December 20, 2012

Biking in Cold Weather: Tips for Toasty Toes

If you’ve been riding in a Wisconsin winter, you likely have experience with how much insulation you need to layer on in order to retain body heat generated from pedaling. However, cold feet can be a surprisingly pesky problem on a longer commute, but don’t let them keep you from biking in the winter.  Here’s what I’ve come up with to stay comfortable:

  • Wool socks and lined, water- and windproof boots go far in keeping your feet cozy.
  • I find the bulk of hand warmers shoved into my boots is more uncomfortable than having my feet get a little cold.
  • It’s best to have your boots laced up loosely to help with circulation.
  • Getting off the bike and walking for a few minutes will warm your feet right up. For faster results, try jumping!

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