recommend me some overshoes

nedmoran
nedmoran Posts: 53
edited January 2014 in Road general
Hi all. As the title says, i'm looking for some overshoes mainly to stop my feet getting wet. I'd like them to be really snug and not loose. Quite light and no more than say 40 quid. Any good ones that stand out(from experience) :?:

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  • farrina
    farrina Posts: 360
    nedmoran wrote:
    Hi all. As the title says, i'm looking for some overshoes mainly to stop my feet getting wet. I'd like them to be really snug and not loose. Quite light and no more than say 40 quid. Any good ones that stand out(from experience) :?:

    These worked a treat for me last winter and only cost circa £25

    http://www.endura.co.uk/Product.aspx?dept_id=107&prod_id=14

    Other good thing is that they come in a XXL size just what I need for my 49 shoes.

    If you can stretch to it I highly recommend Sidi GTX Hydro. Shoes which are Gore Tex lined http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/sidi-winter-road-bike-shoes-hydro-gtx/aid:180029?gclid=CIKYl86u57gCFWXKtAodnh0Acg absolutes joy with wooly socks on a cold winters day.

    Regards

    Alan

    Ps there is no such thing as a waterproof overshoes .... although the Sidi shoes are pretty effective
    Regards
    Alan
  • I'd second that on the endura overshoes. I used them all through last winter in all that foul weather and they are great. Not waterproof but really warm.
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Prendas air tunnel

    + many.
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  • laurentian
    laurentian Posts: 2,387
    No experience of any others but the Endura ones have worked well for me over 2 years and are still going strong
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  • Lycra-Byka
    Lycra-Byka Posts: 292
    Endura or bbb hardware hydrophobic
  • styxd
    styxd Posts: 3,234
    If it's really raining, overshoes won't stop your feet getting wet. They will keep them warm though.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Planet X neoprene shoes. About a tenner and they've lasted much better than others I've used.
  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    Endura for me but these:

    http://www.endura.co.uk/Product.aspx?de ... rod_id=484

    Overshoes - warm and wet. You wont get warm and dry. You may even get wet on dry days depending on how sweaty you are - the sweat runs down your legs/tights and is absorbed by the neoprene.
  • wandsworth
    wandsworth Posts: 354
    Funny, I was looking for the same yesterday. Some posters have said these shoes won't keep you dry, though they claim to be waterproof. What gives?
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  • styxd
    styxd Posts: 3,234
    Water seems to run down your leg and leak through the top. If you want dry feet, mudguards and overshoes are a good idea. They'll still get wet though :-(
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    wandsworth wrote:
    Funny, I was looking for the same yesterday. Some posters have said these shoes won't keep you dry, though they claim to be waterproof. What gives?

    The material is waterproof, the hole in the top is not. :wink:
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  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    smidsy wrote:
    wandsworth wrote:
    Funny, I was looking for the same yesterday. Some posters have said these shoes won't keep you dry, though they claim to be waterproof. What gives?

    The material is waterproof, the hole in the top is not. :wink:

    Nor are the holes on the underside of the shoes, even if you do tape them over.
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  • Baby Trek
    Baby Trek Posts: 118
    Another vote for Endura!
  • nedmoran
    nedmoran Posts: 53
    I had been looking at the Enduras myself, but after reading all of your advice (for which i am grateful). I've decided to get some waders instead.
  • rozzer32
    rozzer32 Posts: 3,830
    I use these and they're fantastic. Had over 3 hours in the heavy pi$$ing rain before my feet started to get wet.

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/overshoes-castelli-diluvio-shoe-covers-16cm/castzosh275
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  • kingderham
    kingderham Posts: 206
    I use Pro over shoes and also use Seal Skin sock's.
    A mouthfull of mud, i guess ive crashed

    Giant xtc se
    Trek 1.2compact
  • I've used Endura and shimano pro overshoes, both fallen apart and not up to the job.
    I've also got the assos s7 overshoes, more for the cold than wet but still the best out there, if not a little pricey.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Pro Tarmac NPU.
    I've used a pair over about 3 winters now, and they've been great. There are just a few scuffs on them, but no real damage or wear.
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  • kingderham
    kingderham Posts: 206
    Have had my Pro over shoes for 2 seasons and not a problem with them.
    A mouthfull of mud, i guess ive crashed

    Giant xtc se
    Trek 1.2compact
  • I forgot to post back on my purchase. Anyway, i got some Endura equipe stretch overshoes and some seal skins socks to go with them.
  • I've got the Funkier waterproof overshoes. They do a good job, they're waterproof and windproof and they fit my shoes pretty well. Downsides are that holes have appeared on the material that hooks under the toe of the shoe pretty quickly. Plus they cost a fair amount, I only really bought them because they were all my LBS had left in stock and I was itching for a ride. I'd say that there are better, cheaper alternatives.
  • MattC59 wrote:
    Pro Tarmac NPU.
    I've used a pair over about 3 winters now, and they've been great. There are just a few scuffs on them, but no real damage or wear.

    +1 for these. Again, 3rd winter for my current pair and going strong. Good fit and they do the job. A few scuffs around the front but I reckon I'll get a couple more seasons out of them.