You sold your car to buy that fancy new bike this spring, but now it?s winter and keeping your toes frostbite-free is number one on the agenda. The Louis Garneau 0 Degree Ergo Grip Shoe will keep your feet warm in bitter cold temperatures, thanks to a leather and neoprene one-two punch. The 0 Degree Ergo Grip features a water-resistant leather under-shoe to provide warmth, durability, and top-notch fit, while a 3mm neoprene cover insulates and protects your feet from the weather.Seam-sealed front zipper keeps water from seeping inSPD-compatible cleat opening allows you to keep using your favorite pedalsErgo Grip outsole provides stability at slippery stoplightsMolded heel and toe cups protect your feet from roadside ice chunksReflective piping helps drivers see you through the storm
Strengths: Warmer than summer shoes, hand warmer packs can be slid between the upper and the shoe, you can find them fairly cheap. Keep your feet clean and cozy for a fall CX race.
Weaknesses: Not that warm, not that waterproof (actually not at all waterproof), some stitching is coming out after 1 season. The hard plastic soles and wet hardwood stairs will turn you into a heap at the bottom...trust me on this one.
Do not pay the MSRP for these! I got mine for <100 and for that price they aren't too bad. When they say 0 degree you can bet that they are talking about degrees C because below freezing these start to loose any type of warmth. They are by no means waterproof. They are basically a pretty cheap MTB shoe with a built in shoe cover but NOT OVER THE TOES. The toes are a single layer of plastic which seems to conduct heat (or cold) pretty well. I used them last winter to temps down to 0F but after about an hour my tootsies were usually ready for a hot shower. They could be better.