- Anyone tried the Wölvhammer winter boots?
My old Shimano winter boots are on their last legs – neoprene cuff split, worn through where they’ve rubbed pedals, soles battered and I’ve had cold wet feet on most recent rides despite it not being that cold!
Just looking around and noticed the Wölvhammer by 45nrth http://45nrth.com/products/softgoods/wolvhammer
Mahoosive price aside! Anyone tried them? Are they overkill for UK conditions? How are they size wise?Posted 4 years agoSpeshpaulSubscriber
similar design, but one of those either they fit you or they don’t cuts
i went for the current shimano winter offering in the end, could do with a softer/grippier sole but no complaints.Posted 4 years ago
Father Christmas bought me some Fasterkatts.
I normally take a 41 and wear a carbon orthotic insole, I’ve taken a 42 in the fasterkatts to allow extra space so my toes stay warm but even so I cannot use my insole.
They were great on the first time out, an SS MTB night ride for about 1hr 45 mins. On the road on Saturday on the tandem, the zip popped open and it was a right bugger to reset, it later popped again. that may be my bad zipping technique or it may be a poor design as I don’t think I have particularly large feetPosted 4 years agowrote:
Cheers. What do you recommend sizing wise Tim? I’m usually a UK 10 but obviously with a winter boot might want to wear a thicker sock….?
NBT – zipper bust or just temp problem?
Yes, I went up one size to allow room for thicker socks
The zipper seems to be ok, I will give it one more try and use the approved zipper techinique and see how it goes. If it happens again then I might have to have a chatwith the shop where I bought it – they were lovely people and I don’t want to upset them but I can’t afford to throw away £200 on stuff that doesn;t work 🙁Posted 4 years ago
they;’re in euro sizes anyway. I’m a uk 7 – maybe a 6 depending who makes the shoe. I take a 41 in shimano shoes. The shop didn’t have a 41 in stock, but the 42 seemed to be ok – a little roomy with thin socks, leaving room for thicker socks. The 42 wolvhammer I tried was much bigger than the 42 fasterkatt
I tried a 43 northwave celsius a day or two previously but it was like wearing a boat on my footPosted 4 years ago
Rode to work today and the zips held up ok but I do have concerns – took these pics before removing the boots from my feet (but after wiping down some of the mud)
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you can see how the the whole length of the zip is opened out – I htink the two sides are supposed to meet and provide a level of water resistance. You can also see (in the landscape format picture) the ulge where the lace closer sits at the very tightest part of the bootPosted 4 years ago
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