I’ve worn AXO’s Freedom GT in a number of different styles of riding recently. Firstly I inadvertently grabbed them for an adventure bike launch and although I realised my mistake I had no choice but to wear them.
This was on steel toothed footpegs and over some pretty rough terrain, much of it while standing up.
I was impressed with the boots, and my feet for that matter, took that punishment considering these boots are designed for road touring. I like the way the boots feel when on the bike and also when walking, as you tend to do a bit when you are touring around.
I can confirm they are waterproof even when I cleaned them with the hose to get three days dirt off them.
If styling is a factor in your buying decisions you should like the Freedom GT boots. There’s plenty of suede on the outside, which I particularly like, and they just look cool.
The boots are fitted with the BOA TECHNOLOGY ratcheting system which closes up the shin flap against your leg. Using it is easy, and I suspect it’s there for two reasons, for added waterproofing and mainly for added support in the event of an accident.
Since then I’ve used the boots on everything, from the naked KTM Super Duke R I’m currently testing, my old Honda VF1000 and also our long term Moto Guzzi V7 Stone, and in all kinds of weather too.
Overall they fit well, look great, keep the water out and don’t get too hot on a summer’s day.