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Asking the impossible? Waterproof smart and good for cycling in
I'm a cycling commuter. My ideal is a pair of shoes/boots which are suitable for cycling in, waterproof (fully) AND that also look smart and stylish for work. Does such a thing exist or am a searching for an holy grail? Thank you 😊
Holy grail I'm afraid! You need a pair of these overshoes or similar - you can just put them over whatever shoes you like and they'll keep the rain and mud off. And keep your feet toasty warm while they're at it. Then take them off when you get to work obviously!
Thank you scaryduck I really appreciate it. I have never ventured into cycling gear as had no idea where to start. Believe it or not I've even tried cycling in wellies. Not nice... So these overshoes then....can I just wear them on a normal pedal bike? They don't have to clip into pedals or anything? Anything clip on I fear would make me claustrophobic and anxious
Overshoes are probably the best, but I'd consider the swapping shoes option as suggested. If you're looking for stylish cycle kit, Velo Vixen and (the Water Off A Duck's Back stuff is lovely) Vulpine worth a look. And Rapha, if you can afford it! If you are happy to get changed at work, Wiggle & Evans do great range of waterproof trousers/jackets etc.
I'm so over the swapping shoes thing, I have so much to do , organise, think about and have poor cognition/ memory due to illness, I have forgotten to bring spares several times and tried leaving a pair at work for changing into but that's not always ideal as not every shoe goes with every outfit!
Thank you everyone, so many fab ideas here. I'm bidding on some dm Chelsea boots (because I love them) but ime dms haven't been that waterproof for cycling. There's lots to look at which will be fun, 😊
So these overshoes then....can I just wear them on a normal pedal bike? They don't have to clip into pedals or anything? Nope, they have space for clips but they go over normal shoes too, I wear them with trainers sometimes. They are quite round though as designed for cycling shoes so maybe size down for more slimline smart shoes. I reckon a pair of them over your DM chelsea boots will be about the most waterproof you can get on a bike.