With Nike’s boot exit, Stewart switches to Gaerne
James Stewart has been a Nike athlete for many years now, and is proud to continue to be affiliated with the elite brand. With Nike stepping away from the motocross boot market, Italian brand Gaerne has quickly stepped in to work with Stewart and they have come to a multi-year agreement that will see him competing in the top of the line SG-12 mx-racing boot. As the relationship grows, Stewart will be working with Gaerne to design and offer special releases to the public as well collaborate to work on various projects.
“I’m really excited to be doing something new here,” Stewart said. “Gaerne was genuine with their interest as soon as they heard I was free and that meant a lot to me. But outside of that, riding in the SG-12 was the icing on the cake. I tested every boot out there and I honestly liked the SG-12 the best. I’m really excited that we have a relationship to build on going into the future.
"Having an athlete like James on the starting line at A-1 wearing Gaerne boots is really exciting for our brand worldwide,” said Bob Rathcamp, who manges the Gaerne brand in the U.S. “When we heard that Nike was terminating their motocross boot effort we jumped on the phone right away! James has been super cool and we look forward to working with him for years to come.”