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  • Premier Icon p7rich
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    What you ridin’ in? I get really cold feet, i.e. ice cold toes, even in +1-10 degrees. I’m looking for something that will keep the cold and wet out. Considering Shimano AM41 and Vans Gravels at the mo. Lakes have been recommended for toastiness but they don’t seem to do anything for flats only. Don’t like Five Tens – anything that expensive shouldn’t look that ‘special’.

    Feed me your wisdom!

    devs
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    Soz but merino socks in 5:10s are where warm feet are at.

    Premier Icon akira
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    Shimano and woolie boolies for me, seems okay all year round.

    Premier Icon ton
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    5/10 exum guides with merino socks in the dry.
    teva links and knee length seal skins in the wet.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    I’d go for these over AM41s, especially at that price. Or the Slats if you want something a bit more like a boot.

    fuzzhead
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    Sealskinz with whichever shoes float your boat FTW

    5.10s tend to soak water up and stay wet for days, AM40s/41s & Gravels are better for winter usage IMHO

    Premier Icon davieg
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    Cold and wet feet in 5-10 Impacts and merino socks the other night. Maybe other 5-10 models are less sive like?

    Plan to get some knee length army surplus gore tex socks to keep the feet dry. I found Sealskinz socks to be very waterproof, albeit water got down the top of the sock, leaving your feet in a pool of muddy water.

    Premier Icon p7rich
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    I’m not just talking ‘a bit chilly’, i’m talking Raynauds-cold. Any of you above suffer particularly badly with cold extremities before adopting your respective solutions?

    (Five Tens. No.)

    Have you thought about buying a size larger so you can wear knee length Sealskinz with another pair of merino socks underneath?

    I just bought some Teve Links Mids for £60 in Evans, similar to a light weight walking boot and plenty of toe-wiggling room. They arent waterproof, but supposedly arent as sponge like at 5:10s.

    I’ve also got AM41s, they dont offer any real weather resistance either, but dry quicker than Impacts.

    Apparently 5:10 do a waterproof boot/shoe designed for scrambling, which was recommended to me (“Guide” maybe), but I havent see them in the UK.

    There’s a gap in the market for a decent flat, winter boot with a good ankle cuff – I miss my Northwave Celcius since moving to flats.

    But if it’s cold and Reynaulds you’re concerned about, I’d go for thick merino socks and an overshoe, and make sure your boots are loose enough to move around in. Good luck, my GF has it too, and makes riding hard in the winter.

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    My feet are always cold, I’m contemplating trying some Mycoal Feet Warmers

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Vans Weathers, plus a load of waterproofing spray (they’re supposed to be waterproof, but aren’t up to fending off puddle-splashes without extra proofing). Mine are Edgemonts, I think. TBH they’re pretty bad cycling shoes- very plasticky sole, worst Vans I’ve used for riding in. But they’re dryer than many, and certainly my warmest riding shoes.

    Not a perfect solution though. I also got a cheap pair of Shimanos in a size up, so extra space for thicker socks, and they work pretty well too.

    No matter what I’m wearing, they’ll have had a blast of grangers waterproofer, makes a surprising difference especially to 5 10 sponges.

    Jim_Kirk
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    Another fan of sealskins, Rich. I hate cold feet and they see me through the winter…

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    The normal sealskinz (top of ankle length) are a waste of money, knee-length ones + merino liner socks when it’s cold are effective though but yeah you’ll likely need to size up otherwise you risk the shoes being so tight you reduce circulation which is counter-productive when trying to keep your feet warm.

    ha ha sorry but i love my 5-10’s

    if you hate them though i used to ride in a pair of knackered DC’s, and combined them with a £10 pair of neoprene socks, i think they are for body boarding as they are designed to be worn with flippers and bought from a surf shop, but my feet are always toasty warm

    devs
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    this is for warm feet n’est pas? Teva links are freezing. The only thing between your feet and the freezing night air is a bit of mesh. I know, I’ve got some. They dry out quicker than 5:10s but also let your feet get wetter quicker too. Water repellent spray on 5:10s is brilliant for all but the wettest of days. I can’t think of any bike specific shoe that’s warmer so maybe you’ll have to go walking boot with a stealth sole or similar. Feetfirst do it for you.

    traildog
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    I find my 5.10 Karvers really warm. Far warmer than any SPD style shoe I’ve had in the past. They get wet and stay soaked, but here is so much material that I don’t really get as cold in them.

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    There’s a gap in the market for a decent flat, winter boot with a good ankle cuff – I miss my Northwave Celcius since moving to flats.

    these:

    are 5:10 ‘canyoneers’ – canoeists like them (my girlfriend has some), why 5:10 haven’t released them with an mtb sole is beyond me.

    Premier Icon p7rich
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    😯 £30 for a pair socks!! 😯

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