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Old 01-09-11, 10:22 AM   #1
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Cold feet

What do you guys do to keep your feet warm?

Right now I have some defeet Blaze wool socks, and Sugoi Booties, but that is only good down to about 30*, and even then im only good for about an hour before my feet are too cold. I think the problem I am having is the wind.

Any ideas on a cheap windproof layer?
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Old 01-09-11, 10:34 AM   #2
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Boot Glove + rain covers = warm feet down to 10f.

I’ll ride down to 10f and find that rain covers will keep my feet warm down to about 40f. I wanted to avoid having a winter set of cycling boots, so I needed to find a way to insulate my existing summer cycling shoes.

My cycling shoes are light weight and well ventilated. Rain covers and Smart-wool socks help keep my feet warm down to about 40f, but colder weather is a real issue. I had a Boot Glove cover for my Alpine ski boots that was gathering dust, so I inserted it between my summer road shoes and my rain covers. They keep my toes warm to 10f and would probably allow me to cycle in colder weather if I wanted.



http://www.dryguy.net/BootGlove.php

Boot Glove is a 5 Mil N2s Neoprene cover that straps around the shoe, covering the toe, tongue, and sides of the boot. I removed the strap that runs under the sole of the shoe, it interfered with the cleat. I used a small square of duct tape to hold the Boot Glove over the toe, but it wasn’t really needed, the rain cover holds the Boot Glove in place. I use the rear strap of the Boot Cover, mostly to help stretch the Boot Glove over the buckles of the shoe. I then put on the rain covers and go cycling.

My cycling shoes perform normally without the extra bulk of heavy socks. This will allow me to keep cycling this winter in Chicago. I’m 122 miles YTD.

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Old 01-09-11, 11:57 AM   #3
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I recommend buying an oversized pair of winter cycling shoes as I wrote about here.
http://www.allyeargear.com/winter-bi...our-feet-warm/

For longer rides I use a vapor barrier and one or two socks. No booties. It worked in the Iditasport Extreme race and it works around Detroit.
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The cheap way? Once it's below freezing, install some cheapo platform pedals and wear insulated outdoor boots, you probably already own a pair.
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Try these http://www.warmers.com/Category.aspx?Cat=68
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I use to have problems with cold feet too. Tried everything. Those ^ heaters are nice, but can get expensive. What I found that works is rub a little of this on your toes: Leg Salsa.
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Lake MXZ302's with smartwool socks. I can take that combination on a 40 mile ride in 20F weather.
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