Fiber Content: 100% nylon (main)
100% polyester (Gore-Tex membrane)
Country of Origin: Imported
You’re getting ready for your commute to work, and it’s positively pouring outside. Grab your rain jacket and slip the GORE Bike Wear City Overshoe over your casual or bike shoes.
Every year for the past 15 years, my friends and I do a 350 mile, 5 day bicycle tour from Lansing Michigan to the Mackinaw Bridge. The 1st 14 years, we only ever had a short sprinkle while riding. There have always been rainy nights, but never an entire day of rain.....until last year. In fact, it rained every day, and there was a two hour driving rain on day 2.
This year I decide to taunt the universe by purchasing an entire set of rain gear. I assumed my large outlay of cash would prevent the rain. I was however wrong. Though this years weather was much better, we did get a heavy rain on day 4. Anticipating the rain, I stowed my rain gear in my rear pack. Once the rain started, we pulled over and I donned my rain gear including the City Overshoe.
The overshoe fit great (I purchased the 11.0 - 13.0). I spent about a week looking for a non-insulated shoe cover. When it rains in this part of the country in August, it is usually warm and extremely humid. It has a simple velcro closure in the rear. The front wraps around the bottom of the shoe and tappers at the rear where it just wraps around the rear of the shoe. Clipping in and out is not a problem.
The customer service is excellent. Never having ordered from Real Cyclist, I used the on-line chat to inquire about availability. The e-mail updates were humorous and timely.
I have to say I am becoming a fanboy of Gore Bike Wear. I ride year round and when it gets cold I have always had problems keeping my feet warm, until now. These covers are super easy to put on completely windproof. My feet have never felt better. I wore these on a recent trip to Bend OR where I rode in temps down to -4 and my feet were toasty and dry. ( I was also wearing a Gore jacket and gloves so the rest of me was warm as well)The sizing is spot on and the quality is what I have come to expect from Gore. If you ride when it is cold then you need these shoe covers
Very Nice for cold weather. I wore these at around 29 F with ice around on the ground. My feet stayed very nice and warm after an hour on the road. The worked on shoes without cleats just fine. Plenty of room for cleats too.
Have not tried them in the wet yet.
Buying another pair.
These are great in 20-30 F or for heavy rain and mud.
After many wears (maybe 100 2 hour rides) the strap across the bottom wore out.
I used rubberbands for a while to compensate but they tend to come off.