They are plastic cleats and the reason I thought I needed covers is that someone said they wear out really easily if you walk on them? I could take a picture of them tonight if that helps - they are shimano pedals and DHB shoes.
So the best thing will be a couple of pairs of thin socks, then my shoes, then some old thick ones with a hole cut out for the cleat and then the wind proof overshoes which they currently have in Aldi
Thanks everyone, hopefully this will keep my toes toasty warm and stop me becoming a right grumpy bugger on the ride!
Same as my Look cleats then. You'd have to do a lot of walking though.
If you're in your bike shoes - you've got your bike with you and you'd only walk short distances - like in the cafe or something.
If you're waiting for the off at the start then you'd be on your bike anyway - not walking round and leaving the bike unattended.
And remember to wiggle your toes.
Look KEOs defintely need covers as they wear out very quickly walking in them. are yours standard Looks Cougie?? I think they are more robust.
Shimano cleats are vety hard wearing - my missus has them and I've gone through way many more pairs of Keos than she has Shims. but then I do put more pressure through which may be a contributing factor??
I've not found the Keos too bad FB - I get through maybe a set every 5k miles - I suppose it's all relative - I have only ever used Keos and the old Looks so can't really compare them to Shimano/Time etc.
5k miles??? I think my last pair lasted about 2K. and these were the Keo 2 Max cleats which have a rubber wear plate on the base. the bloody wear plates wore off!!!
I've toyed with the idea of changing pedals to something other than Keo but the cost of doing that for 3 bikes kind of puts me off vs the cost of buying new cleats which after all are only around £10-15 a pair. I must get hold of some of the Exustar KEO equivalent cleats and see if they last longer than the Look ones
I've had Atacs in the past and they are pretty robust but I just never got on with the entry and exit with them for some reason. C still uses them on her MTB and SS though.
I won't bother with cleat covers then, I'm pretty sure that the person who told me you need them has way more money to spend on bits and pieces that I do!
I got dome covers off ebay. Decathlon sometimes have them. they are more popular on the continent and I like them for coffee shop mincing. They are not essential. You can get cleats with some rubber and these are a lot quieter.
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