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    Winter Shoes

    Who's got what, what's your experience with em and where are you buying? I'm trying to stay under $250, $200 if possible. I really like the look and specs of those new 45NRTH's that are coming out in December but $345 is steep for shoes, I don't care if they are the bestest, warmest things eva!!

    I've done the booty thing since I started riding. I'm tired of buying them every season, tired of snow packing em up when I'm hiking up the hills, tired of trying to fit my big ol boat's into em.

    So far I'm looking at the:

    Shimano MW81....probably my number 1 choice so far

    Lake MX302 but it seems they've pulled out of the US so finding a pair is getting difficult especially in my size which would be 47-48.

    Northwave Celsius Arctic

    Louis Garneau Zero degree Ergo Grip

    Got any others I should be considering or thoughts on those above?

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    I've had the Lake winter cycling boots for several years now and love them. It looks like stage-race.com picked up distributing them in the US, but their online store is not up yet. Might try contacting them and see where you can order them from now ( sales@stage-race.com 607-342-2083 ) ... I have about the same size foot as you and wasn't sure which size to get, and they (Lake) even let me send them back for a bigger pair. Great service and support and product.

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    I have lakes, That said if you do order them make sure you order at least 1 plus size. I have ski's for feet (long and skinny) and I even find the toe box to be a bit tighter then other shoes the same size.
    I also have a set of shimano shoes that are 4 sizes to big and I wear those with a set of patagonia neoprene socks. that go inside the shoe but it has to be silly cold for those.

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    So glad you asked. I have been waiting for someone to ask how I like my new boots

    I have been coveting these for quite a few years and saw them on Nashbar for under 2 bills. Love em so far. No more duct-tape patched, neoprene, snow collecting, busted zipper, shoe covers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy View Post
    So glad you asked. I have been waiting for someone to ask how I like my new boots

    I have been coveting these for quite a few years and saw them on Nashbar for under 2 bills. Love em so far. No more duct-tape patched, neoprene, snow collecting, busted zipper, shoe covers!

    Lake MXZ302 Winter Mountain Shoes - Lake
    Man, I wished they had em in my size. I'm a 46 in Specialized and comparing I think a 47 wide would work in Lakes but so dern'd hard to find my size.

    JSD303, I'll check out that other company...thinking real hard about the Northwave Arctic's too

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    Just noticed that Nashbar don't have your size Goat. Sorry.
    My personal preference is to have the shoe come way above the ankle and no snow trapping straps.

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    I have Specialized Defrosters and they do pretty well. For serious cold, I have to wear liners and a good smart wool sock or the like, but otherwise, they're great (and Specialized shoes just fit me really well). I went with my same size and they have a little room inside for extra socks. The Lakes look beefier, though.

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    I've had good luck with neoprene shoe covers coupled with silk liner socks and wool socks over those. If the temps are really cold I'll slip on neoprene socks.*

    *Didn't read your full post.

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    if you know your size, go used. I picked up a pair of Answer Kashmir clogs on fleabay a few years back for maybe ~$50.

    In my experience, the coldest part is the bottom of the shoe but nothing a thicker insole can't overcome. I too have big feetses (and ladies you know what that means ) and I've worn out the inside ankle cuffs from rubbing on my crank (yeah, I'm almost blind) and frame.

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    I just bought the Lakes in 47 wide from Nashbar. I got them down to $159 with further discounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics View Post
    Who's got what, what's your experience with em and where are you buying?
    Northwave Celsius Arctic
    This. Got a pair last year. Cyclist usually sells out of these quickly. They fit wider feet very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz View Post
    This. Got a pair last year. Cyclist usually sells out of these quickly. They fit wider feet very well.
    Same here and I'm really happy with them.

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    I used these on Sunday (temp in the low 30's, wind) and I was quite happy not having knumb feet

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    I've recently got the Shimano MW81 for a bargain $130 (last pair in store and in my size). I've yet to try them out as I've yet to go out in cold weather but from a construction and form basis they look like very nice shoes. I plan on heading out for a night ride tomorrow night so I'll let you know how toasty my feet are....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics View Post
    Got any others I should be considering?
    Shittles must be in Europe or something.
    Everyone else is just slacking off.

    Guess I will have to post it if no one else is, but I am too lazy.

    So, imagine this:


    {picture of ski boots}

    {picture of snowboard boots}

    And/or

    {picture of snowshoes}

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    Not warm: Shimano WInter/Pear Izumi/ Sidi/Specy Defrosters 1st Gen, Answer Kashmirs, Lake MXZ302: Warmest.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    Shittles must be in Europe or something.
    Everyone else is just slacking off.

    Guess I will have to post it if no one else is, but I am too lazy.

    So, imagine this:


    {picture of ski boots}

    {picture of snowboard boots}

    And/or

    {picture of snowshoes}
    lol

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    These are what I've been using. They are not designed for just wearing in the winter, but more of a three season shoe. They are quite warm when I wear them with wool socks and are waterproof.
    I also have always been known for having cold toes and these seem to work pretty well.

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    Rock the flat pedals in the winter and wear whatever the conditions call for. 5/10's usually keep the feet nice and cozy and you can wear gators with them if you need to. Way more options with the flats for way less money and hassle.
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    After talking to Short Bus about wiggle.com, I ordered a set of the Northwave Celsius Arctic GTX Winter Boots along with some other winter stuff I needed. Short Bus said their customer service is spot on and he's never received customs fees ordering through them.

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    Option that is brand new, 45NRTH
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz View Post
    This. Got a pair last year. Cyclist usually sells out of these quickly. They fit wider feet very well.
    Thanks for the reminder thread. I missed the window on winter shoes last year, as I have a common size and they sold out quickly. I ordered a pair yesterday, and they are showing up on my door today.

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    Holy Cr*p! Those 45NRTH boots are ridiculous! That's some iditabike kinda gear.

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