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Alternatives to Specialized Defroster shoes?

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:18 am
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?

Re: Alternatives to Specialized Defroster shoes?

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:34 am
by pedale
https://www.fizik.com/eu_en/artica-r5.html

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

Re: Alternatives to Specialized Defroster shoes?

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:34 am
by Weenie

Re: Alternatives to Specialized Defroster shoes?

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:02 am
by mpulsiv
My Northwave served me through 2 winters.
https://northwave.com/en/p/extreme-rr-gtx
I still laugh at marketing punch line “waterproof”. I have yet to find a solution to keep feet dry even with full shoe covers for road discipline.

Re: Alternatives to Specialized Defroster shoes?

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:23 am
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.

Re: Alternatives to Specialized Defroster shoes?

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:15 am
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.

Re: Alternatives to Specialized Defroster shoes?

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:25 pm
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.

Re: Alternatives to Specialized Defroster shoes?

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:25 pm
by Weenie

Re: Alternatives to Specialized Defroster shoes?

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:49 pm
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.