The SG10's sit in the number two spot amongst the four pairs available here
in the US behind the SG12's and ahead of the G-React and the GX-1's. The SG10's
are a top level motocross race boot designed for advanced to pro level riding.
They're available in a black or a white color scheme and are available in US
men's sizes six to fourteen. The sizing is accurate to a Brannock device
lengthwise. My foot measures eight and a half, and a nine in these SG10's is
I have to say, these are some of the most comfortable motocross boots I've ever
worn. They have a dual pivot ankle system called razorback that I thought for
sure would rub on my wide ankle bones. It doesn't. Not at all. The fit around
the ankles is snug for sure, but the padding is well designed, and the boots are
completely comfortable. I also have wide feet, and usually require an E width. I
was worried that because Gaerne is an Italian boot maker that the boots would be
way too narrow. I definitely don't have a ton of extra room, but these boots
will accommodate feet that run to the narrow side of E, no problem.
This SG10 boot has another very accommodating feature as well, one that is very
popular among top level riders, and that is that the Razorback as Gaerne calls
it, is floating. The calf protector, shin plate, and top buckle aren't connected
directly to the boot. This not only promotes improved range of motion, but also
ensures that these protective features are always in the proper location in
relation to your leg and foot, no matter what size or shape your leg is.
The Gaerne SG10's have all of the features you hope to find in a top level race
boot. You get a dual compound sole for good grip and a long life. The foot bed
itself is also specially designed to absorb shock, which reduces tingling and
fatigue. The toe box is covered in TPU and reinforced internally for extra
protection, as is the heel cup. The heel also features a shift lip or heel
bumper for quick shifts off the start. Nowadays, these are almost as necessary
as fork tube holeshot devices if want to have any chance of being the first
rider around turn one.
Ankle protection is provided by the lower portion of the Razorback system, and
the medial side of the boot features a rubberized panel for heat protection and
extra control of the bike.
Many of the high wear features of the boot are removable and replaceable, the
two most common being the insole, and the straps or buckles.
Opening the boot up, reveals the mud repelling inner gaitor, and the memory cell
inner foam liner, and I'll tell you what, I've worn a riding boot or two, and
the liner in these Gaerne boots really is amazing. The padding really is in all
the right places.