I come from a country with a warmer climate,but am now living in the Netherlands. It's not that bad really, but in winter, it sometimes gets to -5°c / -6°c - and occasionally with strong head wind when I cycle to work. I'm also very sensitive to the cold, and can catch a cold very easily, so I need to cover up. I'm wearing street clothes, rather than cycling-specific gear.
Now, I'm doing that well enough - for the most part: Gloves, balaclava, winter coat with a head piece, wind-and-rain overpants (is that a word?), gloves and well-insulated shoes. So, I mostly stay nice and warm.
There's one problematic spot though: Where my shoe ends and my pant-like clothing begins:
- None of it is long enough to "grip" the shoe, nor do I think I want it to be.
- It's a shoe, not a boot (and I dislike boots); so not long enough to tuck the pants inside the boot/shoe.
- If I wore two pairs of socks, one on top of the other, I would have a hard time fitting my foot into my shoe.
What do you do, or what would you suggest, to keep that tricky area warmer?