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GHC

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I live in the Midwest.    Cold feet are the stopper for me in winter, frostbit feet as a kid. 

Can someone recommend a cold weather boot they have actually ridden?  SPD compatible

I need something that will work down to 20 degrees F or maybe a little colder.

Currently looking a the 45North Wolvhammer.  http://45nrth.com/products/footwear/wolvhammer

But am open to suggestions.

Thanks for any help
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I've used Lake winter boots since they became available 17 years ago. From Minneapolis originally, I've ridden and stood out on frozen lakes for many Snowball's Chance in Hell ice races. Never any cold feet, and all I use for socks are the thinest Smartwools you can get.

https://www.lakecycling.com/collections/cold/products/mxz-303?variant=9306372613   

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I've used Lake winter boots since they became available 17 years ago. From Minneapolis originally, I've ridden and stood out on frozen lakes for many Snowball's Chance in Hell ice races. Never any cold feet, and all I use for socks are the thinest Smartwools you can get.

https://www.lakecycling.com/collections/cold/products/mxz-303?variant=9306372613   

+1 on the Lake boots. They make both a road and mountain bike version. Both however, are drilled for SPD cleats. I owned the road version. My only complaint is that the tops separated from the soles after a few years of use. I think the mountain bike version are somewhat beefier and would likely hold up longer. If I recall, they were true to size. I also wore thin wool socks that paired very well with the lining on the boots.
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In the meantime, 45NRTH and Red Wing got together and just dropped these:

http://45nrth.com/products/boots/red-wing-wolvhammer

My Lakes are holding up really tough after 16 Winters, but man if I was in the market.... They would accompany my Red Wing 875 mocs quite nicely. 

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I have all three Lake boots. The 145s and 303s are in wide, the 400s are regular but they're wide enough. All size 46.

In order to get the right width in 45nrth I'd need 48 or 50 if I'm wearing thick socks.
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I had a pair of 45North boots.   I don't recall the model, but they weren't the pair designed for the coldest weather.  I think they were marketed for down to 20's.   Anyway, I hated them.  The zipper sucked and then got stuck.   I got it unstuck and sold them on ebay.  Bought a pair of Lakes and could not be happier.   My feet stay warm for a good 3-4 hours during rides in the 20's.   After that they will start to get chillly but not cold.   I've recommended them to several friends who are all likewise happy with them.   Good luck. 
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I've been using Northwave's winter boots for the past 5 years.

Slightly earlier version of these: https://northwave.com/en/p/flash-arctic-gtx/?v=78459

They've been impeccable, quite light and really tough. 
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I've been using Northwave's winter boots for the past 5 years.

Slightly earlier version of these: https://northwave.com/en/p/flash-arctic-gtx/?v=78459

http://road.cc/content/review/215319-northwave-extreme-road-winter-gtx-boots

They've been impeccable, quite light and really tough. 
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I have Diadora Polarex Plus and have used them down to low 20s without warmers but with two pairs of socks (a thin “summer” sock + merino). Very comfortable, BOAs can be adjusted with lobster gloves on. With warmers I am sure I could use them in the teens. I have many friends who have Lakes and love them too. Like others have mentioned I think what you are looking at is an overkill for 20 degrees, especially if temps rise into 30s during a ride — you’d boil in them.
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Toe warmers can be your friend.
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