Even if you have a good pair of mud guards on the front and back wheel of your bike, your feet are still going to suffer from the amount of water and spray they'll encounter on a seriously wet ride. The Giordana Hydroshield Waterproof Shoe Covers will be your BFFs in wet weather. By using HydroShield, these booties will seal out all amounts of wet and grimy elements.
Heel zippers and Velcro closures beneath the cleats have been incorporated so that the booties will be easy to get on and off without compromising the effectiveness of the protection. And so that no water will start dripping down the tops of the booties, a tall soft elastic reinforces around the ankle. Rubberized reinforcements at the front of the booties will ensure their extended durability and add just that touch more of protection. Reflective inserts have been added at the heels since if you are riding in the rain, you almost certainly will also be riding in low level lighting situations.
The Giordana Hydroshield Waterproof Shoe Covers come in Black and are available in sizes Small through X-Large.
I ordered these with the notion that I was finally going to find a shoe cover that fits my speedplay cleats (fitted way back). I received them as ordered, but to my dismay they were too small! I have Specialized S-Works shoes size 39, and I could get barely get them around the heel. However, that was not the dealbreaker. I have some skinny ankles, and these did not come even close to getting around them. The product is well made, feels great, and looks fantastic. I have no doubt that if it would have fit, it would have suited my needs perfectly. However, it sizes quite small, and for that reason I had to exchange it. I marked it down because Giordana should indicate on their sizing charts that they size quite small. Make sure that you order at least one size larger than you would expect to.
In general, looks like a well made product. The large size fit my 43.5 2013 Specialized S-Work road shoe ok (a little tight - tough to get over the boa dials), but the shoe cover is so tight around my ankles (just above my ankles) that it was very uncomfortable, and I have skinny ankles! The material at the ankle has VERY LITTLE stretch. I realize it's good to have them fit snug to prevent water from leaking in, but these covers would benefit by having an adjustable strap at the top ... just sayin'. I will return for an XL and see if the fit around my ankles is better without being too loose around my shoes. Btw - The sizing on the Giordana website is more accurate IMHO.
The ankle is extremly small on these that is the only down side. The fit is perfect on the shoe though. I wear them either way and it they still keep my feet dry, which is a nice change, I no longer want to bail out after 1hr on those cold wet rides.
My husband does a lot of training in the rain. He has skinny ankles so these work perfectly. Usually booties gap on him at the ankles. If you don't have skinny ankles, they might be tight. Otherwise, they are true to shoe size.