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Although I personally wear overshoes and SPDs, the best you can really expect in a prolonged downpour is that water enters your shoes slowly enough your feet can warm it up - they'll still be wet eventually, but not cold. I suspect the best system for casual clothes is actually to stick a rain cape/poncho over the top - the cycling-specific ones are ...


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I used to ride in almost exactly the same gear as you (gym shorts rather than casual shorts), so I know where you're coming from. The mudguards (US: fenders) help a little, but not if it's actually raining while you're riding, as you basically ride into the rain drops. It's not the shorts, cycling tights/running leggings will do the same. Even waterproof ...


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Like you say, your feet get wettest from the rain running down your legs and into your shoes. The only way to stop this is a shoe cover system that seals at your ankle. I don't know of a commercially available system like this but if you are truly serious you could make something with bags and rubber bands. Suggestions about fenders are well and good but on ...


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if I wear the same clothes and just go for a walk/jog, then my feet stay dry for much longer Do you have mudguards (fenders) on your bike? If not your feet are in the spray from the front wheel and will get wet unless you wear over-boots. Or gumboots. For cycling when the roads are wet mudguards make a huge different to your comfort. You'll stay dryer ...


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The main thing that would determine whether or not a particular brand or style of shoe cover will help would be the closure around your ankle, above the top of the shoe. A standard, non-cycling over-shoe or shoe cover like those made by Totes and other manufacturers will usually cover most of the shoe, but the opening is wide and water will run down your ...



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