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    New Winter Shoes

    Digging through my closet I realized that my XC Ski boots could be converted into winter cycling shoes with a little work. Going to buy a shoe conversion kit and try it out.
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    I would think that xc skiboots (which are designed to flex under the ball of the foot) would make terrible riding shoes for that reason.

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    Mine aren't that flexy. Suppose if the have that issue I'll toss some fiberglass under the footbed.
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    That's a great idea. Let us know how it works out. I've always been a bit surprised how warm my feet stay when cross country skiing despite the boots being not that big or bulky.

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    The reason your feet stay so warm in xc boots is in large part due to the flexing of the foot. I doubt they would provide that warmth under winter cycling conditions. That being said, curious to hear how it turns out.

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