Here's a tight-arsed approach that worked well for me last year on several winter rides:
slip a freezer bag over your toes when you put your shoes on!
i've just bought something called Defeet Slipstream - it's basically a slightly oversized thick cotton sock that you wear over the top of your shoes. I was disappointed to discover that the cleat holes are not pre-cut -- they come with a line on the bottom that you just have to slit open -- but they look good and they're v. warm.
Pete, those booties (if they stayed clean and yellow) would be great for safety. Basing it on study that reflective strips on ankles stand out as the legs move.
Everyone comments on them: Good, bad, I don't care, because I am seen FIRST.
My bike lights are extreme on my bike, yet people only see those Yellow boots !
I think everyone should own a pair !
Pete, would you please post your photo on AC group Look For Cyclists under topic Hints - Cycling, Lights, Record, Visibility at http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/lookforcyclists/forum/topics/...
Plus brand, model and link for those who are interested to buy.
I wear my normal short summer socks then put a pair of BigW Rio cotton sports socks over the top. they are just long enough to slip over the bottom cuff of your longs. This is what I wear on my 04.30 commute and it works fine. Booties are only worn when it rains so they don't get much wear.
that is brilliant! Going to need it on Thusday night.
Why do you need forks, I would have thought a sppon or straw would be more appropriate at Copenhagens
I understand the need for specific socks , or something, to keep the tootsies warm in winter. I use booties over the shoes.
Could someone please explain general cycling socks to me though. I've never worn them and I suspect it's just a clever marketing ploy to help us part with our hard earned cash on "special" socks, happy to be proven otherwise because i could do with another excuse to visit my LBS.