Waterproof alternative to Five Tens
Not waterproof but AM40's combined with a light sealskinz sock are a pretty good option. The 2 rubber insoles in the AM40 are quick drying too.
Otherwise a goretex membrane approach/trail shoe from NF, Merrell, Salomon etc is probably the best completely waterproof option.Posted 7 years agorudedogMember
I had some Merrell chameleons which were goretex – pretty usesless when it came to puddle splashes as water got in via the laces/tongue. The tread wasn't that great for flats either.
My AM40s are better at keeping out puddle spashes as they have the lace cover, not tried them in a downpour yet so can't comment on that – they have a fantastic tread though, not far off stealth rubber in terms of stickinessPosted 7 years agobloodynoraMember
Just had a very wet few days in mid Wales, took my 5.10 Sam Hills and Karvers, think I read somewhere 5.10s are like riding in very grippy sponges well I can confirm that statement!Posted 7 years ago
I wore Sealskinz and although the water does go down the top of the sock my feet were never cold or uncomfortable. Though if your riding XC, crossing streams and bogs then I guess the only thing that will keep your feet dry are wellies!
Those Nikes mentioned above sound interesting, have you done much riding in them flash?neninjaMember
I think they are a completely new shoe rather than a replacement for the AM40
Personally I prefer the looks of the AM40 but these definitely look more waterproof.Posted 7 years agoAnditukMember
AM41s are the new black AM40s, not pretty mind..
There seems to be a real lack of waterproof flat shoes.Posted 7 years agoBigJohnSubscriber
Yes, I've been wondering what to wear this winter too.
But as a singlespeeder, I do a bit of walking up hills in the muddy stuff, and there isn't much grip with my flat soles. I'm planning to use my waterproof walking boots with a fairly even sole and see how they go.Posted 7 years ago
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