Yep, not even talking low,low temps like some of you guys live in where 45 degrees is considered a nice day. I’ve tried every trick I’ve ever read or heard:
Thermal shoe covers
Cheap wool socks
Expensive wool socks
Alpaca wool socks
Merino wool socks
Did I mention wool socks?
Chemical warmers on bottom of socks
chemical warmers on top of socks
chemical warmers on top of shoe but under toe or shoe covers
tin foil around toes
plastic bags around toes
Those little “Hot Sockee” neoprene toe covers.
Tape up every hole in your shoes
combinations of all of the above
None of it matters. After an hour of riding in 40-50 degree weather(sunny or not) my feet are done. The rest of my body is fine. Warm fingers, face, body, etc. No discomfort anywhere else. Heck I can go skiing for 8 hours with frozen snot and still have warm feet, but not cycling.
I’m not talking sub zero fat biking in the snow here. I just want to go outside on slightly chilly, but otherwise beautiful dry days where I have 2-3 hours to myself and need the mental refresh of actually being outside.
I guess next of the list is battery powered heated socks.