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    Waterproofing clipless shoes

    I'm going from clip to clipless this weekend. I hope the change won't hurt much...

    Anyway, this is the setup: Ritchey V3 and Exustar SM820 (SPD)

    I found that when I installed the cleats on the shoes, the shoe has some openings that allows water to get in. Is there any practical way of waterproofing the shoe sole without having to fill the voids with a caulking ***, glue, chewing gum, etc ??

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    you have to deal with alot of road spray to get the water in your shoes, but it does happen. I'd assume a nice piece of plastic under the sole would help.... If you step in a puddle, you're screwed. I've done it.
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    I wouldn't worry about it. But I'm sure "Shoe Goo" or whatever you use to glue shoes back together would work. I'm not familiar with those shoes, but it's never been an issue for me. It's water coming over the top of the shoes, when you ride through a stream, is when you feet will get wet.

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    Didnt yours come with a sticker you cover them with form inside the shoe?
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    I'm not concerned about road spray while I'm riding. I once rode my bike with water up to the seat post. If I'm getting wet with my bike, I'll do it right.

    I'm concerned when walking my bike on wet surfaces like walking on snow or little water.

    Is there anything weaker than shoe goo? It I want to replace/upgrade the cleats, I'm screwed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XzEn54321
    Didnt yours come with a sticker you cover them with form inside the shoe?
    Nope, but maybe I could use duct tape...

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    Even BETTER, ANOTHER use for duct tape
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    Duct tape sounds good. And it has been awhile since I've used shoe goo, but I don't remember it being that strong. I mean...it never kept my shoes glued for long.

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    I wear neoprene socks in the winter months when the temp. is below 50. Great for wading thru water too....

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    virtually impossible to do effectively.

    neoprene shoe covers, or some type of waterproof socks are your best bet.

    i use some sealskinz socks, with fleece or wool socks insied when i know i'll be in the wet. and neo shoe covers if it's really nasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    I wear neoprene socks in the winter months when the temp. is below 50. Great for wading thru water too....

    If you are really cheap. Why not wear a plastic bag on your foot?

    Ok thats disgusting but think about it............
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    Just fill up the holes with hot glue or silicone. If you ever need to use the holes, just screw into the glue/silicone and it will work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mindbogger
    If you are really cheap. Why not wear a plastic bag on your foot?

    Ok thats disgusting but think about it............
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    I have done that believe it or not (back in '93). It keeps your feet dry only from water, not from sweat, and also they don't shield out the cold air for sh#t.... Neoprene socks with cotton socks inside is the only way to go in below 40 or so temps.... I know, that's what I wear.

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    I used to wear neoprene body suits while riding on cold rainy days and worked awsome. I'd wear something normal over it (jeans and shirt) just not to look like a freak in the city

    You wear cotton socks inside neoprene? I though neoprene has to be directly on skin to work fine and keep you warm...

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    Yeah... I thought neoprene under cotton was the way to go.

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