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Hey guys I was looking for Road bike winter shoes. Any recommendations??? I was also taking a look at the sidi GTX but couldnt find enough reviews. Is it worth the money??? Thanks

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I have the GTX's. They are about as warm as shoes with neoprene booties, but way more convenient. For low 30's I wear wool socks and use chemical toe warmers. Also, I replaced the insole with an insulating felt one and that helps.

If you want toasty warm feet for long rides down into the 20's you will need to look elsewhere.
 

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I have the GTX's. They are about as warm as shoes with neoprene booties, but way more convenient. For low 30's I wear wool socks and use chemical toe warmers. Also, I replaced the insole with an insulating felt one and that helps.

If you want toasty warm feet for long rides down into the 20's you will need to look elsewhere.
Thanks for the help!

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I'm not clear if you're asking about shoes or cleats because you mentioned both.

If you're asking about cleats, you're really asking about pedals. And to that I'd suggest Shimano's mountain bike style. I've walked in some serious mud and they have been fine getting back in. Snow and winter slop wouldn't be a problem. Speedplay's road would be a definite no-no. Shimano road are 'okay' for winter slop but could definitely be better.

If you're asking about shoes that's as much about fit as anything else. You probably want something slightly bigger than you use in the summer so you can use thicker wool sock and not hinder circulation.

If you're talking about really cold or you don't want to use covers check out Lake's line of winter specific shoes.
 

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I'm not clear if you're asking about shoes or cleats because you mentioned both.

If you're asking about cleats, you're really asking about pedals. And to that I'd suggest Shimano's mountain bike style. I've walked in some serious mud and they have been fine getting back in. Snow and winter slop wouldn't be a problem. Speedplay's road would be a definite no-no. Shimano road are 'okay' for winter slop but could definitely be better.

If you're asking about shoes that's as much about fit as anything else. You probably want something slightly bigger than you use in the summer so you can use thicker wool sock and not hinder circulation.

If you're talking about really cold or you don't want to use covers check out Lake's line of winter specific shoes.
I meant to say shoe's lol my bad and thanks for the advice

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I just got a pair of Lake winter shoes and I'm impressed with them (see other thread on here started by Taco Dave). I have not tried them out, but they appear much more substantial than my Sidi winter shoes which are 15 years old. They even have a spare, extra plush insole. Who needs wool socks with these things?

They probably make a road model, or think about some Shimano spd pedals for the winter. You can get the XT versions for about $60.
 

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I just got a pair of Lake winter shoes and I'm impressed with them (see other thread on here started by Taco Dave). I have not tried them out, but they appear much more substantial than my Sidi winter shoes which are 15 years old. They even have a spare, extra plush insole. Who needs wool socks with these things?

They probably make a road model, or think about some Shimano spd pedals for the winter. You can get the XT versions for about $60.
I'll check them out asap thanks for the recommendation

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I have the GTX's. They are about as warm as shoes with neoprene booties, but way more convenient. For low 30's I wear wool socks and use chemical toe warmers. Also, I replaced the insole with an insulating felt one and that helps.

If you want toasty warm feet for long rides down into the 20's you will need to look elsewhere.
My experience too.

Sidi GTX are very well-crafted shoes, but really better for rain/slop-and-glop days in the mid-thirties than for seriously cold riding, unless those rides are short, say an hour.

OP, these look really warm, if you're into seriously cold riding: Cold Weather Cycling Boot | 45NRTH
 

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My experience too.

Sidi GTX are very well-crafted shoes, but really better for rain/slop-and-glop days in the mid-thirties than for seriously cold riding, unless those rides are short, say an hour.

OP, these look really warm, if you're into seriously cold riding: Cold Weather Cycling Boot | 45NRTH
Those are some bad boys 😂😮

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I just got a pair of Lake winter shoes and I'm impressed with them (see other thread on here started by Taco Dave). I have not tried them out, but they appear much more substantial than my Sidi winter shoes which are 15 years old. They even have a spare, extra plush insole. Who needs wool socks with these things?

They probably make a road model, or think about some Shimano spd pedals for the winter. You can get the XT versions for about $60.
Its Fajita Dave! 😎 The lake shoes we got are very nice; the heat reflective insulated insoles are a great addition they give you with the shoe. No idea just how warm they are yet but I don't anticipate any problems down to 20 degrees with how they're insulated.

Those Wolfgar shoes look awesome!!! It's basically a snowboard boot made for cycling.
 

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I use Shimano MW81 shoes in the winter - depending on the temperature I'll put on a shoe cover and when much below freezing Hotronics heated insoles which can take me down to just below Zero comfortably.
 
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