VeloToze Tall overshoes review

Road racers and time triallers across the country are wearing the VeloToze Tall overshoes. We decided to test them out

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Great aero overshoes which also offer water and wind protection. However, they are not the most durable.

Reasons to buy
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Reasons to avoid
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    Hard to get on

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    Not very durable

The VeloToze collection of overshoes seem to have taken the domestic time trial and road racing scene by storm. VeloToze says they are waterproof, windproof and aerodynamic - pretty much everything you want from a race orientated overshoe.

They are made from a material that is akin to a thick rubber balloon, or put another way they are a swimming cap for your feet.

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To put them on you simply stretch them over your shoes - this is a little difficult and it is crucial you choose the correct size.

There are no zips or velcro straps to create drag and the flexible material gives a snug fit which must have an aerodynamic benefit.

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When it comes to being waterproof and windproof they are the best I have seen. Save for the large cleat shaped cut-out, which is a problem for all overshoes, my feet remained dry and they acted as an effective barrier to the wind.

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Velotoze says they are  designed for cold, rainy or snowy days. However, on the coldest days you'd want a thicker more insulated option and if taking part in a long race on a warm days you'd want better ventilation.

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These rubber overshoes are great for racing, especially over shorter distances. If you are looking for an overshoe to be used for all your riding you’d want a more robust option.

There is also a short version of VeloToze overshoes that only come up to just below the ankle joint. The VeloToze Short cost £13.00.

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