I have been commuting on my Sofrider the winter here has been mild so far. We did get snow early in November but I had some vacation at that time. The snow melted when my vacation was over and we did not get more snow. There have been some ice on the roads in a few mornings. This is so far one of the mildest winters I can rembember. I use winter tires with studs and it has functioned nicely. I have used cycle shoes so far usually when it gets cold and slippery I use boots. I usually use boots this time of the year. I have commuted in winter for many years. The Sofrider is not an ideal winter ride but much better than I had expected.