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Old 03-05-19, 10:42 AM
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After looking at some pics of cycling shoe covers, they look like they are made for cycling specific shoes only....is that true? I wear Bogs rain boots or basic sneakers to ride, not cycling shoes; I use platforms.
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Originally Posted by maartendc View Post
Interesting product, but it does not prevent your shoes from getting wet, just your socks and feet?

That is fine if you can just bring an extra pair of shoes....
I have a shoe drier at work and keep a spare pair there as well. Everything else stays reasonably dry with basic rain gear. My commute is about 20 minutes each way.
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Originally Posted by linberl View Post
After looking at some pics of cycling shoe covers, they look like they are made for cycling specific shoes only....is that true? I wear Bogs rain boots or basic sneakers to ride, not cycling shoes; I use platforms.
Most cycling "shoe covers" are what is called overshoes, which are really more meant to keep your feet warm in cold weather, not dry. Most are made out of neoprene, which is not a waterproof material. After a couple of minutes, they will get soaked. They are great for dry, cold weather though, keep your feet nice and toasty.

And yes, most overshoes are made specifically for cycling shoes, with cutouts for the cleats etc. But I don't see a reason you could not fit them over regular shoes. Just know that they will not keep your feet dry in a heavy rain.
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Ahh, so not sure this would help me. I just need something to keep the rain from dripping into my shoes from my pants (or taller boots). I will go see what the new decathlon store has when it opens here.
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