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which non-neoprene shoe cover for 35-50 degrees?(17 posts)

which non-neoprene shoe cover for 35-50 degrees?jefe
Nov 5, 2002 9:24 AM
...live in northern CA. which non-neoprene shoe cover does everyone recommend?
re: which non-neoprene shoe cover for 35-50 degrees?PaulCL
Nov 5, 2002 10:14 AM
go to longscycle.com They have lots of shoe covers cheap.
interesting: 'tip the packing crew' on that site. nmJS Haiku Shop
Nov 5, 2002 11:37 AM
I can't find them...UncleMoe
Nov 5, 2002 12:42 PM
I need some shoe covers too but can't find them on the longscycle.com website. Are you sure they sell them?
NOT TRUE ABOUT LONGSCYCLELone Gunman
Nov 5, 2002 4:26 PM
I recently ordered the shoe covers they offer, expecting to receive a 3 pack of covers in red, blue, black. They sent me a 3 pack of white, a color not advertised. I sent them back.

I would suggest looking at the PI Wind shoe cover or Giordana Corsa plus wearing thin wool socks ad opposed to cotton cycling socks and changing out the insoles to something heavier like bubble wrap covered with aluminum foil as is sold at bikejerseys.com
re: which non-neoprene shoe cover for 35-50 degrees?pmf1
Nov 5, 2002 10:31 AM
Wish I lived in Northern CA right now ...

I think the Performance wrap around covers work pretty well in cool weather.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=15805
Are they waterproof??PaulCL
Nov 5, 2002 11:39 AM
The blurb mentions "windproof" whatever that is...

Around my area, when its' cold, its' often wet too. Maybe not raining, but puddles or mist. How about a shoe cover that's waterproof but not so insulated as a neoprene bootie???

Thanks. Paul
Are they waterproof??Chunky
Nov 5, 2002 11:56 AM
None of the booties is really waterproof. Your feet and shoes will get wet in the rain. But a pair of good booties will keep your feet warm even when wet.

My expereince with Castelli Windstopper has not been that good in colder weather (below 45 degree.) But my extremities tend to get cold anyway. Nothing other than heavy duty neoprene helps me in cold weather.

You might want to try Gortex socks as other people have suggested.
Funny thing happened with my Gortex socks recentlyLone Gunman
Nov 5, 2002 4:34 PM
It rained hard on a ride that I was on and was wearing gortex socks. The socks somehow filled up with water and bulged out like I had club feet when I took my shoes off. They sure did hold the water in, but as hard as it was raining I would have had to have been in a wet suit to stay dry.
Funny thing happened with my Gortex socks recentlyChunky
Nov 6, 2002 2:45 PM
That's funny. I never tried Gortex socks. Guess I can spend that $50 somewhere else.
Are they waterproof??pmf1
Nov 5, 2002 12:35 PM
No, they simply wrap around your shoe. They'd keep your feet dry in a mist for a while, but not in rain. What about those plastic Pearl Izumi shoe covers? Aren't there Gore-Tex ones out there too?
Are they waterproof??Heron Todd
Nov 5, 2002 2:50 PM
>Around my area, when its' cold, its' often wet too. Maybe not raining, but puddles or mist. How about a shoe cover that's waterproof but not so insulated as a neoprene bootie???

Fenders with mudflaps!

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776
http://www.heronbicycles.com
Pearl Izumi Stretch Amfib. (nm)brider
Nov 5, 2002 10:34 AM
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35-50terry b
Nov 5, 2002 10:38 AM
in that temp range I use toe covers only - found the shoe covers made my feet too toasty.

I have a pair Castellis and a pair of Pearls.
same heretarwheel
Nov 5, 2002 12:27 PM
I use Pearl Izumi Calientoes, which cover the toes to arch. Fine for my purposes and only cost $20.
re: which non-neoprene shoe cover for 35-50 degrees?xxl
Nov 5, 2002 11:11 AM
It's not an over-the-shoe cover, but I've had good luck with Gore-Tex socks, with wool undersocks. Not clammy.
re: which non-neoprene shoe cover for 35-50 degrees?Wheelz
Nov 5, 2002 11:57 AM
I also live in NoCal and I've been using the DeFeet toe cover. They work fine, unless it rains.

wheelz