When it's cold outside, you might think thicker socks are going to keep you feet warm. But, because of the highly breathable nature of cycling shoes, this logic is flawed. Wool socks aren't going to cut it --you need shoe covers. The Gore Bike Wear Road SO Overshoes is the ticket to conquering snow-lined roads and sub-zero winds.
It's thermo-lined for warmth and covered with WindStopper soft shell fabric to block those numbing, frigid winds like a linebacker. But your feet won't drown in their own perspiration. The shell may block wind, but it still allows moisture to escape.
Along the sole, reinforcements and abrasion resistant materials are added at the cut-outs to avoid premature failure. At the ankle, an elastic cuff and hook-and-loop strap ensures the weather is locked out of the OverShoe. Reflective piping adds safety in low-light, and a rear entry zip make these a breeze to pull on over shoes.
The Gore Bike Wear Road SO OverShoes come in five sizes, and two colors; Black or Neon Yellow.
I ride 10k to work everyday in South East Germany, and haven't seen the sun in months. Despite that fact, I have yet to have cold toes on my ride since I purchased these. I wear them with Pearl Izumi X-Alp Drift II shoes which are mostly mesh and have a larger profile than a normal road shoe so I went up one size from the recommendation and it worked perfectly.
To maximize the lifetime of these try not to let your foot slide as you come to a stop. Pretty common sense, but it took me a few days to learn that.
The real deal! After trying multiple brands of overshoes,I FINALLY decided to give GORE a whirl. As i look back now,it should have been my FIRST choice! The QUALITY is SECOND to NONE! The ease of on/off is a breeze. And the warmth? As TOASTY as can be!
My feet were getting cold now that the temps have dropped into the low 40's. These overshoes added just the right amount of warmth to be comfy into the mid 30's to the mid 40's.
Quality is good, but my feet froze in 30 degree (F) about 0 (C), dry weather. I have returned them and purchased the Thermo version of these. I hope they turn out to protect against the cold better.
Perhaps it's because of the salty winter roads here in New England. They'll keep you warm but the zipper will break before long