WHAT IS IT? The Gaerne SG- 10 boot has been a rider
favorite for many years. It’s been updated and restyled for
better performance and looks.
WHAT’S IT COST? $499.99.
CONTACT? Contact your local motorcycle dealer or
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the Gaerne SG- 10 boots.
(1) Fit. The Gaerne SG- 10 boot has an inner liner made
out of comfortable memory cell foam. That foam has a
wicking membrane to keep feet cool and dry. Another
favored design is the boot’s low-profile toe box for easy
shifting. Our smaller test riders felt there was a little more
room than needed around the ankle and heel area. For
these smaller riders, adding a shoe insert raised their feet
in the boot, making for a snug fit and helped reduce heel
lift. Our test riders with bigger calves or larger ankles had
no issues and were pleased with the adjustable buckles,
especially if they wore bulky knee braces. The boot size is
spot-on. If you are a size 10 normally, you will be a size 10.
( 2) Appearance. The Gaerne SG- 10 boots have an
all-new sleek look with a larger grip guard, similar to the
SG- 12. The fine detail in craftsmanship adds a functional
look to the boot and is available in white, black, red/white,
blue and black/flo yellow.
( 3) Sole. The Gaerne SG- 10 boot sole is made of a
tough dual-composite material. After spending several
hours testing these boots in the dry California conditions,
the soles still looked as if they had just come out of the
box. This gave the MXA wrecking crew concerns that the
sole of the boot may be too hard for muddy conditions
and have a slippery feel on the footpegs. After letting one
of our test riders put them through the paces in a mud
race, we had no concerns that the sole’s dual-composite
material was too hard to find prime traction on the peg.
Out of the group of test riders that tried the latest gener-
ation SG- 10, every rider complimented the boot. After a
long day of testing, the stiff sole provided a more stable
fit and less foot soreness.
( 4) Durability. Over the years Gaerne boots have
gained a well deserved reputation for their long-lasting
durability. The Italian craftsmanship on the SG- 10 cuts
no corners. Over the last decade, our most extreme test
riders are always amazed after countless hours of testing
that they have not destroyed the sole or the exterior of
the boot. With the new SG- 10, the durability is still tried
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? The only issue we had was
with smaller riders. They noticed a little heel lift during
break-in. Adding a sole inset cured all ailments.
The Gaerne SG10 is a boot that has the looks,
GAERNE SG- 10 BOOTS
grit and functionality for any serious rider or
racer. It is a boot you can count on.
MXA TEAM TESTED