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Tech 10 vs SG-12

Discussion in 'MX/SX General' started by rabrian18, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. rabrian18

    rabrian18 PR Member

    Anybody really compared these two. I'm looking to get a new pair and wanted some insight. One better with knee braces, or one more comfortable than the other?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. C Hudak

    C Hudak PR Addict

    Location:
    Lordstown, OH
    Racing Number:
    2
    I have the SG 10, I think there the best boot I have had. The last time I tried the Tech boots I thought they were very bulky down by the ankle.
     
  3. sdjclevland

    sdjclevland PR Addict

    I have sg-10 as well and they are awesome but I would go with the garne. I researched the heck out of the two boots and found that no one had one bad thing to say about garne but the alpinestars was mixed. All I know is I tried on te tech 10 and hated how it felt and fit. Garne fit me awesome and I would not buy anything different now.
     
  4. hershey

    hershey PR Elite

    Location:
    Ozone Layer
    Racing Number:
    01
    You need to go and try them both on. It is going to depend on your foot and what you like. As sd said above he didnt like the feel of the tech 10, I on the other hand didn't like the feel on the gearne boot. The tech 10 fits me like a glove especially around my ankle, The gearne bulged out at my ankle. Both boots are top of the line so you cant go wrong.
     
  5. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    Gaerne's are nice. I like how they open up at the ankle. I never got into Tech 10's, weren't a comforting fit me...Tech 8's fit me how hershey describes tech 10 fit him. Can't go wrong by going to the shop and putting them on and taking a walk in them. Gaerne's are pre broke in aren't they? I know they have really good support and are flexible enough to not calus up your ankles/toes for the first few rides like I seem to get with a new pair.
     
  6. I had sg-10s and loved them. I now have tech10s and love them even more. I hear the sg-12s are even better than sg-10s though. I kinda dont like the hassle of the inner booties on the tech-10s so much, even though they are super comfortable and provide noticeable support. They make it not as easy to put on and off, but it's worth it.
     
  7. I do wear knee braces too btw.
     
  8. saplakc

    saplakc PR Addict

    Sg12

    I bought the SG12 boots at the begenning of last year. Rode/raced at least 1-2 times a week from april to november and no wear yet. Memory foam around the ankles is great... No blisters and 2 hinges really helps them feel broken in right out of the box.. One thing I will say is they run a little big. Maybe 1/2 to 1 full size big. But they are great. Ive tried on a buddies tech 10s. Didnt like the bootie. I had the fox f3 boots prior. No comparison. I also wear knee braces and its not a problem. Hope that helps.
     
  9. TwentyThreeMX

    TwentyThreeMX PR Founding Father

    Location:
    chesterland, oh
    i haven't worn alpinestars since when i was on 80s so a while now... but i did wear the top of the line gearnes for a while and loved them. im running 661 boots now and for the price they are reaaaally hard to beat...
     
  10. talonrunner18

    talonrunner18 PR Addict

    Location:
    Medina
    Best advice you will find is try them both out. Either go to a shop that carries both or ask someone at track to try them on. I have both Tech 8's and SG10's would chose SG10's. Better quality boot and fit is amazing around my ankles. Tech 8's are nice, kinda my back up boots. Fit good but I don't feel the support I get with SG10s. I've heard nothing but good things about SG12's.
     

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