If you can’t stand another basement/garage/spare room trainer session to try to maintain your fitness through the holidays, invest in a pair of Lake’s MXZ 303 Winter Boots. The previous version of this boot, the 302, won accolade after accolade and has a dedicated following of winter cyclists. From the inside out, the 303 is built to lock in your body’s naturally-produced heat, and protect your feet from the elements. It starts with the Outlast reflective material on the inside, then moves to Thinsulate and Thermosol in the toe box and insole. The uppers are made from Pittards leather, and the sole is a Vibram, with deep, snow-clearing lugs. The neoprene cuff seals out snow, cold air, and moisture, and your foot’s locked in with an easy-to-operate Boa dial, with an extra strap on the ankle.
Upper Material: Pittards leather
Footbed: Thermosol composite insulated
Midsole: fiberglass-injected high-impact nylon
Sole: Vibram Mountain V