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Old 12-02-07, 06:58 PM   #1
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toe covers for mtb shoes?

I'm getting some mtb shoes and I just wanted to know if anyone knows of toe or even shoe covers that are compatible for mtb shoes- the ones that are like road shoes. I'm looking at getting some Lake MX190 or MX165 shoes in particular.
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Old 12-02-07, 07:11 PM   #2
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I have Shimano M180 MTB shoes, similar to this. They have a quite small heel tread area.

I got some Louis Garneau shoe covers at the LBS. These are cloth, with a fuzzy interior layer, not neoprene.

I usually wear 10 1/2 or 11 shoes, but have 11 1/2 mtb shoes, which work great with thicker wool socks. The shoe covers are Extra Large and fit perfectly. (I've removed the toe spikes). The elastic fits right in the instep, so the front and back tread can be walked on. At the store, I didn't think they would fit at all, but the elastic parts allow it to fit snugly.

I was riding at 33F on Saturday, and my fingers with two layers of gloves were cold, but my feet, with wool socks and the shoe covers were fine. The covers and wool socks aren't too warm even over 50F. I was really surprised how much of a difference they make.

Now I have to go read the gloves thread!

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Old 12-02-07, 07:45 PM   #3
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I've got the Lake MX101s and the Performance Shoes covers fit fine. It takes a little time to get them on correctly, but they fit and work pretty well. They're very stretchy.

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i picked up a pair of these...they fit my mountain bike shoes well, keep the wind out as well. they come in various sizes

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http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1196648337509

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Old 12-02-07, 08:38 PM   #5
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http://commutebybike.com/2007/12/01/...get-cold-feet/

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Found this (a good use for plastic grocery bags) purely by coincidence while surfing my Sunday night 'net. Going to give it a shot tomorrow night.
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I've never looked into toe covers, but there are a number of full covers that are designed to work with MTB shoes.

Personally, I've been using some cheap covers from Performance for over a year now. After I removed a fairly large portion of the rubber sole they stopped squeaking on my pedals and I've been happy with them.
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I recently got some Pearl Izumi AmFIB MTB covers, around $50 at the LBS. They are just like Az B said, "it takes a little time to get them on correctly, but they fit and work pretty well." I'm trying every year to punch through more of each winter. It's my first pair of booties, and since I got them it hasn't been really cold. But my feet are definitely warmer. Also they have some water proofing. The trick getting them on is to figure out how to get them to slip over the shoe's tread knobs. Also pull from the bottom holes and not any where near the zipper.

Another thing, somehow these things make my feet look really really big. I mean like four sizes larger big. They are supposed to be skin tight, so where does the bulk come from?
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I have the neoprene ones. They stretch enough to fit over my big Lake Cycling sandals. BTW, you want to keep your feet real warm?

Neoprene toe covers.
Thick wool socks.
Sandals.
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