Even with a full complement of winter clothing, our extremities are still susceptible to the cold. Regardless of whether we have a warm body and legs, if our face, hands and feet are feeling the chill, cycling is miserable – and in particular, feet. The body naturally channels heat and blood flow to the important parts of the body, so it is up to ourselves to ensure our feet are well looked after.
Fortunately, those clever chaps at Mavic have come up with the Mavic Frost – their take on the winter cycling shoe. The Frost features fully waterproof construction, featuring a GORE-TEX membrane that acts as a breathable, waterproof barrier around the foot. This is important as cold moisture within the shoe can be a main cause of cold toes and feet whilst cycling. The Frost also has a neoprene ankle gusset that helps keep out the water and maintain warmth without restricting flexibility and movement.
In addition to these winter features, the Frost features several of the features found in Mavic’s high end shoes such as their Ergo Fit 2D insole, Energy Composite Outsole that creates a light and thin outsole without losing power transfer, and three reliable hook and loop straps.
The downside is that Mavic Frost boots aren’t easy to get hold of in smaller sizes, and women are especially prone to cold feet. Fortunately, Cycle Art has a good range of sizes in the Mavic Frost in store.
All year round rider Chris is currently using a pair – so expect a full review on our review website shortly.