Great aero overshoes which also offer water and wind protection. However, they are not the most durable.
Hard to get on
Not very durable
By Chris Hovenden published
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.
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.
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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