I was communting 3 times a week (9 miles round trip), occassionally more often, up until mid october, it was about then I switched from a road bike, using biking shoes (very stiff sole) to a mtn bike with platform pedals. Part of the reason I switched is my feet were getting pretty cold in the mornings and my biking shoes were on the narrow side making it tough to wear heavy socks plus they are super ventilated. with the platform pedals I was planning on using an insulated ankle high boot with heavy wool socks. well I developed a bad case of Plantar Fasciitis so I quit commuting until it healed up. I don't want to blame the switch in pedals/shoes, since I do other workouts beside commuting, but it occurred at the same time.
Anyway, it's almost healed up, so I'm thinking I want to start commuting again. but I'm wondering if I should get a winter mountain biking shoe. I wondering how warm they are, how stiff of a sole? they are pretty spendy - which I don't mind getting new gear but then again I'm sort of frugal and spending $200+ for a pair of shoes - yikes.
This would be the first winter, that I'm bike commuting.
So looking for reccomendations.