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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:49 pm 
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Now that winter is rapidly approaching I am becoming increasingly aware that my Specialized cycling shoes are really for warm/dry weather use only.
Years ago I wore Sidi Dominators which seemed to offer more weather protection than my current shoes, after yesterdays ride my toes were bloody freezing!

So do I go for a seperate pair of winter shoes? If so, what?

Or do I go for some kind of winter sock or overboot?

Whatever I get will be used for MTB off & on road, and I don't want to spend vast amounts of cash either.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:28 pm 
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Seal skinz mid length thermals will keep you warm and dry!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:47 pm 
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saltyman wrote:
Seal skinz mid length thermals will keep you warm and dry!


My immediate thoughts when I saw the topic. I picked some up a year or so ago and they're great.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Really? I know a few people who have used Sealskinz gloves for non-mtb duties and were not particulary impressed.
I'll have a look and keep an open mind though...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:48 pm 
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Assos Merinos socks or whatever they call them these days.
Embrocation/Heat balm
I have a pair of Shimano winter boots but it's not necessary half the time when your socks are right. Some waterproof shoe covers to keep the rain/wind out would be a good idea though....


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:55 pm 
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bought myself a pair of specialized defrosters last winter and they are awesome.

bone dry feet even in the worst rain, and toasty warm no matter how cold.

i payed £100 for 'em and have got to say they are by far my best cycle related purchase in years.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:28 am 
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you can buy click heats specifically for your feet


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:51 am 
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saltyman wrote:
Seal skinz mid length thermals will keep you warm and dry!
Yup I used to suffer with cold feet until I tried them.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:49 am 
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Endura mt500 overshoes are awesome too


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:48 am 
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Another vote here for Sealskins. Even if it's hacking down so much with rain that it runs down your legs and fills them up, it's nice warm bathwater inside!


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