Alternatives to Specialized Defroster shoes?

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Kermithimself
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by Kermithimself

Thought about buying the Defroster Road shoes for winter, having used a set of Sidi winter boots previously, but can see that these have been discontinued by Specialized? Any other alternatives?
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https://www.fizik.com/eu_en/artica-r5.html

I'm living in a snowy winter place and like them a lot

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My Northwave served me through 2 winters.
https://northwave.com/en/p/extreme-rr-gtx
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by rainerhq

At what temperatures do these NWs keep your feet warm, when not wet?
I have Defrosters and these are warm (-6´C/2hrs), but for CX racing too bulky.
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by thefuzzycow

I love my 45 Nrth Japanthers! Stiff where it needs to be but not restricting. Use them in weather to 0 degrees F with wool socks and some warmers; no problem! Or lower 40-30 degrees with a thin wool only.
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by kode54

i like my Defroster shoes. I've had the Sidi and NW before and the Defrosters kept my feet the warmest. Maybe Specialized is coming out with a new winter boot. Mine have seen 2 winters...so i'll be looking to get new ones soon.
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by mattr

I've got both the road and mtb northwaves. When dry they are good down to about -10 °c with normal socks, maybe -15°c with some meraklon liners.
When the water gets in you probably lose 5-8 degrees. So i use full guards and flaps on the road. And sealskins off road. Which mitigates most of the loss.

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