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Keeping feet warm(11 posts)

Keeping feet warmnjayneb
Feb 11, 2002 5:56 PM
Looking for reasonably priced suggestions for keeping my feet warm while riding in 20F weather. I just use plain old fashioned pedals, so don't ned to worry about clipless pedals, etc. Thanks for any ideas.
re: Keeping feet warmpedaler98
Feb 11, 2002 6:05 PM
I use (up here in upstate NY--it gets pretty cold--so ya gotta deal) neoprene booties that are designed to fit over cycling shoes. they have a hole in the bottom to fit the cleat. i don't know whether they would work with standard pedals. i also have goretex "socks" that can be worn over regular socks and inside any shoes. they work well for blocking wind. i think they're made by "rocky" --can't remember where i bought them but i'm sure many catalogs will have them--good luck
Try this site..coonass
Feb 11, 2002 6:29 PM
http://www.enteract.com/~icebike//Clothing/clothing.htm
Lots of info....I just purchased a pair of Sidi "FREEZE" Winter Road shoes from Xpedia.co.uk...they just arrived last Monday (Yep, it was 44°F, rained and had 30mph winds this weekend, so I didn't ride---Murphy's Law)I had been riding with ASSOS boot covers; Smartwool socks and (internal) toe-covers...the trick is to try to also keep some 'looseness' in the shoes...this keeps any warmth from being transmitted out of the shoe via material contact.
re: Keeping feet warmgtx
Feb 11, 2002 9:07 PM
I like these

http://www.lickbike.com/i3006300.htm
Use Ziplock bags, Just cut off the zip part.(NM)James
Feb 11, 2002 11:54 PM
re: Keeping feet warmMJ
Feb 12, 2002 3:02 AM
Neoprene booties and wicking (non-cotton, synthetic) socks
re: Keeping feet warmngl
Feb 12, 2002 4:49 AM
Since you seem to be on a limited budget, try tightly wrapping and taping plastic saran wrap around your shoes.
or...KEN2
Feb 12, 2002 8:06 AM
The saran wrap works better inside the shoes, i.e. over your socks. Actually I prefer grocery store plastic produce bags--saran wrap is too messy, and ziplocs are too stiff.
re: Keeping feet warmslow-ron
Feb 12, 2002 5:47 AM
my local Home Depot sells miniature toe warmers for $1 that have worked well for me. The get up to 90 deg. You must use toe covers or neoprene booties with, however, or the heat goes directly out of your shoes.
Neoprene bootiespmf1
Feb 12, 2002 6:37 AM
They work and they're on sale this time of the year. I saw some at Performance for around $20. No need to buy expensive ones. For long rides, I stick some chemical toe warmers in my shoes as well. You can get these at any camping/outdoor store.
re: Keeping feet warmnjayneb
Feb 12, 2002 2:24 PM
Thanks for all the great suggestions. It hit me that I could probably use the same neoprene booties that I use for paddling- love those dual purpose items!