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Commuting: Booties Vs. Mountain bike shoes(6 posts)

Commuting: Booties Vs. Mountain bike shoesstinkfoot247
Dec 24, 2003 11:55 PM
I beleive I wasted 60 some bucks on a pair of Pearl Izumi Toaster booties. I have not worn them 10 times yet and the bottoms are getting torn up. For 60 bucks they should hold up better than that. Do I walk in them? Yeah. I don't log miles on them though. Irritates me. I'm sure they are going to self destruct before winter is over. So I am considering a pair of rugged mt bike shoes and some seal skin socks/wool socks to keep me dry and warm. Suggestions?
re: Commuting: Booties Vs. Mountain bike shoesbrad nicholson
Dec 25, 2003 2:44 AM
mtn bike shoes will not solve your problem either if you have cold and wind to deal with, get some neoprene overshoes is my advice. if they tear up in a season oh well, 20 bucks and warm toes!
2nd the neoprene bootiesB2
Dec 25, 2003 7:49 AM
I've got a pair from Performance that I paid around $27 for they've lasted two seasons so far without any visible wear. I just got a new Performance catalog in the mail and on the front cover they have 'em on sale for $20. Sounds just like what you're looking for.

3rd Performance bootiescyclopathic
Dec 26, 2003 9:07 AM
got a pair for 20$ and it had been good for second season in daily commute. The only suggestion size 'em up they run small.
Keep the Sealskins...seyboro
Dec 25, 2003 5:58 AM
Cut a cleat hole in the bottom and wear them over your shoes. Supplement with some Defeet Woollies and a foam insole from your favorite hunting supply store. Works for me.
Plus: no neoprene-bootie-swampfoot-syndrome nmseyboro
Dec 25, 2003 7:18 PM