This time last year I bought a pair of Gaerne Sequoias, size 42 (8.5-9). I wore them for about 3 months, but they were too narrow, in the toe area, for my feet and uncomfortable off the bike. They are relatively unscathed, and free.
Sure they're not Verts but they come with the following marketing speak:
"SEQUOIA is Gaerne’s distinctive new leather touring/cruiser boot with a strong, rugged look. The exclusive “Dry Tech” lining makes this boot waterproof while remaining breathable.
This boot slips on easily and features an internal heel mold for rigidity. The sole is made of sure-grip rubber with a steel shank."
Now to the meat of the matter, post up (reply to this thread) if you're a new rider in Canada and interested, and on Monday I will draw a name from a hat, and the boots go to the winner. Beyond newb status & residence, there are no other strings attached.
Should the winner be in the Lower Mainland we can arrange a pick-up, should the winner be outside the Lower Mainland, they go snail mail.