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Winter Cycling Shoes(3 posts)

Winter Cycling ShoesPoulidor
Nov 2, 2001 12:13 PM
I commute to work and am in the market for winter cycling shoes. I am considering the Diadora Poblano, Sidi Storm 2, Lake MXZ300, Northwave Grizzly and Gaerne Polar shoes.

These will only be used for commuting on paved roads and I won't be riding if the roads are snow-packed. My commuter bike has SPD pedals. I currently use shoe covers but would prefer something easier and quicker to put on and remove. Price is not an issue.

Does anyone have any thoughts/first-hand experience with these shoes? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
maybe not useful...Jofa
Nov 2, 2001 12:44 PM
...but I'd be surprised if you find something which competes with decent winter overshoes. There is nothing like a thick layer of neoprene covered with gore-tex or similar to keep your toes toasty: maybe the overshoes you've used weren't up to the job. However, I've not used dedicated winter shoes so maybe you have good news coming from others.

re: Winter Cycling ShoesKellyCross
Nov 3, 2001 7:05 PM
The Gaerne Polars are excellent in dry cold weather but have found they are not very good in the rain, they leak through below the thermal elastic cuff. Haven't tried a waterproof spray though.