Keep warm and dry with these winter cycling boots

When the weather gets less than ideal, it’s time to get thinking about some dedicated winter footwear. Avoid frozen toes and soaked socks with these winter cycling boots. You can always go one step further and invest in some overshoes for extra warmth and protection.

Shimano RW5 - Dry Shield Winter Cycling Road Shoes

Shimano RW5 Dryshield SPD-SL Winter Shoes

What they say

The Shimano RW5 will keep your feet warm and dry so you can carry on riding through the winter. Don’t let the winter stop you from riding. The Shimano RW5 features DRYSHIELD® membrane with fleece liner keeps feet warm and comfortable in rain, wind, cold and mud. The closed vents and fleece-lined insole offer added protection from the elements.

Key specifications

  • Entry level waterproof road winter shoe
  • DRYSHIELD® membrane with fleece liner keeps feet warm and comfortable in rain, wind, cold and mud
  • Insole with fleece liner for added insulation and heat retention
  • Lace flap and neoprene ankle collar keep out water and dirt
  • Speed lacing system allows fast, easy adjustments and a secure fit
  • Dynalast sole shape allows both SPD and SPD-SL cleat fitment and excellent pedalling efficiency with closed vents to keep water out
  • Hi-Viz, reflective elements for maximum visibility
  • Weight: 680g for a pair in size 40

Our verdict

Great boots for the price and will keep your feet warm and dry. You might want to try an overshoe for extra rain resistance.

Where to buy

Price

£107.99

From

ProBikeKit

Price correct at time of publishing.

Sidi Hydro GoreTex Cycling Shoes

Sidi Hydro GoreTex Cycling Shoes

What they say

The black Sidi Hydro GoreTex Cycling Shoes have a waterproof and windproof Gore-Tex® upper and membrane, which will protect your feet from the elements, helping to keep them warm and dry. Fastening with four Velcro straps to keep your foot secure, the cycling shoes have a slightly roomy fit to accommodate thicker winter socks.

Key specifications

  • Sidi Hydro GoreTex Cycling Shoes
  • Waterproof and windproof Gore-Tex® upper and membrane to keep your feet dry, warm and protected from the elements
  • Slightly roomy fit to accommodate thicker winter socks
  • Reinforced heel keeps the foot in optimum position
  • The sole is durable and less susceptible to changes in stiffness caused by prolonged use or temperature change

Our verdict

Comfortable, good fit and very warm. Size up so you can wear you extra thick winter socks.

Where to buy

Price

£125.99

From

ProBikeKit

Price correct at time of publishing.

Northwave Flash GTX Thermal Winter Road Boot

Northwave Flash GTX Thermal Winter Road Boot

What they say

The Northwave Flash GTX Winter Road Boot is a versatile road boot designed to deliver comfort, warmth and performance in below zero and milder conditions. Constructed from GoreTex’s Pique membrane, a winter specific material suitable for temperature from -3 to +15°C, these boots supply all the warmth and comfort needed in these winter conditions. The shoes provide a waterproof barrier with great thermal insulation and breathability with the same excellent power transfer that Northwave owners have come to expect from their shoes.

Key specifications

  • The water- and windproof Gore-Tex® Pique membrane keeps your feet perfectly insulated and warm even at -3C
  • Ultra-snug fitting upper with BioMap Aero Overlap construction reduces aerodynamic drag
  • Extra thermal coating strategically placed on the toe
  • Integrated heel system ensures efficient heel retention
  • Special GTX footbed works in synergy with the membrane
  • Reflective inserts for enhanced visibility360 reflective inserts

Our verdict

These will make you look forward to riding in the cold winter temperatures. Comfortable, light and warm with excellent water resistance.

Where to buy

Price

£170.99

Price correct at time of publishing.

Gaerne Winter Road Gore-Tex Shoes

Gaerne Winter Road Gore-Tex Shoes

What they say

Enjoy comfortable, dry, and warm feet in the harshest conditions with Gearne’s ultimate winter cycling shoe. Featuring breathable and waterproof properties through the use of Gore-Tex® material, you won’t have to be coaxed to ride when the weather turns sour.

Key specifications

  • Material: Nylon reinforced with Carbon Fibre (sole); Microfibre, Neoprene, Gore-Tex® Membrane (upper)
  • Closure: speed lace system & Velcro
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Special Heel cup
  • Removable inner

Our verdict

A great pair of boots to keep feet comfortable on winter rides. Size up as they come in a bit tight.

Where to buy

Price (from)

£199.99

Price correct at time of publishing.

Northwave Flash Arctic GTX Winter Boots

Northwave Flash Arctic GTX Winter Boots

What they say

The Northwave Flash Arctic GTX Winter Boots have been designed especially for road cyclists who don’t want to stop for winter. The Gore-Tex® waterproof and windproof Koala membrane keeps your feet warm and dry.

Key specifications

  • Gore-Tex® waterproof and windproof Koala membrane keeps your feet perfectly insulated and warm even at -10C
  • Ultra-snug fitting upper with BioMap Aero Overlap construction reduces aerodynamic drag
  • Extra thermal coating strategically placed on the toe
  • SLW2 dial: the only one with step-by-step and full release in a single button
  • The Climaflex collar made of extremely elastic Gore-Tex Rattler® membrane and highly insulating Neoprene delivers unprecedented mobility and protection from the weather
  • The Arctic GTX footbed with a four-layer aluminium and fleece construction works with the membrane to deliver outstanding warmth and insulation360 reflective inserts

Our verdict

Everything a winter boot should be. Warm, well made, waterproof and high-vis. These are some of the best out there.

Where to buy

Price

£209.99

From

Tredz

Price correct at time of publishing.