We tested these snuggly fitting and waterproof overshoes
These GripGrab RaceAqua overshoes first came into use as the morning commute became milder, keeping the road spray and rain off on the way to work.
However, they really came into their own when used on this year’s wet and muddy Paris-Roubaix Challenge sportive.
The white ones will now never be white again, but for the 170km cobbled sportive they kept my feet and cycling shoes dry during rain, and deflected the thick mud that clogged brakes and caused crashes.
Now that the weather has got warmer, they can still be used on windy, mild days as the thin material and no lining mean your feet won’t overheat.
Be careful with the size you buy; you’ll never get a slightly too small size over a pair of cleats, but once the overshoes are on they are well fitted and very aero.
My only reservation might be their durability: the production material is thin and the sizing snug, so be aware of stretching and splitting them, or any rubbing on the cranks that could wear through.