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Old 09-20-06, 06:10 PM
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WaterPROOF booties?

I recently tried some supposedly waterproof booties, but my shoes and socks still got wet in downpours (even when wearing waterproof pants over the tops of the booties - so it wasnt' a water-running-down-the-leg-and-into-the-booties issue).

Can anyone recommend booties that are seriously waterproof?
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Old 09-20-06, 08:41 PM
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I haven't seen these in the USA, but if you're in Europe you can pick up a pair of these:



I can't quite understand why neoprene is so popular here. It doesn't work for me.
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Bread bags. Seriously.

Not that I use 'em. The problem with booties is still the hole in the bottom. Start sealing the cleat holes/vents. It's amazing how much water gets kicked up into those things even with fenders.
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Old 09-20-06, 09:34 PM
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Who cares if your shoes get wet? Wear waterproof socks that keep your feet dry. Sealskinz work well.
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Old 09-20-06, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom N.
... wearing waterproof pants over the tops of the booties ...
Can anyone recommend booties that are seriously waterproof?
I have yet to find a better solution than Rocky Gore-Tex Socks
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Old 09-20-06, 10:20 PM
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There's always the ghetto solution of walmart bags between your socks and shoes.
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My solution is to have double sided pedals, one side with spikes and one side clipless. When it gets nasty out, I can wear leather boots.
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Or just get some Gore-tex spd boots and go clipless all the time.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=166726&page=2
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Some neoprene booties are waterproof, some are not..as in water soaks through the fabric. I've had both types, and I still fail to understand what the difference is, or how to identify each type at the point of purchase.

The waterproof ones were really waterproof, as in "massive roadspray from a fenderless front wheel in a water-filled wheel-rut for miles on end" waterproof. Just the bottom of the shoe around the cleat cut-out was wet.
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Originally Posted by supcom
There's always the ghetto solution of walmart bags between your socks and shoes.
If you go barefoot, your shoes and socks wont get wet.
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Originally Posted by Tom N.
I recently tried some supposedly waterproof booties, but my shoes and socks still got wet in downpours (even when wearing waterproof pants over the tops of the booties - so it wasnt' a water-running-down-the-leg-and-into-the-booties issue).

Can anyone recommend booties that are seriously waterproof?
which booties did you try? (asking so i won't buy the same ones). I bought totes rubber boots and cut out the cleat area. I also duct taped the cleat hole in my shoe. this works fine with pants over top. i can't wear those with shorts cause i'll look rediculous, so i'm looking for some booties that i can wear with shorts and not look like a deranged fisherman.
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Old 09-21-06, 01:09 PM
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i actually use waterproof socks. they breathe a little, but some folks complain of foot sweat. i don't have that problem
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My booties have been waterproof since birth - altho' I understand that there were adjacent leakage problems for some time immediately afterwards
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