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Shoe covers for wet summer days

Old 03-07-21, 05:52 AM
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Shoe covers for wet summer days

Are there any products that exist that aren't too warm, but provide protection against wet days in warm climates?
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Old 03-07-21, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by kosmo886 View Post
Are there any products that exist that aren't too warm, but provide protection against wet days in warm climates?
I have some overshoes by Gore that are made Windstopper without any insulation at all. They breath and do a pretty good job of keep your feet dry unless it is a complete downpour. I don't know if they still make them though.
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How warm are we talking? Aren't your feet/socks going to be moist with perspiration, anyway?
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I second the Gore windstopper ones. I have a set and they work quite well.
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If you’re looking primarily for splash protection to keep your kicks clean, Pearl Izumi make an aero shoe cover called the Barrier Lite which I find works quite well for that, as well as being a wind block wen the temps start to fall. In a real downpour, my feet get wet— seams aren’t sealed, maybe water runs down the leg, or maybe the material gets saturated— but the lightly stretchy material does seem somewhat breathable as I haven’t noticed my feet to get sweaty when it’s dry out, but I really tend to use them in the spring and fall, when it’s cool here.

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Pearl Izumi PRO Barrier Lite
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Old 03-07-21, 03:42 PM
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When I buy a new pair of shoes, the older ones become ‘rain day’ shoes and my feet get wet. Of course, where I live, I don’t often have to deal with cold and rain.
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Trying to keep water that runs down your legs out of your shoes so they stay complete dry inside seemed too much trouble back when I was trying to deal with that. But I found that for the summer, just a very easy breathing shoe that let my feet dry out quicker works better for me.

Certainly as long as it's raining it feels like slogging and pumping water with your feet, but once the rain quits my shoes dry fairly quick. Or at least get dry enough.

But I use SPD shoes. I've never found a SPD-SL shoe that I believe will let enough air circulate on my feet.
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+1 on velotoze

Handy hint to getting them on though- Before you put your sock on your foot, feed it through the velotoze, then put the sock on.
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Old 03-10-21, 05:16 AM
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+1 on velotoze

Handy hint to getting them on though- Before you put your sock on your foot, feed it through the velotoze, then put the sock on.
The Velotoze 2 are a slightly different rubber and have two snaps on the bottom. They’re much more durable and waaaaaaaaay easier to get on and over your shoes.

They are the best for the wet.
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Old 03-10-21, 06:20 AM
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The Velotoze 2 are a slightly different rubber and have two snaps on the bottom. They’re much more durable and waaaaaaaaay easier to get on and over your shoes.

They are the best for the wet.
When my current two sets of Velotoze finally give out, I'll have to check out the Velotoze 2. So probably around June....
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When my current two sets of Velotoze finally give out, I'll have to check out the Velotoze 2. So probably around June....
Yes. I’ve been through them too. These are nice, seem like they’ll last a long time, and about the same price.

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Old 03-10-21, 07:06 AM
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I think it would help to know the original poster’s motivation. If the goal is to keep some fancy cycling shoes clean, OK. I wouldn’t care, but I guess some might. If the goal is to keep your feet dry, I don’t get it. I’ve done plenty of gravel races that involve portaging my bike through streams, which then means riding many more hours after soaking my feet. I never even notice it. Ditto when I’ve been caught out in drenching rains.
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Old 03-10-21, 07:32 AM
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Homewrap (Tyvec)?

+1 on Velotoze. Not sure it will keep you as dry as you want though since it will trap your sweat inside your shoes, but to my knowledge there is no perfect product than can do both (keep outside layer dry and inside layer dry in wet and hot conditions). Can't have your cake and eat it too!
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