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.
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