Posted by Richard Sault on 10th Nov 2014
Bye bye summer, hello winter cycling and the thought of cold feet. For those who don’t want to compromise just because the thermometer has dropped a few degrees, they should invest in a specific winter designed cycling boot.
The beauty of a cycling boot, as any well versed winter rider will know, is that the top of your normal cycling shoe is a hot spot for leaking in water, add in wind and you’ve got a recipe for numb feet, and bad performance. Reduced venting also helps keep the water at bay and stops cold air from running through the boot.
We’re looking at a couple of winter cycling boots worthy of your hard earned money, we want waterproof, windproof, great comfort and great looks.
Here’s a few winter cycling boots we feel fit the bill, each with a great lightweight sole, lot’s of insulation and great build quality:
Northwave can boast the exclusive rights to being the first brand to launch cycling shoes with Gore-Tex® and the Fahrenheit packages this technology into a great boot with great all out water protection and breathability.
The Gore-Tex® membrane provides total protection from water, at the same time giving extreme breathability so as to guarantee optimal comfort during exercise in all weather conditions.
The Fahrenheits also use Northwaves Thermic Insulated Construction (TIC). A new construction system used to provide great performance. This means great emphasis on the upper part of the construction, and where the shoes connects with the pedal.
Amazing value for a high-performing winter boot with Gore-Tex water protection and breathability.
Northwave Extreme Winter Road Cycling Boots are high end and one of the most stylish winter boots you’ll see on the road, perfect for keeping your feet warm and dry in the winter months.
Like the Fahrenheits the Extreme boasts the Gore-Tex® membrane, providing total protection from water, at the same time giving extreme breathability so as to guarantee optimal comfort during exercise in all weather conditions. The microclimate created inside the shoes allows you to face even the longest trips without your feeting getting cold numb or overheated.
Northwave positively gleam about their “revolutionary” Double Shield Construction (DSC). The overlap of two different uppers, anatomically integrated with each other and designed to work together, ensuring absolute protection against water and the cold. All we know is, it works great.
Great value for a high-performance winter boot that performs and is getting rave reviews.
The Lake CX145 are of a with sturdy construction and a waterproof waxed canvas, leather and neoprene-like material shrugs off water and maintains foot temperature at a comfortable level, even when it’s icy. The CX145’’s are known for being robust, but a little on the heavy side.
The CX145’s will have you sailing through puddles with confidence and the Mountain race X sole will help you when walking off the bike.
You won’t be disappointed with Lakes build quality and these boots can help you pull off that stealth look, if that’s what you’re going for. The Lakes also come in a mountain biking version, the MX145, the difference being a chunkier sole. There are also women’s-specific sizes and wide fittings.