Suitable temperature range?
I've got a pair of new Shimano MT71 shoes which have a Gore-Tex liner, however as I recently found out cycling home in heavy rain, this liner does nothing to stop water coming in through the top of your shoes and soaking your socks.
I really need something that is durable and water proof that will stop water coming into the shoe from where my ankles are. Reflectivity is also a big bonus for those stormy, dark commutes home.
I am mainly cycling in temperatures around 8-14 degrees C during Winter when rain is more likely and I'll need the protection. I read some comments that these trap a lot of heat in, which is great if you are in frosty conditions, but considering these shoes are quite warm already due to the waterproof liner I am worried that this lack of ventilation will result in extremely warm and sweaty feet. What's the verdict? Go or no?
I've considered waterproof pants, however it seems that they are generally too stuffy and hot which results in sweat issues. There's a few out there that are 3/4 length to address this issue but this still exposes the top of my shoes to water getting in!