- freezing toes
Shimano MT90s – and mibbe sealskinz too if it’s really wet. However, the problem is wearing too many layers if your shoes aren’t big enough. That just reduces any insulation. I find sealskinz on their own too thin anyway. Another advantage of the MT90s is that they’re like a “proper” walking boot with a decent sole. Ideal for scottish hikey-bikey stuff.Posted 8 years ago
On Saturday past i rode a glorious 50k lop round Glen Torridon in the highlands. The problem is by halfway round my toes were unbelievably cold. I was wearing sealskin socks and (admittedly summery) specialized bg comp shoes. After the ride was finished my feet remained cold and my toes still don’t feel right. So Singletrackers i’m asking you to share your years of collective experience in sticking two up at the cold and let me know your preferred weapons when it comes to staving off the frost bite!
Cheers, AlPosted 8 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
Neoprene overshoes are the only things I’ve found that guarantee my feet stay toasty-warm, I just wear my normal shoes and merino socks if it’s cold. That said if you’re walking a lot on hard ground they probably won’t last too long.Posted 8 years ago
I also have some Specialized Defrosters which do a decent job but once water finds it’s way in they can get cold.uplinkMember
From years & years of experimenting & asking others….
If you inherently suffer from cold feet, nothing will cure it.
In fact, I’m sat at my desk with cold feet now & I haven’t been out yet –
any time my feet are inactive they get cold.
In the last 5 years alone I’ve gone through 8 different types of Winter boot & various over-boots & I have more socks than M&S
Nothing has worked, tried all the don’t fasten them tight etc. procedures
I just live with it now
Lots of folk will tell you that this or that shoe/sock combination is the business [if anything is too warm]& will for sure cure it – it may well do, for them.Posted 8 years agoNo_discerning_tasteMember
Moon boots (ride with flat pedals) and thick woolly socks! Works increadibly well, although not very stylish! Trick is to have a lot of room in the boots so that the toes have space to wiggle about. I have terrible problems with cold toes but this has completely solved it! Keeps the ankles warm and well protected too!Posted 8 years agoRealManMember
It’s the magic number 4.
2 pairs of winter socks. I use Endura Thermolite. They’re cheap and warm.
Then a pair of Specialized Defrosters – like other people have said, don’t do them up too tight – just tight enough to keep water out.
Then a pair of overshoes.
However, I can’t recommend overshoes with the defrosters, as the defrosters tread patterns tend to rip through most overshoes.
Either way, 4 layers and you cant go wrong.Posted 8 years agocaptain_bastardSubscriber
i also have terrible circulation, always used to get really numb feet and the pain that came with thawing them out
2 things have changed since then;
(1) i ride in flats, don’t care what cycling shoes you have – a pair of comfy shoes on flats are much warmer. havin said that on my road bike i wear summer specialized shoes with endura neoprene over shoes, which do work
(2) i wear sandals or flip flops… a lot even when it’s frosty i still wear my sandals – don’t know why? i just do. Really helped the circulation in my feet
my hands on the other hand – get really really cold ;o)Posted 8 years agopantsonfireMember
When I was in the army we were told its pointless trying to keep your feet warm if your knees are cold. So I wear oiled wool seaboot socks they come up to your knees. Because they are oiled wool you dont get cold if your feet are wet and the oily wool stops you getting blisters.Posted 8 years ago
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