Castelli Diluvio C Shoecovers 16 review

The Castelli Diluvio C Shoecovers aren't waterproof but the the neoprene keeps your feet warm when wet

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The neoprene's insulating properties keeps your feet warm even if they do get a bit wet

Reasons to buy
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    Tight fit

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    Great insulation

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Reasons to avoid
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    Water seeps in

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The Castelli Dilvuio C shoe cover's 3mm neoprene material doesn't sound very thick but its snug fit makes it surprisingly insulating. The top sits close to the ankle, I prefer to wear them with tights rather than knee warmers but, importantly, they don't slip down like some other over shoes can do and they hug shoes very tightly.

Testing these, I found that they were waterproof in light rain, or if the ground was wet, but if it was lashing it down over a sustained period time water would seep in at the cuffs – it took around 40 minutes on one ride in the heavy rain. What's important though is when it did ingress, it didn't result in chilly feet because of the insulating properties of the neoprene.

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