Winter boots – what's good?

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  • Premier Icon Alex
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    I'm going to retire my five year old Shimano ones. Bought a size too big and really seem chunky/heavy/too hot.

    I like the look of the Spesh Defrosters. They look a little lighter, not quite so warm (I have multiple pairs of thermal socks) and spesh shoes have always been a good fit.

    Anything else worth considering?

    clubber
    Member

    I have the defrosters and they're good from a waterproofness perspective but useless if you get cold feet. Luckily I don't.

    They're not particularly light compared to my normal mtb shoes though I don't have a pair of Shimano winter boots to compare them with.

    JaceFace
    Member

    I've got a pair of Northwave Celsius and love 'em. So much so that I got the roadie versions (Farenheit) too.

    Christowkid
    Member

    Just took my Defrosters for their first wet ride on saturday. Nice to keep feet dry without all that toe flipping associated with keeping overshoes on your feet.
    Have used them on 2-3 rides and am finding them comfortable.
    I like mine.
    Q

    mickasaki
    Member

    I've got Defrosters too, nicely waterproof as long as you dont get water running down into them. Think they should have named them something different as they are deffinatly not warm enough when its frosty! I resorted to Endura overshoes with them last year, ultimate footwear combo!

    Gingerbloke
    Member

    Celcius +1

    Premier Icon Alex
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    Thanks. Couple of choices then! I'll go see what the bike shop sells. Always a trade off between toasty feet, and feet on the cusp of catching fire!

    radoggair
    Member

    mw80, woolyish socks…….. totally toastie action

    Blower
    Member

    celcius +2

    Christowkid
    Member

    Alex: Best of luck in your local shops – I was quite surprised when I went around my local shops, i was really hard pressed to find any boots, in fact I had no choice. They'd get them in for me but….. I wanted to try/look/feel etc. they expected me to already know specifically what I wanted!
    In the end I handled a pair of Defrosters, and they got in 2 pairs either side of the size of another spesh boot I'd tried on. It worked, but I was a tad disappointed at the choice in shops as a whole.
    Q

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    Defrosters give enough room for variable sock choice, so you can go from lightweight in warm but wet conditions to winter sock for extra warm in the frosty months

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