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Old 02-05-14, 07:20 PM   #1
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Wide non-cycling specific winter boots.

I've spent hours surfing the web looking for wide non-cycling specific winter boots. I'm in the position of needing boots for both on the bike and walking for my daily commute. I can't seem to find anything that doesn't get a knock for being too narrow if you have a wide foot. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 02-05-14, 09:07 PM   #2
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Keen boots are great
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Old 02-06-14, 10:55 AM   #3
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Try new balance, known for wide shoes. I take a 15D. Tried zappos?
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I have been using L.L. Beam's "Snow Sneaker" for years. Good down the teens and yes, they fit all types of feet.
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I've been using LL Bean Snowsneakers for seven years now. Good boot. When I double up on the socks and add a toe warmer, they keep my toes warm to -5f or there about. The new ones are advertised as being waterproof. Mine were not. But mine fit inside my toe clips real good. For all of you folks who have a wide boot or one to big for toe clips. Try using power grips. I use them for when I wear my heavy duty NEOS overshoes and they hold them in to the pedals as if I'm clipped in. As for insulation. I would recommend the primaloft over the thinsulate. The primaloft has a higher R value.
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Thanks for the replies. I did try Zappos, and not much there.

Unfortunately, the LL Bean snow sneakers, which I think look quite promising, are sold out online. I'm going to try an LL Bean store near me to see if any stores have them in stock.
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I have extra wide feet so i here you. I have tried a few boots, shoes and most of them were too narrow. I ended up going for double wide mukluks size15 (which is more like size 13) from Steger. Those are mostly overkill for just below freezing temperatures so i try to manage with thicker or thinner socks. At the widest part those are 5 3/4" wide(outer edges), about 1" thick (wool felt+canvas) Which means about 4 3/4" available for the foot. I wear them on and off the bike. On the bike i use DIY power grips with clamps, stainless ties, duct tape, hex head nut drivers and 1 inner tube to fit those monster.
If LL bean snow sneakers or keen or new balance boots fit you then go for it. If not then....

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I wear a 14 wide and commute on my bike with these in the snow and sleet.

http://www.muckbootcompany.com/produ...CHS-000A/MWORK
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I picked up some Keen Warm boots (200g Thinsulate) this fall but I wouldn't call them wide. I usually wear a US 10E or EE and I had to get these 1/2 size larger to get enough width to wear them with heavy wool socks. They don't specify a width, but I'd say they fit like most Ds and they don't come in a wide.

Outside of being only of average width, the Keen Warms have proven to be very good winter commuting boots. They are water and windproof, moderately insulated, and with good wool socks I've been able to ride up to two hours at around zero F before my toes got uncomfortably cold. They are a lot lighter and less clunky than my Rocky winter boots but the Rockys are also taller and a whole lot warmer, good to -25F or lower even without wool socks. I've done extrication and rescue ops in -40F windchills wearing them and my feet never got uncomfortable, at least until I got indoors, then they cook. I've ridden bike with the Rockys but they feel huge compared to the lighter Keens.

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