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Normal cycling shoes plus cover or winter specific boots?

Old 10-30-21, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by milton banana
I've tried the over bootie type things. My problem is moisture management. After a few miles my socks get damp, and my feet start to get cold. Going to try a winter specific shoe, but its got to be GoreTex lined. Hopefully, that will take care of the moisture problem.
What kind of socks do you wear? I favor wool (smartwool, merino, etc.) and never have that problem unless there is an immersive event.
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Old 11-02-21, 09:48 AM
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I would like to report some real life testing on footwear for cold rides ... your personal results may vary

The 2018 Filthy 50 (AKA The Filthiest 50) with temps just below freezing with snow, sleet, rain the whole 4 hour ride. I was wearing Smartwool snowboard socks, Giro Republic shoes, and Planet Bike Blitzen shoe covers. My feet were cold, but good all ride long. I'll typically convert to my W÷lvhammer with temps around 20-25░F.
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Old 11-02-21, 10:40 PM
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When it gets below freezing I switch to boots, but in 0 - 5C I layer up over my shoes. 5 - 10C I'll wear my Gore-Tex shoe covers. I try to maintain space inside my shoes, any time I double sock resulting in a tight fit my feet always ended up cold.

I've got these very stretchy synthetic socks that are fuzzy like cotton candy on the inside. I cut out cleat / heal holes and slapped on some duct tape around the openings. Then add my Gore-Tex covers over top.

Downside is I can get crank arm rub. Also more likely for toe to hit tire during slow tight maneuvering.

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