Looking for some recommendations.
Spending $250-$350 for 45NRTH boots seems pretty stupid expensive. I'm hoping for $100-$150 tops. Any recommendations? Lowest temps I'd be riding in is in the teens or twenties.
Also to add, this is my first winter riding, not sure if this will continue, wife already thinks the fat bike was a bad purchase.
I've used both Lake and 45NRTH, but they come at a price.
The new Fizik Artica X5 caught my eye as something that I might use for crossover seasons here (even that R5 road version would be useful for half our riding season). Not as heavy duty as the Lake/45NRTH options, but probably fine for your riding temps. You can always go a couple sizes larger to allow sock layers, vapor barrier options or electric socks/insoles for very cold days. The $200 price seems reasonable, though a bit over your price cap.