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Old 12-08-16, 07:05 PM
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Xtra Large Bootie Call

Looking for recommendations for cold weather shoe covers (relatively speaking... able to keep feet warm down to about 25 degrees) but available for size 14 (euro sz 49) shoes.
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Old 12-08-16, 07:38 PM
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Have you looked into winter boots? I have two pairs of Lake boots (2 bolt and 3 bolt) and both are considerably warmer than any shoe cover I've tried. I wear a size 44 shoe, but need an XL Pearl Izumi shoe cover. I would think it would be difficult to find a pair that fit 49s. I also dislike how covers negatively impact clip in engagement. They are no where near as warm of cycling boots.
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Old 12-08-16, 08:24 PM
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I use LG neoprene covers with toe warmer sticky patches..works great for me up to -15c for a couple hours. Feet get a little sweaty but not cold, tries others I find wool socks, toe warmers and neoprene covers work best for me
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I've read reviews which say the GripGrab Hammerhead are the warmest. Not sure about size. Shimano are supposed to be warm too. I saw GripGrab at one of the UK sites. They were not cheap.

The suggestion about winter boots is relevant. Competitive has the Sidi Hydro GTX winter shoes for $145 up to size 50.
https://www.competitivecyclist.com/si...bike-shoe-mens


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Found the Gripgrab, though not certain on what size I need. Wiggle says an XXL is 12.5-14, but then says this is equivalent Euro 46-47 !) Maybe I should have said XXXL it seems. Many brands, even their XXL sizes (eg Giordana, only mean up to a Size 47). My Giro's and old Sidi's are 49s.

Strange.. it's not nearly this hard finding shoes or socks that this size; why are overshoes of all things difficult?
I like the idea of the Sidi boots and a tempting sale price; not sure I wanted to spend that much though (plus another set of speedplay cleats). I'd also want to know how cold they're good for.. reviews that I saw only mentioned comfort and experience in the 40s. ie. how would a boot like this compare to wearing 4mm neoprene covers?
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I came across the Endura Road II Overshoe locally and, in doing a little research before buying, saw that they have an XXL size for gigantor feet (47.5-49.5 according to them). Have not bought or used them, but they seemed of decent but not outstanding quality commensurate with the price ($50). Neoprene and good stitching, but I'd like to see a little heavier-duty zipper (though I don't want to pay $100 for an overshoe, so there's the conundrum). I'll probably pick up a pair in the next week or so (I only need XL, so I won't about to speak to sizing of the XXL).

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It's even trickier because many of those overshoes are for road shoes and my 49's are mtb shoes. I got some overshoes (I think LG) that claimed to be up to 49, but they didn't fit on my mtb shoes. Of course this was several years ago when I was commuting regularly and the situation may have changed, but my solution was to get fat and lazy.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
I like the idea of the Sidi boots and a tempting sale price; not sure I wanted to spend that much though (plus another set of speedplay cleats). I'd also want to know how cold they're good for.. reviews that I saw only mentioned comfort and experience in the 40s. ie. how would a boot like this compare to wearing 4mm neoprene covers?
The fact that they're described as "Cold Weather" shoes, as opposed to "Winter Shoes" would make me skeptical. A number of manufacturers that make winter boots (Lake, 45NRTH, etc) also make transitional season (fall/spring for those of us with 4 seasons) shoes that bottom out in the around 25°-30° - I would wager that these Sidi would be in that camp at best.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Found the Gripgrab, though not certain on what size I need. Wiggle says an XXL is 12.5-14, but then says this is equivalent Euro 46-47 !) Maybe I should have said XXXL it seems. Many brands, even their XXL sizes (eg Giordana, only mean up to a Size 47). My Giro's and old Sidi's are 49s.

Strange.. it's not nearly this hard finding shoes or socks that this size; why are overshoes of all things difficult?
I like the idea of the Sidi boots and a tempting sale price; not sure I wanted to spend that much though (plus another set of speedplay cleats). I'd also want to know how cold they're good for.. reviews that I saw only mentioned comfort and experience in the 40s. ie. how would a boot like this compare to wearing 4mm neoprene covers?
Yeah, it would be horrible to buy the boots and then still need overshoes. @WhyFi seems to be on the mark re "Cold weather" vs winter shoes. If it helps...I have a second set of shoes 1/2 size up for winter and use thicker wool socks but am considering the GripGrab myself. FWIW, it cost me $22 to ship bib shorts back to the UK from Atlanta via USPS. I presume shipping the shoe covers back would be similar cost.

I'm also contemplating something like a Castelli Duo Sock. It is difficult to tell how warm they are and they are expensive. Performance Bike has then for $37 and I might have them shipped to the local store and return them if I don't like how they look/feel.


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]I have a second set of shoes 1/2 size up for winter and use thicker wool socks but am considering the GripGrab myself. FWIW, it cost me $22 to ship bib shorts back to the UK from Atlanta via USPS. I presume shipping the shoe covers back would be similar cost.

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FYI, I'm contemplating the Gripgrab's from the below; does anyone have purchasing experience from Bikeinn ?

https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/gripgra...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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I have an old pair of LG neoprene booties that I can stretch over my size 49 mtb shoes. It's a wrestling match to get them on, and the stitching around the rear-facing zipper is starting to pull apart (most likely due to the high tension caused by stretching them over large shoes), but they fit.

I would love to try a pair of the Sidi winter boots, which I believe come in size 49.
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FYI, I'm contemplating the Gripgrab's from the below; does anyone have purchasing experience from Bikeinn ?

https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/gripgra...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

That's a good price. They are in Spain.

I have not used them but heard mixed reviews. Most people had a good experience but a few had very slow delivery.


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Wow. Those are some big booties. Maybe we should start a poll, like the other one on age, for foot size!
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Wow. Those are some big booties. Maybe we should start a poll, like the other one on age, for foot size!
That's the thing.. not really. For decades, just about absolutely every dress shoe model made is available in a size 13. Very common. Athletic/cycling shoes size up, so this is 14, which I wear in running, skate, basketball shoes, etc. This should not be unique or rare.
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