- Winter boots V's Shoes and gore tex socks.
I have the nortwave road boot with goretex etc, for me on road it’s better than overshoes, quicker getting on less faffing about and lasts longer.Posted 6 years ago
I’ve never found mtb overshoes I’ve got on with so last year in the mud I was using 5 ten boots and flats – not waterproff but ok in the thick mud I kept getting bogged down in. What are you thinking of moving on to I keep looking at MT91’s but not sure i can justiy the extra costduckersMember
topic around sealskinz here:Posted 6 years ago
if you have cold feet look at overshoes and or merino wool socks (woolly boollies). Shoes not too tight as reduced blood flow = cold toes.Posted 6 years ago
If still cold winter boots.
If out in wet and cold, neoprene socks. Try also walking gaitors to reduce cold water flow through boots.couldashouldawouldaMember
This one divides the populus on here. I guess it depends on you and where / what you ride.
I did the overshoes thing – which works but is a faff and the overs fail after a few months if youre lucky (depends on miles, conditions etc).
Shimano mw80 (and this years replacement) are “put on – go ride – take off – have a cuppa”.
But that does come at a cost.
At the real extreme – if it’s proper baltic (-15 or worse)- or you get cold feet – mw80’s dont really cut the mustard – you need overshoes too. I got 2 pairs now – one for normal woolie boolies and one sized up for really really thick merino hiking socks. BTW – I cant find overs that fit over the larger mw80’s.
Lastly: woolie boolies – What ever you wear start with them: warm when damp, dont honk, etc etc.Posted 6 years agofourbangerMember
This thread got me thinking about getting some winter boots, but looking at the price and how much use they’ll get I came up with a cunning plan.Posted 6 years ago
I currently use thick wool socks and neoprene overshoes on normal summer cycling shoes. This works OK unless really cold. This year I plan on investing in a couple of those reusable gel hand warmers that you boil up and click to activate. I think they should fit between the shoes and the overshoe by my toes. Might have to go up a size for the overshoes. We’ll see if this works!thisisnotaspoonMember
I’ve just bought some northwave celsius artic GTX SPD shoes.
On the basis that they were:
+the same cost as a turbo trainer and likely to be more interesting.
+fitted so that they cdidnt come off without having to crank the laces down tot he point of cutting off circulation.
+big enough that I could curl my toes and get some circulation going.
+ have 2 neoprene flaps which might stop water running down my leg into them? Not banking ont his so will continue wearing roubaix tights washed in nikwax on the oisude of the boots.
+ shoe + neoprene + goretex + fleace lining in one convenient package, not overshoe + shoe + seakskin + sock
+ seemed to fit well in either one sock or 3 pairs (2 normal + sealskins)!
Will report back in May when the Moor’s start to dry out again!Posted 6 years agopinchesMember
i used to get really cold feet, tried all combinations of socks etc but only found winter socks more constricting to blood flow and not making any difference.
i tried some cheap overshoes and they made all the difference, particularly if you can’t justify the cost of buying another pair of winter boots.Posted 6 years agoTassoMember
Tried overshoes which are a bit of a botch off road.
Five ten boots and the summer sealskins work well if using flatties like Jedi said. I found the thinner and shorter versions feel less like a plastic bag on your feet and manage to stay warm even when wet inside.
Last winter I picked up a used set of Shimano MW’s with the neoprene cuff. Most definitely the way to go if you are riding clipped in – they will last for years. A bit bulky but not as bad as overshoes and toasty.
Bite the bullet.Posted 6 years agoDoctorRadSubscriber
Gore-Tex oversocks will help stop the windchill to an extent, especially with something toasty like merino or Smartwool underneath. If it’s really cold, I go with these AND winter boots. Overshoes don’t really work for me off-road, and I never got on with Sealskinz.Posted 6 years ago
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