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post #1 of 22 Old 08-29-2006, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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how to keep feet dry in rain?

During the last 6 full years of riding I haven't been successful in keeping my feet dry in the rain. For the last 2 days I ve been wearing soggy sox and an equally wet pair of shoes. Can someone suggest an alternative for this...?

What do you do when it rains and you ve gotto ride a long distance?
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post #2 of 22 Old 08-29-2006, 07:55 PM
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I personally wear Alpinestars Effex GoreTex lined boots. I have never had wet feet when wearing any type of motorcycle boot lined with GoreTex, Sympatex, etc.
post #3 of 22 Old 08-29-2006, 07:58 PM
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I'm not sure if my experience qualifies, but ....

I sometimes wear a pair of cowboy boots. They are a pair of ranch style, waterproof boots, and they are exactly that--waterproof. They have kept my feet dry in the heaviest downpour out on the road. My rain suit pulls down over the top, so that keeps the water from pouring in.

I recently bought a pair of Tourmaster Response Short Cuts. Great boot, obviously shorter than the cowboy boots, but much stiffer with better ankle protection, and very easy on the feet--both on and off the bike. I have not had a chance to test them in the rain, but I am sure that if I had an accident, these boots would stay on my feet, whereas the cowboy boots would probably get yanked off.

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I wear a pair of Oxtar Infinity Boots.... Gore Tex lined.

Bone dry feet no matter how hard it rains.
post #5 of 22 Old 08-29-2006, 11:30 PM
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I bought a pair of Motophoria Vortex boots. I have ridden in all day torrential downpours and my feet stayed dry.

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+ Infinity Oxtar, personally anything but true motorcycle boots would be suicide on your ankles in a slide on pavement, I've seen pictures.
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post #7 of 22 Old 08-30-2006, 05:40 AM
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Best boots I've ever rideem with? Army boots!

I paid $20 for them used at the army surplus and they are absolutely waterproof. The tongue is sown in and they are also steel-toe. 4 seasons and they are still great!

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I bought a pair of the Alpinestars Ridge waterproof boots. They were good for the first season but now, after many miles and zero maintenance, they leak like crazy. My current solution? Plastic bags. Slide a plastic bag over your sock before you put your boots on. The boots will get all wet and squishy but, as long as there are no holes in the bags, your feet stay dry.

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I wear a Icon boots, Field armor. They are not claimed to be waterproof but riding in several rain storms, dry feet. I cannot say enough good about these boots. Strong too, kinda like wearing sledge hammers on your feet.
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post #10 of 22 Old 08-30-2006, 08:51 AM
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I've used water-proof socks for MTB riding and on the motorcycle (with non-waterproof boots).

See:
http://www.rei.com/category/4501322....P_FOOTWEAR_TOC

Works well enough..

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