Our goal was three fold with the Arctic overshoes project.
For those of you who ride a bit of everything, you’ll find the wide cleat holes allows compatibility with road or Race XC style MTB shoes. And with the 4mm neoprene they fit snuggly and securely.
The overshoes have a high cuff that gives extra coverage, right up to the calf, while the excellent stretch of the neoprene still allows the flexibility needed for easy pedalling. 3M reflective details provide much-needed visibility as the light turns to darkness.
A right and left specific(to avoid crank rub), moulded rubber toe cap protects the front of your feet from road spray, provides an impenetrable barrier to wind and cold and the underside is treaded to offer better purchase on cafe floors. The sole is also reinforced, designed to be tough and durable . 3M Reflective decorates each side of the zip , making you easy to spot on your after-dark spins.
Elastic around the top of the overshoe seal reduces moisture getting inside from the leg and increases the garments effectiveness. The YYK cam lock zip is the strongest available to us, coupled with a stretch fabric either side of the closure to reduce pressure points.
These perform, and double stitching means they will do it again next season, so take your time to ensure you fit them correctly by lining up the cleat and heel holes.
Overshoes love cycling. All overshoes will die quickly if you walk in them. Cycle don’t walk. Concrete eats overshoes- so be nice to them- penguin walk on your heal and cleat. Least chance of slipping and the toe area will remain free from ground contact.