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Got a pair of these for Christmas...warm on east coast now so can't try them out yet. Anyone use them? Like them?

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I picked up a pair a few weeks ago when Amazon had them for $100.

And, of course, we've had record high temps since then. But i did get out for a ride that started with temps around 25 degrees and finished at 40ish with LOTS of stream crossings. The shoes are fantastic. I wore regular thin, polypro socks as I hadn't picked up a good pair of wool socks yet but they were plenty warm at 25 degrees. More importantly, they are VERY waterproof.

They aren't heavily insulated so I don't know how cold they'd work for but I think I'd want something with more insulation for temps below 15 degrees or so. That or I'd put a foot warmer in them. Note that I notoriously have cold feet so others may find them warmer feeling. That said, I used to refuse to ride when it's below 40 because my feet got so cold. Now, I'm toasty below freezing.

Overall, they are extremely comfortable, very dry, and fit a bit on the large size -- allowing room for thicker socks or foot warmers. The closure system is great and they are great for walking over rough terrain as well.
 

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Great info....thanks! I feel like I can wear them with lighter weight merino socks.

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I recently got a pair a North Wave boots (don't know the model) that I really like. Very warm. I'll be wearing them in everything from 50F down, since my toes get cold easily and my regular shoes are a bit tight which exacerbates the problem. My feet do sweat, but no problems so far.

Will probably use bootie covers when really cold, but so far (37F- crazy weather) I've been comfortable.
 

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I'll be racing the Snake Creek Gap Time Trial in them next week. Temps at the start are supposed to be in the 30s with highs in the 50s. Rain is expected. I think the Northwaves are made for these conditions -- especially for someone like me whose feet are always cold.
 
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