ADV boots.
Lots of standing implies a lot of off road use. The sole area aside, if that is the case I would look to ADV / DS boots with more overall rigidity.
Hope that helps.
So, after being in a low side and crushing the foot and ankle and having ankle ligament damage.... What is an adventure bout that favors heavily to the true bone and body protection that would be an alternative? I'm thinking something like a suit of armor with waterproof membrane. Advise please?
sidi rain goretex for waterproof. gaerne sg-10 or similar for the most protection.
Sorry for digging up an old thread, but I read every post and didn't see the answer I was looking for.
Short version - any issues with shifting a V-Strom? for those who have had them awhile, how have they held up? I tend to wear 10.5 wide shoes, think an 11 would be ok?
Background/extra info in case you care:
I ride 97% paved, 2% gravel roads, 1% unimproved dirt roads, no trails.
I've been riding a generic Joe rocket "adv boot" (using the term loosely) mainly because it was comfortable for walking and had a more aggressive tread to help with oil slicks, etc. What it.doesn't offer is adjustable sizing and protection.
I tried a more protective(but budget oriented) pair of street boots but they were impossible to walk in and the toe box was so thick I had trouble shifting.
I ride a Strom, 90% street and 10% gravel and dirt roads. The boot is not overly thick at the toe and shifts fine. Compared to other (more protective) adventure boots, this one is fine for walking around in - even for longer periods.
Look like nice boots, real shame they can't be resoled. I went with the Alpinestar Scouts for that reason.
In my experience the Gaerne soles last longer than the boot. my 2c
Thanks for the reply, that's exactly what I was looking for.
My order's been placed, should get them this week.
Do the boots stretch a bit with use? I've got a rather wide foot and they fit pretty well, just a little narrow towards the front of my foot. Think they'll stretch a bit or should I check out a different model/brand?
In my experience, they wont stretch much, if at all.
I just tried on a pair of size 11 Gaerne Adventure boots, and it just, just, JUST (can't say that enough) made it around my 19 inch calf. Woo-Hoo! The Forma Adenture boot in the same size had about a 1 inch gap at the join showing my sock. I usually get a bootmaker/cobbler to put an elastic expansion section in the tops of all my MC boots. My 25 year old AlpineStar's had a stretch panel in standard, but alas, they are now half a size too small and hurt my feet.
These Gaerne's are going to be my new daily commute boot. With any luck they will strech a little and actually end up overlapping 1/4 inch later on, which will do me fine.
FWIW I currently wear a size 11 Alpinestar Tech6 MX boot which again, only JUST fits, and my new MX boot in a few months will be Gaerne SG10's in size 11 too. They too only JUST fit as well. Sidi Crossfires, even with the inside panels moved to the largest holes, and buckles moved to the largest holes, didn't meet up at the join. IMO / IME, Gaernes are slightly larger in the leg than SIDIs.
Oh, and this is with Thor Phase MX style pants with form fitting elastic bottoms inside the boot only. No knee brace...simply no room.
I have the Gaerne SG12's. At first, i was like, well, i'll just live with an un-flexible boot... but I've ridden full days with these now, and I'm used to them...shifting is good, they are very adjustable, and fit my Alpinestars Bionic SX (CE) knee protectors inside, along with my large calves. When I stand on the pegs.., my support is great. i find no comfort issues on the bike, even after full day. Yes, the bladders "squeak" abit when I walk, and they're not made for long relaxing nights by the fire...but, I'm old, and am willing to sacrifice fashion, and a bit of comfort, for a bit more peace of mind.
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I have just today received my first Gaerne G-Adventure size 12 boots. My first impression is that they are wonderfully comfortable and just flexible enough to walk in yet give moderate protection better than my steel toe work boots.. My main concern is what is the proper maintenance for these boots? Being leather I would assume there is some amount of regular oiling or something that needs to be done to keep these in proper form?
I do a decent blend of street/highway sport riding, jumping up an unknown dirt trail, mountain climbing and deep mud riding. There are also occasions where I spend a twelve hour day on my feet while getting on and off the bikes. These boots seem to be the best boot I could find to cover all of these circumstances. These are not show items for me, I need my feet and want to protect my investment.
What, if any, maintenance do you guys perform on these boots? They are still nice, new and shiny; Is there anything I should be doing to protect them BEFORE I take them out for their lifetime of ab-use?
I have had mine for 2 years 30,000+ miles. I have put in 20 hour rides through heat and rain. I have never done anything to them in terms of maintenance. I guess just don't put the away wet. But that goes for any shoe.
I'm seriously considering a pair of these boots, can anyone tell me what if any kind of lift you see from the heel? I'd love to find a boot that gives me an extra inch or so (besides the Daytona M-Stars) and while it's not a deal breaker if this boot isn't built like that, it would certainly be a point in its favor!
Wearing my here at my desk right now. The G-ADV has a pretty thick lugged sole. At the ball of the foot the thickness is approx 7/8th inch. at the heal, right at 1 1/2 inch so you get a smidge of lift.
I love these boots for primarily street use and they can be walked in comfortably (they squeak a bit though!)
I have posted this in other G-ADV threads...
watch the Velcro flap/ear at the top of the boot. When removing, pull the tab to the front of the boot. DO NOT pull "up" towards the knee. the flap is simply a rubber tab, effectively perforated by stitching. If you pull up, the flap will remove itself from the boot body.
Gearne replaced them, but it took 3 weeks turn around.
Digging up an old thread here, but wondering if someone could shed some light on the protection and flexibility of the g-adventures vs. the g. kings. I'm trying to decide what I want to order for street riding/touring. Both seem to get great reviews from everyone, but the adventure at least looks like it might be a bit overkill for the street.