Mavic Vision shoe covers review

We've tested the Vision shoe covers, part of Mavic's new line of hi-vis reflective clothing and accessories

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Mavic’s Vision overshoes do everything you’d expect of an overshoe, with the benefit of reflective elements for increased safety.

Reasons to buy
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    Well made upper with a close fit

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    Warm and adequately waterproof

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    Reflective elements add to low-light visibility

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Reasons to avoid
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    Significant wear to fabric on base when walking and clipping in

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    Come up quite small

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Although it’s getting lighter and warmer, it’s still good to keep your feet warm and dry – especially if it adds visibility out on the road too. And that's where Mavic’s Vision overshoes come in.

They feature darts of reflective material at the rear of the overshoe, along with Mavic’s hallmark yellow flashes. There’s also reflective taping over the top of the cuff.

Despite reinforcement, the soles are now showing signs of wear
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The zip is waterproof and has a chunky puller. It’s covered by a reflective flap with a top Velcro tab to make doubly sure that water doesn’t get in. I didn’t have any problem with the zip coming undone during rides – and there’s an additional reflective band here too.

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The rest of the overshoe is made of a stretchy Roubaix-style fabric which gives a nice close fit over cycling shoes, although there’s enough stretch for them to be comfortable. If you are close to the top of the size range, however, you may want to size up to ensure there’s enough room for buckles or Boas.

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The outside of the fabric is DWR treated, giving pretty good water resistance even though the seams are are not taped. The heel and the base of the foot are made of a more robust fabric that stands up well to walking and clipping in.

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The Vision overshoes are showing signs of wear and tear around the cleat holes, though. It’s no worse than you’d find with most other overshoes, but is likely to limit their lifespan to a couple of years max.

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