Vittoria Arctica GoreTex winter cycling shoes review

Fed up with wet feet and worn-out overshoes? A winter cycling shoe could be the answer.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Waterproof with some good features but they are difficult to get adjusted to make them comfortable

Reasons to buy
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    All-in-one winter protection

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    Likely to end up cheaper than summer shoes and overshoes

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Reasons to avoid
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    Difficult to get comfortable

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    Some heel lift

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Winter cycling shoes have the potential to do away with the faff of pulling on overshoes before you set out in colder, wet weather. They’re likely to see action between November and March at least, so although they’re pricy, for anyone planning to ride through the winter months they could be a shrewd investment. And with what you will have paid for your summer shoes and since winter overshoes have a fairly limited lifespan and cost £30 or more, they are likely to pay for themselves quite quickly.

Watch: buyer's guide to overshoes

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.