Wet, frozen feet are no fun at all on a ride ? you?ll be scurrying home dreaming of slippers. We?ve tested nine pairs of overshoes, from full-on winter warmers to 3-Season covers
Assos Winter Plus overshoes test
BBB Heavy Duty overshoes
PRO Endure NPU overshoes
Giordana HydroShield overshoes
Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Light overshoes
Ignore the non-cyclists scoffing at them as ?Smurf shoes?, because overshoes are as vital to winter riding comfort as a decent set of shorts are in the summer.
To that end, we have rounded up a great selection of what?s available. The choice can be bewildering, so we have split the options into the full-on winter thermal variety and the ?three-season? type.
The latter can be worn on grey, cold days in spring (and even on particularly unseasonable days during summer) thanks to their thinner, less thermal fabrics.