Gaerne is an Italian boot company thats been in business for more than 40 years. They specialize in off-road, sportbike, and touring boots. The Black Rose boots are Gaernes entry into the womens boot market.
This 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis was larger than life, bursting at the seams of the downtown convention center. Much to our excitement, this years Expo catered to female riders more than ever before, giving women the power of choice, self-expression, independence, and protection. We spoke with a few well-known brands to get the inside scoop on what theyre doing for todays women on two wheels.
I wasnt easy on these boots. I smashed them into my checked luggage, gave them months of rigorous use riding in the extremes of heat in Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada, and the cold, rain (and even snow) of New York City. I wore them on the track with my leathers, for a dirt bike course and some rough-riding on a couple of ATVs.
Much like motorcycle eyewear, women often have to sacrifice style for function when it comes to motorcycle boots. ICON is out to change that. The companys new motorcycle boot called the Bombshell is a functional and fashionable alternative to traditional low-heeled motorcycle boots. They are stylish enough to wear for a night out on the town – no one would ever guess theyre motorcycle boots. How can motorcycle boots look this good? WRNs Teri Conrad road tested them to find out.