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DIY Thermal shoe toe covers

denzzz28denzzz28 Posts: 315
edited February 2012 in Road general
This is my DIY thermal thermal shoe toe covers made from used thermal shocks. im not sure if it will work with other types of thermal socks but if you have and old pair then why not give it a try. all I did was put the socks over the shoe whilst the shoe is fitted on my feet then i cut it just before the buckle. i tested it this morning at 2 degrees and pretty much did the job. i can not compare it with the proper ones as I never had one :lol: .

oh BTW. depending on how stretchable the socks are you might need to use a bigger socks to fit the shoe in. :?:

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thanks for viewing, hope you like it!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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  • denzzz28denzzz28 Posts: 315
    oh! I forgot to mention after you have fitted it over the shoe you need to cut a whole about the size of 2p coin on the middle of the cleats. dont cut too big or you will have a big whole, remember you are already stretching the socks (i made this mistake). if you do find it difficult to pass the cleats in the whole then cut a little bit more, but just enough for the cleats to pass.

    cheers!!
  • look like they do the job!

    another good one which sounds a bit wierd is small plastic bags over your socks/under the shoes... especially good if your shoes haven't quite dried out yet...

    I was pretty sceptical and did have a bit of a laugh when told about... then i had wet shoes... tried it... brilliant!..

    Good in the cold too :-)
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  • dawebbodawebbo Posts: 456
    If you put plastic bags over youre socks none of the sweat will escape and you'll end up with wrinkled toes and soggy socks.
  • I must be special... Not had that problem before and works great! Then again it could come down to the bags you use, small freezer bags are good and you could put small holes in them and then you've got breathable bags...
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  • ToeKneeToeKnee Posts: 376
    dawebbo wrote:
    If you put plastic bags over youre socks none of the sweat will escape and you'll end up with wrinkled toes and soggy socks.
    I just cut the corners of carrier bags. They cover the toes but allow the foot to breathe. I wear them between 2 pairs of thin socks and have yet to have cold feet/toes this winter. Homemade 'windstopper' socks.
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  • DesB3rdDesB3rd Posts: 285
    dawebbo wrote:
    If you put plastic bags over youre socks none of the sweat will escape and you'll end up with wrinkled toes and soggy socks.

    Not as bad as you'd think. Vapour barrier shells (worn next to skin or with e.g. a silkweight base layer under) socks etc are fairly standard kit for high altitude mountaineers & polar types. The idea is ; a.) you don't suffer any evaporative cooling effect & b.) the effectiveness of the insulation is not affected by condensing perspiration, a big deal if your gear is down filled.

    Your rate of perspiration drops off when the internal atmosphere is saturated, hence it's not as icky as it sounds.
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