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Title: Best road bike wet weather boots
Post by: jimson on September 04, 2019, 05:46:13 AM
G'day viewers, just wondering what boots all you peoples that ride road bikes wear in wet weather conditions and just riding in general. Of cause value for money comes into it as well. Thanks jimson
Title: Re: Best road bike wet weather boots
Post by: TT5 Matt on September 04, 2019, 11:07:33 AM
when I was bitchy burnin I just carried plastic bags and tape to stop my boots getting wet
Title: Re: Best road bike wet weather boots
Post by: Ted on September 04, 2019, 04:23:12 PM
While Goretex boots are the go for wet weather they are frightfully expensive.
All I use is rubber pull over boots ( cheap from a bike shop )
The trick to putting them on is first put ya boot/shoe in a plain old plastic shopping bag and then the rubber over boots just slide on
Title: Re: Best road bike wet weather boots
Post by: pokey on September 04, 2019, 07:02:50 PM
Thats why they make pubs. So you can wait till the rain stops ;)

Im yet to find a boot to keep all the water out all the time but it seems best to have your jeans and wet pants over the boots to stop the drips. Cheapy over boots  can benefit but I dont use them as they dont like gear levers and stuff..

At work I dont have the pub option so its thin sock two plastic bags thin sock then well oiled boot. usually gets me the whole rainy day with just sweaty socks.

The next day i wear my spare boots and dry the others.
Title: Re: Best road bike wet weather boots
Post by: jimson on September 06, 2019, 09:27:30 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments and knowledge. I  spent a lot of time when I was young bodging things up on the cheap and now although I don't want to spend a fortune on boots, I want to be comfortable and get to work with dry feet. Without stuffing around with plastic bags and wet socks. I've hit grumpy old man stage early lol jimson
Title: Re: Best road bike wet weather boots
Post by: Slakewell on September 09, 2019, 07:22:59 PM
I have some Alpine stars adventure boots about $500 , I rode thou 5 inch of snow and rain and -5 and my feet were dry and sort of not frozen so they worked for me.
Title: Re: Best road bike wet weather boots
Post by: jimson on September 10, 2019, 02:36:05 PM
Looks like I'll have to start saving then, hey Slakewell lol.
Thanks, jimson
Title: Re: Best road bike wet weather boots
Post by: Mick D on September 10, 2019, 08:30:58 PM
Hi Jimson,
Waterproof on a motorcycle ;D ;D ;D ;D
I think it's like "you get what you pay for".

I'm a daily rider and comfort is my first choice. Especially when it comes to boots.
They are usually the first thing that I can't wait to get off.
I bought a pair of these Forma Nero's about 14 months ago for $200.
Most comfortable fit for my shape feet that I have ever owned.
I wore them everywhere, out on the town etc. Loved em. Done nearly as much dancing in them, as I have riding :)
(https://i.imgur.com/s7eDhXa.jpg)
But to my disappointment they are not leather. Turns out that they are that plastic crap(they started to crack about a month ago).

Anyhow, I bought a pair off these Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex® Boots a couple of weeks ago for $280 delivered.
(https://i.imgur.com/wLE1EBF.jpg)
 Very happy with them so far and lead to believe their plain panels to be leather.
A bit more robust in construction, but still very flexible and comfy. Well they are on me.
They are responding well to leather conditioner, whereas my old ones nether did.

Good luck and enjoy :)


 
Title: Re: Best road bike wet weather boots
Post by: jimson on September 11, 2019, 08:56:40 AM
Thanks Mick, your a champion. I'll be a daily rider soon, as I'm disposing of my car & recalibrating my life a little and want to be comfortable doing it lol jimson