I just purchased a pair of Defeet Slipstream shoe covers (getting ready for the cold days ahead). They look like a standard pair of socks with a much heavier/thicker bottom. You are supposed to cut a slit in the fabric to expose your cleats and pull them over your shoe. I was sitting there wondering how fast the fabric would fray at the cut and what could be done to slow that process (heat? nail polish?). But then I realized that the heel was going to wear pretty soon if I did any walking about. (Like commuters might do...) Then I wondered, in terms of heat retention, whether maybe I should just wear them as socks--getting about the same amount of wind-blocking.
1. How fast do Slipstreams fray/wear-out when you use them as shoe covers?
2. Can you get the same wind-protection by wearing them as socks?
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