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How to keep shoes dry when cycling?

 Given how frequently it rains in our nation (on average 160 days per year), bikers have a complicated relationship with rain – or, more specifically, how to stay dry in it. It's a genuinely terrible experience to be soaked and freezing when riding a bike with miles ahead of you.

How to keep shoes dry when cycling?

Wet feet are probably one of the worst aspects of that suffering. Wet feet lose heat at a rate of about twenty-five times faster than dry feet, which explains why they become so cold so rapidly when it rains. So, for a more comfortable ride in the rain, it's worth investing a little money to keep them dry, and there are several options.

Damp feet, aside from wet jeans, are one of the most unpleasant side effects of riding in the rain. In addition, wet toes and heels can cause pain and blisters. People frequently ask me how I keep my feet dry when cycling in the rain as an all-weather commuter.

How to Keep Feet Dry While Cycling?

  • This can be accomplished by wearing waterproof shoes, socks, or riding overshoes. It's also possible to wear waterproof trousers with shoe covers. You might also use a waterproof spray. Finally, there are inexpensive DIY hacks, the most frequent of which is a basic plastic bag.
  • When cycling, keeping the rest of your body dry isn't a problem. There are several nice waterproof jackets and trousers on the market, as well as other solutions like a good poncho (unless the wind is howling). After a hard shower, it's also vital to take care of your bike, which is very simple.
  • However, because your feet take the brunt of splashes and spray, it's exceedingly difficult to totally protect them. You'll most likely need a combination of waterproof gear to accomplish this.

Waterproof Socks for Cycling

  • Waterproof socks are an excellent, cheaper option for those on a budget, as many people find that they keep their feet dry even when the shoes around them are saturated.
Waterproof Socks for Cycling

  • Our audience has obvious favorites in terms of which socks will keep the wetness (and the cold) at bay, regardless of whether you're wearing waterproof shoes as well:

1- Sealskinz Mid-Length Waterproof Socks

  • Sealskinz waterproof socks are among the most technologically advanced socks available, with three layers including a "hydrophilic waterproof membrane" (hence the price). By osmosis, the sock membrane absorbs and transfers moisture away from your skin.
  • Sealskinz socks feature 4-way stretch and a silicone-free elastic tape at the top for a snug fit. They also feel like any other pair of comfortable socks, as opposed to many other stiffer waterproof choices that feel more like foot wetsuits.
  • Moisture control, insulation, and comfort are all provided by the merino wool lining.
  • Support - for further support, zonal elastication is used. Comfortable flat toe seams avoid friction and blisters.


2- Showers Pass Waterproof Wool Socks

  • (Outer sock is constructed of 78 percent Nylon, 15% Polyester, and 7% Spandex.) 40 percent Merino Wool Inner Sock (40 percent Merino Wool, 40 percent Acrylic, 17 percent Polyester, 2% Spandex, and 1% Nylon)
  • For improved warmth and comfort, a waterproof barrier is 3-D moulded to a merino wool knit interior. Perspiration is allowed to escape through a patented microporous membrane.
  • A cushioned toe box gives superior comfort and foot care while hiking, running, cycling, walking, or everyday wear |A nylon exterior provides protective durability and abrasion resistance while hiking, running, cycling, walking, or daily wear

Sealskinz socks are not created from seals, but they do use Merino wool, which is an animal-derived product, in many of their socks, so vegans need not worry. They do, however, provide vegan versions with Bamboo lining, which is both sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Waterproof Shoes for Cycling

  • Waterproof shoes come in a variety of styles, with some made primarily for cycling and others for walking or other sports, like running. If you're not utilizing clipless pedals, the type of shoe you can wear isn't limited.
  • Remember that even if a shoe is entirely waterproof, if it has a low fit, the top of the shoe will need to be coated to prevent water from seeping in as it runs down your legs, which is unavoidable in heavy rain.

best waterproof shoes for cycling:

  1. Chrome Truk Pro SPD shoes.
  2.  Cloud Waterproof trainers.
  3.  Cloudrock Waterproof speed-hiking boot,
  4. Gore-Tex 
  5. Gore-Tex shoes from Ecco
  6. Merrell Gore-Tex lined trainers 
  7.  Northwave clipless shoes 
  8. low-top Gore-Tex hikers
  9.  Quoc Weekenders
  10.  Vans Ultrarange Exo MTE
  11.  Adidas Velosamba, “Tretorn Boots!”
  12. Men’s Fitness Walking Shoes PW 580 

45NRTH Ragnarok MTN Cycling Shoe - Men's

  • 45Nrth Ragnarok cycling boots are perfect for days when heavy rain — or sleet – is expected. They have a rubberized shell, waterproof membrane, and a neoprene ankle with a hook and loop fastening for a secure fit.
45NRTH Ragnarok MTN Cycling Shoe - Men's

  • These are designed specifically for mountain riders and only function with 2-bolt mountain clips (like SPDs). I enjoy them since I can walk and commute in them (as with most mountain biking shoes).

Waterproofing Sprays for Shoes

  • Waterproof shoe sprays can be quite effective, but they are less so in extremely heavy rain since the shoe seams can leak. The best sprays should be acceptable for any type of shoe material, but keep in mind that shoes with extensive air holes will be difficult to seal with a spray.
  • To allow the spray to soak in, your shoes should be completely dry before spraying. After coating, you should also allow time for the spray to dry.
  • You might also use waterproof wax to coat your shoes, which is less expensive and (some say) more effective than a spray. The disadvantage is that it takes longer to complete.
  1. Fjallraven Wax
  2.  Obenauf’s LP Paste
  3. Nikwax Footwear Kit

Nikwax Footwear Kit

  • Water repellency is added or renewed, and breathability is restored.
  • Extends the life of your clothing and improves your outdoor performance.
  • For clothes with wicking liners, a simple spray-on application method is available.

Cycling Overshoes

  • Cycling overshoes are not only a good purchase for keeping your feet dry, but they may also keep your feet significantly warmer by adding an extra layer of protection against the elements. For increased insulation, some feature thicker material on the inside.
  • On a lengthy, wet ride, some water will almost certainly leak in, so wear overshoes with sufficient ankle protection. Taped seams and a robust, waterproof zip are also required.
Cycling Overshoes

  • Not all overshoes have zips, which is a good thing because it means there are less things to break. Putting them on, on the other hand, can take some getting used to.

we recommend 
  1.  Endura Zipless Overshoes
  2.  Rapha Overshoes
  3. Spatz Overshoes
  4. Sealskinz All-Weather Cycle Overshoe
  5. Vaude Overshoes

PEARL IZUMI Pro Barrier WxB MTB Shoe Cover

  • These Pearl Izumi shoe coverings are made with taped external seams to keep water out and a fleece inner to keep you warm. They're designed to fit over your cycling shoes and feature an open bottom so you can still clip on your cleats.

Waterproof Trousers with Shoe Covers

  • Waterproof bicycle over-trousers are great for individuals who don't want to change out of their clothes. They're also great to take for unexpected rain showers because they're light and easy to pack away, and those with shoe covers provide excellent foot protection.