toe warmers that go over the shoe; basically booties. That way you don't have to wash them after every ride too. Going too thick with socks will decrease circulation in your feet and actually make the problem worsebank5 said:Does anyone have any tricks? I went a night ride tonight and my body was fine, but my toes froze. I wore two pairs of sock but it seems like the wind cuts right through cotton socks. Maybe there's nylon or synthetic socks to help protect against the wind??
Perfect, thanks!boomn said:toe warmers that go over the shoe; basically booties. That way you don't have to wash them after every ride too. Going too thick with socks will decrease circulation in your feet and actually make the problem worse
Also, regardless of the weather I would recommend ditching the cotton socks. Cotton sucks for athletics because it absorbs sweat. Wool or a synthetic wicking sock will keep your feet drier which will also keep them feeling warmer in the winter and cooler and less smelly in the summer
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Shark said:I have a couple rides in so far with a pair of Lake boots. All the difference in the world.
Last winter I tried the normal summer shoes + trying to cover up the vent holes...didn't work...cold-ass toes.
Proper winter boots are the way to go, & a good pair of socks (just 1 pair).
Although I didn't see it suggested, it works much better than you think. Many a time I've found myself with my usual shoes (summer style with mesh vents) and regular socks and been much more comfortable by grabbing a bit of plastic and lining the front of the shoe/sock interface. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your viewpoint) there's always some bit of plastic around.Straz85 said:Do not do the plastic bag trick someone suggested, that'll just trap sweat inside which will make your feet colder and increase the risk of both blisters and foot fungus.