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 Post subject: Feedback on Gaerne shoes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:15 am 
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I am considering a pair of Gaerne G.Myst shoes.
I've done a search and not come up with too much of help so I would appreciate feedback from anyone who has experience of any of the recent high end Gaerne shoes.

I am not looking for detail of fit - I'll get that by trying them on.

What I am interested in is:
are they well ventilated on really hot days
Do they clean up easily
Construction - how well is the shoe doing after a season of use

That kind of thing.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:42 am 
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Cadel Evans doesn't post here?

I had a set of Gaerne MTB shoes years ago. They fit well but no experience beyond.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:04 pm 
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I have just bought a pair of the G airs the Cadel uses in white, with the Aussie flag not the yellow ones. Nice and classy, Very stiff have taken me 3 weeks to break in.

I wanted the G myst but could not get them In OZ.


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I've just bought their MTB shoe and am very happy with them. Nice and stiff, although a bit on the porky side. Clean up well, but can't comment on ventilation yet.


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Coincidence or not cycling news just reviewed these shoes. Got a pretty bad review. Stiff but ventilation is a no go.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=tech/2009/reviews/gaerne_carbon_gmyst09

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:15 am 
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They must have really disliked the shoes for 2 stars/jerseys out of 5!

Having a look at the close-up pics, the quality really shows, the perfect stitching and how it all fits together is really impressive, but like they said, it all adds up in the weight figure.

Pex also has a tour of the factory article up right now which shows how they are made and probably why the quality is so high.

They look awesome but not sure I would pay that much for shoes that are so heavy and based on the review have quite a few little "problems" in the comfort department, but each to their own I guess when it comes to comfort.


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http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=6890


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Every foot is different in the end. This foot has no issue with them, but I have a thin wide foot, so perhaps they're less susceptible to tongue issues... so the CN author may have had a high arch? I dunno... best to try them on before buying... I didn't and come from Sidis which were comfy enough as well, just not great in other areas


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Personally I thought the Pez review was extremely badly written, both poor style and not great content. Unusually CN review was better.

Bottom line IMHO is that if these shoes fit your feet better than others then you should buy them and not worry too much about preferences of others as they are a quality product.

The other stuff is less important than the review would have you believe and is more personal preference and where you ride.
    For example CN is in Australia where it's HOT. Here in Europe shoe ventilation matters for me 2 weeks per year, and for the rest of the year I wish I had less not more!

    Second example is that CN gave the Rapha Softshell jacket a poor review, yet you can wear it for 9 months of the year in the UK and everyone who owns one here thinks it's pricey but a great jacket.


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Those reviews were pretty timely for my original question.

Given that I live in NYC, where for 3 months of the year we have 90F temps and awful humidity I think I'll pass on these and look to other models.

My attention turns now to the Lake CX401....


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http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id= ... on_gmyst09

dont know if this helps

woops scratch that....


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:36 pm 
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Wester-Ross wrote:
Construction - how well is the shoe doing after a season of use


I rode Gaerne for several years (1998-2002) and still have the pair sitting on the shelf. They were quite rugged and held up well. Like Sidi, Gaerne makes a lot of motocross boots so they know something about ruggedness in shoes.

Of course none of that matters if you want light shoes or if they don't fit your feet. Certainly a brand worth trying on.

Mark


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:24 am 
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Any recent experiences with these shoes?

Especially in comparison to Sidi.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:29 am 
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I rode G Chrono this year.

Poorly ventilated, not super heavy though and quite stiff, did I mention they get really hot? Nice fit for a slim foot and boas do a good job for closure.

Aussie distributor's aren't the best to deal with. Few team mates cracked the carbon soles and got told they would be replaced asap but nothing much has been done about it.

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