Question for cyclists about socks!

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Apr 2013
3:59pm, 8 Apr 2013
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Autumnleaves
OH cycles, but suffers a lot from cold feet during longer rides - he has tried various thermal socks and has waterproof overshoes without success - as his Birthday is approaching I'm willing to try and find him something else to try, has anyone any suggestions? Thanks x
Apr 2013
4:02pm, 8 Apr 2013
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hammerite
Defeet Woolie Boolies. Excellent kit.

Other option for deep mid winter riding is a pair of Goretex cycling boots. They work better than overshoes, but also cost a fair bit more.
Apr 2013
4:09pm, 8 Apr 2013
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icemaiden
I'm using Oxford Motorbike bootees inside my shoes. bikermart.co.uk

A stage up from Sealskinz.
Apr 2013
4:14pm, 8 Apr 2013
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Autumnleaves
Thanks very much - helpful suggestions both :)
Apr 2013
4:22pm, 8 Apr 2013
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Carlos Fandango Jnr
I think the old boys used to use a combination of clingfilm and tinfoil, sometimes polythene bags on really cold days. Not much of a gift though!
Apr 2013
4:23pm, 8 Apr 2013
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Oysterboy
I usually just wear two pairs. Maybe buy him two pairs :)
Apr 2013
4:26pm, 8 Apr 2013
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Autumnleaves
He was talking about plastic bags yesterday - and he's tried 2 pairs OB!!
Apr 2013
4:37pm, 8 Apr 2013
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Velociraptor
Pedals that are heated by energy generated by turning the cranks. The harder you cycle, the warmer your feet are.

Or these: littlehottieswarmers.com
Apr 2013
4:53pm, 8 Apr 2013
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West Yorkshire Plodder
Does he wear shorts? Maybe treat him to some windproof full length leggings? If his extremities are getting cold it might not be those parts of his body that are the problem.
Apr 2013
4:56pm, 8 Apr 2013
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halfpint
I resorted to sandwich bags a while back and I have to say they worked a treat :)

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