Louis Garneau 0 Degrees review

Lace-up leather cycling boot with neoprene cover

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£109.99 RRP
Louis Garneau 0 Degrees winter shoes

Our review

An innovative, comfortable and warm design that’s not too heavy for weight or price
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Undo the long waterproof zip up the front of the 0 Degrees’ neoprene upper and you reveal a largely conventional lace-up leather boot. It’s a unique construction that’s essentially a normal cycling shoe with a neoprene overshoe built in. 

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The result is notably less restrictive than a regular boot, and while firmly in the mid-range for weight it feels lighter on your foot, while still maintaining plenty of warmth. The neoprene section is fleecy on the inside in the manner of a good pair of winter tights – these are warm as it is, but if you need more heat there’s room to tuck a chemical heat pack under the neoprene for extra cosy toes. 

There’s plenty of room to wiggle them too, plus space for thick socks, and the prominent reflective piping is useful.

The laces inside use a speed-lacing toggle so there’s no fumbling around tying knots – great news, and it’s hard to beat good old laces for adjustability anyway. You don’t get any adjustment around the top of the ankle cuff however, and it’s a little baggy around thin legs, providing an easy way in for deeper puddles. 

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This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 0 Degrees shoes (12)
Brand Louis Garneau

Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Weight (g) 960
Fastening Type Lace
Adjustable Fit Yes
Shoe Type Winter Cycling
Shoe Sizes Available 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Soft/Hard Shell Soft Shell