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Old 11-11-02, 04:18 PM   #1
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Booties for Bigfoot?

I have a large shoe size (16 USA; 51+ European?). Sometimes, depending on the style of shoe, I can take a 15, but 16 is always a safer bet.

Is there any point in my looking for over-the-shoe booties for cold-weather (New England) riding Or should I just wear boots? I have toe clips, by the way.
The sites selling booties that I have visited (Performance, Nashbar, REI, CampMor, to name a few) seem, for some reason, to cater only to a smaller-footed clientele...
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Old 11-11-02, 06:00 PM   #2
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I don't know about cycling specific booties, but the good old rubber slip on overshoes do a decent job and they seem to be readily available in some larger sizes.

If having warm, dry toes means more to you than style points give them a try.
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I don't know about cycling specific booties, but the good old rubber slip on overshoes do a decent job and they seem to be readily available in some larger sizes.

If having warm, dry toes means more to you than style points give them a try.

That sounds like a false dilemma to me! But here's what I've found:

http://www.treds.com/bigfeet.html

and

http://www.overshoe.com/

I'm giving slight preference to the NEOS line, since they aspire to both warmth AND dryness. I ordered from CampMor (size XXL), they arrived the other day, and they are large enough (just) for my feet, in shoes. I haven't tried them on the bike yet, but that's a trivial problem compared to the one of finding ones my size in the first place.
Thanks for the suggestion!
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When I lived in Connecticut and the winter came around I almost always had boots on. Any shoe I've ever had has become wet and cold no matter how hard I tried to keep snow out of them. That and they almost always have more insulation than any shoe. Just my thoughts on this subject.

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