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    JJJ,

    The suggestion about sandals might have been true. I'm aware of a few members of the icebike list whose idea of warm shoes include oversize sandals with 2 or 3 pairs of insulating socks. I think it should work well on cold dry days, whether it's because the temperature hovers around -5 to 0 C but everything is dry (which happens a few times in Northern Florida and Georgia), or because it's so cold that swowfall is dry and doesn't melt on the feet (which happens in the Canadian Prairies and in Minnesota).

    Montréal tends to be too humid for that so most of Winter, I need footwear that resists humidity, even with full fenders and mudflaps.

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    Michel Gagnon
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    It tastes like burning! deliriou5's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by spexy
    I tried plastic sandwich bags over my socks today. Read it somewhere, in some bike mag or maybe it was here...dunno. Anyway, kept the wind out pretty well for a 40° day and obviously they add next to no bulk.

    Otherwise I use the neoprene booties on SUPER cold days, but putting them on is like wrestling with feral cats.
    This is such an awesome idea.... and it's cheap too!!! My feet were only mildly sweaty after a 1 hr ride..... no problem at all!!

    i also used plastic gloves (you know the thin clear kind they use in foodservice) on top of my fleece cycling gloves.... instant windproof gloves! ok.. my hands were a little sweatier than my feet, but nothing i couldn't handle....
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    go wake forest!!!! bandaidman's Avatar
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    defeet makes special heavy duty socks called "slipstream" that you can wear over your bike shoes. you make a slit in them to fit your cleat through. the nice thing is that they are woven in such a way as to not unravel.

    loius garneau also makes a pair of neoprene toe coves that just cover the ends of your show (to the cleat)...keeps your toes warm without making them sweaty...like a full neoprene boot (or a plastic bag) can.....

    if my feet get sweaty even briefly(like on a big climb) ....my feet will get cold and stay cold

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    8speed DinoSORAs Ed Holland's Avatar
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    I have tacked this problem in a slightly different way. Neoprene booties work well for the coldest dry weather temperatures here in the UK (if we get below -5 °C it is unusual). Rain, on the other hand, is another problem - cold and wet. In these conditions I wear wool socks - 1 or two pairs, bike shoes, then a plastic grocery bag tied on to each foot, followed up with neoprene booties. This is more comfortable (less sweaty) than putting the plastic next to one's sock inside the shoe plus it also helps keep the shoe dry and warm.

    Cheers,

    Ed
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