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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-21-07, 11:25 PM   #1
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toe covers/shoe covers for pontoons

hello all,

its been a while since i've taken the time to come by and post. while riding in some 35 degree weather it hit me that i should see about some toe covers or shoe covers to keep my feet warm. i picked up a couple from pearl izumi. MY FEET ARE TOO BIG (SIZE 15/EURO SIZE 50) has anyone else found toe covers shoe covers for HUGE shoes?

oh yeah. i'm slated to do my first century on april 1st then TOSRV south on april 21/22. i cant wait.

thanks

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Old 02-22-07, 01:15 AM   #2
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I am still a newbie to biking so I wear my running shoes. They literally have a thin mesh at the toes and I was out in about 20-30temps and my toes would be numb after 30mins. I decided to try duct tape on the toes just to get the wind off and it made a HUGE difference. Its a pretty ghetto mod but I am cheap lol.

Good luck on your ride! hopefully the weather turns and you won't have to worry about it
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I got a pair of the PI and they just barely fit my size 12. You might try some chem toe warmers:

http://warmers.com/ItemDetails.aspx?...oryID%7citemid

I get them cheap at Walmart. They won't keep your toes toasty, but they will take the edge off.

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Old 02-22-07, 12:35 PM   #4
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I'm a 14 and the only ones I have found that fit are self branded shoe cover from Bike Tires Direct in Portland. They have worked pretty good but like any shoe cover they wear pretty quickly the more you walk in them. But at $19 I can go through a set a season.

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Size 14 here and shoe covers on me look like houseboat covers!! Small children run away crying!

I use Gortex socks over a wool socks with my bike sandals. The gortex is an effective wind breaker and the wool is a good insulator even a little sweaty.
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Size 14 here and shoe covers on me look like houseboat covers!! Small children run away crying!
Heck, after seeing me in tights, they never notice the feet
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I wear size 47 Sidi's and the PI toe covers fit fine, but I understand your pain. I have been wearing DeFeet Woolie Boolies or their Blaze socks -- and they keep my feet warm enough I don't have to wear the toe covers (around 40s F)

Blaze: http://www.defeet.com/products/produ...e2af3e6656ffe7

Woolie Boolie
http://www.defeet.com/products/produ...e2af3e6656ffe7
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hmmm

Another reason why I refuse to use "cycling" specific shoes with clip in pedals. It severely limits ones ability to use whatever shoes for the weather at hand. I ride in skater shoes and wide cage pedals that support my feet with toeclips and loose fitting straps. I get a good spin and have good enough retention to ride at high rpms. In cold weather (32-40 degrees) I use wool socks. If its really cold, I can (and have) ride in cold weather boots, the kind that you normally wear when hunting or hiking.
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I wear size 47 Sidi's and the PI toe covers fit fine, but I understand your pain. I have been wearing DeFeet Woolie Boolies or their Blaze socks -- and they keep my feet warm enough I don't have to wear the toe covers (around 40s F)

Blaze: http://www.defeet.com/products/produ...e2af3e6656ffe7

Woolie Boolie
http://www.defeet.com/products/produ...e2af3e6656ffe7
Thanks for the link Dex!

By the way, they have their Woolie Boolie's half price in the clearance page. XL is the only size left, so sometimes pontoon feet can get you a bargain. I just ordered a couple pairs.
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