New Gaerne G-Midland Adventure Boot

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Brtp4, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. keep it simple!

    keep it simple! Been here awhile

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    The GX 1 -evo will be the ticket.
    Choice is now: size 46 or 47? Had both sizes on my feet.
    Shoe size is 46 with orthopedic insoles en thin socks.
    I read gaernes are a little roomy, so Q is: will 46 be ok with orthopedic soles in place of the orginial insole + thicker socks
    OR
    should i take 47 with originale insole left in place + orthopedic soles + thicker socks. Or will this be too much sole?
  2. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Am I a genius or what ? First I called Brian & got the straight skinny on the new Gaerne -G-Midland boot,went through the whole routine yady-yada yada, went w/ Brians suggestion on fit, ordered and wallla!! boots arrived one day before scheduled delivery date.

    Fit like a glove, no break in, felt like I had them for years. Took off on a loooong ride & experienced no problems in fact these boot felt as good if not better than my really old Penton Hi-Point boots of the seventys(best boot I ever owned by the way)

    So if your on the fence about new boots give these a shot, I'm more impressed with these than I was with the SIDI Adv Rains & that is stretch cause SIDI are an impressive boot.

    Thanks Brian for the excellent advise & making me a genius at boot selection, NOW --about those decals----:lol3
  3. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Can any Midland owners comment on comfort when standing for the large part of 3-4 hours rides?

    I have a pair of Tech-3's, want to find a better dual-sport boot for general use but find myself standing most of the time when riding off-road.

    Thanks!
  4. Deliverator

    Deliverator not a replicant

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    Gary was comparing the Aerostich (Sidi) Combat Touring Boot to the Gaern Balance Oiled, NOT to the G-Midland. They do seem to have a lot in common and I had the same question.
  5. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E

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    Hey Jeff,

    I wanted to "BUMP" this thread because Brian really is the Guru in fittings. He got me to try and wear a smaller helmet,(Arai XD4) and Viola... It fits like a glove and no headaches at all now! And at a smokin' price. I need to check out these boots.

    A big thanks to Brian for all your help!!

    Take care, Eric.
  6. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Well back in March I had a few detailed phone calls with Brian, and he was able to give me a lot of guidance on boot selection and fitting. I already have a great boot for the serious off road stuff (Sidi Force Flex, basically the old version of the Crossfire), and wanted a boot that would be comfy for a lot of road miles, walking around, and light dirt riding (i.e. just easy dirt roads). In the end it was down to the Balance Oiled and the G-Midland. I ordered both for a side by side fitting, and used Brian's recommendations on sizing based on what I already wear. He nailed it spot on!

    I opted for the G-Midland, even though I wanted to love the Balance Oiled. The Oiled is indeed great for big calfs on big guys, but I am skinny and it just seemed weird on my legs. The G-Midland, while at the smallest end of its adjustment, was a much better fit around my skinny legs. For reference I am 5'11" and 160 lbs). I did feel the toe box was big, so I put in Super Feet insoles for the primary purpose of lifting up the foot bed. Perfect, that did the trick! The boots felt great and I had not ridden on them yet.

    I did not want to post feed back until I got a lot of riding on them. Well now I have been to Alaska and back and have racked up 8300 miles on these G-Midlands.

    All in all, the boots are great. Not much for armor, so don't expect these to save you in gnarly off road stuff. But even riding a big F800GS on easy dirt roads, they provide enough support to give you comfort from a tip over. They are a bit warm in 90-100 deg weather, but what isn't? These ARE Goretex and non vented, so they are as hot as any other boot I've owned. In cold, I was fine riding for a few hours in 38 deg F weather, which included fog, rain, and mud. For a brief moment I could feel a little chill coming through, but they did a good job at keeping me warm, and kept me 100% dry.

    Here are the Midland's covered in muddy slime, on the bottom, on the Dalton Highway.
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    The sole is nice and robust, lugged, and comfortable. After my Alaska trip I rode my F800GS into work with my work boots, but I turned around after one block because my feet felt too exposed. I threw on my Midlands, and instantly felt so much better and more comfortable. I will even wear them all day at work, which is a mix of office and walking around a plant, because they are that comfy. With jeans around the outside, they do not stick out too much since the sole and sewn construction looks traditional.

    All in all, a great do it all boot that is very comfy. It will go well in your gear closet with your enduro boot, and your street or touring boot.
  7. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ditto
  8. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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    Ordered another pair of these today from Brian at Atomic-Moto, now my wife and I will have matching boots. :D
  9. Crazy Legs

    Crazy Legs Let's Ride!

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    I just bought a pair of Gaerne G-Midlands from Atomic Moto today too. I have been reading everything about every brand. The opinions I get from this site mean a lot to me. You guys are the "real" riders out there so if you give a item a thumbs up then it is good enough for me.:D

    I would also like to thank Brian for all his comments and in answering many questions so quickly.:clap
  10. huguesfrederic

    huguesfrederic HF

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    I have wore these boots probably 7 days and the stitches are letting go the boot is disintegrating on me. Probably not waterproof anymore. Very bad purchase and built quality. :cry The most expensive boots ever 43$ per day!
  11. SQ Beemer

    SQ Beemer Been here awhile

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    I'm guessing you are suffering from a QA issue. My G-Midlands have been pretty bulletproof for the last 2 years, having gone through MANY offroad spills, rain, mud, etc.
  12. gboswellsac

    gboswellsac Adventurer

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    What boot are you speaking about and where did you purchase them?