Old 09-29-21, 03:59 AM
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of all the inexpensive, non cycling specific, uninsulated options I've tried these were the easiest to put on over regular shoes FixWhat Waterproof Motorcycle Bike Shoes Covers,Reusable Anti-Slip Rain Snow Shoes Overshoes Gear Zipped Shoes Men Women Rain Covers, never used them for commuting, so don't know how durable they are

I bought size XXL for my size 13 shoes & that seemed just right. if I were commuting with them I would keep other shoes in the office to avoid putting these on & taking them off repeatedly. so in essence those shoes would be my rain shoes (w/the covers). they are snug but not skin tight like cycling specific shoe covers. again, use rain pants that go over the tops

when I was commuting I used these all winter long & found them quite durable Tingley 1400.MD Rubber Overboot with Cleated Outsole, Black, Medium (I could not find my order on Amazon but I doubt they were size medium) I wonder if I bought them direct from Tingley or another shoe seller. I kept my shoes inside them, opened the top & wiggled my foot in. nice & tall

some years after I tried these TINGLEY Men's High Top Stretch Overshoe. also durable but heavy but adequate for use all winter long. but they are certainly NOT "high top"

these days, my go-to winter battle gear is expensive winter boots (not cycling specific) size 14 combined with expensive cycling "storm" pants. I bought the boots for a cold football playoff game, so I had them already.

Showers Pass Men's Waterproof Breathable Transit Cycling Pants

some day I might try cycling specific winter boots but I can't justify the cost right now.

another thought, with rain, comes cooler temps, so you might consider insulated options. cycling specific will always be better, might be more expensive, but might save you time, effort & even money if you start w/ the best

last year I experimented with toe clip covers. they were great until it poured

I suspect you'll be asking about helmet covers too? this is so good Taiga Cycle Helmet Rain Cover, Waterproof/breathable Cycling Hat. Made in Canada, but you can also use a cheap motel style shower cap. either look silly until it rains, then they look smart

well, maybe not

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