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    Boot gaiters?

    I am planning on using my hiking boots on snowy days instead of my bike shoes. I wore them the other day (35F raining) and got some water in the top of the boot. I probably could have done a better job adjusting my rain pants, but wonder if anyone uses boot gaiters to prevent this problem?

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    I wear full gaiters in the cold. It helps with keeping the feet warm and keeping spray off of your tights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul2432 View Post
    I am planning on using my hiking boots on snowy days instead of my bike shoes. I wore them the other day (35F raining) and got some water in the top of the boot. I probably could have done a better job adjusting my rain pants, but wonder if anyone uses boot gaiters to prevent this problem?

    Paul
    Since most cycling pants or tights won't fit over regular hiking boots it seems like some kind of gator is a good solution. I know that many wear them in wet snowy conditions to keep the worst of wet slush off their legs which cars can spray on you.

    The only recommendation I can give is to make sure that they are breathable. Otherwise your lower leg will be totally soaked in sweat.

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    Well, I don't have clipless, so it's hiking shoes or boots year-round for me. That said, I often use gaiters when the road is just wet and the temp is below 50ish. It's a lot cooler than rain pants, but I stay cleaners (and dryer) for work.

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    Check out motorcycle overboots. Some come with soles some w/out. The ones w/out allow you to use clipless.

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    +1 on gaiters
    I've been trying a short pair underneath and over my cuffs. They do catch a lot of road grit on a rainy day, especially the right side one, which gets chain spray. So you're going to turn the right side one black if you have a pair light colored gaiters, like me.

    If you have a pair of tight fitting rain pants you can put the gaiters under your cuffs, and that shingles the rain over the top elastic. If it's not dumping out, you could use the gaiters over your cuffs instead of an ankle strap to keep your cuff out of your chain.
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    On any cold/wet day I will wear OR gaiters over by cycling boots. If it's in the 40s, I will wear them anyway.They help keep the lower leg and feet warm.

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    Cut off an old pair of neoprene booties (that had ripped toes and heels) for gaiters for my MW80 shoes.

    Does the job nicely.

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