In the first of a new behind the scenes series for MXVice.com I had the pleasure of visiting the Gaerne factory in Italy to take you inside the industry and show just what goes into making some of the products used by Pros and weekend warriors alike.
Gaerne have been hand-crafting quality boots for over fifty years since the company started in 1962. Situated near Treviso, Italy, in an area synonymous with quality shoe making, the Italian company continues to use the highest quality leathers and the strongest and most durable materials while other brands have outsourced to China and the Far East. Whilst they have grown over the past 55 years something that has not changed at Gaerne is their address. This is because they believe in old fashioned quality, a quality that comes from Italy. Having taken the trip around their factory it is clear to see also. Every step that goes into making their innovative SG-12 boot is undertaken with painstaking attention to detail, by people that have worked for the company for 30+ years.