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    Best SPD compatible shoes for winter riding

    Hi,
    Im trying to get back into winter riding after a long hiatus and have noticed that my feet often get cold/numb under even moderately cool temps in the low 50's wearing any of my normal shoes. Also, they all are fairly low. Any good SPD compatible boots that would be suitable for winters in NY? Riding is a combination of road and trail and i hope to get out in the snow a bit so water resistant is a plus

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    definitely the Northwave Fahrenheit GTX arctic boots !

    I own them for one year now. They are really waterproof, warm and the only spd shoes that keep my feet warm during 3 hours of pedaling under zero celsius.

    a friend of mine owns the Specialized Defroster and he has a very positive review about them
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    Specialized Defrosters changed my life back in Maryland. I've ridden happy when my water bottle froze solid. Now in Arizona.... Not so much of an issue anymore! .

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    Thanks, i will check out both!

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    I've been using Sidi Diablos for a few seasons. They're not as insulated as some foul-weather cycling boots, but that allows me to wear them when temps are more moderate and it's rainy. Then again, our winters aren't quite as brutal as I imagine NY's can be. There's enough room in my boots for a second pair of socks (one size bigger than normal) if I need extra insulation. Also, EMS X-static sock liners have made the biggest difference in warmth for me, regardless of activity or footwear.

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    I have been really happy with my Louis Garneau winter shoes the past few years. OF course, winter around here is usually pretty tame.
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    I use two pairs of winter spd shoes :
    - Northwave Arctic Fahrenheit GTX Boots which are warm, windproof and waterproof for cold and rainy days during the winter

    - Tex Winter Luck which are only waterproof for rainy days in autumn and springs. The core is in gore-tex so they are very breathable

    For my daily commute, when the weather can change during the day, I always have a pair ok kayak socks in my backpack
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