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Old 10-19-04, 04:41 PM
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Gortex Socks

In the cold weather I've been wearing two pair of warm socks with Gortex Socks on top. My feet are dry and toasty. I wore the same pair of gortex socks for military training and even when tramping through standing water my feet never got wet. All in all I'm pretty happy with them.
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"SealSkinz" brand of waterproof socks over thick wool socks work well with my SPD sandals in cold (42F/5C), rainy, weather. That combination means that the return trip starts much drier than if I wore shoes. I suspect that combo will work a little colder than that, but I do have to wear rainpants to keep water from leaking in from the top of the SealSkinz sock & being trapped inside.
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This is good information, thanks! I need to invest in a pair of shoes that I can get thicker sock in. I currently can only squeeze a thinner pair of thermal socks in my shoes. I am intrigued by the SPD sandal idea, but I donít think It would work for most of the winter. My toes get cold quickly. I donít seem to get good circulation to my feet when I ride.
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The sandals are cold, the socks are warm. Sealskinz or Goretex (I think Performance has them. Sidetrak also probably). Not thick, but you still might want a little more roomy shoe for winter.
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