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Old 11-01-10, 02:46 PM
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Booties/Overshoes

Can you people recommend a bootie/overshoe that you use in cold weather riding here in SoCal that you really like.

I am primarily interested in something that can keep my feet warm in cold SoCal weather, but not aero shoe covers. If it were to be both effective as a cold weather barrier and it's aero, then that would be kosher. Waterproofability is not required.

Effectiveness, reliability, ease of entry/removal and reasonably-priced are some of the most important requirements.

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pearl izumi toe covers.
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cold weather?

here?

bwaaahhaaaaaa!
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Originally Posted by CritEastwood
cold weather?

here?

bwaaahhaaaaaa!
This is why I decided to post this in the SoCal Forum rather than the general Road Forum. I realise that "cold" is relative.
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Originally Posted by CritEastwood
cold weather?

here?

bwaaahhaaaaaa!
Yep. Last year, I commuted during the coldest part of the day (just before sunrise) and even then it didn't get below freezing temps (Pasadena/La Canada area). Down to about 40 degrees, I was just fine with toe covers as suggested above.
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toe cover FTW!
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Toe covers and wool socks....
Defeet wooleators when its not too cold and Blaze when its colder.....
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Thanks guys. I'll look for the toe covers then.
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Hopefully you can pick them up by Saturday! Try them out in the cooler and higher altitudes on the forum GMR ride!
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Originally Posted by herbm
Toe covers and wool socks....
This. I'll put in my vote for the PI tosies. Work quite well. I wear wool socks all the time so it's just a matter of heavy or light weight, short or tall. I use full booties during the winter for those early mornings going to work when it drops down to the 30's or it's wet.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz
Hopefully you can pick them up by Saturday! Try them out in the cooler and higher altitudes on the forum GMR ride!
Beanz, you kill me with your comedy! I don't think I can make it up GMR if my life depended on it.
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Originally Posted by LUCAS
Beanz, you kill me with your comedy! I don't think I can make it up GMR if my life depended on it.
Yes you can, abotu 20+ riders will be there on Sat. All levels, all speeds, I'll be on of the last Gina will be driving support so if you get tire, you can hitch a ride over the tough section. Then cruise down the hill with your new booties when we roll back.

FTR, Tammy and Alan were worried but they tried, flew up the hill leaving Gina and I far behind.
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Bellweather...

I'm one of those guys that likes my feet to be really warm all the way up to my ankles. It can get really cold in the Angeles Forest and especially when descending. I've found that if I keep my head and feet warm, everything in between is comfortable. So I use these Bellweather booties. They don't restrict my pedaling, they fit snuggly over my Sidis, and so far seem to be very durable. They also look pretty good. I don't mind the extra weight of them over toe warmers. I own toe warmers but ever since I got these booties, I don't use them anymore.


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I only use booties when it rains, in cold weather down to 30's I use wool socks.. Smartwool light thickness do the trick, can be found at REI..

https://www.rei.com/product/779007

https://www.rei.com/product/809671

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