With its lightweight design and sleek new light-allow buckle system, the Gaerne GX-1 boot will perform on the track or on the trails. Once you slip your foot into the comfortable GX-1, the ride is just the bonus.
Lightweight design with sleek new light-allow buckle system.
Been riding for over 25 years and I was excited to buy boots still made in Italy in this day and age. I had high hopes for the GX-1 but I have to say I was let down. They seem really well made and look great. However I should have returned them when I first tried them on. They were VERY tight around the lower part of my leg just above the ankles and extra loose around my calves. I wear size 9 and the foot bed feels 9.5. Anyway, I gave them the benefit of a doubt and figured they would break in and start to feel better after some use. I was wrong and can’t return them now because they’ve been worn. Also there is a seem inside the liner of the boots that constantly rubs my lower legs all 360 degrees around and can feel this even through socks. The plastic hinges around the outside ankle bind and squeak. The tight fit on the upper ankle/lower legs leaves raw red marks on my legs after a days ride. Not cool and I just wasted $240 bucks.
Great boot for 'entry level' price - Way better than Asian made Alpine Stars or Fox
I had never heard of Gaerne before watching some videos on RMATV but decided to go for it. If you are looking for something to ride in, I wouldn't even bother going for Alpine Stars or Fox. The quality on these Gaernes is much better, better features on the boot, and just overall better quality. Watch the information videos and Chase will explain everything perfectly. I've found that they are comfortable to ride in and provide the necessary protection for the type of moderate/aggressive trail riding that I do. My only gripe is that the bottom of the boot does not have a lot of 'tread', which I think is standard for motocross boots, but I sometimes will hike small distances when I am off the bike and not sure that I could really do that with these - I would just put hiking shoes in a backpack if I needed to.