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    Are there cold weather botties that work well over Mtn bike shoes?

    I have some PI booties that zip up the back. But they are such a pain to get on
    I never use them. It's getting to cold for partial booties, so I am looking for
    something that works.
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    The Sugoi Resistor's were just on sale at REI; they are good:

    http://www.rei.com/product/725342

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    I have MEC neoprene booties in a large ... I normally take a medium, but with mtn bike shoes, I needed the large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by late View Post
    I have some PI booties that zip up the back. But they are such a pain to get on
    I never use them. It's getting to cold for partial booties, so I am looking for
    something that works.
    Different shoes. Once you cover the shoe the lugged sole is useless anyway. I use a smoother bottomed shoe like these



    The covers go over them much easier.

    Another suggestion is to use SPD sandals and neoprene/layer socks. The new Keen Commuter sandals look interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    Different shoes
    Now why didn't I think of that? I have the road equivalent of the Sidi Dominator.
    Had 'em for years. I want to be a roadie, but just don't have the physique or personality for it. But I could use them for commuting.

    Now if I can just walk in them without killing myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by late View Post
    Now why didn't I think of that? I have the road equivalent of the Sidi Dominator.
    Had 'em for years. I want to be a roadie, but just don't have the physique or personality for it. But I could use them for commuting.

    Now if I can just walk in them without killing myself.
    The above shoes have recessed cleats so you can walk in them like normal.
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    Just get Lake winter cycling shoes. Easy to put on and quite warm. They have them for both road and mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmt View Post
    Just get Lake winter cycling shoes. Easy to put on and quite warm. They have them for both road and mountain.
    Perhaps not ideal for all situations. There can easily be a 30 F temperature differential between morning and evening here in Colorado. Warm shoes at 20 F are going to be hot shoes at 50 or 60 F. Shoe covers work well into the 'layer' philosophy.
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    PI made a new AmPhib (or whatever it is) MTB specific shoe cover. It has a larger cut-away to accommodate the treads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malpag3 View Post
    PI made a new AmPhib (or whatever it is) MTB specific shoe cover. It has a larger cut-away to accommodate the treads.
    I just bought those, and the elastic still covers a portion of the tread on my shoes. I'm not really happy about that because I think it is going to wear through. Maybe I'll just have to get different shoes.

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    I got some at my LBS called "sidetrak" and they have a little area under the toes with a elastic behind the cleat and a velcro closing the back. It fits over my Sidi MTB shoes easy. They are very warm too.

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    I have the PI mountain bike booties in the largest size available and hate getting them on also. (Size 46 shoes) I had to bend a coat hanger into shape to get enough leverage to yank them on, it wasn't worth it.

    Last winter I got Performance brand neoprene booties to replace the PI ones, and I love them. They fit snug, but because they can actually stretch, they're super easy to get on. They have a full rubber sole of their own unlike the PI booties though, which you just cut with a boxcutter to any size opening you want. I just cut them slightly larger than the recessed cleat area on my mountain shoes, and they do the trick. Due to the sole, it might actually make walking in your sidi's easier, too.

    Link here: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...4&item=10-0082

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    Try Sidetrak booties ,really warm and easy on easy off. They fit well over both road and mtn shoes.

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