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post #1 of 12 Old Mar 3rd, 2010, 1:07 pm Thread Starter
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Cold Feet

A little help boys and girls. I rode back from Daytona yesterday, in the rain and snow. The temp was about 34(f). My toes were just so cold it was painful. I got heated gear from "top to bottom". I'm looking for suggestions on how I can keep my toes a little bit warmer. Tk's in advance.

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post #2 of 12 Old Mar 3rd, 2010, 1:47 pm
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Re: Cold Feet

Good wool socks help.
Heated socks or insoles are available.
Chemical heat packs (toe warmers) are another option.

My feet are also about the only cold spot I have. No heated clothing, just the heated grips and seats but I've only had to endure sub 30*F temps only a couple of times for no more than 30 minutes.

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Re: Cold Feet

What boots are you wearing? Did the rain soak through?

I've found that they key to staying warm is to first break the wind. Then a layer of micro fabric then wool. I've never used heated socks, but used to ride in WV all the time and if I just kept the wind out the rest was easy.

I'm heading over to Daytona this Saturday morning and I'm hoping it'll be a little warmer....

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Re: Cold Feet

Found a product called Maxit at Ride West BMW in Seattle a few years ago. They are made from a streach material, are very lightweight. & not shaped like a traditional sock, as they have no heel as such. They are a tube shape. I wear them over a pair of Norm Thompson wick socks that pull moisture from the foot & wick it away to the outer layer, so your foot stays dry. I also put them on well before I go riding in cold weather, so my feet are warm to start. It is easier to keep them warm, instead of warming them up after they are cold. I also flex my toes for 2-3 minutes every half hour to increase blood flow there.
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Re: Cold Feet

If you are using the Gerbing heated gear, get the socks. For the couple of times that I used them, they were great. If you have toasty feet, hands, and torso, you can ride through anything.

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Re: Cold Feet

My wife and I have Powerlet heated socks and they work great. If you get something like these make sure to use a controller. Here's the link for them;

http://www.powerletproducts.com/prod...ated-socks/449

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My wife says not to ride when its that cold.

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Re: Cold Feet

good boots, water repellant with room for light and med socks...don't have the boots too tight of no circulation....

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Re: Cold Feet

Little hand warmer packs are always in my saddle bags so if I get caught with out my gerbing socks I stay nice and warm. They are designed to activate and work in air and the confines of a boot keeps them from getting too hot.

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Re: Cold Feet

I really like Gerbings' heated insoles. They provide tons of heat, and are easier to clean then heated socks.

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Re: Cold Feet

Thanks,
As always you guys come through with good solid information. I wear a good leather gortex boot and heated socks and my feet are not getting wet. After reading the posts, I think I have narrowed it down. The problem might be my feet just sweat and I'm not wearing the right socks. I'm going invest in some good wicking socks. I also like the idea of the heated insoles. Again thanks for all of the responses.

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post #12 of 12 Old Mar 9th, 2010, 6:32 pm
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Re: Cold Feet

I may have found the solution for those of us who don't have electric socks.

Check these guys out! http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te....form23&Go.x=0

There is NO WAY you could get cold feet wearing these babies!

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