winter boot time……..idea's
psychle.. have you seen an MX140 in the flesh? There really is very little to them. It's just a neoprene sock with like a plastic sandal around the outside. I'd imagine good for wet summer rides, but not so hot in the middle of winter.
After many winters, my Answer Kashmirs are pretty much shot, and am looking about as well. I think the Lakes mxz302 would be my first bet, although I am a little peaved they don't have the wide fittings over here! Then it would be the Northwave… although I am tempted by the cheapish Diadora boots on sale on Ebay at the moment…
EDIT: although saying that, I have just found that All Terrain cycles seem to have the wide ones in stock…Posted 7 years agoHeather BashMember
Diadora E bay jobs are extra wide version – be warned. You have to size up anyway as they are a bit on the short side but they are **** all use if you have narrow feet.
I thought the Lakes were bomproof looking until I read all these stories about them falling apart if you do much walking in them – basically the heel cup stitching detaches from the ankle section.
Goretex boots are useless if you get water in above the ankle – the membrane prevents it getting back out. No way any of the boots on offer can give a proper seal round the ankle so I'd be looking to wear Gore socks too. I reckon Defrosters with Merino socks + Gore socksPosted 7 years ago
ok, done all the usual suspects.
shimano wm80……….pulled the lycra cuf off
shimano mt90………new style are too narrow…old ones were ace
spesh defrosters……..not very warm and now got a big split in
lake mz 302…………need a size 3 sizes too big, which they dont make.
spent last winter in 5-10s and merino socks, which was warm but not ideal.
helpPosted 7 years agovinnyehSubscriber
I've had a pair of Northwave Gran Canions for the last few years. For me they're a lot comfier than most of the winter stuff I've tried, and a flexier sole means they're good for walking when you're pushing as well…Posted 7 years ago
They've had middling reviews, but they suit me.MSPSubscriber
rocky or gore bikewear goretex oversocks, put them over your normal socks, inside your cycling shoe (they arer quite thin but still best if your shoes aren't too tight). Work like sealskins are meant to.Posted 7 years ago
The problem, with the sealskins is that the majority of the insulation is on the outside of the waterproof membrane, so gets wet and starts transmitting the heat away from the foot instead of actually insulating.
Mike… come up to visit? I think I might have to. I'll bring my lights too… ;o)
I tried the defrosters on last year, and didn't really like them that much, although I seem to be getting on okay with a pair of their normal mountain bike shoes at the moment, so may have to try them on again.
But then again, when those Lakes cost £170 I think I might just have to get used to cold feet!Posted 7 years ago
Ton – was probably the MW80's predecessor that you tore the neoprene cuff from – was a two strap boot with a neoprene "sock".
The MW80 has 3 (offset) straps for much better fit, and a neoprene cuff that velcros open and closed – so you can get in/out easily and get a better fit/seal around your ankle.
Old one needed a bit of care to get in/out of, but with the MW80 you'd have to be pretty ham-fisted to damage the cuff.Posted 7 years ago
So you think my LBS will get a couple of sets in for me to just try?
Unfortunately they run businesses, and things like this do not happen.
None of the local LBS (I have a choice of 5) have any in or were expecting to get any soon…
EDIT: SOM, sorry I understand you trying to be helpful, and have heard Madison have stock, yet none of this stock has manged to hit anyone I can find.Posted 7 years ago
Yes they do, and I even have some shimano shoes but I'm not willing to spend £130 without trying them & the next size up. Yes the LBS's will get some but only when there ready, and at the moment they're obviously not ready (two are large chains!).Posted 7 years ago
Though one promises me he has his on order.. I await in anticipation, but have no patience for a piece of kit that should be in stock!thomthumbMember
Gaerne always get good reviews from friends.
I have had the northwaves for a couple of years and they have been good – however the lacing system has failed; abrasive myd has worn through the lacing tabs and this cannot be fixed. they are now not that comfortable to wear and the boot still has life in it.
I'm definitely buying velcro boots this year.Posted 7 years ago
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