Hi there, yes I'm well aware there is numerous other threads pertaining to boots. However I have not really found anything useful in my choice of new boots. I am looking for honest reviews, pro's & con's of the Sidi, Gearne, and Alpinestar brand of boots. I have so far gathered this limited amount of info (feel free to correct it, if I am misinformed). I currently wear a size 44 Gearne boot, with a wool sock and it feels like it has some slop, but I am only 16, so there is the potential for growth as well I would like to incorporate wearing seal skins on the days it requires, so I am unsure on sizing. I am hoping the forum will be able to help, in all regards. Thank you.
Pros: As I understand have a good warranty pertaining to broken buckles etc, comfortable, nice flex.
Cons: Not "true" leather? Poor grip, Not a great life expectancy.
Pros: Comfy, able to be resoled, decent life expectancy, good grip, true split-grain leather, Supposedly waterproof?
Cons: Fit wide, Sole wears fast, fit tight on calves.
Pros: Comfy, good grip, hard wearing, fit big
Cons: Soles wear fast, fit tight on calves, not as "waterproof" as other boots, not resoleable.