Gaerne G-React Boots.
This boot incorporates aggressive styling and advanced technology that is sure to impress from the moment you slip your foot into the boot. Made in Italy for unparalleled quality and performance. New rubber "grip guard" helps the rider hold his position on the bike as well as displace the heat from the pipe. Soles - the proven traditional stitch on sole (Goodyear Welt Construction). New slimmer fit along with the new microfiber interior and ergonomic liner all promise to deliver comfort and protection. Four alloy buckles with wider straps promise a secure closure. The new Gaitor will keep debris out. Also has a removable/replaceable anatomic footbed.
- New Uni-pivot ankle system gives great ankle support yet very comfortable to wear for a long period of time
- Rubber Grip Guard allows the rider to grip the bike as well as displace heat from the pipe
- Gaerne dual composite for long wear
- Replaceable adjustable buckle system
- New Gaitor is designed to keep the dirt out
- Sizes 8-13
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Gaerne makes some of the best off road boots available today. They also make one of the most complete lines. They have a boot for every level of riding, from the clean jerseys all the way to the pros. This React is third in line out of four MX capable models we have available here at Jafrum, behind the SG 10's and 12's and just ahead of the GX-1's.
A little clarity for our overseas customers, there are technically three versions of this boot available globally, the difference between the three being the sole construction. In the US, we're privy to just one. The model we have available is the version with the Goodyear Welt sole construction and the smooth, MX style tread pattern.
The React boot is available in four color ways, including this sharp red and white version, and in US sizes eight to thirteen. The sizing is accurate, so, if you get your feet measured with a proper measuring device at a shoe store, you will be able to order without adjustment. If you are a half size, order the next size up. Remember, Gaerne is a European boot manufacturer, so these aren't going to accommodate super wide feet, but I'm on the narrow side of E, and these fit comfortably on me.
One of the most important characteristics of an off road boot is flexibility. The boot should prevent your ankle from rolling when you plant off of it, but still promote easy shifting and braking. The hinge mechanism on the React is excellent. The hinge has a single pivot point on both the lateral and medial sides of the boot, but the hinge is able to slide back and forth on its pivot, so the range of motion is excellent. These stretchy panels on the front and the back of the boot work together with the ankle system to promote mobility.
An equally important off road boot characteristic is protection. The toe, the heel, the ankle system, and the shin plate are all made of a highly durable TPU material, and the adjustable and replaceable straps are fitted with metal buckles for a secure fit. On the medial side of the boot is a panel that is designed to protect your leg from heat, and to promote grip of the bike.
Now, let's face it, if you aren't wearing your gear out, you aren't riding hard enough, so it's important for an off road boot to not only be durable, but also have replaceable parts. The sole is made of a dual compound material that riders say is the longest lasting on the market, and the toe cap is reinforced and replaceable. The insole is also replaceable, as are the straps and buckles. If you open these buckles up, you can see the mud resistant gaitor and the moisture wicking liner designed to help keep your feet dry.