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Pearl Izumi Toesters(5 posts)

Pearl Izumi Toesterskomatiite
Nov 19, 2003 10:07 AM
are these water and wind proof? I cant find much detail about them online and living in Ohio, there is no telling what winter has in store. So far in the last week, its been 20 and snowing, 65 and sunny and now in the 50's and raining.
re: Pearl Izumi Toesterspmf1
Nov 19, 2003 10:10 AM
I've never tried the PI ones, but Performance makes a wrap around that sticks on with velcro that works well at keeping your feet warm when its cool out -- the same idea as the PI version. I've gone through several pairs of them over the years and been pleased with them.
Only water "Resistant"...biknben
Nov 19, 2003 10:12 AM
They will keep your feet dry for light rain or light spray from tires. If it's pouring or you are riding through standing water, your feet will eventually get wet.
Only water "Resistant"...komatiite
Nov 19, 2003 10:16 AM
so they are water resistant. I wonder how they compare to the WIndtex booties? I have horrible ciculation in my toes and really need something that will keep 'em warm and toasty. I dont plan on doing a lot of wet riding, but the wind factor would be nice to prevent...
Here's what I can offer...biknben
Nov 19, 2003 11:36 AM
I have the Toesters and the windproof shoe covers (both by PI). The toasters will provide warmth and basic water resistance. If just the roads are wet or you get caught in a light rain you'll be fine. They will get saturated over time if it is raining enough. I recently used a spray on waterproofer on them but have yet to ride in the rain since.

I bought the wind covers thinking they would be better for rain rides. The water entered at the ankle and then they became a water balloon. They don't have any insulation. They are great for wind but that's it.