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 Gaerne Women's G-Donah Boots
Gaerne Women's G-Donah Boots
Completely new with a fashion look, it is designed according to the specific anatomy of the female foot. With special attention to the metatarsals and heels, it guarantees a perfect fit. Full-grain leather on the upper and elastic cordura inserts. It is completely waterproof thanks to Gaerne drytech membrane living inside A pro-tech ankle shield system in the ankle area and an easy-on side closure On the rear heel cup, it has soft inserted The sole has an anti-slip rubber lug sole produced by vibram
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Stylish Riding Boot with safety features
PostedJune 26, 2012
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Ali19
From Denver
State:CO
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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It has been a struggle to find stylish riding boots that I can wear to work (without changing) to my fairly conservative workplace.
The Pro's: These boots are feminine, with slight heels (I wear heels on a regular basis, and these are really reasonable) and a classic boot look. The heels were a bit chunkier than I expected from the picture, but once on, they looked great and stylish (I tend to prefer skinnier heels). With slacks over the tops, they look somewhat like a pair of fashion boots - the toe is a bit more boxy and the heel a bit more chunky, but a fairly reasonable compromise for the added safety features.
I LOVE that the boots are feminine and still retain the important safety features of good riding books - they have reinforced ankles, shins, and toe box for shifting. The are GREAT for gripping the road, have inserted lining at the zipper (so it doesn't leak in the rain) and a comfortable fit. While many women's boots are good for a passenger, few seem to really be made for a female rider who wants all of the safety features of men's boots. These certainly fit the bill, and are great for both a passenger AND a rider!
The Con's: When the boots arrived, the instep on one of the boots was much lower over the top of the foot than the other. I will have to have it professionally stretched at a shoe store before wearing it for a significant amount of time.
The boots are stiff, and are tight when walking around for an extended amount of time - I expect that will get slightly better over time, but will not go away fully.
It is also still fairly difficult to get the boots on, and off - the zipper unzips fairly low, but the instep is so stiff, that it can be difficult to insert my foot. I had to wear thinner socks than usual, although once my foot was in, I had plenty of room for the thicker sock.
I'd still love to see a boot with a slimmer heel, and a more fashion-forward toe box that keeps the same safety features - one day, one day!
Rides: 2012 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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