Used Review: Gaerne G-ike bootsFri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0800
This is Gaerne’s entry-level boot and I’ve been wearing it mainly as a commuting tool over the last year and a half.
It’s a good-looking boot that looks like a trainer under jeans and is as comfortable as one too.
The G-Ike has plenty of support in the heel from a steel plate in the sole and plenty of thick plastic around the ankle. I know for a fact having come off an Aprilia Shiver in these that they provide a fair amount of protection though not enough to stop me twisting an ankle.
But they’ve held up really well and I’m still happy wearing them though not for winter as they’re far from waterproof and a tad drafty for sub-zero days.
Price: From £143.99
By Barry Tavner
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