Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

Pros:

  • Warm
  • Waterproof

Cons:

  • Check sizing
  • Small ankle cuff

Product:

Northwave Farenheit winter boots

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£149.99

Compared to many winter boots, the Farenheits feel and look far sleeker.

The ankle cuff lacks the bulk of many of its competitors while doing a good job of keeping the heat in.

Sadly it’s not a fantastic watertight seal so, despite the Gore-Tex, it’s possible to get wet feet. That said, these have been the only shoes to date that have kept my toes from going numb on 0°C rides.

For me, that’s a huge accomplishment. The fit is mid to wide, so there’s room for a thick sock – like a Woolie Boolie – but double check sizing as constricted toes will kill any heat retention.

Verdict

It was also nice to see a reasonably stiff sole, without gaining too much weight. The carbon powder used to reinforce the nylon seems to do the trick here.

Full Specification

Supplier: www.i-ride.co.uk
  • Paul Simpson

    I have been using Northwave Farenheit boots for the past 2 winters. In short, if they fit these are the best way to prevent cold feet ever. I do use BBB watershield overshoes over them too in this very wet winter we’ve been having up in the north west, but I highly recommend them.

    The soles are thicker than standard shoes, so you’ll need to raise your saddle by a few mm.

    Overall, they are warm, comfortable, decent sole stiffness and in rides below freezing they are just great. I wear one pair of thin merino wool socks with them, plus custom insoles.