I am currently touring the globe.
I need a WATERPROOF shoe cover/over shoe.
It seems that no matter where I look online for bicycle shoe covers, there is little mention of waterproofness, but more about windproof!
I have a pair of neoprene overshoes and to be honest they are terrible, so I have no interest in buying another pair. neoprene is like a sponge after 4-5 hours in the rain. I ended up using plastic bags and cling film and duct tape with the neoprene overshoes. but this became a chore, so i am looking for a simple solution.
I was thinking of lining the inside of the neoprene overshoes with a waterproof material, but then i found these:
Gore Bike Wear MTB III
I really like the NEOS villagers, because they seem to be the ultimate waterproof, and they would be perect in camp, in muddy wet conditions. i don't mind sacrificing the spd clips during rain. but is 1.6lbs too heavy? would it be cumbersome to cycle with the NEOS villagers?
Basically the above are a selection of what i found to be a possible option.
Please give me you opinions and possible suggestions for a waterproof cover.
i dont care about sweat build up. i am more concerned about the short showers and huge rain that soaks you in seconds, in environments where you cannot dry out within a few hours.
in my opinion wet shoes is the worst part of a touring trip.
i already know about the sandals option. but i am interested in a shoe cover.