Keeping water out of my shoes?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Katherine, 25 Apr 2018.

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  1. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    Location:
    Manchester
    To you all experienced clipping in and outers, question please?
    What tape do you recommend for covering these holes to keep my feet dry?

    I was surprised how much water got into my shoes through the soles.
    I did have overshoes on.
    My feet were the only part of me that didn't dry out after the sun came out on our return journey on Sunday.
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    Other suggestions?
    Thanks
     
  2. Rooster1

    Rooster1 Hornblower

    Even with overshoes, it get's in eventually.
     
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  3. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I would try Gorilla tape.
     
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  4. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    Duck tape will do the job
     
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  5. Move away from Manchester :tongue:
     
  6. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    I put sealant around the holes. But that didn't work
     
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  7. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Those holes are to let the water out. I have never found a reliable method of water-proofing shoes for more than a couple of hours. I concentrate on keeping my feet warm.
     
  8. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    Duck tape for me next. A couple of months back in the really cold weather, I decided for the first time to block the holes.I used electrical tape, which was fine for keeping cold air out, but I hadn't appreciated just how much water gets thrown at the shoe soles. Any serious rain and it is useless.
     
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  9. TissoT

    TissoT Über Member

    You could try these https://www.tredz.co.uk/sealskinz-cycling-socks
     
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  10. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Electrical tape/duct tape seems to work
     
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  11. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
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  12. gilespargiter

    gilespargiter Senior Member

    Location:
    N Wales
    A decent mud flap on one's front mudguard helps a lot I find. Plastic milk bottles can be used to manufacture pretty neat ones I find.
     
  13. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    Ultimately it’s impossible to keep feet dry. Duck tape is best for sealing the holes. Mudguards and overshoes will help. In the past I’ve used plastic bags over my socks which works very well.

    Under most conditions the above or a combination work. If it’s really wet I find water runs down my legs and then gets underneath the overshoes.
     
  14. Moodyman

    Moodyman Veteran

    Full mudguards with a long mudflap.

    Gaffa tape inside the shoe.
     
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  15. Nigel-YZ1

    Nigel-YZ1 Guru

    Location:
    Penistone
    Wear plastic sandwich bags over your socks or get Sealskinz socks.
     
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