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    Cold Weather Riding Shoes ???

    Hi all!

    I've read the reviews on The Lake winter riding shoes and most people agreed they were too tight in the toe box. I have a wide foot (D/E width) and want to find a winter riding shoe. To give you a better idea, I usually wear Sidi Mega 46 mountain bike shoes and just fit in them (width-wise). Since the Lake and Sidi's won't fit I thought about trying the Answer 'Kashmir'. There are no reviews on them yet so I was wondering if anyone has tried them and has any opinions. Thanks for any and all help.

    From the northeast in winter,
    Ride and stay warm!
    Tim

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    Insulated boots & flat pedals

    That works best for my northeast winter riding. Warmth is most important to me and on ice and snow, flat pedals give me a quick escape route.

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    I've had success with toe covers from Pearl Izumi.

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    do a search for answer kashmir

    we've discussed this before. Me personally I use the Lands End boots from Sears. They're sporty looking, waterproof, can be had for $50, and come in high and low tops.
    They've worked very well for me commuting this winter.

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    I'm using booties...

    and even though they are a little *****y to put on they keep my toes toesty. The trick to putting them on is to turn them inside out and then roll 'em on like a .......condom.
    A bicycle will take you to fantastic places....if you let it.


    Ibis fan since '08 now rolling on the big wheeled Ripley.

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    which condom er booties are you using!!!

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    I know your looking for specific shoe recomendations, but if you want to do this on the cheap....
    After much experimentation, I have found that my normal riding shoes with hand warmers taped to the top of the toe and full neoprene booties serve me best. I have size 14 shoe and I can't fit the toe specific warmers inside the shoe so I use the regular hand warmers taped (with electrical tape) to the outside top of the shoe.

    I am in cental NH and have ridden this setup as low as -11 F without any problems (with my feet at least... frozen face is another story...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95Stumpy
    which condom er booties are you using!!!
    I think they are Activa. I wear a size 43 and the booties are extra large.
    A bicycle will take you to fantastic places....if you let it.


    Ibis fan since '08 now rolling on the big wheeled Ripley.

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    I prefer booties over my normal shoes. I'm using Pearl Izumi Toester booties. You may want to consider these, but make sure they have a size that fits over your shoe.

    Jim

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    I run size 47 summer with very thin socks and 48 winter with smartwool socks. Whatever you choose make sure there is plenty of room for circulation or your feet will get cold no matter how much insulation you have on them.

    29erchico

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