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Bootie time!!(9 posts)

Bootie time!!texbaz
Nov 29, 2001 7:17 AM
Living hear in Tejas I've never much road ride in the winter I now would like to get some decent shoe booties, but man the prices vary greatly from PI to Assos to PYI.
Excel sells pretty much all the major brands any suggestions on what a good all around bootie for typical Texas winter riding.
re: Bootie time!!Lone Gunman
Nov 29, 2001 7:40 AM
Go take a look at bikejerseys.com. He has some Santini and Teos that are interesting.
noneok
Nov 29, 2001 8:48 AM
it's not cold enough for booties it texass... be a man
re: Bootie time!!slow-ron
Nov 29, 2001 9:54 AM
don't buy the cheap nashbar generic ones. they fall to pieces. if your shoes are big enough try neoprene socks. they last longer and keep my feet warmer than booties.
toe coversterry brownell
Nov 29, 2001 11:47 AM
I live up the road in New Mexico, so I'm guessing my winter riding might be a little bit colder than yours. I've tried a bunch of booties and discovered they make my feet really hot at all temps above zero. Last winter (and this winter too) I've used toe covers instead. Your dogs can breath but the cold air whistling through the mesh up front does not freeze your piggies to popsicles. And, they can be found for 10-20 bucks.
Low-tech (free!) solutionKEN2
Nov 29, 2001 12:26 PM
I, too, am in Texas and I'd rather spend bike money on components instead of questionable accessories that I may only wear a few times a year (although I realize that the need for booties is different in northern climes). I suggest trying common grocery store produce bags over your socks, inside the shoes. I just cut 'em down and tuck the edges back inside the shoes. Makes an amazing difference, I ride down into the upper 20s the few times it gets that cold in San Antonio, and the feet stay warm. If that's not enough try cutting the top off a couple ZipLoc freezer bags--they're much heavier.
re: Bootie time, in tejas?guido
Dec 4, 2001 1:59 PM
I moved here from Maryland, and have used my booties once, commuting home late on a Jaunuary night. Daytime temps usually stay above 45F. I haven't used my full fingered gloves, either. Welcome to paradise!
DAMN! I thought this thread was about something else. NMErik W
Dec 4, 2001 3:04 PM
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