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Old 03-03-2011, 05:34 PM   #46
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MotoGear Outlet sells them and plus, they are some great guys to deal with...
I'll check it out.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:37 PM   #47
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I'll check it out.
I was in there last weekend and tried a pair on... Nice boots...
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:41 PM   #48
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I was in there last weekend and tried a pair on... Nice boots...
Forgot all about that place! Huge thanks, I'll have to check them out this weekend.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:00 PM   #49
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I find ALL boost are hot when its hot out.



Good find. I will look into it...
Yes.....my forgotten neighbor to the north. The way I understand it, is that you have never worn these "boost"......just seened dim on the interweb......eh? Thanks for the detailed and helpful review. Yet another bit of good advice from the sister.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:46 PM   #50
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Buy the non waterproof Balance and treat it with a good wax based leather waterproofer. Way less expensive and the boot has very few seems, the leather is tanned and virtually waterproof. Ridden in the rain in them many a time, crossed creeks, always dry. Usually two coats or wax a year is enough to keep them dry plus it really protects the leather and your boots will last and last.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:30 AM   #51
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I have the Balance Oiled. Super comfortable, and look normal when pants are over them. This is actually my second pair. The first ones I bought and then immediately took a trip to Alaska. Found out pretty quick that they were less that "waterproof", but had to stick it out as there were not many options for return while on the road. When I got back from my trip I called the dealer I bought them from and told them I was pretty bummed about the boots not being waterproof. They called Gaerne and got be some new ones. Haven't had a chance to real world test the new ones, but I stood in a bathtub of water with the new ones for about 5 minutes and these seem to be waterproof. Maybe the first pair I got were just busted.

As far as protection. They really don't offer that much support. I would say if protection is a concern, but you are not totally into the Sidi's, then take a look at the Alpine Star's Scouts. We just got a pair for my wife. Totally waterproof, and more ankle protection, but not too stiff. If I was buying boots today I would probably go with the Scouts. They are about $75 cheaper, better protection, definitely waterproof.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:31 PM   #52
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Are the physical characteristics of both the same? Interior size, insole, toe box, etc?
I believe they are the exact same boot but the oilded has a waterproof membrane and the standard Balance are black only.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:12 PM   #53
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Different leather also. Balance Oiled has a special oil-treated leather. Pro-Tech is regular full grain.

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Old 03-06-2011, 07:22 PM   #54
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Different leather also. Balance Oiled has a special oil-treated leather. Pro-Tech is regular full grain.

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Old 03-08-2011, 09:02 PM   #55
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Finally got to try these on. Wow they are comfy! Had one Balanced oil on and one Sidi Adventure on, no comparison in comfort (at least for my feet) Sidi was crushing the top of my big toe pretty badly, next size up was really too big.

Just worried about the protection factor. To be honest the Sidi's didn't seem all that protective either, they look the part but were still easily bendable at the ankle, although the sole seemed much stiffer.

Leaning towards the Gaerne's now.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:36 PM   #56
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Finally got to try these on. Wow they are comfy! Had one Balanced oil on and one Sidi Adventure on, no comparison in comfort (at least for my feet) Sidi was crushing the top of my big toe pretty badly, next size up was really too big.

Just worried about the protection factor. To be honest the Sidi's didn't seem all that protective either, they look the part but were still easily bendable at the ankle, although the sole seemed much stiffer.

Leaning towards the Gaerne's now.
Bodhizafa, what did you choose?

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:41 PM   #57
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Bodhizafa, what did you choose?

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Ordered them from you bro! Got the Gaerne Pro-tech ones. Just waiting for them to show up
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:23 AM   #58
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Ordered boots

After reading this and doing my research. I bought a pair of these boots. from a member of this forum. bomber
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:55 PM   #59
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I posted I had orderer the gaerne balance oilded boots from Brtp4. I received an order confirmation at 2.21 pm and at 3.13 pm received a Ups tracking # . Later at 3.42 pm received email that the order had shipped. are you kidding me? What service I will be shopping with them again.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:28 PM   #60
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I rode in downpour for about 2 hours. My socks were wet right around the edges of my feet. I'm guessing they leaked through the seams. I'll probably just seal them there. Riding them more as a road boot. I will be doing more dualsporting and debating if they offer enough protection. Otherwise they are really comfortable.
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