Every year I brave the cold weather a few times and cycle on the frozen trails. It is a ton of fun, but one issue that I always have is that I can’t keep my feet warm enough. I’ve layered my socks. I’ve used shoe covers. I’ve even wrapped my feet in plastic bags. Nothing seems to work.
I’ve been reluctant to get winter riding shoes because I don’t like the idea of spending the money on something that I only use a few times a year, but from what I hear it is the best solution for being comfortable when riding outdoors in the winter. When you consider the fact that winter shoes can last you ten years or more with light use, you are really spreading that cost out over time. It might only end up costing you $20 to $30 a year for warm feet. That sounds like a good investment to me.
I started doing research on winter mountain bike shoes and found that it was hard to determine where to start looking.
I’ve assembled this list as a starting point to help you with your research. These are the all the winter mountain bike shoes that I could find for sale for the 2013/2014 winter season. I’ve tried to include a link to the company’s page for each shoe. There is also a link or information that will help you find a place to buy the shoes.
I still haven’t purchased my shoes yet, but when I do I’ll try to write up a complete report about the model that I settle on.
Let me know if there are any shoes that I’ve left off the list in the comment section. Also, do you have a winter riding shoe that you recommend? Or, are there any shoes you would avoid? Why? I would love to hear about it since I am still weighing the pros and cons of each model.
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Available through local bike shops. You can find a dealer at Specialized.com
Available through various retailers using google shopping
Their website says this is available. It doesn’t appear to be easy to purchase through the internet. Please leave me a comment to let me know where the best place to purchase these is. I will update this article with the information.
Only says Autumn. Prices listed in Euros. Not sure if it’s for sale in North America. Please leave a message in the comment section if you know more about this company and I will update this list.
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