Based at Coste di Maser in the Province of Treviso, the Company was set up in 1962 from the creativity and enterprise of a master in sports footwear production, GAZZOLA ERNESTO who gave the Company’s name from his initials.
Since the beginning, Gaerne started producing good quality mountain footwear. In the following years, along with the firm’s growth, the production was diversified into other sectors, motorcycling boots in the mid-Seventies and then cycling shoes in the mid-Eighties.
Skills and more than 55 years tradition of expert craftsmen, rigorous selection of materials, uncompromising pursuit of quality, innovation and design to new and original solutions: this is the philosophy of a brand which has, in its own history, the basis for a continuous momentum and innovation for the international success of its products and its Italian style.
Reliable and durable, Gaerne, proves that customers remain loyal and reliant on Gaerne’s products to do what they promise.
For over 55 years GAERNE has been developing cutting edge products that have supported the world's best athletes push the limits of their sport, set world records, win gold medals.
Some of the biggest Champions of Motorcycling have worn Gaerne Boots. Just to mention few names: Heikki Mikkola (1978 Motocross World Champion 500cc), Eric Geboers known as “The Kid” 5 Times Motocross World Champion (1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990), Wayne Gardner (1987 Road Race World Champion 500cc), Joel Smets 5 times World Champion (1995, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2003), Mike Kiedrowski and Mike LaRocco protagonist on Us Motocross Races. Mickael Pichon multi time Mx World Champion, Ruben Xaus (Ducati Factory Sbk Rider), Thomas Chareyre (8 Times Supermotard World Champion), Chris Vermeulen (2003 Supersport World Champion), James Toseland (2007 Superbike World Champion), Ryan Dungey (2009 SX West Champion and AMA Motocross Champion 250cc plus MXoN Overall Champion), Antoine Meo (2010 and 2011 Enduro World Champion), Cooper Webb (2015 West Coast Supercross Champion), Eero Remes (Multi times Enduro World Champion), James Stewart Ama Supercross Star and Zach Osborne (2017 East Coast Supercross Champion and AMA Pro Motocross Champion 250cc, 2018 AMA Supercross Champion 250cc SX East and 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion 450cc).
In the cycling we sponsored some of the most important protagonist of this sport: Claudio Chiappucci and Marco Pantani two of the most famous cyclists on the nineties years, Roman Vainstein (2000 World Champion) Miguel Martinez (Mtb World and Olympic Champion on 2000), Bert Grabsch (World Time Trial Champion 2008), Cadel Evans (2009 World Champion), sponsorship with complete cycling Teams like Lampre with cyclists like Damiano Cunego, Alessandro Petacchi Michele Scarponi, CSF Bardiani Team, Radioshack Leopard Trek Team with Andy Schlect and Fabian Cancellara (Winner of Tour of Flanders, Parigi-Roubaix and Harelbeck Gp during 2013 seasnon), Team MTN-Quebeka with Gerald Ciolek winner of Milano-SanRemo 2013, Fabian Cancellara (2013), Alexander Kristoff (2015 Winner Tour de Flanders) Andrè Greipel, Victor Campenaerts (World Hour Record Holder), the young talent Tim Wellens, Thomas De Gendt multi time protagonist of Tour de France and Diego Ulissi winner of several Giro d’Italia Stages.
Gaerne as a brand have grown to achieve worldwide success and acclaim in the motorcycle and cycling industry, being known across the globe as reputable makers and suppliers of the finest crafted motorcycle boots and cycling shoes.