Gorewear Shield Thermo overshoes review - tough to get on; equally tough weather protection

The perfect deep winter overshoes, offering excellent protection against the cold and the rain

Image shows a rider wearing the Gorewear Shield Thermo overshoes
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A terrific pair of winter overshoes for those riding in cold and weather conditions. A triple defence against the rain ensures that the shoes underneath stay dry, while a soft thermal fleece prevents the cold from entering.

Reasons to buy
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    Very warm

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    Waterproof

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    Windproof

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    Competitively-priced

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Reasons to avoid
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    Poor reflectivity

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    Very hard to put on

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The wind is blowing, the rain is threatening and the temperatures are in their single digits: our feet are not content.

Cycling in such conditions can quickly become a ride to endure as opposed to enjoy, with frozen and wet feet having the potential to quickly sap any enthusiasm.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.