How can I make my overshoes stronger & walkable

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 27 Sep 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I have a pair of nike neoprene overshoes. The ad said that they dont tear or fray...erm...but they do if you walk even a few metres in I was wondering if there is a cheap and effective way to add a sole to them.... I was thinking of 'dipping' them in some kind of durable rubber or something just on the underside...but i have no molten durable rubber to hand believe it or not.....xx(
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Have you tried dipping them in a durable rubber solution?
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    Only way to do it is stay on the bike.
  4. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Get a pair of size 14 slippers and, er, slip them over the top.
  5. slow down

    slow down New Member

    Not a lot you can do to stop them tearing. I got sick of it myself (and the extra bulk rubbing the chainset) and bought some Northwave Farenheit's couple of years ago. They are more expensive, but they're warmer, keep your feet dryer, and last longer so are a better long term buy IMHO.
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Have you considered getting a pair of overshoes custom made from iron?
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I've thought of doing this with my best shoes at the back of the sole.

    On the overshoe story though...I've some alexas (remember them) - well I've got some in flouro yellow; ok a bit over-the-top but beleive me they really get you seen ! ! ! :biggrin:

    Couple of years old now and they are hammered...but still going ~ i;ve even sewed them and I feel its worth it...esp. as they aint made now I think !!! :biggrin:

    Just go for it Big.

    Look at the bloke who designed CB's 1992 olympic bike he just did it....

  8. frog

    frog Guest

    Go to a running shoe shop, or on line, and get some 'shoe goo'. I put some of the toe area of my overshoes a year or so ago because that was the area which actually contacts the ground when I walk in them. Worked a treat :biggrin:.

    Down side is it takes all night to dry and most of the stuff you put on evaporates away. Best to do it in two or three layers over a few days.
  9. rob_mcp

    rob_mcp New Member

    My Planet x overshoes have pieces of nylon webbing sewn round the under-toe area where the original edging quickly wore away - been like that for about 4 years now. All you need is a) webbing :biggrin: helpful wife with c) quality sewing machine
  10. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    You could fashion a lightweight sole from balsa wood, cutting a hole for the cleats to poke through....:biggrin:
  11. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    wear them inside your shoes

    job done
  12. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    thanks for helping I shall investigate.:biggrin:
  13. This thread is so funny - sitting here sniggering like an idiot... it's my turn soon with the overshoes business - will let you know! :biggrin:
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