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Old 01-11-12, 07:09 PM
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Cycling shoes/boot for winter

This is my first winter of commuting. I've been wearing my mountain biking shoes with shoe covers. It does the job keeping my feet dry but my shoes are too small to wear thick socks or 2 pairs of socks. My feet are getting too cold after a long ride in -10C (15F) or bellow temperatures.

So I'm in the market for some new cycling shoes or boots for winter commuting. Looking for something that could possibly also double as regular shoes or boots. Any recommendations?

Thanks.
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Old 01-11-12, 07:55 PM
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You're looking for something with an SPD cleat--a cycling shoe, or do you commute in the winter with platform pedals or toe clips (which is what I have on my winter ride)?
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I wear these. But I bought them for $40 at a REI scratch & dent sale.
http://www.rei.com/product/693828/as...:referralID=NA

A lot of people recommend these but are pricey
http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup....175746&TID=367
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Originally Posted by ultimattfrisbee View Post
You're looking for something with an SPD cleat--a cycling shoe, or do you commute in the winter with platform pedals or toe clips (which is what I have on my winter ride)?
Yes, I use SPD.
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
A lot of people recommend these but are pricey
http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup....175746&TID=367
I just saw those on mec.ca for the same price. A tad pricey. Reviews say they tend to run small. They're in stock at my local MEC so at least I can try them on before buying.
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Update on my cycling boot dilemma:
So I went to MEC to check out the Lake boots. They didn't have any left in my size or larger. They did have some Exustar boots (E-SM343 I think) in my size for $160. Certainly more affordable.

But they had just one last pair of older Exustar E-SM450's. An they just happen to fit my wide feet really well. Discounted to $59 I was quite happy to take them off their hands. Will give them a good test tomorrow morning with a forecast of -18C (0F).

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Lake winter boots are spectacular, but make sure you buy them two sizes too big
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Glad to see you found something to work DJ. For the benefit of those who might search on this topic and find this thread, I wear some L.L. Bean winter sneakers:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/61244?feat=506763-GN2

They are reasonably priced and keep my feet very warm. I wore them today with athletic socks on my 10F ride home and my feet were still pretty comfortable after a ten mile commute. However, you'll need to remove your clipless pedals, if you use them, and install some platform pedals until the weather warms up.
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I like Pearl Izumi "bootie" covers.
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