keeping my feet dry for 90 minutes

by nickobec   June 23, 2013  

Done a couple of races recently in the rain, what I have found most annoying is wet feet and socks.

So looking for suggestions, recommendations for keeping my feet dry the 90 minutes of my race.

Note it is not cold and wet conditions, I live in Perth Western Australia, race in the afternoons in winter and the temperature range will usually be between 12 to 18C on wet days

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posted by bblolwut [6 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 11:20

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bblolwut wrote:
waterproof overshoes: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/northwave-speed-waterproof-overshoes/ for example

That still looks a bit too wintery for the temperatures (I scoff at you definition of winter) you need something a bit lighter but still waterproof like this:
http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/clothing-c7/overshoes-c51/pearl-izumi-u...
or
http://www.bike-uk.co.uk/product.php?category=92&product=XY899AL&filter=...
Can't beat a bit of black rubber!


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posted by bikeboy76 [1238 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 12:34

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Castelli Nano are PU coated aero overshoes:

http://road.cc/content/review/29375-castelli-nano-shoecover

More reviews at http://road.cc/review-archive?tid=10703

Pro (Shimano) have made some coated aero ones too but I'm not sure whether they are still available. Otherwise you're looking at the winter types that would surely be too warm.

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posted by Simon E [1940 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 12:52

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Thanks, never knew such overshoes existed

bikeboy76 wrote:
I scoff at you definition of winter

But you will not scoff at summer and crit racing in 35C at 10am in the morning or commuting home in 30 to 35C into a 30kph headwind. Without a headwind it will be 35 to 40C. But at least it is a dry heat most of the time.

posted by nickobec [260 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 13:36

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