Before going clipless recently, I had two pair of water proof shoes - they looked like leather shoes, but were totally water proof. Overcoming rainy days was a matter of wearing a rain suit and using my Velcro pants straps to arrange the rain suit trouser legs into a sort of bell bottom cuff that controlled water and kept it from entering the tops of my shoes.
I could ride for miles in a down pour with no concern about getting wet from the outside.
Now, I have clipless pedals which, by definition, require me to wear the shoes that I bought for the purpose. I was caught at the office without my rain suit yesterday afternoon. It was warm so I decided not to worry about getting wet. Had an interesting experience and a nice ride in the rain. But, of course, I was soaked from head to toe - and, now, I'm thinking to myself that, had this been at the beginning rather than end of the day, how might I handle my revised footwear situation.
Should I just ride bare-foot (well, I mean, cycling shoes with no socks) to the office and change into socks and dry shoes after I arrive?
Is there a shoe cover that would keep my feet dry while I ride to work?
Are there special made waterproof cycling shoes?
Or, should I give in and drive the car?
Just curious what some of you do.