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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:59 am 
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It's getting cold and i am using overshoes.

I have contemplated beefed up shoes, but i am not sure if this is so much better than using the standard shoes and an overshoe?

I use Giro Factor (46½ and 47) and i have no clue on what brand is alike?

Mavic? Northwave?

Often use a bit longer shoes due to issues with toe box!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:05 am 
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Check on eBay there are plenty of Lake CX145 winter high quality shoes in wide fit if you need a roomy toe box.

You won't feel the need of overshoes.

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Lake-CX145-Winte ... NIM7YVsScA

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:39 am 
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For Winter Riding I use Lake MX303's. They're far superior to shoe boots. The only negatives are they weigh a bit more, but honestly who rides their fastest in the winter anyway? I find the work great down to the low 20's. If the temperature drops below that its necessary to add chemical toe warmers. If you're really a Rule #9 guy then for the really cold days you need to get Wolvhammers

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:05 pm 
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My Louis Garneau winter shoes were excellent through Toronto winters. They make a good quality product at a very reasonable price. Buy one size larger to fit thicker socks.

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http://www.louisgarneau.com/ca-en/produ ... LING_SHOES

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:30 pm 
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Northwave here. No complaints.
Thick socks and they're good down to -15/-20


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:37 pm 
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gore softshell thermal windstopper overshoe for me

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:03 pm 
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When it gets really cold I do like I do on the rest of the body layers. Wool sock, Gore windstopper boot and then old neoprene boot on top of that. If that does not keep me warm I don't ride :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:21 pm 
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I have had excellent luck with a similar setup to CBJ in temps as low as 10F: I wear a wool sock, toe warmer if absolutely necessary, regular cycling shoes and the gore thermo road shoe covers. The thermo cover is made of gore-tex and has some padding inside to slow the temperature transfer from the outside in.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:30 pm 
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TBH, every year I end up looking at heated insoles for the wife, every year the weather turns good just as the shops start to have them in stock again!!

She uses the Northwave artic boots AND thick neoprene overshoes.........


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:21 pm 
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I have used Northwave Celcius Arctic GTX (or something like that) for a few years, my feet stay warm enough. The mtb variety.

If you have a lot of water running down your legs you want a variety that goes down far enough so that the water does not run into the shoe.

If you have a lot of ice and snow I'd actually consider flats and some shoe with a good grip for commuting, where you have to put down your feet alot.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:22 pm 
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One thing that suck with my setup is the time it takes. It would be my faster just to be able to jump into a pair of nice winter riding boots.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:47 pm 
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CBJ wrote:
One thing that suck with my setup is the time it takes. It would be my faster just to be able to jump into a pair of nice winter riding boots.


If you skip on the neoprene overshoes and just pull on the gore thermal shoe covers, it will take no time at all. The thermal overshoes you just slide right in and velcro at the back. 15s per shoe max. They are excellent

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:29 pm 
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My two solutions come from north wave. 1) husky over shoes with normal shoes and defeat woolie boolies or 2) northwave artic shoes.

Either way my feet are warm.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:40 pm 
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Merino Socks (sometimes waterproof socks w/merino liner), normal shoes, sealskins oversocks, neoprene booties .... seem to to the job unless it is really wet and really cold and i am out for 2+ hours.

Those Gore Thermo are tempting


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:49 pm 
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rideintospace wrote:
CBJ wrote:
One thing that suck with my setup is the time it takes. It would be my faster just to be able to jump into a pair of nice winter riding boots.


If you skip on the neoprene overshoes and just pull on the gore thermal shoe covers, it will take no time at all. The thermal overshoes you just slide right in and velcro at the back. 15s per shoe max. They are excellent


The Gore I have is not the Thermal it's the Windstopper Overshoe Light.


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