While they look minimal, my feet remained warm and dry, and they did a decent job of keeping the worst of the cold out (with a winter sock underneath). Sweatiness was notably less of an issue compared to their less breathable neoprene rivals, too.
Easy pull on/ pull off
Very good waterproofing
Not for really cold conditions
It’s surprising anyone has been able to get any riding in over the holiday period, with so many fallen trees and flooded roads in Surrey and Kent.
But with good intentions, we grabbed this offering from SealSkinz and headed out to give these £35 waterproof, windproof and breathable booties a go to see if they live up to expectations.
Thankfully they did and really worked well, even in some pretty grim conditions. The simple sock design is easy to pull on and fits very well around the shoe and legs, limiting any leakage.
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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.