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Cold Weather Cycling with SPD's?

Old 09-22-15, 03:18 PM
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Cold Weather Cycling with SPD's?

I heard there are cold-weather specific cycling shoes out there, but what makes/models have folks here actually used? I'm wearing a cheapy pair of Giros right now. Like 'em, but even with thick socks, I still need some insulation.

BTW- I commute 11 months out of the year. With platforms I wear a pair of insulated Columbia hiking shoes. But riding fixed... need retention.
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I have a pair of gore thermal shoe covers that I use from around 40-55F. I have a pair of diadora polaris 2's that I got from the closeout bin a couple of years ago. I got them a size too big, and they are comfortable with heavy socks down to about 20F, maybe a little colder. Below that I wear boots with platform pedals. I don't ride my fixed-gear when it's below freezing.
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When it gets really cold, I run bmx style pedals and use my winter boots.
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45nrth stuff is nice.
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I have these from Lake, I like them a lot.
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You're in Pennsylvania, right?
Find yourself some hunting socks...battery powered electric hunting socks.
Feet in the socks, socks in the shoes, neoprene shoe covers over the shoes.
You will be good to go.
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Specialized Defroster boots. These are not cheap. They do work well in temps all the way down to 0 (tested this past winter) and they are waterproof (tested walking home, pushing my 35 lb fat bike through a foot of snow.

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Why not use straps on the platforms you already have and use the boots you already have?
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I've been using these:
Amazon.com: Planet Bike Comet Shoe Covers
And they're pretty great. I wear a size 11 and had to get them in XXL.
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I too have used several pairs of Lake winter boots. Those and some badass wool socks. Once it starts to get 30 below tho I do go boots & flats.
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