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Help finding winter shoes?(11 posts)

Help finding winter shoes?Capt.Colnago
Nov 24, 2001 3:14 PM
I must have some winter shoes this year. I can't spend anymore time on the trainer. I swore last year "never again". I know Northwave makes the "Artic", but the US distributor doesn't stock them. I think Lake used to sell one, but I couldn't find it on the website. Any help?
re: Help finding winter shoes?gtx
Nov 24, 2001 3:50 PM
I know some people who like these, but they are mtb shoes

don't like booties? these work great for me in cold rain and sub freezing and they're cheap. Pearl also makes some decent ones but they're twice the price.
re: Help finding winter shoes?Allen az
Nov 24, 2001 4:57 PM
Northwave also makes the "Husky"

I have no experience with them.

Husky is a MTN shoe/looking for Road (nm)Capt.Colnago
Nov 24, 2001 5:07 PM
re: Help finding winter shoes?dope
Nov 24, 2001 5:38 PM
Don't need no stinkin winter shoes.. get some thicker socks or booties. get tough
18-25hrs a week not tough enough?Capt.Colnago
Nov 24, 2001 5:57 PM
there is a difference between toughness and stupidity. 5+ hr rides in the small chainring when it's 20-35 degrees outside with only "thick socks" to protect your feet is dumb.
but why not booties? nmgtx
Nov 24, 2001 7:26 PM
booties are for.......glx
Nov 24, 2001 7:39 PM
cadyasses.... he's a TOUGH guy. apparently has money to blow too
18-25hrs a week not tough enough?tr
Nov 24, 2001 10:30 PM
I would suggest windstopper socks, they are great and are very easy to get on and off and aren't too thick for shoes you use in the summer. Assos, Nalini, and Exteondo make them. I have never seen the nalini ones in the states, only in italy, but assos windstopper socks are readily available. Carnac oversocks work pretty well also.
ill second the carnac oversocksdupe
Nov 25, 2001 6:38 AM
i use them with thin wool socks and i find them comfortable to about the mid 30's.

they take a little finesse getting them on and off. after a few short walks you will wear a hole where the heel pad of your shoes are but then this stays put. if it gets any colder i plan to wrap a sheet of seran over the upper front of my foot.

my motivations were price and not wanting to look like i had ski boots on. i dont really ride in wet/slushy conditions. was happy to spend 20 bucks and keep riding (for a while).

less is more.
SIDI winter bootsdano
Nov 24, 2001 11:21 PM
British internet order shop Xpedia has two models of SIDI winter boots: one for road and one for MTB. Both are over-the-ankle boots specifically made for winter riding. I have the road model and like them very much. I never liked booties, so these are ideal for me. I wear a pair of polar fleece socks underneath and my feet stay nice and toasty without bulky booties that don't keep my feet warm anyway.

They sell and deliver their boots VAT-free to the USA.