The Mavic Drift Winter Mountain shoe will keep your feet dry and warm during cold and damp conditions. Fully waterproof construction is thanks primarily to a Gore-Tex® membrane that keeps water out but allows moisture to escape so your feet stay dry. A neoprene ankle gusset keeps water out and heat in.
One of the best features of the Drift is the Contagrip® lugged sole. The tread has a unique combination of a proprietary rubber compound, tread geometry and density for better grip than comparable mountain shoes. The Drift has a preshaped Ergo Fit 2D composite insole with a high density rear heel cradle. Agion anti bacterial treatment keeps the insoles fresh. Three Velcro straps secure the shoe. An injected rubber toe protector protects the toe.
Mavic shoes are making their way into the pro ranks at an ever increasing pace. Many riders find the fit of Mavic shoes is outstanding and better than their old favorites.
I don't see why something would get a bad rating if the user didn't try them on to get the right fit, but, oh well. I have these shoes and have actually used them deep into the winters of Minnesota. Very good shoes. They keep my feet dry and warm down to below zero temps, but that's a full size large and with two layers of medium weight wool socks. The only downside is that the velcro straps get hung up on the liners when opening them up to get them on. It's annoying, but one of the better winter shoes I've used (and I've used most).
After reading the above I guess sizing is different between brands and without trying them on good luck! I did and went with my street shoe size and they are working out great this winter. I've worn them on 50 deg days without swamp foot and on 20 degree days without numb toes. I'd say they're getting it done. There was a pinch at the medial side of my foot near the top strap, throwing in my other insoles fixed that. overall good shoe
I was glad to see these shoes came in half sizes. The problem I usually have with winter cycling shoes is that they don't allow for the insulation and the shoes are too small. I usually wear a 10 so I ordered two pairs, one 10 and one 10.5, figured one size would work, return the other. Only problem is the 10 and the 10.5 are exactly the same length and width, the removable insole has the same size stamped on it. The only difference in size is the toe box and instep is taller on the 10.5. Pretty much useless, returned both.
Pros: Well made shoe.
Cons: Sizing for the 10-10.5 is usueless.