Castelli Toe Thingy 2 review – useful foot protection for fall/spring

Keep your favourite summer shoes going into autumn - but fit them carefully if you use larger cleats

Image shows Castelli's Toe Thingy 2 on a rider's cycling shoes.
(Image credit: John Stevenson)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

When it’s too cold for summer shoes, but not dank enough for full overshoes, Castelli’s Toe Thingy 2 does a good job of protecting your feet. They’re easy to use and are small enough to carry in a pocket. However, the thin neoprene means you do have to be delicate with them as you stretch them into place.

Reasons to buy
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    Fend off the chill

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    Very easy to use

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Reasons to avoid
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    Slightly odd-looking

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    Red can run

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    Needs careful handling

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Want to keep wearing your favourite summer shoes into Autumn? The marvellously-named Toe Thingy 2 blocks all those pesky vents and mesh panels over your toes that are so handy in the summer but distinctly chilly in cool weather.

They are essentially the answer to the (quite specific) question ‘How do you keep the chill off your toes when it’s not really cold enough for full overshoes?'

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