Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

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Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby carlislemike » 23 Oct 2018, 5:37pm

I'm sure someone has probably asked this before but I can't find the links. I have been out the last few days in quite sunny but chilly weather. I am no wimp but my current shoes have a mesh surface so my feet; after 30+ miles each day, were freezing. I don't clip in due to issues with arthritis in my ankles. I need something that is closed to the wind and rain. Any suggestions would be welcome. Mike

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby tatanab » 23 Oct 2018, 5:41pm

Exustar Stelvio are my spring and autumn shoes. Inexpensive too. https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b79s154p3 ... vio-SP-705

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby carlislemike » 23 Oct 2018, 5:58pm

I saw these last year BUT can they be ridden without clipping in, ie as normal footwear? Thanks.

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby mjr » 23 Oct 2018, 6:05pm

tatanab wrote:Exustar Stelvio are my spring and autumn shoes. Inexpensive too. https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b79s154p3 ... vio-SP-705

They look good. Any similar shoe with a mostly-solid leather-or-similar upper should work well. Decathlon and similar sports megastores usually have some and they're slightly cheaper without the SPD-shaped weakness in the soles.
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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby cycleruk » 23 Oct 2018, 6:40pm

Have you thought about "overshoes" ?
I use them when the weather turns cold and they certainly make a difference. You can get some that are just windproof or others that are waterproof.
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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby tatanab » 23 Oct 2018, 7:45pm

carlislemike wrote:I saw these last year BUT can they be ridden without clipping in, ie as normal footwear? Thanks.

Yes. They have a removable plate/insert that has to be taken out to fit cleats, otherwise they can be used a normal flat soled shoes. In fact, even with the insert removed and cleats fitted they still work fine because the cleat is well recessed. I use them on machines with toeclips and straps as well as those where I clip in.

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby robing » 23 Oct 2018, 8:11pm

cycleruk wrote:Have you thought about "overshoes" ?
I use them when the weather turns cold and they certainly make a difference. You can get some that are just windproof or others that are waterproof.

+1

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby pete75 » 23 Oct 2018, 10:39pm

mjr wrote:
tatanab wrote:Exustar Stelvio are my spring and autumn shoes. Inexpensive too. https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b79s154p3 ... vio-SP-705

They look good. Any similar shoe with a mostly-solid leather-or-similar upper should work well. Decathlon and similar sports megastores usually have some and they're slightly cheaper without the SPD-shaped weakness in the soles.


If you don't want to fit cleats any warm and waterproof footwear with a reasonably rigid sole should do.

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby ossie » 23 Oct 2018, 10:46pm

As stated stick overshoes on...or Toe thingys for that transitional use..they do other makes

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli-toe-th ... 5745417896

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby MrsHJ » 24 Oct 2018, 7:51am

+1 for overshoes. I have great ones we got in the Netherlands when touring in daily downpours. My shoes aren’t mesh though- just regular shaman (or shimano) ones.

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby HobbesOnTour » 24 Oct 2018, 2:09pm

I use regular pedals so wear regular shoes.
For winter, they'll be leather uppers and a stiff sole supplemented with an insulating silver foil that I fold to enclose my toes.
In very wet weather I'll use waterproof overshoes.
This works for me on winter commutes down to temps of -10 for an hour but also longer days touring (at warmer temps! :D )

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby NUKe » 24 Oct 2018, 3:36pm

IF you can afford them Winter specific shoes such as Specialized defroster, Northwave and Shimano do similar shoes , generally mountain bike style, but Shimano also do a hiking boot which can 2 bolt cleats XM9000 (Link Below) , which I believe are a favourite of Colin531.

The main thing about the winter boots is the cleat plate is outside the boot so lessens heat loss. They are not designed to cool the foot like Summer shoes so No holes or mesh to let the winter chill in.

I have pair of specialized defrosters which get used for the snotty weather, they are warm. Only word of caution is and applies to any of the boots or overshoes , socks poking out of the top will wick the rain in side regardless of how waterproof the boot is.

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby dnrc » 24 Oct 2018, 8:22pm

i spent a sizable chunk of money a few years ago to buy some northwave arctic boots

never regretted it for a second

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby foxyrider » 24 Oct 2018, 9:57pm

Over socks make a big difference, have kept the wind out of my summer shoes this last week or so. I will be going back to my Defrosters all too soon, I got fed up of buying overshoes with dodgy closures and poorly fitting design.

For my touring shoes I have some Goretec over spats which work very well and are now nearly 15 years old!
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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby cyclemad » 24 Oct 2018, 10:43pm

I have several options..
1- Sealskinz socks - waterproof
2- Northwave Winter mtb Boots ( water proof with high ' rubber ' cuff that prevents water running down your leg into the shoe.
3- Castelli Diluvio Overboots - made out of wet suit material - with cut outs on soles for clipless - I use on mtb on canal towpaths in winter

4- the cheapest - plastic bags gaffer taped over your shoes ....I don't resort to that but a work colleague who has a reputation for being the tightest person in the world --- swears by them !!

Just a few options to consider :D