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Waterproofing SPD Shoes

ArthurScrimshaw 08 Nov 19:21  

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I've been using spd shoes for a while and wondered if anyone has solved the problem of stopping water getting in through the sole of the shoe where the cleats attach. My shoes (Shimano, bottom of the range trainer type) give you a small sticker to put on the inside of the shoe (under the insole)to stop muck getting in, but it's a pretty crude solution which doesn't seem to be very effective. Without it I can see daylight through the unused screw holes. I've now squirted silicon bath sealant into the holes and filled up the recess inside the shoes. Is this OTT or a tried and tested solution?!

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ArthurScrimshaw 08 Nov 19:23  

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Sorry - meant to say I've tried looking to see if this has been covered before without success.

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krazykayaker 08 Nov 23:04  

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Have you tried Waterproof Socks and/or overshoes

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ArthurScrimshaw 08 Nov 23:15  

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Not yet, I've ordered a pair of overshoes but they have cutouts in the sole to allow spds to work so same problem. If my mod doesn't work then waterproof socks may be the next step!

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Stargazer 09 Nov 13:06  

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I have the same shoes by the sound of it and haven't experienced water coming up from 'below'???

The bath sealant may work if not try good old bodge (duck/duct) tape.

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ArthurScrimshaw 09 Nov 13:54  

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Maybe I'm pre-empting a problem, the bath sealant dries to a flexible rubber like consistency so it should cope with the flexing of the shoe. Hopefully it will keep my feet warm and dry when I get the overshoes (Endura MT500s) Hope these are going to be ok, have read some mixed reviews about them.

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Stargazer 09 Nov 23:23  

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Having been out tonight overshoes are next on my list!

A quick look at the reviews of the MT500's on Wiggle seem to be quite positive, well worth a £22.49 punt!

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MudsHoney 10 Nov 15:26  

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Waterproof socks still leave your feet feeling cold Gaffer tape and Good quality sealant combination is the best solution I found. And a good pair of Thermal Socks


ArthurScrimshaw 13 Nov 21:58  

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Well tested out the combination of MT500s and bath sealed shoes in today's deluge and have to give it the big thumbs up!

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Stargazer 18 Nov 13:01  

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Glad it all worked Arthur!

I got wet feet on Sunday Morning, though again from the the top not the bottom, so overshoes on my Crimble list for Santa........!

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ArthurScrimshaw 18 Nov 22:07  

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If you go for the MT500s they are a snug fit, some reviewers say go for a bigger size, I ordered XL which is for shoe size 11 to 12 and on my size 11 shoes they are tight but ok. I'm careful putting them on the shoe and zipping up as I want them to last.
Hope Santa reads your list!

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globalfish 28 Nov 01:06  

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I too back the MT500 overshoes but can't say I've ever had water in through the bottom of my shoes. Not even on a cheap pair.
I find Sealskin socks ok too.


Reluctant 13 Jan 08:58  

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Silicon sealant does work and durable long term too. Sealskins are great as too and means you can wear mesh uppered "summer" shoes all year round. Go for merino lined ones and they keep yer toes warm too.


john.lumley 02 Jan 00:18  

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Hello, like your other correspondants, Ive tried all of the above, silicone sealant, duck tape, goretex socks and neoprene overshoes, but the rain tends to run into your socks, so I prefer thick walking socks with plastic bags over them(v cheap unlike £25 goretex socks which get holes in the heels after a while!)I got a size larger shoes for winter to fit the bigger socks which I bought at Lidl's for just £14 (my other Shimano shoes cost £80.)If it looks really wet and you feel that you must endure it rather than going down to the pub, its probably best to duck tape the top of your overshoes to stop the rain running in and wear over trousers as well, It worthwhile taking the trouble to have warm dry feet as theres nothing more miserable if they are cold and wet. Happy New Year! John L

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NickNut 03 May 14:41  

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I use Seal Skinz water proof socks


Obi_mart_kenobi 18 Apr 22:49  

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Same problem here with the water ingress from the unused cleat screw holes. I have waterproof shimano overshoes which are excellent, but don't stop the water splashing up. I plan to deal the holes with mastic/bathroom sealant as above.


Obi_mart_kenobi 18 Apr 22:50  

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#seal the holes. Lol


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