I am planning to do a 110 mile charity bike ride again, over 2-days in Northern California in May. Last year we had to deal with heavy rains and my shoes and socks were soaked for most of the day and my shoes didn't dry out effectively for my 2nd day of riding.
I have water resistant boots, but they aren't comfortable for biking and water can still get in through the the top of the boots.
I prefer to avoid rain pants for these types of rides (added weight and storage when the weather is dry.) Even if I used rain pants, rain will still soak my sneakers, socks and feet. For many people, their feet soaked in wet socks and shoes all day is no big deal. But I have sensitive skin that gets irritated easily.
Just wondering if anyone else had this type of problem on all-day rides and what solutions have effectively worked for them