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Foot protection for seriously cold weather.

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 in
  • SPD-compatible cleat opening allows you to keep using your favorite pedals
  • Ergo Grip outsole provides stability at slippery stoplights
  • Molded heel and toe cups protect your feet from roadside ice chunks
  • Reflective piping helps drivers see you through the storm


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2 5

Disappointed

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This boot is a spring/fall boot, from 30-50 degrees. It will not keep you toasty in frigid winter temps. At all. The plastic soles are very slippery on everything but rough concrete. They are a very disappointing winter boot, which is what they are being marketed as, but would be an decent mid temp boot.

4 5

Good for the price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have these for a while now. Usually I wear a 46 in specialized and a 47 in Shimano shoes. For this one I opted for size 48 and I am glad I did. Combined with thick wool socks my feet are toasty down to 20 degrees for a 2 hour ride. By thick socks I am not talking about DeFeet Marino wool socks but really thick, knitted socks. I am sure there are better winter shoes out there but for the price these are decent.

4 5

Just what I needed

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After commuting through the winter and struggling with toe covers that slip off and *iss me off I decided to get some winter specific shoes. These are basically some cheap road shoes with built in shoe covers. The tongue is kind of flimsy and you have to fiddle with it every time you put your feet in to make it lay flat. They aren’t extremely warm but not bad. So far I’ve only worn them down to 32 degrees and my toes still get chilly by the end of my 12 mile commute. When the temps start getting down closer to 0 I’ll slip a hand warmer inside the zippered cover.

The ergo grip sole does a great job outdoors but is hard plastic so it can be slippery on things like hardwood, especially if it is wet. I wore them for a cyclocross race and they were perfect for keeping the mud out of my feet and had great traction on the course. I think they will be similar in snow.

I bought about a size up to make sure I could wear extra socks and that was the right choice for me. I’d say they run mostly true to size, but maybe a hair small.

I got them at a great sale price. I wouldn’t pay the retail price for these. The styling isn’t really what I was looking for but with the thin tops I can zip my thermal tights on the outside of the boot so if it is raining the water wicks out, not in. Very Important.

Just what I needed
3 5

LG 0 Ergo Grip

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Seems like a decent enough shoe, but I have a low arch, and even after putting my own sole insert in, it was immediately apparent that this shoe wouldn't be working for me.

The zipper was a little tricky to tuck into its top pocket. The tall sides of the shoe are a sort of neoprene and the rest of the shoe is pretty much just a shoe. I normally wear a 13, and this 13 was fine, length-wise.

Can't comment on warmth, since I wasn't able to wear them outside.

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How roomy is the toe box area?

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How roomy is the toe box area?

2 5

Will not keep you warm

This is just a cheap very ordinary MTB shoe with a very thin neoprene upper glued to it. Not waterproof and no real thermal protection. Looks nice in the pictures but in person it is not.

There are much better choices out there, esp. at this fairly high price.

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What are the other choices you would recommend?

2 5

Not so great.....

The sizing for this style and brand runs a bit small and narrow. I did order about 1/2 size larger and it still was a snug fit. I could only wear a very thin sock in them. I would recommend ordering at least a full size larger. They also fit snug around the ankle. If you're a person with larger ankles, they may be a bit uncomfortable.

I did like the look, but "stylin" doesn't keep the feet warm. They were ok for about 5 miles. After that, they didn't keep my feet any warmer than a pair of mud rubbers over tennis shoes.....

I was also disappointed that they didn't come with the shoe clips. For that price I would expect to get a set with them.

Will Crank Brothers Candy cleats fit this...

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Will Crank Brothers Candy cleats fit this sole?

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Yes these shoes will work with the crank brothers cleats. Any 2 hole MTB cleats will work fine.

I have a pretty wide foot and usually do...

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I have a pretty wide foot and usually do well in a 42 shimano carbon soled shoe. How is the width of this shoe compare?

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Since Shimano makes about the widest shoe out there for cycling...IMO...you will find this one to fit a wee bit more narrow that what you are used to.

5 5

all the proof necessary

I wasn't initially impressed with this shoe - from its questionable breathability and water resistance, to its slippery lugs, uncomfortable insole, and irritatingly brittle zipper, but tonight's 30 minute ride home has all but put those minor nitpicks to rest. Made it home with toasty toes, and frozen snot. I absolutely hate being cold, so for my shoe to perform at its best on the bike when the mercury is below freezing, I couldn't ask for more.

* typically wear a 10.5, and the 45 offers no surprises

all the proof necessary
Garneau sizing chart

Garneau sizing chart

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Double-check your size, the LG approximation might be different than what you expect.