After several months of glorious weather, long rides in the park, and commuting to and from work, the weather dropped into the lower 30s here in NYC and my Girfriend promptly put her bike in the corner and bought a metrocard.
She was wearing canvas vans on flat pedals the last time she rode to work and it took half the day for her toes to thaw. She's open to the idea of riding in the winter again, so we're gearing up with baselayers and good pearl izumi tops. She WILL NOT wear winter pants over her jeans, so that is totally out of the question. She will,however, probably wear thermal fleece running tights under her jeans.
As for her feet, that's the major concern right now. She rides flat pedals with clips, but may lose the clips for the winter. Does anyone have a suggestion for a warm, street friendly shoe that can take below freezing morning temps, but doesn't look too bikey? Like an insulated pair of pumas or kagols or something. Cheap is good too, as all this gear is adding up. Thanks for any suggesitons.