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Old 11-13-10, 11:10 PM   #1
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Warm shoe covers/booties

Guys,

I'm stuck trying to get the warmest shoecovers/booties.

I've seen the Mavic Inferno.....Exustar with 5 mm neoprene.....Enduras ......PI....Performance etc.

Is there any shoecover that really keeps your feet warm on 2 - 3 hour road rides, and is durable?

Any product reviews for something that REALLY works?

Thanks,

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have you considered wearing a larger shoe so you can wear a thicker sock that would keep your feet and ankles warm?

cold feet is mainly a blood circulation problem. Either poor blood circulation or your blood is getting cooled before they can get to the feet. Keeping your ankles warm and having a shoe that doesn't fit snugly is the key to keeping feet warm. That is aside from having a bootie that will block out wind.
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Guys,

I'm stuck trying to get the warmest shoecovers/booties.

I've seen the Mavic Inferno.....Exustar with 5 mm neoprene.....Enduras ......PI....Performance etc.

Is there any shoecover that really keeps your feet warm on 2 - 3 hour road rides, and is durable?

Any product reviews for something that REALLY works?

Thanks,

David
I've used the Performance ones for about 15 years now. I used one set for about 13 of those 15 in temperatures down to the low teens. They are durable.
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Neopren cover. Just a wee bit bigger shoes to accomedate comfy socks. Move your toes.
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If you're into 3 hour winter rides, you should consider the larger shoes or boots, wool socks and chemical warmers.
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Between your liner sock and your insulating sock, slip on two plastic shopping bags. Thicker bags work better.

If you aren't into rocking trash bags, they also make $30 "vapor barrier socks" that do the same thing, with slightly more style points.
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