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Old 07-27-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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New Gaerne G-Midland Adventure Boot

Fellow ADV Riders,

Gaerne has added a new Adventure Touring and Dual Sport Boot models, and are getting close to completion. This new model is called the Gaerne G-Midland Boot. It features more protection and support than both the G-Adventure and Balance models, along with typical Gaerne quality.










The G-Midland has a plastic heel counter, plastic support at the ankle, hard supports at the shin, along with a more reinforced and rigid toe, like an MX boot. It clearly has a lot of reinforcement, yet supposedly is still fairly light. The boots rae waterproof, with a Gaerne Aquatech liner. They also have a lugged sole that will be easy to walk in yet still movable on the footpegs. Price is $367, similar to other
dual sport boots and adventure touring boots we sell.

Boot threads seem to be getting a lot of vociferous debate lately (I have been sitting on this one for a while, which was killing me...), Recommendations are all over the place but the general message is toward urging people to wear stiffer boots - a good thing. Apart from brand and model preferences, the best boot advice is that people "should wear as much boot as they can tolerate". This
G-Midland fills in a spot in Gaerne's line quite nicely, and I look forward to trying them.

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Old 07-27-2011, 01:28 PM   #2
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Nice looking boot.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:18 PM   #3
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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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Old 07-27-2011, 02:43 PM   #4
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Hello Coleman. Nice to hear from you.

Sending you a PM.

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Old 07-27-2011, 03:40 PM   #5
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The first word that pops to mind is 'stout'
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:25 PM   #6
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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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Old 07-27-2011, 05:38 PM   #7
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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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Old 07-27-2011, 08:27 PM   #8
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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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Old 07-27-2011, 09:57 PM   #9
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:06 PM   #10
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that's a nice looking boot!
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:34 AM   #11
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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.

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:48 PM   #12
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great looking boot, looks to be a good compromise...
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:27 PM   #13
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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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Old 07-28-2011, 03:47 PM   #14
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I was just about to post on the big ass kickn toe box and saw you beat me to it
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:50 PM   #15
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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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