This year has been a completely different story...
It was basically love at "first try-on!" I could not believe how comfortable they were and I spent half of the day walking around the bike shop and taking pictures of my feet. The inner boot closure keeps the boot secure and from slipping and I love that they don't slip while running (or trying to run) up hills.
Fasterkatts I've been answering, "really cold!" Nothing vague about that, right??? Bahahaha.
Actually the suggested temperature range is 23'F-45'F but I've been riding and racing in my Fasterkatts in colder temps and my feet have stayed perfectly warm. I especially love racing in them because they feel lightweight. I had to dismount a lot at the last couple of races that I've done due to crazy snow conditions and lack of coordination and my feet never felt bulky....just warm!
45NRTH does make a cycling boot for even colder and more epic conditions called the Wolvhammer. I have a lot of friends who raced all last winter in them and swear by them as well. I can't wait to test them out too. In fact, I've turned into a total 45NRTH addict. Now I just need to convince them to make a street wear line...like some boots for dog-walking and a snow suit :-) I'd be all over it!