Freezing feet...

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Freezing feet...

Postby Sirmol » Sun Jan 20, 2013 17:36 pm

How do people combat this? Two pairs of socks? Are there any special socks people use which they have found to be effective?

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby TakeTurns » Sun Jan 20, 2013 17:44 pm

Thermal socks..overshoes...winter road shoes and plastic bags is also another method.
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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby wreckedmyklein » Sun Jan 20, 2013 17:44 pm

Get some overshoes. They work wonders. Even cheap ones keep your feet much warmer and drier.
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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Sun Jan 20, 2013 17:45 pm

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby Sirmol » Sun Jan 20, 2013 18:13 pm

cheers guys

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby Prhymeate » Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:10 pm

I used tape inside my shoes to block the air from getting in and also bought the gore windstopper overshoes. To be honest, there is very little difference between wearing them and not wearing them. I even tried a short 5 mile ride with just one overshoe on and my feet felt the same, which was pretty annoying.

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby MattyyP » Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:39 pm

I have Endura Neoprene Road overshoes and they are brilliant! And at £24 they are a bargain too!
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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby Sirmol » Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:49 pm

MattyyP wrote:I have Endura Neoprene Road overshoes and they are brilliant! And at £24 they are a bargain too!


cheers

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby nawty » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:21 pm

MattyyP wrote:I have Endura Neoprene Road overshoes and they are brilliant! And at £24 they are a bargain too!


I have a pair of those Enduras and a pair of the £10 Planet X ones and to be honest I find that there's no difference in performance (both v good) but the Planet X ones are easier to put on and take off so I use them (both have good rear reflective material).
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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby Calpol » Sun Jan 20, 2013 21:00 pm

+1 Planet X overshoes

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby giant man » Sun Jan 20, 2013 21:11 pm

Don't wear your shoes/boots too tight, definitely not two pairs of socks btw, and make sure there is 'warm air space' in the boot. Overshoes or oversocks also help as do a decent pair of socks.
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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby strongman » Mon Jan 21, 2013 09:24 am

I have just got some Karrimor chemical toe warmers from Field & Trek / Sports Direct after reading the thread on the subject. Not tried them yet but for 99p I thought they were worth a try.
I normally wear thick socks, overshoes & ensure all the ventilation holes in my shoes are taped up. This is fine for a few hours but then the cold gets through, hence the chemical experiment!
I have also read that tight shoes cause cold feet.

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby MartAstur » Mon Jan 21, 2013 09:50 am

I taped up the holes in the shoes and bought some decent socks and some Castelli 'toe thingies' and then some quite stretchy overshoes that fit over the shoe and the toe thingies. So far my feet have been fine. Hope this helps

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby Nick1972 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 15:41 pm

Calpol wrote:+1 Planet X overshoes


Another one for Planet X overshoes.

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby schlepcycling » Mon Jan 21, 2013 16:02 pm

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby matta75 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 16:05 pm

ive not even got a bike but asked the bloke in the shop this queston today and his reply was...

they probably arent wearing windproof trousers or whatever they're called, and they're legs are cold and that causes their feet to get cold. said if they are just fleece then to wear a wind proof over trouser and overshoes and that should keep the feet warm.

please do not shoot the messenger here as i really am no expert but passing on info from someone who has been riding for 15 years is all.

hope it helps a bit

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby keef66 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 16:08 pm

+ several for the no nonsense PX overshoes. Paired with Woolie Boolie socks they are excellent in anything but torrential rain.

And I'm warm down to minus 3 or 4 in my DHB roubaix bibtights

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby Bordersroadie » Mon Jan 21, 2013 16:59 pm

My deep winter "system": two pairs of thin socks then summer (my only) shoes then plastic foodbags then winter overshoes. The placcy bags make a big difference as they cut out all draughts around the sole and provide a waterproof layer as well as trapping an air layer. No concerns with feet sweating in this weather.

This combo has served me well for up to two hours at minus 7 so far this winter.

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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby Markjaspi » Mon Jan 21, 2013 18:32 pm

Until last week 2 pairs of Footie socks, but I still had chilly feet after a out 20 miles. Last week I got some btwin overshoes for my birthday and they have made the world of difference, as above I cant recommend them enough.
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Re: Freezing feet...

Postby SmoggySteve » Mon Jan 21, 2013 18:39 pm

May sound stupid but try putting condoms between 2 layers on thin socks. then overshoes on the outside. Most cold comes from wind chill on wet feet. Dryer your feet are the less you will feel the cold.


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