Closeouts. The fleece-lined 3mm neoprene construction of Pearl Izumi's Elite Barrier cycling shoe cover provides dependable warmth and weather protection as well as the exceptional durability of a Kevlar® bottom.
Reviewed by Barogo from Northern NM on Thursday, March 5, 2015
I just got these and thought I would try them out on my ride today which was in the 30s...all I can say is WOW! These are great! Even going downhill at ~40mph, my feet were nice and toasty! They are perfect and I am so glad I have them now for my early morning rides that will range from 20-40 degrees!
Reviewed by Joe from Pennsylvania on Thursday, December 4, 2014
First off, make sure you order up a little. I wear a US size 9 (Euro 42) and the Large is just barely big enough for me.
The fit is very good compared to other neoprene booties I have tried - most of which squeeze your foot too much and cut off the circulation, making your feet colder rather than warmer. This is not the case here. They fit well without compression especially in the toe area which is the most important.
The Velcro back closure is a little clunky. The Velcro just barely meets in one area (another reason to order up) but seems to work well enough and has not come loose so far.
I've worn these for wet rides just above freezing with a pair of heavier wool cycling socks and my feet were perfect for the 2-hour rides. Also have tried them down in the mid-20's (Fahrenheit) on dry days and have been equally comfortable.
I am deducting 1 star for the closure system and sizing, but overall do recommend these.
Reviewed by Mark from Rhode Island on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
These are a significant improvement on my previous shoe covers - very warm, and excellent wind-blocking.
They are, however, even in XXL (largest size) tight over a 48 shoe and just barely close in the back.
Reviewed by Babs from Maine on Friday, February 7, 2014
I returned the small for a medium, but I still find the fit snug and hard to put over my sz. 7 bike shoe. Not sure if it's me or the cover. Once on the shoe they do provide warmth and wind protection even on a ride in 20º temps.
Reviewed by icebiking from NH on Monday, December 2, 2013
Just got these shoe covers for winter mountain biking. They are warm but I wasn't thinking when I bought these that they are designed for road bikers. I wish I would have sized up (the mediums barely fit over my womens size 9 mountain bike shoes).
They are very warm (though they look even more ridiculous on than in the pic).
Reviewed by BillyGoat from Pennsylvania on Thursday, November 28, 2013
These work pretty well if you don't plan on riding in super cold temps. I've used them when it was in the upper 20's and my feet felt ok. You will get cold eventually, but these stave off the cold for a 2 hour ride.