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Old 12-28-12, 06:07 PM
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Recommend windproof booties with good seal for rain

Any thoughts on a good bootie with windproof and good seal for rain? Temps roughly 18-35F. Windproof Legwarmer suggestions are also relevant
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Old 12-28-12, 09:32 PM
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So you mean wind and water resistant at least?
clips/clipless? length, intensity of the ride? Raynaud's syndrom?
Here are some

Columbia Bugaboot plus
https://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Sport.../dp/B004LP2LEI

Keen Summit county 2
https://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/pr...%20County%20II

Salomon Toundra mid wp
https://www.amazon.com/Salomon-Mens-T.../dp/B0037UY3X0

Merrell Norsehund alpha and beta
https://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Prod...f?dimensions=0
https://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Prod...f?dimensions=0

The North Face McMurdo 2 and baltoro 400 3
https://www.backcountry.com/the-north...urdo-boot-mens
https://www.backcountry.com/the-north...-400-boot-mens

Steger Camuks extreme mukluks
https://shop.mukluks.com/CAMUKSXTREME...info/CAMUKS-X/

military mukluks: Usaf and Chimo
https://www.unclesamsretailoutlet.com...N-1B-p/849.htm
https://www.actoncanada.ca/fr/produit/a4440-13#a4440-13

rubber overshoes + wool felt liners (acton, sorel, steger ...)
https://www.actoncanada.ca/fr/produit...ssures-travail
https://www.tingleyrubber.com/product...overshoes.html
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...ov%2Caps%2C175

insulated Neos overshoes
https://www.overshoe.com/Pages/Catego...t=HLS-OVERSHOE

6.5mm (at least) diving boots + wool felt liners
https://www.amazon.com/Oceanic-6-5mm-...m+diving+boots

Sorel
https://www.sorel.com/Men%27s-Alpha-P...efault,pd.html
https://www.sorel.com/Men%27s-Conques...efault,pd.html
https://www.sorel.com/Men%27s-Caribou...efault,pd.html

Baffin
https://www.baffin.com/product-p/epicm003.htm
https://www.baffin.com/product-p/morem001.htm
https://www.baffin.com/product-p/reacm003.htm

Kamik
https://www.kamik.ca/GenfootWeb/servl...R2010&curRow=1

Irish setter
https://hunt.irishsetterboots.com/iri...nowhound-black

Cabelas (too many)
https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/brows...rn=SeeAllItems

Icebug
https://www.amazon.com/Icebug-Speed-B...rds=icebug+men
https://www.amazon.com/Icebugs-Sorix-...rds=icebug+men

45nrth Wolvhammer cycling winter shoes + heavyweight socks
https://www.facebook.com/45NRTH?_fb_noscript=1

Louis Garneau Glacier RD and 0 ergo grip cycling winter shoes + heavyweight socks
https://www.louisgarneau.ca/us-en/pro...ACIER_RD_SHOES
https://www.louisgarneau.ca/us-en/pro...RGO_GRIP_SHOES

Sidi Hydro GTX and Diablo GTX winter shoes + heavyweight socks
https://www.amazon.com/SIDI-Hydro-GTX.../dp/B002EL2YD4
https://www.amazon.com/SIDI-Diablo-GT...ds=sidi+diablo

Shimano SH-MW81 winter shoes + heavyweight socks
https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-2013-M...ds=sidi+diablo

Pearl Izumi Barrier GTX winter shoes + heavyweight socks
https://www.amazon.com/Pearl-iZUMi-Ba...ds=sidi+diablo

Lake MXZ302 winter shoes + heavyweight socks
https://www.lakecycling.com/mxz302.html

Northwave Celcius GTX winter shoes + heavyweight socks
https://www.amazon.com/Northwave-Cels...=pd_sbs_shoe_3


Leg warmers
Gore Universal windstopper soft shell leg warmer
https://www.amazon.com/Gore-Universal...al+windstopper

Pearl Izumi Elite Pro barrier leg warmer
https://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Izumi-Ba...ing+leg+warmer

Sugoi Subzero leg warmer
https://www.amazon.com/Sugoi-2012-Men...oi+subzero+leg

Canari Cyclewear TT contoured leg warmer
https://www.amazon.com/Canari-Cyclewe...ing+leg+warmer

