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Old 01-10-19, 03:44 PM
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was someone looking for enormous shoe/boot covers? I was up in VT last weekend (Daughter college drop-off & shoe shopping) & saw these which are meant for downhill ski boots, but I wonder if that person with big feet & shoes could use these for cycling ...

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I thought, there were specialized shoe cover for cyclists only
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I thought, there were specialized shoe cover for cyclists only
oh there are of course, many types & even sizes. but I seem to remember someone with exceptionally large cycling shoes having trouble finding them for his size. he probably found some, but I saw these & thought I would share
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oh there are of course, many types & even sizes. but I seem to remember someone with exceptionally large cycling shoes having trouble finding them for his size. he probably found some, but I saw these & thought I would share
How much are they, "dry-guy"?
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How much are they, "dry-guy"?
$27 at that store

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
was someone looking for enormous shoe/boot covers? I was up in VT last weekend (Daughter college drop-off & shoe shopping) & saw these which are meant for downhill ski boots, but I wonder if that person with big feet & shoes could use these for cycling ...
I wonder if such ski boot covers would be too big, and floppy, to cover cycling shoes.

Along those lines. I have described:
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I distinguish "booties" (tight fitting neoprene shoe covers with an open sole for clip-ons) from this wrap-around Goretex "shoe cover," with an open sole secured by elastic straps. I find they provide good rain cover, especially over booties, as well as windscreen.

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Which of the two provide better warmth/insulation for the feet?
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I use nested, sequential shoe covers (to be put on in that order) to improvise an imaginary thermal barrier.
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I use nested, sequential shoe covers (to be put on in that order) to improvise an imaginary thermal barrier.
My picture above similarly illustrates my nested squential foot wear (to be put on in this order):


  • thin socks (not pictured)
  • thick socks,
  • shoes (usually clipless cycling shoes)
  • rubber totes (for rain; otherwise neoprene booties)
  • plastic bags (as needed; in that picture used to slip the running shoes into the Totes)
  • Goretex shoe covers.
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This past Monday (12/30/13) I did my 14 mile commute at about 15F and tried a new set of foot coverings that IMO that kept my feet significantly warmer than usual. In the past I had bought a pair of neon green shoe covers made by Gore-Tex, for wet riding….

So with the additional Gore-Tex shoe coverings at 15F, I did not perceive cold until about mile 10, and I did not feel cold in the sense of permeating the soft tissues of my foot until about mile 12, but it was tolerable. At about mile 12 I have a downhill run of several hundred yards that irreversibly drains the heat from my extremities.

The next day at 21F, I rode without the Goretex, and started feeling cold at about mile 9 and finished significantly colder at my mile 14 destination than the day before.
So my thermal barrier is real and effective.

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My picture above similarly illustrates my nested sequential foot wear (to be put on in this order):
I know. It was a (feeble) attempt at humor.
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I know. It was a (feeble) attempt at humor.
Appreciated and worthy of a riposte.
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I wonder if such ski boot covers would be too big, and floppy, to cover cycling shoes
for sure, I would think they would need modification
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I went with the Gore-Tex, because I found them on-sale for 60% off

But I will consider the shoe covers too if the Gore Tex are lacking in some respect

Trial & error

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