- PSA: £40 off Specialized Defrosters and Shimano MW81's at CycleSurgery
May be useful for some. I love my Defrosters – great Autumn winter footwear.Posted 5 years ago
Having seen pictures of the 2014 defrosters, I wouldn’t buy last years (which I do own). This years have a much higher cuff on them, which was a serious design flaw on the last ones.
ps. If anyone wants some size 49 defrosters, I will probably be upgrading to the newer model.Posted 5 years ago
I got some Defrosters from Evans too, arrived yesterday. I had to order a size up as that was all they had, and I figured they’d be good for thick socks. They fit pretty well in the width, but are too long and I think the cleat position might be off like that so I’m going to send them back.
I have other Specialized (road) shoes and they don’t feel that narrow. They’re about 6 years old now so have spesh shoes narrowed or are the defrosters narrower than normal?
Might stop on the way home to try some MW81 and/or Northwaves on instead. Now I’ve committed I’m quite looking forward to ditching the overshoes!Posted 5 years ago
JE James have them in – http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/specialized-defroster-trail-mtb-shoe-id80216.htmlPosted 5 years agocr500domMember
I ordered a pair from Evans at the same price.
They came in laced up incorrectly so needed to go back, Evans didn’t have another pair so suggested I go to my LBS and get them repaired, and Evans would pick up the bill.
How stupid did I feel going to my LBS (Specialized dealer too) and apologising for buying stuff online……. 😳
But the Boss is a great chap, did me an amazing deal on the 2014 defrosters so I sent the originals back to Evans for a refund 😀Posted 5 years agovorlichMember
So if these things do get wet, how long to dry out? The thing I love about my Mavic Switchbacks is they dry out so quickly being soft shell material, but they’re not especially warm.
The 45NRTH things look brilliant, but crazy money. Look like an XC ski boot with a SPD compatible sole.Posted 5 years agotownydcMember
early days for me but i take a size 43 in normal shoes but ordered a size 45 defrosters so i can wear my woolie boolie socks. even a shimano size 45 used to cramp my toes but these seem quite wide at the top, just need some rain and cold nights to really see what they do, won’t be long i would imaginePosted 5 years ago
Townydc – my spesh shoes are all 45 and my original defrosters are 46. I wear a pair of good hiking socks with them (single pair of socks only) and they are very toasty. I have ordered the 2013 ones off this thread, as the cuffs look same as the old ones, which have always been fine for me.Posted 5 years ago
okay, they arrived. Sizing tighter than the old ones, so one size up doesn’t work with hiking socks. they are going back 🙁
are the defrosters narrower than normal?
– the 2013 ones are a lot narrower than the older ones…
I also wonder about the longevity of the flappy thing and pulling it over the Boa dial – I think I prefer my old ones !Posted 5 years agodomderbyshireSubscriber
Mine have also arrived and don’t fit. I ordered a 43, based on my other Spech shoes being that size and fitting very well. The Defrosters are much narrower across the arch of the foot and will have to go back. Even a size up I think the width issue will not be addressed.I’m going to try the MW81s one size up and suspect the traditional strap closure system will be more comfortable. Still a good deal at just over £100.Posted 5 years agosilvershredderMember
Cheers wwaswas, just had my defrosters delivered. Not used them in anger yet but sizing seems spot on- 44 just like my shimano shoes (and they look sweeeet). Cant see the point of spending £150 on having an ankle strap an inch higher, it will only slow the water entry for a couple more minutes. Bring it on winter!Posted 5 years ago
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