Recently added to our mix, Nashbar is now your source for Gaerne cycling shoes. Italy – the spiritual home of professional cycling – is synonymous with exquisite cycling footwear and if you’re not yet familiar with Italy’s Gaerne brand then prepare to be wowed.
One gem in particular is their flagship Carbon G.Chrono road shoe at the pinnacle of their impressive range.
Stop and drool
While not entirely scientific in its metrics and method, our office’s “stop and drool” test consists of placing a cycling product prominently at the end of said copywriter’s desk, in an area of the building relatively highly trafficked, and watching the effect on passersby. The result? Gaerne’s Carbon G.Chrono road shoe never failed to stop even the most jaded of our building’s cycling aficionados and cognoscenti in their tracks for a moment (often protracted) of admiration and, dare we say, unadulterated lust. (Thoughts of installing a clear plastic buffet sneeze guard for shoe viewing purposes were bandied about to keep said shoes in pristine condition).
But the Carbon G.Chrono’s features even trump its considerable aesthetic appeal. Its foundation is Gaerne’s premier EPS lightweight full carbon sole – a rock solid, ultra-thin and unquestionably stiff platform. Dual BOA L5s take care of the closure system providing uniform fastening, no pressure points and exemplary air circulation in the absence of straps and buckle systems. Laser perforations and mesh panels in the microfiber uppers plus a perforated tongue provide even more ventilation.
Taken as a whole this shoe fits like a glove, propels your bike like a rocket, and is built to last for the long haul.
Just ask Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF), a stage winner in this year’s Giro d’Italia with Gaerne Carbon G.Chrono shoes on his feet.
And if the Gaerne Carbon G.Chrono road shoe isn’t quite your cup of tea, don’t fret! Nashbar still has you covered with a wide assortment of other Gaerne shoes, both road and mountain, over a range of price points. Viva Italia!
Tucked away in the north-eastern part of Italy, and located just around the corner in the town of Maser from shoe rival Sidi, Gaerne has been producing world class cycling shoes (as well as boots worn by the stars of the motorsport realm) since its inception in 1962.
The word Gaerne itself is rooted in the name of the company’s founder, Ernesto Gazzola. In formal settings in Italy, it’s the norm to have the family name precede the first name, hence Gaerne comes from GAzzola ERNEsto.
“Whoever wears my shoes, should be proud every day as the Gaerne name stands for quality without compromise,” said Gazzola, and we couldn’t agree more.