For those of you who take protection and comfort very seriously, who push your bikes to the limit, or who need a technical boot for the track (or all of the above), the Gaerne GP-1 is a boot built for people like you. The Gaerne GP-1 boots most prominent feature is the Gaerne Floating System, which is a Carbon Composite ankle brace that provides a lot of lateral support, but is hinged for natural front to back movement. While this piece comprises a large percentage of the boots structure, it does not add a lot of weight, thanks to the high-tech materials that are used.
The fantastic ankle support isn't the only great thing about these boots, however. A nice large, replaceable shin plate protects the front of the leg, while the adjustable calf closure system allows different sized riders to get a custom fit, whether the boots are being worn over your race leathers or under a pair of jeans. The toe slider is also replaceable, and features a trick magnesium insert that looks great and is also long-wearing. Magnesium is also used at the back of the heel to promote sliding, and the shock absorbing heel cup is designed with a special decompression zone between the insole and the sole. Two rubber inserts at the inner calf and heel provide grip for the sides of the boot (for holding on to the bike), and also provide some additional protection from heat.
All of these technical protective features are great, but you may be wondering if these these boots are comfortable? In a word: yes. They are constructed from Lorica, which is a synthetic leather. Lorica is lighter, more abrasion resistant, more breathable, and requires virtually no break in when compared with leather. This translates to a boot that is comfortable right out of the box. The inside of the Gaerne GP-1 boots has been well thought out as well. They are lined with an antibacterial and breathable pre-shaped liner, and the removable insole has shock absorbing material to absorb vibrations as well as add walking comfort. The sole of the Gaerne GP-1 Boots is both oil and wear resistant, and is made from multiple densities of rubber that provides good grip both on and off the bike.
If you are a rider who wants only the best in both protection and comfort, the Gaerne GP-1 boots are a definite top contender. Whether you take it to the track or the canyons, the Gaerne GP-1 boots are sure to keep you both safe and comfortable, and would be a solid choice for your feet.
The all-new GP1, the latest product from Gaerne’s research and development center, is the ultimate racing boot! Close collaboration with Champions, technological innovation, attention to detail and comfort, Italian styling and fifty years of passion and experience characterize all Gaerne products. Vented for comfort in extreme temperatures.
The unique Gaerne Floating System, made of carbon composite, allows the foot to move naturally and prevents ankle twisting without compromising flexibility. At the back of the boot, and fixed at two points, it runs inside two slots that limit movement in both directions preventing hyper extension or compression.
GAERNE FLOATING SYSTEM:
External polyurethane protectors minimize the impact of a fall and facilitate sliding.
SHOCK ABSORBING HEEL CUP:
Non-deformable polyurethane heel cup is protected by a replaceable low-friction magnesium slider.
Anti-shock heel features an internal comfort-enhancing decompression zone, located between the insole and sole; the inserts are highlighted externally in red.
ADJUSTABLE CALF CLOSURE SYSTEM:
Adjustable and replaceable “micrometric” carbon-look buckle enables a custom-fit around the calf area.
High- wear-resistant magnesium toe slider allows for totally free foot movement. Attachment points are well away from the areas that normally suffer from abrasion.
FRONT SHIN PLATE:
Made of PU and anatomically shaped, it is easily replaceable via two screws. The nylon front slider is also interchangeable.
CLOSURE SYSTEM :
The internal zip is protected by a rubber strip. An elastic insert in the ankle area facilitates the closure of the boot.
UPPER PART :
Made of Lorica, a supple, comfortable and breathable high-tech material. Elasticized instep with polyurethane inserts ensure a snug fit and a high level of comfort and durability.
Air-vented polyurethane collar is resistant to heat and fits the calf perfectly.
Two rubber inserts (inner calf and heel) provide additional grip and protect the leg from engine/exhaust heat.
Variable density, oil and wear-resistant, rubber sole features a unique design that provides excellent grip.
Fully removable and washable anatomically designed foot-bed ensures even weight distribution and provides full support to all parts of the foot. The heel is reinforced with a special shock absorbing material and the toe-area is perforated for improved air flow.
Anatomically shaped polyurethane protector provides maximum feel when gear-shifting and additional toe protection.
Antibacterial and breathable pre-shaped inner lining for enhanced comfort and fit at shin, ankle and heel areas.