bongo wrote:Cheers for all the helpful replies.
I have ordinary MTB flat pedals and use waterproof or regular lightweight walking shoes to cycle in, both have a bit of room. Tried many shoe options but these are best for me for comfort and weather protection and grip, and sensible price. I'm a hillwalker too so my kit is often dual purpose. I like to keep things simple if I can. Think the overshoe option is not for me somehow.
Have you tried your walking boots rather than shoes if you have any? I use an old pair of Hi-Tec walking boots cheapish, light, comfortable and warm, they are the kind of suede and fabric type, they do various sorts (Go Outdoors) about 50 quid. I pair them up with long wool blend Ski socks from Aldi when they have them, Craghopper windproof trouser tucked into them and pulled over the calf. That might make a difference ?
I have a pair of the Shimano Boots linked upthread, be aware that in my experience Shimano shoes need to be a size larger than normal to begin with, and with thick socks possibly another size, I bought mine second hand off a forum member who I think sold them for that reason . They're nice boots but I've found that when walking with them in the snow in previous winters, the snow tends to ball up into a lump on the rubber cleat cover (still uncut) and make walking slightly uncomfortable, nice boots though, but for the money and as you're using flat pedals, no better and slightly less grippy when pedalling than the ordinary boots, the pedal can skate on the cleat cover slightly I find.
A flat thin woolen scarf overlapped across the chest works for me for keeping my torso warm, it avoids putting on an extra bulky layer and also fills in the gap you can get just below a buff.