- Warm dry feet….
Have been advised by the docs to try and keep my feet warmer and drier when put biking. What’s a good shoe and sock combo through the winter then!? I don’t clip in so flats and whatever socks you think. Currently just have some all terrain shoes with a pair of seal skinz (fairly old ones at that)!!Posted 4 years agotonSubscriber
I am on warfarin for my ticker, my blood is thiner that water, so cold feet and hands are the norm.
kneelength sealskins/porelle drys, the merino inner ones.
5/10 exum guide boots.
seriously good warmth for someone with medical issues.Posted 4 years ago
remember being cold with medical issues is far far worse than a healthy cyclist being cold.vincienupSubscriber
Five Ten Freerider Elements (VXi) are the new winterized ones that have a thermal liner and DWR coating – and apparently an even stickier sole.
Not going to link to another magazine for a review but there are plenty of good ones.
I’d been avoiding 5/10’s for the whole ‘wet skate shoe with trick sole’ thing in winter but the reviews are good and I’m hearing positive noises from real people also. As it seems I’m not getting any more Links, I’ll be paying very close attention especially if they come out with mid in this format.
Random thought; maybe booties of some sort? I believe there are ones that will work with flats and possibly even not look bad either…Posted 4 years ago
I’m not taking the mick, I promise. Get yourself down to aldi and get some of the Dickies thermal workwear socks. I use these with shimano AM45 (clipped in) and they have kept my feet warmer than anything else. Forget dry, it ain’t gonna happen! You need something that still keeps your feet quite warm when the material is wet. Merino is too tight in my experience, so it cuts off circulation. I just use these aldi socks and don’t do my shoes up too tight.Posted 4 years agomerynellaSubscriber
My feet haven’t got wet since I started wearing knee length Sealskinz plus 3/4 length waterproof shorts to stop water getting in the top. Thin socks as an extra layer for warmth. Plenty of room in shoes so circulation not restricted. I may look into those Dickies, though.
Oh, and I wear leggings so the knee length socks don’t make me look like a tool.Posted 4 years agojamiesiloMember
i recommend army goretex bootliners over seal-skinz any day
sealskins (or the old ones anyway) don’t breath = sweaty and cold for me, so no different. i’ve had gore-tex boot liners on in leaking wellies sumergerd in cold water, and still toasty warm feet inside!
like these:Posted 4 years ago
i’m on my second pair of the short ones, but i reckon the long ones would be excellant
Jamiesilo makes a great point about sealskinz. They do not keep my feet warm because they are not insulated. They also make my feet sweat, which then gets cold etc. They are also too thick IMO so they make my shoes feel tight.
Some people swear by them, mind you.
I have effectively given up on dry feet as I sweat a lot, have SPDs so my shoes are not 100% watertight! and don’t have enough cash for a pair of boots! The best thing for my requirements is ‘warm despite being wet’ rather than ‘must keep dry at all costs’.
Anyhow, it’s only going to cost you a few quid to try the aldi jobs.Posted 4 years agoDeeWMember
f you are a size 8.5 my sombrio shazams in the classifiedsPosted 4 years agotonSubscriber
you will not get wet or cold feet with these under some good boots.Posted 4 years agochrisdwSubscriber
I get very cold feet in my M162 SPD shoes. But I think that is the fault of the shoes. Not the best protected.
Wore my impacts in flat pedals again yesterday and they were much warmer. Just wearing a thin liner sock with a walking sock on top. My next purchase will be a pair of AM45 shoes, same as AM41 just SPD. As I have had a go with some of them and lits more warmth and weather protection.
I have yet to find anything that works when it gets really cold tho.
Main thing i have found that makes a difference is make sure the shoes and socks arent too tight.Posted 4 years agocompositeSubscriber
Replace the in soles of whatever shoes you use with a set of these.
Trim them to the exact size of of your shoes so they fit snug. At first they will make the shoes feel to small but they compact down after the first use. Not only are they an extra insulation but they just make you feet feel more cosy as well. They still do the job when wet and dry fairly quickly as well.Posted 4 years ago
Still pushing the dickies socks here. Another ride with warm feet today, despite not being dry.
I’ve also indulged in a £18 softshell from said German retailer. A good spray over with about £3.50 worth of nikwax softshell proofer and it is beading up as well as any expensive jacket I have had. It has nicely adjustable cuffs and waist and a a breast pocket. I’m not sure I’m going to need anything more warm jacket wise! It’s a bit hefty, but so am I!Posted 4 years ago
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