Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-19-07, 05:45 AM   #1
Senior but far from AARP
Thread Starter
TJHOO's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Virginia
Bikes: 2006 Specialized SWorks Tarmac; 2005 Bianchi Giro; 2005 Bianchi Cross Veloce; 1997 Litespeed Catalyst; 1983 Performance Steel
Posts: 776
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Keep heels warm

Anybody used a chemical heater to keep their heels warm?

I've had good luck w/ them for the front part of feet.

If I wear thick booties, have had too much sweat -->freeze.

Am thinking of trying chemical heaters outside the shoe between the bottom of the shoe and the bootie. This would heat and insulate. The cold temps are conducted right through the hard bottom of my road shoes.

Do Mtn bike shoes have a better insulated sole?
TJHOO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-07, 06:26 AM   #2
Formerly Known as Newbie
Juha's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 6,263
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have Shimano SPD shoes, and the cleat is a heat sink. That's one of the reasons I don't like riding clipless in winter. I use platform pedals and winter boots.

To err is human. To moo is bovine.

Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?

Become a Registered Member in Bike Forums
Community guidelines
Juha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-07, 02:38 AM   #3
Long Distance Cyclist
Machka's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: I ride where the thylacine roamed!
Bikes: Lots
Posts: 46,438
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 450 Post(s)
I can't say that I've ever had cold heels while cycling. I do, however, wear Lake Mtn Bike shoes all year round, so perhaps their soles are better?

Have you read my article on cold feet? In it I mention using neoprene wraps, and also tucking a chemical warmer in between your heavy wool sock and the neoprene wrap at your ankle ... perhaps that might help. Have a look at the article if you aren't sure what I'm talking about here. I've got pictures and everything there.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:04 AM.