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You get what you pay for! - March 22, 2010, 12:40 PM

Like the title says! I bought a pair of Gaerne boots for wet/winter riding. Paid 140 for them cause I didn't want to pay 300 for the Sidi's. Used them for 2 years and they are the suc! Too bulky and let water threw all the time. Well the velcro stopped working so it was time to suck it up and buy the Sidi's. Got the Sidi On-road boots! Man after just one week these things fit so good and are so comfortable! Not as bulky and just plain feel better than the Gaerne's. So basically I lost the 140 I thought I saved cause you really do get what you pay for! I already have 3 pairs of Sidi's and will keep on buying the good stuff!


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March 22, 2010, 12:45 PM

Man, I bought a pair of Gaerne's... was the shittiest boot I've ever owned. Heavy, bulky, didn't run true to size... I bought a pair of Sidi's after I threw them out
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March 22, 2010, 01:02 PM

I'm lovin my new Sidi Air Vertigo's, great boot!!!


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March 22, 2010, 01:04 PM

The bad taste of poor quality lingers longer than the sweetness of low price....something like that. Basically...the cheap shiz will screw you over so buy good shiz first time.
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March 22, 2010, 02:02 PM

I like my Gaerne GRS boots. No velcro on these, only a zipper and two locking straps. I will say that the previous pair were uncomfortable to walk in. Those got messed up when I hit that deer last August so I have the newer version which are more comfortable.


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March 22, 2010, 02:29 PM

Dam...that sucks!

These are the best bang for the buck waterproof boot I've found. Used to be made by Oxtar, then matrix and now TCX or whatever. The most comfy boots I've ever worn. I've had mine for almost 7 years now. I'm thinking about buying another pair for when these wear out. The protection is good, but not like my Sidi Race boots for obvious reasons.

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Yeah, gonna treat myself to some Aerostich Combat Touring Boots (Sidi) one day http://www.aerostich.com/off-and-rid...-touring-boots
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March 22, 2010, 03:22 PM

exactly why i plan on buying my wife instead of getting one the old fashioned way.

I love my Sidis too


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March 22, 2010, 05:02 PM

sidi's are solid boots! I bought a used pair of vertigos from nudist 2.5 years ago and they're still great, I wear them everytime I ride. Only problem I've had is that I broke the line for the calf adjuster, it was my fault, but I was able to fix it myself with a fishing line braid.


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March 22, 2010, 05:30 PM

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Got the Sidi On-road boots! Man after just one week these things fit so good and are so comfortable!
I've loved mine. Sadly, after 4 years of nearly constant abuse and neglect the stitching has finally sucumbed in one spot. Now I have to decide between replacing my old on-roads with a new pair or try the A-Stars "Scout" boot. Decisions, decisions....
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I've loved mine. Sadly, after 4 years of nearly constant abuse and neglect the stitching has finally sucumbed in one spot. Now I have to decide between replacing my old on-roads with a new pair or try the A-Stars "Scout" boot. Decisions, decisions....
I got a pair of the Scouts and they're pretty damn comfy. I'm still not completely used to how tall and stiff the toe box is compared to my other boots, but I assume most more-off-road oriented boots are like that.
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March 22, 2010, 08:30 PM

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my 90 dollar icon superdutys are still working fine for street boot after5 years
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Got my Axo Primatos from Salva over the winter....they seem pretty solid. Especially coming from timberlands
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my 90 dollar icon superdutys are still working fine for street boot after5 years
So how well do they work in the rain? How heavy are they. How many miles on them? I have over 10,000 miles on the gaerne's. Personally I think Icon stuff is pure shit made for stunnas! I would wear my skechers before those.


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