Overshoes are a bit gash – any waterproof sock recomendations??

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  • Gorehound
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    Try waterproof boots.

    z1ppy
    Member

    Gorehound +1, the waterproof socks I tried just got cold when filled with water which still happens, at least winter boots tend to stay warmer

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Gore waterproof socks are comically bad… It’s great that they have an equal opportunities but they shouldn’t have given the job of sock design to a man with no feet.

    I get on OK with Sealskinz tbh. I still get slightly wet feet but far dryer than with no Sealskinz, and warmer too.

    Thicker socks and mudguards.

    gixer.john
    Member

    Just back from a road ride in our pish autumn weather – put a pair of altura overshoe3s on and the water just streamed down my legs into my shoes. Wrinning wet socks and shoes with bloody cold feet.
    Anyone use waterproof sock, or do they go the same way?

    ta

    mrmo
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    better overshoes, but would ask, did you have mudguards on?

    If you are prepared (I’m not) to shave your lower legs, then gaffer tape the tops of your sealskin socks to your legs. Then they don’t fill with water. But I’ve seen it done successfully.

    Jamie
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    Merino socks.

    Wet, but warm.

    eyerideit
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    Seakskinz are good. But if the waters running down your leg they might be as bad as you overshoes.

    Where you on the road or a MB?

    Waterproof trousers and sealskinz work really well for me when it’s tipping it down.

    gixer.john
    Member

    Was on the road bike – don’t see mudguards making much of a difference if the water is running straight down my legs.

    mrmo
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    Was on the road bike – don’t see mudguards making much of a difference if the water is running straight down my legs.

    what happens is huge amounts of water get thrown up by the front wheel towards your feet and shins. Mudguards make a vast difference, yes they look S*** but they work. ( as long as you get proper full length SKS types. )

    0pt1cal
    Member

    I have used regular shoes, seal skins and overshoes, but they don’t keep your feet warm. A move to winter boots to keep your feet warm when wet works if you want to ride in the worst weather.

    mattsccm
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    You have answered your own question. It runs down your legs and in the big hole at the top.
    If you don’t want to tape your leg scrounge an old m/c inner tube. A front off road size is about right. Say about 3″. Cut a section and fit it to your leg before putting shoes on. Use it as an overlap to the overshoes/socks. Bombproof and reuseable.
    If you bhave skinny legs use your old push bike tubes!

    eyerideit
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    mattsccm – Member
    You have answered your own question. It runs down your legs and in the big hole at the top.
    If you don’t want to tape your leg scrounge an old m/c inner tube. A front off road size is about right. Say about 3″. Cut a section and fit it to your leg before putting shoes on. Use it as an overlap to the overshoes/socks. Bombproof and reuseable.
    If you bhave skinny legs use your old push bike tubes!

    Genius 😀 and a bit kinky

    i have a pair of pirrelli dry socks they are fantastic despite they were £30 but i have had them atleast 7yrs so ive had my moneys worth out of them. i stick on a small pair of socks under them on cold wet days and they are still dry wen i get home. im not sure if there still available tho??

    mattsccm
    Member

    Inner tubes of the correct size also work well as compression tights! an excellent source of rubber bands, the perfect thing for a fork mounted mud flap or even a mudgaurd extention and handy for wrapping sharp things in.
    Ask a motorcycle shop if you can raid their bin.

    boblo
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    greenhelmet – Member
    i have a pair of pirrelli dry socks <snip>

    Porelle surely? The precursor to the Marmite Sealskins.

    I’ve tried Sealskins and the Gore Gore-Tex ones. I prefer the Gore ones. They lasted exactly 3 weeks of constant wear before strating to leak when I did the Munros a couple of years ago. I recon that’s 6-12 months of equivalent MTB use.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Just wearing tights and pulling them over the top of you socks/boots/overshoes is the obvious answer.

    Wearing shorts in the pissing rain doesn’t make you look like a hardman, it just lets the world know your an idiot.

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    I’ve got a pair of these…

    No wet feet here….. 🙂

    stufive
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    Ive had selskinz socks and gloves the socks are too thick for me for road shoes and the membrane soon goes in them then they pour in, ive got some thin endura water proof over shoes that ar pretty good but i think whatever you do your gonna get wet in the end 🙁

    I’d recommend not bothering with waterproof socks.

    andymc06
    Member

    +1 for Merino socks. At least you are warm when the inevitable wetness takes hold.

    cuberider
    Member

    +1 Merino socks. Boots for winter.

    I have tried Sealskinz but they got very cold when wet.

    Premier Icon Del
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    have had great results with gore socks and recommend heartily.

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