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Old 02-14-10, 07:41 PM
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I had some HotHands chemical hand warmers that came free with a pair of gloves. They've been riding in my seatbag. Went for a 20-mile ride today in the cold and snow. I was wearing sneakers and thick socks. I hate wearing heavy boots and avoid it whenever possible. My toes started getting a little nippy - nothing serious. Then I remembered the HotHands. I put one in each shoe and MAN was that nice. I'm going out to get some more.
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You can buy them by the box on There are ones specifically for putting in boots and shoes as well.
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toasti toes.
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Unless it was a really long ride, don't forget to pack them away in an airtight, low volume container afterwards. Then, you can use them again the next time, up to a total of 4-6 hours, depending on make and how good the airseal is.
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yeah, I learned the hard way. I'm a fan of these for sure even if I wear more than sneakers!
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Originally Posted by mr geeker View Post
toasti toes.
Another vote for Toastie Toes. The already have the adhesive to stick em to your socks.
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