You can ride your snow bike in regular summer shoes, but your feet will be cold and wet in a matter of minutes and the rest of the ride will be miserable. In other words, don't. The Sidi Diablo GTX is built for cold, weather riding, so your feet will be just as comfortable while you ride in the snow as they are during a summer ride maybe more. The most important feature of the Diablo GTX is the Gore Tex bootie. This guarantedd waterproof breathable bootie keeps your foot dry from the outside while it allows sweat vapor to escape to keep your foot dry from the inside. The Diablo is also insulated to trap your natural warmth and eliminate numbness. At the cuff, Sidi used stretchy, water resistant neoprene to keep snow and trail debris from getting into the shoe. Closure is handled by four hook and loop straps that won't ice up or bind in cold weather. At the sole, replaceable lugs and toe spikes ensure excellent traction for years of cold weather fun.