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Winter and Shoes

Old 11-26-10, 12:55 AM
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Winter and Shoes

Since it's that time of year, and both jackets and gloves have been covered, let's talk shoes. Warmth isn't a problem since i just got some wool socks that from Ross in the "mistakes" section for super cheap.
But it rains, and the thing that get's the most wet are my shoes. So far this year on my rainy rides I've resorted to wearing an older pair of shoes with no socks, and just caring my better pair dry in my bag with some socks. Change shoes when I get to my destination, change back for the ride home.

Short of buying shoes like those feature in this rather popular video Liquid Mountaineering, what can I do to keep my feet dry. I use home made straps similar to feet belts, just a thick strap, so clipless shoes booties/covers won't work
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Put a plastic shopping bag over your wool socks, or, better yet, wear two layers of socks with a plastic bag in between.
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Old 11-28-10, 04:39 AM
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that would work for keeping my feet dry, but I still have a soggy pair of shoes
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I really like wearing my PUMA ROMA shoes all year round. Lately in rain j been wearing a pair of Nike Dunks (mid-top), funny enough from Ross for 30 bucks. They aren't "waterproof" but a lot more resistant than my romas, that got my feet wet in drizzles.

Now I need straps to keep my feet in place
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I just rock canvas vans. They seem to dry off a bit quicker. Also, you could buy some gore-tex socks to wear over your wool socks. But yeah, your shoes are going to get wet. Just gotta deal with it.
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Dumb question, do you have fenders?
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I wear my mtn bike shoes in the winter with neoprene shoe covers, Goretex booties, and midweight merino wool hiking socks. I put in toe warmers if it's really cold or it's going to be a long ride, but my feet generally get cold very easily.
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Originally Posted by HFTB
I really like wearing my PUMA ROMA shoes all year round. Lately in rain j been wearing a pair of Nike Dunks (mid-top), funny enough from Ross for 30 bucks. They aren't "waterproof" but a lot more resistant than my romas, that got my feet wet in drizzles.

Now I need straps to keep my feet in place
Same, Nike Dunks ftw.
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in the snowstorm i ran an older black version of these https://www.dsw.com/shoe/rockport+men...?prodId=202045 and met with great success

otherwise sambas

otherwise rondels
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Newspaper in wet canvas vans sops up the dampness in a quick minute.
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Originally Posted by Steev
Dumb question, do you have fenders?
always have a rear, just got a front though. it'll cut down on most the water cause there was a lot of spray off my down tube.
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How do the vibrums work with your cages?
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Originally Posted by stryper
always have a rear, just got a front though. it'll cut down on most the water cause there was a lot of spray off my down tube.
If you're trying to keep your feet dry, a front fender with a decent flap will make more difference than almost anything.
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But what do you do when you go to put your foot down in a big puddle of slushy, wet snow without waterproof shoes? How do you keep your hands and feet warm when it is -10 deg F.

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Originally Posted by WickedOne513
How do the vibrums work with your cages?
I'm not sure if chowmeen was serious when he suggested Vibrams. I've tried cycling in Vibrams and its really not a very good idea. It works OK on platforms as long as you avoid really spikey BMX pedals. Anyway, if you want to keep your feet warm and dry, minimalist running shoes are obviously not the way to go.
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Originally Posted by Anthropy
But what do you do when you go to put your foot down in a big puddle of slushy, wet snow without waterproof shoes? How do you keep your hands and feet warm when it is -10 deg F.

Tom
Slush? Snow? The OP is in California. Not too sure why he's asking about winter at all.
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Matterhorn combat boots, 8 inch tops, for wet cold weather.

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