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in: abiperk; abiperk > 2017-03-13

Mar 13, 2017 10:42 PM # 
Is that over socks and in shoes?
Thant would make your feet sweat with no way to get rid of moisture.
I'm trying to deal with how to accessorize feet for Saturday... try to keep them dry or assume they will be wet.
Mar 13, 2017 11:05 PM # 
Yep, over socks and in shoes. I don't think I'd enjoy it for running, but it kept my feet comfortable on the bike.

When we do the Snowgaine, I always end up with wet feet, but they're rarely actually cold unless I'm in water for a sustained period of time, and then they warm up pretty quickly when I'm on dry land again. If it were me racing Saturday, I wouldn't worry about trying to to keep my feet dry - but that's just me!
Mar 14, 2017 2:46 AM # 
Thanks for the tips.
I never worry about wet feet for orienteering but that is 2 hrs or less.
I'm going to do some test laps tomorrow to get a feel for deep snow and orienteering shoes :)
Mar 14, 2017 5:55 PM # 
dog poop bags work great. i usually wear them next to skin.
Mar 14, 2017 6:06 PM # 
Thanks for the suggestion - we always have those around. Do you find that next to skin is dramatically different from over the socks?
Mar 14, 2017 9:00 PM # 
not sure...i haven't tried them over socks :)
Mar 15, 2017 2:19 PM # 
Ha, fair enough :)
Mar 19, 2017 5:53 PM # 
I generally just assume my feet are going to get wet in rogaines. So I shy away from 'winter' trail runners with fancy water-proof fabrics and insulation as they tend to hold moisture in once wet. A pair of well-drained Salomons worked just fine yesterday at the CC - never even stopped to ponder stream crossings - if I could see the bottom for secure footing, in I went, quite cold, but feet were warm again within a minute or two out the other side.

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