Features a new "G" for an exciting first impression
Dual Storage Pivot Systems :This revolutionary new system is patented and exclusive to Gaerne and is certainly going to be a hit.
The first pivot is attached to the "Razorback".This provides a rigid component that offers a strong lateral support while a glide-plate
keeps the upper in a firm and upright position. The second pivot is fixed on a sliding glide that allows the riders foot to feel natural
while on the peg in a shifting or breaking situation - however it will "bottom out" and absorb shock in the case of over-jumping a jump or
in the case of unwanted compression
Grip Guard :On the inner side of the boot is the all new rubber "Grip Guard".You can feel the exceptional grip of the bike as well
as offering a heat resistant padding against your inner leg.
Front Plate/Shin Guard :This new Thermoplastic shin plate is anatomically shaped for a perfect fit. By removing 3 screws a rider
can also make the opening wider to accommodate a bigger leg or knee-brace
Buckle System :The SG-12 utilizes 4 lightweight alloy buckles that attach to an adjustable strap.This system provides the rider
"Easy in" and "Easy out" non failure system
Gaiter :Made of a new Swiss breathable fabric called Acronos, the gaiter is extremely stretchy but has the perfect shape to keep the sand and debris out
Interior Lining :On the inside you will find the famous "Gaerne Memory Cell Foam", known for the most comfortable feel and fit ride after ride
Heel Cup :The new heel cup has been designed to absorb shock in the case of a rear compression
Toe-Box :The new design features a slimmer shape in the toe area for an improved feel of the shift lever and the bikes controls.
The entire area is wrapped by a new plastic material which is lighter and provides more comfort and feel for the bike as well
Toe Cap :The toecap has been re-designed and reinforced to provide a new "tougher" look
Sole :This sole is new in look, but still uses the Gaerne "Dual Composite" anti-shock rubber that has made Gaerne soles famous around the world
Insole :Inside the boot you will find an all new footbed which has been specially molded to correctly support the foot.In the rear portion of the footbed, a
new shock absorbing material has been used.And in the front portion the construction has been made to allow the feet to vent
The Gaerne SG12 Boots are Gaerne’s flagship motocross boot model and easily
one of the best dirty boots available. They’ve reworked some of the features and
added two new colorways for 2014. They’re available in five colorways including
this red and white version and in sizes eight to thirteen. The fit is very snug,
but comfortable, as it should be. The length is accurate to a Brannock device,
and the width will accommodate most riders up to the narrow side of E.
Gaerne has three main goals when creating a boot, protection, comfort and
durability, and they achieve all three with the 12’s.
The high levels of comfort and protection are due in large part to the dual
stage pivot system. This system provides support for the ankle but also allows
the boot to flex, reducing fatigue and promoting confidence. The pivot points
are very unique in that they glide rather than just rotate, so your ankle and
foot bones stay in their natural line. Also, while the design of the pivot
system allows the boot to flex, it’s designed to only travel so far, so that you
are protected from over extension during a hard landing, especially one without
your motorcycle underneath you. The shin plate also features a unique design.
It’s adjustable to accommodate thicker legs and/or knee braces by removing these
The toebox and toe plate have been redesigned. The toebox is slimmer to allow
easier shifting, and the plate has a more finished look. The heel cup has also
been updated to absorb more shock.
Comfort can also be found throughout the interior of the boot. The SG-12’s have
a new gaitor made of Acronos, a waterproof yet breathable material designed to
keep the mud out. Gaerne’s memory cell foam cushions your foot and helps with
moisture control, and the insole is removable and replaceable, and features a
new energy absorbing design on the underside. It’s also perforated to help
circulate air around the boot
The ankle area is padded on the inside creating a really comfortable environment
for your foot and does a great job of absorbing impact as well. The outsole also
promotes comfort with its unique shape. Since the footboard really can’t be
flexible and still do its job properly, the sole bottom is contoured to allow
the boot to roll a little bit beneath the foot.
The outsole is also a great example of Gaerne’s efforts to create a boot with
great longevity. The sole pattern is redesigned, but the long lasting dual
compound is the same. As with all Gaerne boots, many of the high wear items are
replaceable, like the buckle and straps, the soles, the shin plates, and the
insoles. Gaerne does not have a repair shop here in the States, but the parts
are available, and items like the outsole can be replaced by any cobbler with
experience in high performance motorcycle footwear.