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Old 11-01-12, 10:02 AM   #1
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XXXL Shoe Covers?

Is there such a thing?

I picked up some XXL Craft Shoe Covers from the LBS, but there's absolutely no way to get them over my size 14 (49) shoes. I wear merino wool socks, so my feet don't get too cold unless the temps drop below 45║, but I'd like to prevent them from getting wet, and I'd like to continue to commute by bike regardless of the weather conditions.

I use SPD clipless pedals, but they're single-sided with a platform on the other side - so if there are no other options, I could always wear my hunting boots if I want warm, dry feet.
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I wear US size 15 (50 Euro) MTB clipless cycling shoes. When the temperature drops below freezing I commute with a pair of Planet Bike Blitzens - size XXXL. They mostly work for me. I would prefer they were slightly larger to accommodate the BOA dial located behind the shoe's heel. Otherwise they fit.

The construction quality would benefit from one small improvement. All sewing is single stitched and it's starting to come apart after one Colorado winter. I've seen other, smaller shoe covers with double stitching at key stress points. I wish my Blitzens had that as well.

They are fine shoe covers and I'm glad to have 'em. They do a great job keeping toes and feet from freezing.
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I wear US size 15 (50 Euro) MTB clipless cycling shoes. When the temperature drops below freezing I commute with a pair of Planet Bike Blitzens - size XXXL. They mostly work for me. I would prefer they were slightly larger to accommodate the BOA dial located behind the shoe's heel. Otherwise they fit.

The construction quality would benefit from one small improvement. All sewing is single stitched and it's starting to come apart after one Colorado winter. I've seen other, smaller shoe covers with double stitching at key stress points. I wish my Blitzens had that as well.

They are fine shoe covers and I'm glad to have 'em. They do a great job keeping toes and feet from freezing.
Thanks for the reply. I'm not too concerned about insulation or cold temperatures, as it rarely gets below freezing here. I'm mostly concerned with keeping my feet dry. I see the Planet Bike Blitzens are 'windproof', but are they waterproof?
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I could always wear my hunting boots if I want warm, dry feet.
That's what I do, I go along with wet feet in summer time but below 5 celcius (41 F) I'll wear my trekking boots until it goes down to -5 celcius ( 23 F ) I'll then wear my winter boots
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These come in XXL and will fit over size 14's (I wear a size 48 which is about a 14) - http://shop.pearlizumi.com/product.p...40293&outlet=0

I still didnt like the covers as the bottom of my mtb shoes would still let water in on a real wet day (often in Portland). The only solution I found that worked for me was full on winter cycling boots (Sidi's for me). Expensive, but well worth it for me as I ride in the rain a lot.
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Is there such a thing?

I picked up some XXL Craft Shoe Covers from the LBS, but there's absolutely no way to get them over my size 14 (49) shoes. I wear merino wool socks, so my feet don't get too cold unless the temps drop below 45║, but I'd like to prevent them from getting wet, and I'd like to continue to commute by bike regardless of the weather conditions.

I use SPD clipless pedals, but they're single-sided with a platform on the other side - so if there are no other options, I could always wear my hunting boots if I want warm, dry feet.
Dude, buy these: http://www.showerspass.com/catalog/a...ub-shoe-covers

They are freaking AWESOME.
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NEOS are made to go over street shoes, so already bigger if wearing bike shoes.

sPD, pedals? will have to make a hole in the sole,defeating some water proof-ness
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NEOS are made to go over street shoes, so already bigger if wearing bike shoes.

sPD, pedals? will have to make a hole in the sole,defeating some water proof-ness
I have done that with no issue at all.
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Thanks for the reply. I'm not too concerned about insulation or cold temperatures, as it rarely gets below freezing here. I'm mostly concerned with keeping my feet dry. I see the Planet Bike Blitzens are 'windproof', but are they waterproof?
I've only worn my shoe covers in snow, not the rain. So I cannot properly judge their ability to shed water. I think it's safe to assume the neoprene shell is waterproof and the unsealed stitching is not.

The previously mentioned Shower Pass shoe covers look interesting. Let me know if you're still interested in Blitzen's ability to shed water. I can perform a quick waterproof experiment this weekend and get back to you.
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I'm not sure about the Showers Pass covers being waterproof, since I only wear them below 30F (and water's frozen then!). But they definitely fit over Pearl Izumi and Sidi MTB shoes size 49.
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I'm not sure about the Showers Pass covers being waterproof, since I only wear them below 30F (and water's frozen then!). But they definitely fit over Pearl Izumi and Sidi MTB shoes size 49.
These ones are: http://www.showerspass.com/catalog/c...ing-shoe-cover

The ones I have do the tricks.

Here is a review on Showers Pass Covers.
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