- Winter shoes for flat pedals
light hiking boots with a waterproof liner (or not) and vibram soles
merino wool socks
stiff enough for pedal, able to walk all waterproof shoes or socks have a great big hole..usually where your foot goes …so in real deluge you will get wet feet waterproof socks turn into a paddling pool for your fee, wool socks stay warm when wet…goretex or waterproof shoe liner will keep the water in but by this point it will be horrendous, goretex shrugs off most of the puddle water so keeping feet dry for a bit longer.Posted 4 years agogrenMember
I use my Vans Gravels, with a pair of seal skinz socks… seem to be plenty warm enough and the Vans do a good job of keeping the water out.
Exactly what I’ve used for the past 2 winters. Merinos if it’s dry, Sealskinz if it’s wet. My toes still feel like they are going to drop off though if it’s sub zero.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Inevitably there’ll be a sealskinz argument in a minute… I got a set of calf-length ones last year, they are teh awesums. I had a bit of leakage with the cycling ones before, though they were still better than no sealskinz, but these work better.
(as ever, don’t squash them into a small shoe though)
If you can find some Sombrio X-Shazams in your size, they are easily the best cycling-specific winter shoe… Warm, reasonably waterproof (very splash resistant, not immersion proof though). Dry fast, too. I love mine, they’re discontinued but if I could find another pair in 43 I’d buy them like a shot.
Haven’t Five Ten finally got their Elements model out?Posted 4 years agobenp1Subscriber
The exam guides are just trail boots. No different to use merrells or salomons I would have thought
Waterproof only ever last so long, as long as you can be warm and wet you should be happy. For example, when I’m out on big walks I generally wear mesh trail runners, as long as ,my feet are warm I’m happy, they dry out quickly too
Biggest problem with trail type shoes is the sole pattern/treadPosted 4 years agomiketuallySubscriber
I’m currently riding in some cheap Karrimor Summit trail shoes/trainers I got cheap in Sports Direct, on Wellgo V8 copy pedals. Not been bounced off and they keep my feet dry enough.
Once the water runs down your legs, you’re going to get water in your shoes anyway, so I wear some thin On-One merino socks with mine.
If it’s warm and wet, I just wear light trail running trainers as I’d rather have shoes that drain well and dry fast. Used Inov-8 Mudrocs for years, including for the Kielder 100 a couple of times.Posted 4 years ago
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