Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

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carlislemike
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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby carlislemike » 26 Oct 2018, 6:21pm

Overwhelming choices folks. I discovered a Sketchers outlet yesterday and leaver sports style shoes but not trainers for £49.00 approx. Seem a good choice and narrow enough if I need to use a front toe cage. Black or brown being default shoes but sensible, reasonably grippy soles for gripping pedals and the ground. Thanks for the input. Mike

britishjasper
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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby britishjasper » 28 Oct 2018, 6:06pm

Tin foil!
I've never tried this but I'm assured it is not a joke and is a genuine pro rider tip.... Wrap your feet (over your socks) in kitchen tin foil then slide into regular shoes! (20 mins at 180 degrees should do it, basting occasionally....)

carlislemike
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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby carlislemike » 3 Nov 2018, 9:27pm

Have tried that solution two years back, success but not as good as clingfilm on top of the shoes. On the same day, I got friends to go into the nearby petrol station to get the freebie plastic gloves by the diesel pumps. They worked great under their own gloves. Simple solutions when desperate meausres were needed.

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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby zenitb » 11 Nov 2018, 11:56pm

+1 for the Specialized Defroster..I have 3 pairs and all are excellent. Mine are the MTB versions..can be slightly smaller than shimano sizing so try them on if you can. They are well insulated boots but it is worth leaving room for thicker socks as well...

Bill Reynolds
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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby Bill Reynolds » 14 Nov 2018, 7:02pm

I use hiking boots or wellys...works!

KM2
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Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Postby KM2 » 16 Nov 2018, 8:46am

Time was when you could buy fur lined cycling shoes. I have two, Crodoni boots and a racing style shoe, never use them because They have been left behind by Shimano winter bootees or good overshoes. Incidentally the best overshoe i ever had were a pair of wet suit bootees. Arctic thickness, just cut a hole in the bottom. No zips though.