Winter Cycling - DIY shoe covers
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So after riding in northern wisconsin a few years ago I noticed that the coldest part of my body of my ride is my hands and feet. One night my feet got so cold I had to stop and warm up. Sence then I have used more socks about 3-4 pairs. So this year I'm thinking of making my own Shoe covers or of old tires and tubes. First I would start with making a laye that would fit around my shoe with the old tubes. I was thinking of making them to completely cover my shoes. I would make laces of course. As the second layer and if needed I would add extra protection by useing the thick tires. I would cut them up and add them with either expoxy*. I plan on starting this project tomarrow. I wondering if anyone has done anything similar to this and what you used and how you did it. I might even have enough to make some wind garuds for my hands or even fenders. I like to try to save money any way I can and this seems to be a great way to use old stuff that I would normaly just throw away or recycle. Thank you for reading. Ride on.
07-30-12, 10:56 PM
I'm glad I spent $25 on my winter booties. They've been great 3 years running. Buy 'em large.
I appreciate the hand made stuff though. Don't forget to post pics of your shoes.
08-06-12, 02:13 PM
I had some one sew some, but they came out too small. You a US 9 0r 8?
real sturdy insulated, GTX lined.. rubber sole..
have a pair of PI ones, too.. sell .. i just dont use Sport/performance gear anymore..
I'm a nine. the weather here in indiana seems to be changing. I'm starting to get excited for this year of winter cycling tho I'll more then likly be the only one in this town.
01-13-13, 06:02 PM
I made toe covers BITD-
From car inner tube, fitted and glued with contact cement to fit over toe clips. The toe straps laced through holes to keep them in place.
Worked well as I recall....
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