Louis Garneau Wind leg warmer
https://www.amazon.com/Louis-Garneau-...nd+leg+warmers

MEC Calefaction leg warmer
https://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cyclin...ers-unisex.jsp


Gaiters
Outdoor Research Crocodiles gaiters
https://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Resear...ds=leg+gaiters

Outdoor Research Rocky mountain gaiters
https://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Resear...ds=leg+gaiters

Mountain Hardware Nut shell high gaiters
https://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Hardwear-Shell-High-Gaiter/dp/B001F2SGAS/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1356750338&sr=8-12&keywords=leg+gaiters



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Originally Posted by thechemist View Post
Any thoughts on a good bootie with windproof and good seal for rain? Temps roughly 18-35F. Windproof Legwarmer suggestions are also relevant
You riding with SPD (or other cleats)?

If you're just wearing regular footwear one of the pairs of boots erig007 pointed out should work for you.

As for the legs, most of my tights and over pants are from MEC:
https://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cyclin...antsTights.jsp
REI in the US carries similar products:
https://www.rei.com/category/4500003_...g+Tights|Pants
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Whoops, yes SPD shoes, high intensity and roughly 2hr rides. I will look at suggested links thanks guys!
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Well, after looking at a bunch of dedicated winter SPD cycling shoes, I found nothing that had a great fit.Sidi was the closest to what I was looking at but at $250 and maybe not warm enough I decided not too on those.

I am thinking of these- pearl Izumi p.r.o. Soft shell wxb shoecover
https://shop.pearlizumi.com/product.p...color_code=021

I might also pick up there leg warmers
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Originally Posted by thechemist View Post
Well, after looking at a bunch of dedicated winter SPD cycling shoes, I found nothing that had a great fit.Sidi was the closest to what I was looking at but at $250 and maybe not warm enough I decided not too on those.

I am thinking of these- pearl Izumi p.r.o. Soft shell wxb shoecover
https://shop.pearlizumi.com/product.p...color_code=021

I might also pick up there leg warmers
If the temperature gap between what you need and the Sidi is big you could go 1 or 2 size bigger and add inside a 7mm wool felt liner from acton/sorel (that's what i did in my diving boots). As the wool felt liner mold to your foot it should improves the fit and comfort further.
Add heavyweight socks from smartwool/jb.fields/louis garneau
And then go for the shoecover as once you play this card there isn't much you can do except maybe another shoe cover or toe warmers.
If the temperature gap is small then adding only a shoecover could be enough.

I have 2 cycling shoe covers one in neoprene (elite barrier MTB shoe covers from Pearl Izumi) and another one in goretex. The neoprene one has some stretch which allow to fit the shoe perfectly which looks very nice on the shoe but soaked easily, takes time to dry and makes the shoe colder when wet but cut the wind as much as the goretex one.
The goretex one dry fast, protect from the wind and rain well but doesn't stretch at all, doesn't fit the shoe well and add lots of wrinkles which looks bad on the shoe. Both add at max 10F to the shoes depending on weather conditions. Both let the water goes right through by the holes under when the shoes reach puddles on the ground for instance at a red light.

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Below 25 degrees, the booties just don't cut it (for me). Today, I pulled the trigger on the Lake MX-Z302 winter boots. Just no getting around cold feet.... And, if they last a few years, the $250 isn't that bad of a deal.

In the past, I've considered the boots to be cost-prohibitive. Just so darn expensive. But, for the past three years, I've been seriously "out-of-shape" in the spring. No more. I'm riding through the winter.

There are other winter shoes. But the few (that I know) who actually ride in the winter have unanimously recommended the Lake boots.
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Below 25 degrees, the booties just don't cut it (for me). Today, I pulled the trigger on the Lake MX-Z302 winter boots. Just no getting around cold feet.... And, if they last a few years, the $250 isn't that bad of a deal.
Most booties with thinsulate as insulation have 200g thinsulate, it's definitively not enough for some below 35 degrees, 400g at least, 600g even better depending on the length of your ride, yourself, the weather etc..

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