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Need to buy some winter cycling boots.Sizing question

Old 11-25-23, 02:00 AM
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Need to buy some winter cycling boots.Sizing question

Time to buy some winter cycling boots. I'm looking at the Northwave Kingrock Plus GTX. When buying these shoes (or any brand) should I buy one size up, generally? Can anyone recommend any other brands/boots to buy? I'm ok spending $200-250 on a pair and would like shoes to keep my feet warm from like +5 degrees (Celsius) to -10.

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I just purchased a pair of Northwave Celsius XC Arctic boots - their website actually has a good sizing wizard. I used that to find the upper end of my optimal size, then went up 1/2 size more since my foot is a little wide, and I wanted to make sure I could wear my Defeet wool socks. They came in and fit very well with my Wooly Boolies.
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Originally Posted by tgenec86
I just purchased a pair of Northwave Celsius XC Arctic boots - their website actually has a good sizing wizard. I used that to find the upper end of my optimal size, then went up 1/2 size more since my foot is a little wide, and I wanted to make sure I could wear my Defeet wool socks. They came in and fit very well with my Wooly Boolies.
Great, thanks for the info!
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I have Kingrock GTX and I definitely advice to size up. I normally wear EU size 43 and those boots are narrow and snug fitting, they were fine down to 6-7 celsius, below that temperature my feet were freezing. Got another pair - size 44 and they are much better, more room inside which doesnt restrict blood flow.
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If you are looking at Lake shoes, pay attention to the sizing guide here.

https://www.lakecycling.com/pages/fit-matrix
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I have Kingrock GTX and I definitely advice to size up. I normally wear EU size 43 and those boots are narrow and snug fitting, they were fine down to 6-7 celsius, below that temperature my feet were freezing. Got another pair - size 44 and they are much better, more room inside which doesnt restrict blood flow.
wow, so your feet were only warm down to 6 or 7 celsius?? that's not good. hmm
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Originally Posted by eaglesandcycling
wow, so your feet were only warm down to 6 or 7 celsius?? that's not good. hmm
Unfortunately yes, I believe that was mainly because of the too snug fit - I couldnt use warmer socks and blood circulation was not good as well; cant comment yet how the bigger size boots will perform, there is too much snow right now, once that will melt I will get out to test them.
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Originally Posted by eaglesandcycling
wow, so your feet were only warm down to 6 or 7 celsius?? that's not good. hmm

Short update on Kingrock boots: today decided that a little snow isnt an obstacle and went out to test the boots. Tempereature was between -5 and -2 Celsius, I had thin summer socks and boots were fine for whole 1 and 1/2 hour ride, no cold feet anymore. Here is picture of what it look like today:
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