These shoes held up very well in the snow. The traction was very good in fresh snow, packed snow was a little slippery but that won’t change unless cleats are used. The GTX means that they are lined with Gore-tex and are waterproof. This is very important to consider if you’re training outside, as snow has the distinct ability to melt through your shoes and will instantly chill your whole body.
The shoes were true to size and worked will with double socks. I’ll be using these shoes for all my outdoor training this season.
Another great piece of kit is the Mechanix gloves. I used Mechanix as a cop in Hamilton, and in Afghanistan. While these cold weather gloves are thicker, most other models allow for a great deal of dexterity. I used these cold weather Mechanix as a cop during the winter, and I was confident that should the emergent need arise to access my firearm, I’d be successful in an immediate defense. Hands, along with feet and the head, are heat loss points that should be prioritized for the best gear.