No, no, no, that’s a whole other kind of boot, a KTM Wellington with a non-PC mud depth gauge on the side.
Easily shocked (har!) heart patients please don’t click through!
A recent lowsider and dropping the cow a few times on single tracks have left me a bit worse for wear, so I decided I needed something so safeguard my feet, ankles and shins.
Went to a Motocross shop yesterday in the Erzgebirge region. Couldn’t try on the MX boots I was looking for, their inventory was limited. The ride itself was wonderful, as you can see.
White MX boots are arrogant! Found them at a local dealer just 15 km away. “Sieh, das Gute liegt so nah!” Four buckles and a velcro flap provide closure. Ample padding on the outside and foam support around the ankle on the inside.
They are Gaerne SG.12s. The sole is sewed-on, rounded so that you can (sort-a-kind-a) walk and surprisingly grippy on different surfaces.
Immaculate white no longer: Stains from the shift lever’s rubber covering remain after a wipe-down.
Riding them home they were comfortable already, especially standing on the footrests. We’ve had to lift up the shift lever a bit for the toe box to fit underneath, but then shifting was more positive standing up than with more flexible footwear. And no, I didn’t test their protection on the short way home. More when that happens.