Okay, to start of with, one of the greatest post titles ever on Bike Hacks =)
Reader Hunter wanted to extend the life of some winter booties and sent along the following text and picture. Bootie-licious hack for sure.
Along similar lines of using tires and tubes for shoe hacks, we have also featured a bike tire patch shoe hack, an inner tube repurposed into toe covers, an entire shoe cover made from inner tubes, and inner tube shoe laces.
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The idea is to extend the life of bike shoe covers. I don't know about anyone else, but my experience is that they start disintegrating at the toe as soon as you touch down anywhere. Fine if you have a sponsor, not so great if you're just a guy going to work. Then I had this idea. Cut up an old 23c slick, flatten and clamp it on the sole with some shoe adhesive. This is my friend's pair cause she did a nicer job on it. So far I've been riding mine for about a month and a half in pretty bad weather....no signs of wear. None. The rest of the bootie is falling apart too, but that's why duct tape was invented, right?