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    I know there are a number of winter cycling boots available, but at long last there seems to be a winter boot aimed at us roadies that are designed to work with actual road pedals.

    Every season I either switch to SPD's in order to wear my current cycling boots, or don some neoprene booties over my road shoes.

    I can't think of any other boot that will work with a traditional three-hole cleat? Maybe Lake?

    CapoVelo.com | First Look at the Crono CW1 Winter Cycling Shoe
     

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    Looks pretty good. Curious to learn more about this winter cycling shoe.
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    I had never heard of Crono before coming across this article. It appears they have a long history in making top-level cycling shoes, and for other well-known companies as well.
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    Default Re: At Long Last A Winter Cycling Boot for Roadies

    Fizik Artica



    Sidi Zero



    Shimano, Diadora, Northwave, Mavic, etc. They all make winter shoes for three bolt road pedals and have stiff smooth road cycling soles.

    Oh and Lake. I am sure there are more.
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    Default Re: At Long Last A Winter Cycling Boot for Roadies

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke
    "...They all make winter shoes for three-bolt road pedals and have stiff smooth road cycling soles..."
    Agreed. Sidi winter cycling boots are what I am using now.
     

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    Default Re: At Long Last A Winter Cycling Boot for Roadies

    there are l0ts, ive had a pair from lake f0r 3 years. Mavic als0 d0es 0ne. sidi as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzilliox View Post
    "...there are l0ts, ive had a pair from lake f0r 3 years. Mavic als0 d0es 0ne. sidi as well..."
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    Default Re: At Long Last A Winter Cycling Boot for Roadies

    They go back further than anyone has mentioned. I purchased a pair of Duegi winter road boots around 1993 or '94.
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    Quote Originally Posted by choke View Post
    They go back further than anyone has mentioned. I purchased a pair of Duegi winter road boots around 1993 or '94.
    I had a pair of those Duegis. If it was 30 degrees outside, inside the shoes it was 20.

    I used them as beer coolers.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFSTEKL View Post
    I had a pair of those Duegis. If it was 30 degrees outside, inside the shoes it was 20.

    I used them as beer coolers.
    Heh. I must have had a different pair than you because mine worked great. I have cold feet and they kept me warm, even when I was crazy enough to do the Polar Bear Century where it was 8F at the start.
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    Default Re: At Long Last A Winter Cycling Boot for Roadies

    I've been rocking a pair of Northwave Farenheit GTX (3-bolt SPD-L) shoes for almost ten years...they get the job done in terms of keeping me warm but they can be a pain when you step in the snow or crud. I've been transitioning to 2-bolt shoes for bad weather riding...better walkability.
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    Default Re: At Long Last A Winter Cycling Boot for Roadies

    When the temperature really drops seems nothing matters except keeping those feet warm all other requirements fall by the way side. For me its Lake MXZ 303's. Does a good job down into the high 20's and after that I throw in a pair of toe warmers. Only downside is they are heavy. -Mike G
     

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    Default Re: At Long Last A Winter Cycling Boot for Roadies

    Somewhat related, these things are hugely popular here in gloomy Yorkshire - SPATZ 'Pro 2' Overshoes. Our flagship Overshoe. Like nothing else. #PR



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    Default Re: At Long Last A Winter Cycling Boot for Roadies

    Quote Originally Posted by Broady View Post
    Somewhat related, these things are hugely popular here in gloomy Yorkshire - SPATZ 'Pro 2' Overshoes. Our flagship Overshoe. Like nothing else. #PR



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    I must say, those are quite brilliant, though perhaps a little sweaty (which might be better than numb feet)? Amazing what ingenuity the weather can create.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    I must say, those are quite brilliant, though perhaps a little sweaty (which might be better than numb feet)? Amazing what ingenuity the weather can create.
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    Default Re: At Long Last A Winter Cycling Boot for Roadies

    RE those boots Jorn posted above--I don't get the Summer-in-Mallorca soles on boots made for Winter-in-Wherever. When I unclip and put a foot down in winter it's going to be frosty or wet or snowy or icy or slushy or all at the same time, somehow.
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    Default Re: At Long Last A Winter Cycling Boot for Roadies

    have used Mavic (road cleats) and Shimano (MTB cleats) ones. both felt like hockey skates, but were sufficiently warm.

    the last couple winters I've opted for Giro Empires with neoprene booties. the Empires don't have good ventilation, so that helps keep the heat in. but I also don't go out much lower than freezing any more, or not for more than a couple hours anyway.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    RE those boots posted above--I don't get the Summer-in-Mallorca soles on boots made for Winter-in-Wherever. When I unclip and put a foot down in winter it's going to be frosty or wet or snowy or icy or slushy or all at the same time, somehow.
    All but one of my bikes are equipped with MTB pedals for the winter (one has flats for guest use). Two of them switch back to road pedals come spring, but Lake 303's make cold-weather riding happy for my circulation-compromised feet, and if it is cold/sloppy, why not have a bit of tread? That is likely to come down to what winter looks like for the rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiasticon View Post
    have used Mavic (road cleats) and Shimano (MTB cleats) ones. both felt like hockey skates, but were sufficiently warm.

    the last couple winters I've opted for Giro Empires with neoprene booties. the Empires don't have good ventilation, so that helps keep the heat in. but I also don't go out much lower than freezing any more, or not for more than a couple hours anyway.
    I've done this with a pair of old lace-up Specialized Recons. I don't know what material they are made out of, but they don't breathe at all. I couldn't get a neoprene bootie over them though with the heavily lugged sole. The Castelli came out with an All-Road version of their Deluvio booties and that's been the ticket down to about 38F - except if there is a cold wind. I've had one side of whatever foot is facing the wind go numb - never had that before. I think the shoe material is a really good thermal conductor. So I am going to try the Fizik Articas (ironically if the weather ever allows them to arrive - snow in midwest delay notes on tracking) that I realized after visiting a cross country ski shop were basically the same design as a pair of Rossignol nordic boots.
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