New Gaerne G-Midland Adventure Boot

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  1. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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  2. NeedForSpeed

    NeedForSpeed Nitron Shocks USA

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    Nice looking boot.
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  3. ColemanCox

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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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  4. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Hello Coleman. Nice to hear from you.

    Sending you a PM.

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  5. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    The first word that pops to mind is 'stout'
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  6. JTT

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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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  7. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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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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  8. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    Nice looking boot.
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  10. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    that's a nice looking boot!
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  11. Brtp4

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    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
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  12. Rider_WV

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

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

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    I was just about to post on the big ass kickn toe box and saw you beat me to it :D
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  15. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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

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  16. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    any weight idea?
    Thank you
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  17. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Will check and reply next week.

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  18. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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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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  19. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    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.

    BP
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  20. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    Thank you for the detailed answer. I'm going to look at the sizing of various shoes and boots.
    I'll be in touch with you next week.
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