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Old 01-10-2013, 01:41 PM   #17731
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:16 PM   #17732
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Scott, the other night we were talking about boots for Pat. I just picked up a pair of these from MotorcycleCloseouts. http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/o...FQLd4AodzD0APQ
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #17733
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Scott, the other night we were talking about boots for Pat. I just picked up a pair of these from MotorcycleCloseouts. http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/o...FQLd4AodzD0APQ
Are those waterproof? I presume you've done your research so what made you pick that boot?
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:02 PM   #17734
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The only boots I've owned are Gaerne and I've been happy with them. After the recent rash of broken legs, ankles, and toes I thought I better get something with better protection. I like the Gaerne GX-1 ($200) from the reviews I've read and was ready to buy it when they put the G-React on sale. The G-React has a little better protection than the GX-1, hinged ankle, and the same buckles as the SG-10(their next in line boot plus another $100).

It's not waterproof but from my experiences so for I've pretty much give up on relying on any claims of waterproofness. I'll just go with sealskins or some type of Gore-tex sock.

Much of my education came from the guys at Atomicmoto.com. If you're not familiar with them they are on ADV in the vendors section and haven't steered me wrong yet.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:28 PM   #17735
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Thanks Kev. I know you just bought a new pair of boots, but if you're ever in the market for another pair of boots, I will say that the TCX Infinity ARE 100% Waterproof! I've ridden with them in all kinds of weather and have forded streams with them and never had a drop get in. Of course, if you wade through water deeper than the boot is tall, then it's like having two little kiddie pools on your feet!

Of course the Infinity is a much more road/DS oriented boot, where as the Gaerne you got looks more like a serious offroad/MX boot.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:34 PM   #17736
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Yeah Kev, the guys at Atomic Moto are da bomb.They have some raging sales occasionally and they know their stuff.

BTW: I've had three pairs of the Gaernas and they make a real nice boot.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:34 PM   #17737
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Of course the Infinity is a much more road/DS oriented boot, where as the Gaerne you got looks more like a serious offroad/MX boot.
The Gaerne boots are supposed to be wider then most other boots and more comfortable right out the box.

I have a pair of GX-1s. They are relatively easy to walk in and they fit my EE foot very well. I think they kept me from breaking a leg when I did my endo last fall.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:35 PM   #17738
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The Gaerne boots are supposed to be wider then most other boots and more comfortable right out the box.
I've found this to be the case.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #17739
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I think MikeHBN had the TCX's and liked them, but like you said I just wanted something with a little better protection. For the typical local dual sport riding we do I can deal with wet feet. When I'm in the market for a boot to wear on longer trips I'll keep the TCX's in mind. Hoping to do some long rides on the Strom this year and dry feet would be nice on an all day ride.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:40 PM   #17740
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I'd second that...To a point

If anyone tests boots and gear to the fullest it is XC and myself. I have owned two pairs of TCX Infitinties. The first pair wore out after 2 years and nearly 40k mi so I warrantied them for a second pair. That pair lasted me through another 30k+, one relationship and countless rainstorms. They have began to leak under searious rain so I picked up a pair of Sidi's on FM for $100. They have kept my feet dry but the protection and ease of on/off makes the TCX a serious boot for serious riders (at a serious cost).
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:41 PM   #17741
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The Gaerne boots are supposed to be wider then most other boots and more comfortable right out the box.

I have a pair of GX-1s. They are relatively easy to walk in and they fit my EE foot very well. I think they kept me from breaking a leg when I did my endo last fall.
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I've found this to be the case.
I forgot about that. I wear a EE also and the Gaerne fits nice.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:44 PM   #17742
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #17743
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Sold........I can alway use another pair of boots.

I'll pass the info to Pat.

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #17744
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I'll have to check out those Gaernes when you get them Kev; been thinking about getting a pair of NON-waterproof boots for the RTW trip. Reasoning being that I will inevitably be crossing streams and rivers that ARE deeper than my boots are tall and there's nothing worse than a waterproof boot getting soaking wet on the inside as it takes forever to dry it out.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:58 AM   #17745
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I'll have to check out those Gaernes when you get them Kev; been thinking about getting a pair of NON-waterproof boots for the RTW trip. Reasoning being that I will inevitably be crossing streams and rivers that ARE deeper than my boots are tall and there's nothing worse than a waterproof boot getting soaking wet on the inside as it takes forever to dry it out.
Goretex socks are the shit. Well tested many times beginning with Kevin's TWVT ride a few years ago. I was wearing my new Alpine stars tech 3s and attempted to waterproof them....lamely. After the fucking ARK floated by, I thought the waterproofing had worked, but upon taking the boots off in Marlinton the water poured out of the boots.... but my feet were dry and toasty in my goretex socks.
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