Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
Sorry about the thread title
- I was thinking of calling it "I Like Big Booties" but...
So I'm once again shopping for shoe covers- I split another zipper on a set that I'd worn 5 times. It's not like my feet are that
big... I wear size 13 Adidas El Moro "mountain" shoes for just about all of my riding. They're fine and they fit my feet (which are narrow- "B" width), but with winter coming my toes are just frozen on any good riding day. It doesn't help that I have poor circulation (probably congenital) so any kind of insulation is helpful.
So far the graveyard includes:
Hind neoprene, size XL (velcro won't stay closed)
, size XL (too tight, sole is tearing)
Spa Sport neoprene
, size XXL (zipper split)
I've tried Pearl Izumi Cyclone
, size XL covers (couldn't get them past my toes) and Performance neoprene in size 13 (which didn't fit) at the local Performance store. I ended up buying some Illuminite covers
, which just barely fit, but are constructed so that the zipper doesn't take much stress. They're pretty thin, so I'd like to find a set that's got some more insulation.
(Later I found that their neoprene covers come in size 14- I'll order them and see what happens.)
I've ordered Louis Garneau Stopzone and X-Warmer covers from Team Estrogen- I don't know why they list 'em, but I'd like to meet the woman with feet as big as mine!. I have a friend who works there- if they don't work, I'll send 'em back.
So... are there any manufacturers I haven't tried? I'd hate to end up with frostbitten toes just because I'm too stubborn to give up riding.
Comcast nuked my web page. It will return soon..