Winter boot time – Any deals about?
Have trashed my last two pairs of Shimano boots much more quickly than I would have expected, so switched to Northwave Celcius 2 GTX (Arctic version if you want more warmth!) – not a lot of stock around at the moment, thought, but I think they have new range boots filtering through. Mine are the standard version and seem warm, but I think will not be overly warm in the depths of winter. I bought primarily for the wet, shitty season, so this suits me and I’m quite content.
My feet are normal-ish width, but they’re certainly not narrow like the Shimano boots were, so you might be ok. Nice and comfy, but not as snug fitting as the Shimano boots they replaced, but for winter use, comfort is king 🙂Posted 5 months ago
I’m going to take the plunge and get some proper winter boots rather than make do with overshoes etc this year.Posted 5 months ago
Does anyone know of any good deals about or general recommendations. I get very cold feet very easily! Oh yeah and have hobbit style wide flippers too.damascusMember
I’ve always used shimano gortex boots. Mt90s then mt91s. All my shimano and lake shoes and boots have been size 45 and fitted perfectly.
I’ve just tried Northwave Celsius as they are a bit more road friendlier than a boot for commuting in. I really wanted to like these. I bought a 45 and tried that for 3 rides but they were just too big. I couldn’t get the laces tight enough to stop my feet moving. So I sold them and bought a 44 and they felt perfect but when out riding when I stand up my feet slide forward and my big toe hits the front.
The new version has a boa lace system for getting the boots tighter.
So I have a set of Northwave Celsius in 45 in black, 3 rides old for sale.
I have no idea what I will replace them with!Posted 5 months agorOcKeTdOgSubscriber
There were great deals in spring now the temp is dropping & nights getting longer i doubt itPosted 5 months agojam boSubscriber
Non spd. Not the super soft stealth rubber but pretty good. I’ve never had any slipping on flats with the harder stealth compounds.Posted 5 months agojrukMember
Whatever you get, be prepared for them to take an age to dry. My Shimano 81s(?) are great – if they get soaked on the trail they stay warm with decent socks but need scrunched up newspaper and put in the airing cupboard to dry. Thankfully they don’t stink like my wetsuit boots so I only get mild tuts as opposed to threats of divorce.Posted 5 months agoOblongbobSubscriber
OP, I have a pair of northwave Celsius GTX boots that are a wee bit small for me. They’re 48, but small for the size. Might fit you, especially with thick socks. Used a bit, but in good nick. Yours, or anyone else’s for a bargain price (open to sensiblePosted 5 months ago
offer). Been sitting on a shelf for ages and would love them to be used. Will try to sort photos if any interest.teamslugSubscriber
I got some extreme gtx boots during the summer. From A Cycles. Not tried them apart from walking round the house!!. Got some cleats coming this week as it is getting a bit wetter and colder. I got normal shoe size. They are a nice fit, if anything a little tight with a pair of sealskinz socks but I don’t intend wearing them together. Will be wearing Silk socks and merino. I like the boa system on them.Posted 5 months agotomasoSubscriber
My ancient MT91 boots are literally the walking dead. They have served me well and top of my list for a replacement is a Shimano XM9 at a best price of £119
My riding is the Lakes and so it wet and rocky with hike bike. The Shimano boots offer lots of protection from rocks and the elements, but they do get wet inside when its filthy.Posted 5 months agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
26% off Shimano winter boost at CRC in your size.Posted 5 months ago
I had MW7s (which sadly fell apart and were warrantied) to replace a pair of MW81s (that fell apart after a few winters’ hard use – no complaints!) and found the sizing of the MW7s to be slightly more generous. In the end, I stayed with the same size for the MW7s as I had for the MW81s (which was one larger than I would normally have) but never found the fit to be quite as good. I had read that Shimano made the newer boots slightly larger to accommodate thicker / waterproof socks for winter riding.
I now have Northwave Celcius 2 boots, again slightly oversized, and they seem good, but I still miss my MW81s… :/Posted 4 months agoroneMember
Shimano mw5 which is like an mw7 with “homebrand” Dryshield liner instead of Goretex on wiggle, are not a bad price.
Look virtually the same. Size 45 are £90.
There is a £15 voucher off wiggle if you’re a Strava premium guy.
I would have gone for these but got some MW7 from eBay nearly new.
Sizing is consistent with previous models.Posted 4 months agoverbboySubscriber
Got some of these originally for a fat biking trip but then used them for really horrible wet muddy rides.
Never got cold or wet feet – highly recommended.Posted 4 months ago
MW7s here for last year. Even been using on muddy rides in the summer as they are so easy to clean and keep my feet dry. No sign of falling to bits.
I liked them a great deal, but the stitching all fell apart at the back of the neoprene on both boots (strangely, within 2 rides they both failed!) and there was no real option for me other than to warranty them. Sadly nowhere had stock at that time, so I was forced to pick up something else.
Keep an eye on this as I suspect that, had I caught it earlier, it could have been fixed before it all came apart 🙁Posted 4 months agoverbboySubscriber
Sorry judderman I was trying to find what the store told me.
OK I was using at the time Mavic Crossmax XL in 42 2/3 (8.5 UK)
They said to order at least a 43 but I found that a bit too tight. A 44 was perfect.
I needed to use a good winter sock, a thin summer sock and the boot is a little loose but useable.
Very early morning hike a bike up a ski slope and feet stayed perfectly warm and I’ve always suffered with cold feel for over 30 winters so these are a revelation.
Only bit of poor design is the velcro that doesn’t worked will in show but small gaiters solved that 🙂Posted 4 months agoDigbySubscriber
I bought a pair of japanthers last winter which have been great
Bought myself a pair of these in 2015 from CTBM and they have been used on and off road for the past couple of winters … neither of which were particularly cold or snow-ey but still wet and low enough temps to justify a decent winter boot.Posted 4 months ago
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