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Recommend Me Some Waterproof Overshoes

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by cosmicbike, 10 Jan 2017.

  1. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    I had a lovely ride out on Sunday, in the pouring rain. My winter boots (Shimano MW81's) are very good at keeping my feet warm, but judging by the amount of water I poured out of them at the end of the ride, they are not waterproof. My feet didn't get cold, so I'm not too bothered about that aspect, but th eboots have taken until today to dry out, a PITA when I want them for commuting duties.
    Can anyone recommend a decent set of waterproof overshoes please? Need to work with MTB (SPD) cleats.
  2. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Did you stuff the shoes with paper and change it when damp?

    Overshoes can't be completely waterproof because of the holes needed for feet and cleats. If they were, water would enter at the ankle and eventually fill them anyway. They're much more use against wind and cold but you say you've no problems there.

    Sealskinz and Shimano ones both seem pretty good to me.
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  3. Rooster1

    Rooster1 May the Porg Be With You

    Any recommendations for Waterproof road shoe overshoes as my GripGrab ones are toast.
    Something that well keep the wet out for more than 30 seconds.

    Cheers in advance
  4. AlanW

    AlanW Veteran

    Not to sure?
    Wiggles own brand DHB ones - HERE
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  5. adscrim

    adscrim Über Member

    I took the plunge and invested in some winter boots (Specialized defroster) and won't be going back. Might be too warm for the summer months but a world apart from overshoes through the winter. I got mine for £100 so maybe three pairs of overshoes worth and as not worn all year, should last a good number of winters.
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  6. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    South Glos
    BBB Hardwear BWS04 are on their third or fourth winter of commuting with me, thick neoprene and waterproof uppers, highly recommended.
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  7. How are they for sizing?
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  9. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Staff Member

    One of the common complaints about overshoes is how to keep the water from running into the inside of the overshoe from your legs - with or without waterproof trousers. I saw these in Decathlon t'other day, which seemed quite a sensible solution ...

    I don't have any particular need for them at the moment but might be worth a look. :okay:
  10. adscrim

    adscrim Über Member

    Pretty true to form. I wear a Nike UK9, Adidas UK9.5, Clarks UK8.5, Oliver Sweeny UK8.5, Fizik 43 and a Specialized 43 (although the 43 in the new s-works shoes was too small!).
  11. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

    One of the main problems is the ** things getting wrecked on the bottom by walking only minimal distances on them - you usually have to walk a little bit, if only to your front door, before being able to easily remove them.

    I'd be interested in any that are good for this.

    These days I tend to buy ones that at laest use a material on the bottom that can be repaired with Duct Tape - I have no pride - don't care if they look scrappy as long as they work - only worn in murky weather.

    I bought some rather nice ones from Aldi recently (£7.50 reduced from £15) and very similar I think to others costing way over £20. They work well, warm, keep the water off, good fit and good quality zip, but the material they use on the bottom makes them impossible to repair. They "holed" within days.
  12. kingrollo

    kingrollo Über Member

    Planet X overshoes coupled with Wollie Bollie socks has always been excellent for me.
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    Job's a goodun.
  14. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

    er, what's that/them?

    Some sort of cleat cover?
    Last edited: 13 Jan 2017
  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    These - great overshoes.