- Dry feet commute. Waterproof overshoes?
TBH goretex overshoes don’t really work that well with mtb shoes as there’s 2 big holes – one at the top, and one underneath for water to come in via. You’re better off with the neoprene bootie that at least lasts a reasonable length of time and keeps your feet warm (if moist).Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
overshoes I’ve used on my commute tend not to last very long – the sharp bits on your shoes – buckles, cleats, grips, tend to rip holes in the neoprene or pull the stitching. the zips snap. if you walk in them the sole will wear quickly. and even then the hole in the bottom for your cleats will let in water.Posted 4 years ago
I tend to put a plastic bag on my foot instead.
I’m currently looking at waterproof shoes – but it’s the wrong time of year to buy!
The hole at the top is covered by the trousers. I’m going to be in the same shoes all day for work so don’t really want them to be wet, however toasty they might be.Posted 4 years ago
Those goretex overshoes are very expensive but are kind of what I was wanting. At that price though, I might be better looking for new shoes. They would probably last longer than overshoes.stumpy01Member
I’ve worn Endura MT500 overshoes in the wet for hours and the water has only just been starting to creep through. Last proper soaking was last years D2D where I did two laps in the pouring down rain (22 miles or so) and my shoes were still dry when I took the overshoes off.
Do you use SPD’s though or flats? If flats, then i imagine overshoes would get wrecked fairly quickly from the sole/pedal interface.Posted 4 years agowoody2000Subscriber
Are the shoes you wear cleated or not? If not, these bonty ones might do the job:Posted 4 years agoedlongMember
I use on-one / Planet X overshoes like these:
As someone’s posted above, neoprene plus walking about and sharp things means they will wear / tear but I’ve managed to get a pair to last a winter and a half before they fall to bits (including daily commuting) and at a tenner a go, I consider them as consumable items.
Oh yes, and they keep your shoes dry.
btw you can ignore the “was thirty quid now a tenner” thing on the website, they’re always a tenner…Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
I assume you mean walking rather than biking.
When I lived in the US I had some “proper” rubber goloshes, they went over the work shoes and covered most of the tops too, perfect for walking in the snow and cheap.
Something like this (link)
If you really need totally waterproof footwear I’d buy something specific (even Wellies) and leave your work shoes at work. FWIW I commute on a pair of Dr M’s shoes and leave my smart ones in the office.Posted 4 years ago
I work in outreach so I’m in different people’s houses, Uni, shops etc and cycle to each so the overshoes would just be for when I’m cycling.
I always thought that galloshes were posh wellies. I like the style of the chelsea boot ones. Not sure they are the thing though.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve got just about everything else waterproof apart from my feet. I have some non waterproof Shimano shoes that I wear for everything – work, mtb, man-about-town and it would be nice not to have to buy any new shoes just yet.Posted 4 years ago
The solution seemed to be overshoes but where manufacturers claim waterproofness, it seems consumers who review them say not. It looks like everything is neoprne. Does no one make goretex overshoes?mrslowMember
I use cheap overshoes (aldi and planet x) and some mid range shimano shoes for a 17 mile commute. Works ok, but the focus is on warmer feet, rather than dry. When it pours down water gets in around the cleats. Just have some dry socks at work. The overshoes do make a big difference though.Posted 4 years agodamascusMember
Having cycled in all weather in my shimano mt90 and recently Mt91 I find they are awesome in wet weather, however, when it really poors down the water runs down my waterproof coat, down my waterproof trousers and just fills my boots.
Full mudguards do reduce the run off but you still get wet. Cant you leave a pair of shoes under your desk at work?
If money is tight make some diy ones out of an old inner tube!Posted 4 years ago
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