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  • Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    They don’t have to be MTB specific shoes/boots but the wife’s feet are getting very cold if the shoes (not bike specific) she’s using atm.

    So, which non clip in flat women’s shoes/boots will keep here toes nice and warm this winter?

    Links to where they are cheap would be a great help as well please.

    Cheers

    edlong
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    Apart from the “colourways”, is there any reason why shoes need to be female-specific? Physiologically speaking, there’s no difference between a man’s foot and a woman’s foot is there?

    And for winter riding, whatever colour they start out, they’re pretty much going to be mud coloured within a very short space of time anyway…

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    If they don’t have to be MTB specific just get a good pair of softish walking boots and flat pedals. You could have a look in Decathlon at snowshoe boots too. They tend to be pretty well insulated.

    Premier Icon ton
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    mrs ton has been using scarpa approach shoes this winter, and has not complained of cold feet so far.
    quite fancy some myself to be honest.

    cbmotorsport
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    would looking at different socks be a better bet? Also make sure her feet and shoes are warm when you start out, otherwise you’re stuffed. I get my muddy shoes out of the shed and I’m cold from the get-go.

    Lester
    Member

    try wolf wear muck out boots a size too big and thermal socks

    legolam
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    I have a pair of Scott MTB shoes from Start Cycles that have done me well over the past two winters, but when it’s really cold and wet I use my goretex lined north face approach walking shoes with ski socks to keep warm AND dry.

    Premier Icon MartynS
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    Gf is using some karrimor shoes from sports direct. Silk dock liners and some neoprene welly liners from amazon. Seems to be a winning combo!!

    ebygomm
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    Apart from the “colourways”, is there any reason why shoes need to be female-specific?

    Perhaps because a lot of men’s shoes don’t come in smaller sizes?

    Winter boots are toasty warm 🙂

    More seriously I just wear hiking boots/approach shoes with decent socks.

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    Thanks all.

    I’ll take a look around for her

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    I have some Hitec gortex boots that have been resoled with 5-10 stelth soles that works quite well

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    I just ride in walking boots and find this just fine

    When my wife road she did as well. But I think she had toe clips

    stumpy01
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    What sort of terrain? If not too rocky and you don’t do a lot of walking bits, then how about overshoes?

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    stumpy01 – Member

    What sort of terrain? If not too rocky and you don’t do a lot of walking bits, then how about overshoes?

    Nothing too technical, blue trails or long boring miles. Over shoes would rub under the soles on the flat pedals wouldn’t they, I know all on my over shoes have a strap underneath them so these wouldn’t last more than one or two rides.

    Are there wrap around over shoes without a strap.

    dan1980
    Member

    Ed wrote:

    Apart from the “colourways”, is there any reason why shoes need to be female-specific? Physiologically speaking, there’s no difference between a man’s foot and a woman’s foot is there?

    Typically speaking, women’s feet are narrower for a given size, and have a lower instep height. They also have shorter ball to heel distance, but longer toes for the same size. They aren’t just scaled down versions of men’s feet.

    I have size 8 feet which is pretty small for my 6ft 2″ height (You know what they say about small feet though… small shoes!). They’re very narrow too, and I find that men’s footwear rarely gives me a good fit and are quite “sloppy” around my foot and I have to really crank down the laces to get a secure fit. I actually prefer the fit of women’s specific approach shoes and hiking/mountaineering boots, but trying to find “manly” colours can be a challenge.

    dantsw13
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    Try a goretex walking shoe with the INOV-8 mini Gaiter over the top to keep water/mud out. I picked up some Karimor Goretex shoes for £25 at Sports Direct.

    fivespot
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    I use an old pair of Hi-Tech walking boots for winter riding, at least I think they were Hi-Tech, they have been covered in mud for 3 years. They keep my feet far warmer than my 5/10’s even when wet 😉

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