After trying numerous shoe/sock/neoprene shoe cover configurations for winter riding, I still can't keep my damn toes warm for more than 45 minutes. Today was perfect example. Beautiful, sunny day here in northern New England; about 25 degrees, no wind. I set out with a pair of poly pro sock liners under a some Defeet Wool Blaze socks, along with my neoprene shoe covers. Toes were nice and toasty for about 45 minutes before they started to freeze. I'm starting to wonder if I just have poor circulation down there or something.
So I'm curious to know if folks have had any luck with real cold weather cycling shoes, like the Sidi Winter Freeze or Answer Kashmir winter shoe. I know they cost an arm and a leg, but I think they'd be worth it if they actually worked. I appreciate any feedback/advice. Thanks!