I need a Portland-proof bike shoe cover.
For the last couple years, I have been using these
for my 12 mile round trip daily bike commute in the winter. I don't know how to put this elegantly, so I'll just come out and say I freakin' hate them. They're bulky, they're awkward, they don't fit my shoe right (there's about an inch of space between the toe of my shoe and the toe of these, even after yanking them as tight as I can), and they're not easy to put on/take off with gloves on.
But I spent a lot of money on them, so I figured I should live with them a while. Now, "a while" is done, and I'm fed up with them. I'm finally in the market for a new set of shoe covers. I have relatively simple criteria:
1. Waterproof. Not water-resistant, waterPROOF. I live in Portland. It rains a lot here.
2. Low-ish profile, although if that's not possible with waterproofing I can live with a little bulk.
That's about it. I am not all that interested in windproof/thermal ones - I really don't care about keeping warm nearly as much as keeping dry. I don't want to spend more than $75 or so, unless something exceptional is available for more than that. Really, waterproof is most if not all of what I'm looking for.