Winter riding means wet and cold, and the first place you start to feel the effect of this onslaught is your feet. And once the pinkies are cold, they staycold. But Shimano’s new MW80 could be the answer to your problems.
Based around their resin performance sole is a GoreTex insulated upper with a PU-coated waterproof booty. The shoe is as waterproof as a canoe. With seam sealed construction, the added ‘splash deck’ neoprene collar stops any ingress of cold and wet from above.
The thick upper adds insulation, but that does mean you need to be careful when buying, because they come up a little small. Once sized correctly, they are very comfortable and offer a solid pedal platform and reasonable grip for walking.
Best of all, they really do keep your tootsies toastie, even in the most vile conditions, and for us, that’s worth the hefty price.