Gaerne Balance Oiled Boot

Gaerne Balance Oiled Boot
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    Gaerne Balance Oiled Boot

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      The Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots are a unique footwear option that blurs lines and breaks barriers by taking a trials boot and molding it into a waterproof design that handles most kinds of riding from light dual-sporting to extended touring. And it does it with nearly zero break-in time, a super tacky sole, and craftsmanship that’s a step above most other boots.

      The boot starts with a full-grain oiled leather body on top of a rubber gum sole that mimics the excellent traction of a trials boot. Between the outer leather and the interior comfort padding is the Gaerne Drytech membrane that delivers full waterproofing. The TPU shin protection is also there, providing good frontal protection. The boots wraps up using attractive leather straps and durable alloy buckles to give you a very positive, very secure feel in the boot.

      While it may not be as protective as some other off road boot options, the Balance Oiled Boot manages to have excellent quality, waterproofing, comfort, and style. This makes it ideal for riders that want a comfortable light-duty off-road boot, a long-distance adventure touring boot, or an on-road boot with an appealing look that blends adventure and trials.

      Specs:
    • Gaerne Drytech waterproof and breathable membrane
    • Drytech membrane sheds water but allows interior moisture to escape
    • Waterproof membrane extends up to velcro closure
    • Gum rubber sole gives excellent grip for superior control on the pegs
    • Sole has enduro/trials type lugs for excellent traction on slick surfaces
    • Full grain oiled leather construction
    • Quality leather gives a classic appearance while aiding waterproofing
    • Hybrid style combines trials and adventures footwear traits
    • Injection molded TPU frontal shin guard
    • Triple alloy buckle closure system
    • Extensive use of double stitching around entire boot
    • Elasticated gaiter prevents moisture and debris from entering boot
    • Accordion movement panels at front and rear of ankle
    • Comfortable out of the box with very little to no break-in time
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    4.6 / 5.0
    38 Reviews
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    4.5 / 5
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    5.0 / 5
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    4.5 / 5
    Protection
    3.7 / 5
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    4.3 / 5
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    Value
    5 / 5
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    4 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
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    4 / 5
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    5 / 5
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    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Total comfort for trail riding and hiking
    Trials boot that works great in mountain technical trails, has excellent feel for controls comparing to mx boots. Much lighter than mx boots, but not as much protection. Absolutely most comfortable boot I have had for trail riding. Works great for the trails but I would not use them for high speed riding or Hare scrambles. As I'm not racing they work excellent for me. Comfortable for all day riding.

    -m-2015 KTM 300 XC-W (E-Start)--
    August 22, 2018
    Sheridan , WY, US
    Age: 45-64
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
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    Not wide like people say
    Nice boot and looks like quality construction but not a good choice for wide feet. I need a 4E width shoe and I tried these because no company seems to make a wide motorcycle boot. I’ve read people saying that this boot is fine for wide feet. Not for me. Had to send them back.
    July 27, 2018
    Pittsburgh, PA, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Value
    4 / 5
    Durability
    3 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    3 / 5
    Protection
    2 / 5
    Features
    3 / 5
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    Yes
    Stitching coming undone
    This is a great comfy Adventure boot. Not for technical stuff as it does not provide any ankle protection.

    Sad to say that the stitching behind the heel is starting to come undone. This really sucks :(

    -m-2017 HONDA XR650L--
    July 20, 2018
    Cherry Valley, MA, US
    Age: 45-64
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Protection
    4 / 5
    Features
    4 / 5
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    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Like wearing slippers
    Out the box these boots are so comfortable. They're trials boots, so they're a little softer, but I know plenty of riders who use them for dual sport and they seem to hold up just fine.
    June 18, 2018
    Seattle, WA, US
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Value
    3 / 5
    Durability
    3 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    4 / 5
    Protection
    2 / 5
    Features
    3 / 5
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    Yes
    nice boots.
    these are really nice to wear. i do mostly slow technical riding and don't do jumps or other MX type stuff. these are awesome. but if you do fast and hard riding you might break your foot real easy because they don't really support your ankle at all. they are a trials boot.
    May 31, 2018
    Carmel Valley, CA, US
    Age: 15-24
    Purchased
    8 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    161 - 190 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Protection
    4 / 5
    Features
    5 / 5
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    Yes
    WATERPROOF.....SAY NO MORE
    These boots are supreme for trail riding. They are waterproof, comfortable (almost like hiking boots) and have a flat sole. I have very wide feet and it fits great. Full grain leather makes it very forgiving. Only wish I bought these first before spending $400.00 on Gaerne SG-12 boots.
    GAERNE IS TOP OF THE LINE FOR BOOTS

    -m-2013 KTM 350 XCF-W--
    February 24, 2018
    Puyallup, WA, US
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Features
    5 / 5
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    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Love these boots. No break in needed. Extremely comfortable.
    February 10, 2018
    Lenoir , NC, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Features
    5 / 5
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    Recommend it?
    Yes
    These are nice boots so much lighter than full blown MX boots!
    January 18, 2018
    Ft Worth, TX, US
    Age: 65+
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Features
    5 / 5
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    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Worth it
    I haven't been able to really try them out on a ride. I crashed a couple weeks ago and broke some ribs. They seem to fit really well though

    -m-2005 HUSQVARNA TC 450--
    January 11, 2018
    Reno, NV, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    4 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Protection
    2 / 5
    Features
    3 / 5
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    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Balance Oiled
    These are the most comfortable boots on planet Earth! I have been wearing my first pair for several years now, and they are holding up well. I'll probably re-sole them with a regular MX Gaerne sole in the near future because my kickstarter is poking up through the bottom when I start. These boots offer the absolute best feel for shifting and braking. If you are prone to accidents, or getting your legs/feet banged up, then you'll probably want to look at a more protective boot. These don't offer as much protection as an MX boot, but offer enhanced shifting and brake feel, which does contribute to safety, just not in the form of body armor. These boots are just leather with a shin guard. Be that as it is, I am certain that the benefit of excellent feel on the shifter and brake has saved me from a few wipeouts that would have been bad if I wasn't wearing a more protective boot. These boots are great for walking and hiking while out riding. I just got some SG-12's, and am trying to ween myself off of the excellent feel of the Balance in trade for the protection of an MX boot. For rides where I spend a lot of time with a machete and a pruning saw, I'll be wearing the Balance Oiled boots.

    -m-2006 HONDA CR250R--
    November 12, 2017
    Kailua, HI, US
    Age: 45-64
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    161 - 190 lbs.
    Height:
    5'4 - 5'6
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    Are these designed to go over or under pants?
    David L on Aug 29, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I wear boot cut jeans over the boots when dual sport riding and while I do use these boots at the track, I switch to Thor Pulse pants that tuck inside. You can get straight leg jeans to tuck in, but they are tight. Regardless, this is a great in between boot that works great on and off road. Not as stout as a pure moto boot, but much more comfortable. Sincerely B.T. You meet the nicest people on a Honda!
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