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Gaerne Balance Oiled Boot

Gaerne Balance Oiled Boot
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    Gaerne Balance Oiled Boot

    Our Price: $356.35

    MSRP: $395.95 - You save up to $39.60 (10% off)

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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
    42 Reviews
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    4 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
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    A Slipper Once Broken In
    These are a great boot, can wear them with a pair of jeans. They were a little snug when I first got htem but after a couple days of wearing them they have become the most comfortable boots I have worn. They don't have all the protection a motocross boot offers. I use these for my adventure bike when I am primarily just riding fire roads and slabbing it. I do not recommend wearing these in high speed rocky situations. I will buy these again if these ever wear out.

    -m-2019 KTM 790 Adventure R--
    January 22, 2020
    Irvine, CA, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    161 - 190 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
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    Yes
    Great boot
    I compete vintage trails and these boots are great
    May 28, 2019
    Corsicana, TX, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    8 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Protection
    3 / 5
    Features
    4 / 5
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    Gaerne Balance Oiled Boot
    Absolutely love these boots. They are the most comfortable motorcycle boots around. Feel on the pegs is great. Been through many water crossings, lots of mud and a few good downpours and so far they have kept me dry. They breath very well even in the summer. Makes a great dual sport and light off road boot. For those who just can't stand the bulky boots offered by other companies, these boots can work for motocross, but they do not offer the protection of dedicated motocross boot. I found that out the hard way. Gaerne quality is second to none!

    -m-1992 HONDA XR250L--
    May 16, 2019
    Brooklyn, MD, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 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
    Nice quality leather boots!
    You could buy flashier and more rigid boots if you wanted, but these were exactly what I was after. Build quality seems very good. The leather will break in and form nicely to my foot with a little use. I like the quality and the looks! And they definitely offer a good measure of protection for your feet, shins, and ankles. WAY more than a hinking boot or lower boot. And they're waterproof! Can be worn over pant legs, or under your pant legs. The buckles are easily adjusted to be snugger or looser. The soles have a nice tread. Pretty comfortable to walk around in.

    -m-2018 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    February 26, 2019
    Washburn, WI, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    11 months 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
    4 / 5
    Features
    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
    1 year ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Value
    4 / 5
    Durability
    3 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    3 / 5
    Protection
    2 / 5
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    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
    1 year ago
    Value
    3 / 5
    Durability
    3 / 5
    Comfort
    5 / 5
    Performance
    4 / 5
    Protection
    2 / 5
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    3 / 5
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    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
    1 year 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
    over 2 years ago
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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!
    I'm curious about sizing. I wear an 11-11.5 in most shoes that aren't Nikes. What size of these would I need? 11 or 12?
    Lalo W on Jul 1, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: I’m usually an 11.5 in shoes/sneakers. But the 11 size is plenty big enough. I have a wide foot too and these fit perfectly.
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