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Several of us here at Bike Tires Direct have tried on the Louis Garneau Glacier RD Shoe and this is what we've found: they run snug, but not so far as to be a full size off. I, for example, wear a 43 in most brands and the 43 fit well, though a bit close in the toe box for a heavy winter sock. The 44 fits a little more loosely, but that would allow my typical insole (for additional arch support) and a thicker sock. So, depending on fit preferences, it might be a good idea to size up one size.
Fit concerns aside, this is a well constructed shoe designed with two layers. The outer layer is insulated, waterproof, and features a waterproof zipper. The inner layer is a well-fitted road shoe (if you wear a wide shoe, you'll find these narrow) with a simple cinch-cord to snug the fit along the top of your foot. Getting into the shoe can be a little difficult with this outer layer, but I found that folding it down over the heel of the shoe made it a lot easier.
As with any winter shoe, these won't be perfectly waterproof and, without a waterproof pant or tight coming down over the top, water running down your leg will eventually reach your foot. But the layered system is a good design which, paired with winter socks, should keep feet from getting totally soaked and cold in most conditions.
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