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Old 11-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Keep those tootsies warm!

What does everyone use to keep their feet warm? Toe covers? Booties? Neoprene socks? Winter cycling shoes?



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Old 11-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #2
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What does everyone use to keep their feet warm? Toe covers? Booties? Neoprene socks? Winter cycling shoes?
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Ok honestly I'm to cheap to buy winter riding shoes...

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Toe covers on one pair of shoes booties on another and Lake winter cycling shoes. The cycling shoes by far are the best investment I have made in winter gear.

I also have started to block the venting in my shoe soles with duct tape to keep cold air out.

Lastly but very important I keep my cycling shoes in the house and not the garage during the winter for obvious reasons.

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Ok honestly I'm to cheap to buy winter riding shoes...
I got a pair of Lake winter cycling shoes at Nashbar for 79.99 a few summers ago. Money well spent. I also use Mrebates which gives 4% back on Nashbar orders and only order when I can get free shipping. I am super cheap but I find a way to get what I need.
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I got a pair of Lake winter cycling shoes at Nashbar for 79.99 a few summers ago. Money well spent. I also use Mrebates which gives 4% back on Nashbar orders and only order when I can get free shipping. I am super cheap but I find a way to get what I need.
Lol so did I! A very well used up MTB Keeps me spinning on those cold days. I just find no joy in riding in those kinds of temps that I need to put that much gear on for.

To be honest the toes are always what get me and I've found no good cure for it. That includes at work in the winter as well.
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As the temps begin to cool I begin using toe covers which keeps my feet warm until temps begin to fall closer to 35-40*. Then I ADD shoe covers over top of the toe covers. With that combo I am good for 20 miles or so and then I can begin to feel the cold. At that point I just have to suck it up for a bit.

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Why the affinity for MTB in the cooler months?

I find the toes and ears are what get me.

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I use black electrical tape to cover the vents on my shoes. Seems to work well enough in temps down into the thirties.

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I know that most of you guys use clipless pedals but I am old and set in my ways. One of the advantages of using platform pedals with toeclips is that I can wear a well insulated pair of hiking boots when the temperature drops. A good pair of wool socks helps too.

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