Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:35 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:16 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:41 am
Posts: 1083
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Hi all!
Seeming that most of you's come from a land where there's a lot of rain and mud I thought this would be the best place to ask.

Looking for some SPD shoes that I can wear during winter. I have Specialized ones at the moment, but they have so much mech that 20 meters into the ride my feet are wet and cold.
I was looking at the new Shimano Gortex ones, they look cool and the reviews seem to be good.
What are peoples opions?

And before anyone says anything... I'm not wearing over bootie things, just don't like them! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:32 am 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:11 pm
Posts: 8700
Location: DUNDEE
In winter up here I use shoes that drain quickly and I wear warm when wet ski socks - although any wool sock is like that.

My thoughts are if you have a goretex shoe or sock and the water gets above it then you are going to have water against the skin that can't get out = cold feet.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:13 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Posts: 5650
Location: Aberdeen
I asked thi ssame question before last winter, in the end I got a pair of Sealskinz waterproof socks and they seem to work very well.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:26 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
Shimano MT 90/91 seems like an excellent investment if you do alot of cold stuff. In fact they've been recommended as an almost year round boot for Scotland :lol: If the Spesh shoes suit you though what about the Spesh Defrosters.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:31 pm 
Retrobike's #1 Comedy Genius
Retrobike's #1 Comedy Genius
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:07 pm
Posts: 4104
Location: Wolkenkuckucksheim
2nd teh Sealskinz here.....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:58 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:41 am
Posts: 1083
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
kaiser wrote:
Shimano MT 90/91 seems like an excellent investment if you do alot of cold stuff. In fact they've been recommended as an almost year round boot for Scotland :lol: If the Spesh shoes suit you though what about the Spesh Defrosters.


I didn't know that Specialized did a winter boot?
Problem in NZ is that cause we're such a small market they don't bring in a lot of stuff...
Like the Shimano gortex boots they had on special through the NZ Shimano supplier really cheap... but only had them in size 44! What! Can't even get my big toe into a size 44! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:00 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:41 am
Posts: 1083
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
jimo746 wrote:
I asked thi ssame question before last winter, in the end I got a pair of Sealskinz waterproof socks and they seem to work very well.


I'll look into this...
It gets very very cold here riding, especially in the morning!
I come back from most rides in winter not being able to feel my feet, ears, face, hands... But feet are definately the worst.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:08 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:41 am
Posts: 1083
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Right so according to the official Specialized sight They don't do the defroster shoe in NZ :roll:
Can anyone tell me what they are worth?
Or better yet find me a site where they sell Specialized products that I could buy some from?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:06 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
This is a fair few UK shops.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid ... 80&bih=963

One of them hopefully will post to NZ :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:26 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:06 pm
Posts: 4437
Location: Herts UK
I've got Shimano boots - don't know what model but a few years old and holding up well.

they are black with a plasticky covering so totally waterproof.


ofcourse by being totally waterproof means that vapour cannot escape from inside the shoes so my socks do get damp.

the choce for cwrapping up against the colde is: wet and warm or cold and dry - choose one.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group