I switched to platform pedals on my commuter bike this summer and believe I'm going to stick with them for my 20-mile roundtrip, Seattle commute all winter.
Only problem - I have been smugly happy with my Specialized Defroster SPD mountain bike boots the past couple of winters (both warm and dry) - but now I'm not sure what to wear in the cold rain with platform pedals.
- Neoprene booties won't fit over the athletic shoes or old touring shoes I've been using with platform pedals.
- I know some of you have recommended Goretex socks under regular athletic shoes, but my shoes would get soaked on the way to work and stay wet all day for the ride home.
More specifically, need shoes that keep me warm and dry on typical hour-long winter commute at 38 degrees F. In the rain.
Have been looking at:
- Goretex lightweight hiking boots
- Rubberized fishing boots
- Goretex running shoes.
Any better ideas? Hiking boots seem heavy to me...(yes, I tried the search function and still not seeing what I need...)