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Old 12-24-10, 11:19 AM   #1
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One weird product from Rivendell which just might help in winter

The "Splats" that Rivendell has produced turned out to work pretty well in the cold. They are intended to keep your feet dry in the rain, and I suppose they will. After seeing them mentioned on another thread, I wondered if they might help with wind chill for those of us in the frigid areas. They seemed to yesterday. I am putting some more pics and detail on my blog, but I rode about 6 or 7 miles with them on in 25-30 degree weather, and took them off for the return ride. While I can't say that I was "toasty" comfortable,my feet were noticeably colder on the return. I think they will be useful in colder temps and it would be conceivable to add a layer of fleece to the underside to help trap the heat in, they are really easy to take on or off which makes them a lot more practical than the old "booties," although neoprene "boots" will definitely be warmer.
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Old 01-02-11, 06:26 PM   #2
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Nice write-up of these on your blog. How is the sizing? I am having a problem finding a waterproof shoe cover for my size 14.

Some of the other postings look good and saved your site as a favorite to look at when I have more time.

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http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...45524442618318

xx large fits 14-15 size cycling shoes.
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Nice write-up of these on your blog. How is the sizing? I am having a problem finding a waterproof shoe cover for my size 14.

Some of the other postings look good and saved your site as a favorite to look at when I have more time.

Ride safe,

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Thanks for reading, those in the photo are the large, they are waaaay large on my 10.5 and the neat thing about these is the simplicity. They just wrap around the top of your foot, so they will fit about anything.

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http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...45524442618318

xx large fits 14-15 size cycling shoes.
I've seen these on the MEC website and have come close to purchasing them. Do you use them, SixtyFiver? If so, then I am inclined to assume that they work as advertised. BTW I wear a size 11 shoe, what size cover do you use for your shoes?
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I have a pair of the MEC shoe covers that I've been using for a few years. I wear 11.5 shoes, and I bought the XL size, which are just barely big enough!
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I've seen these on the MEC website and have come close to purchasing them. Do you use them, SixtyFiver? If so, then I am inclined to assume that they work as advertised. BTW I wear a size 11 shoe, what size cover do you use for your shoes?
I use these all year... they let me use clip less shoes down to about -15C.

I have a 8.5 EEE shoe and think mine are L
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