Overshoes for trainers

by step.doran   November 11, 2009  

Feet not too toasty this morning and was looking at the overshoe reviews, are these suitable for putting over trainers or do they just work with slim cycle shoes.

My trainers aren't too bulky, but the sole is a bit thicker than the usual wafer on a cycle shoe, would be closer to MTB shoes, and hit happily under toe-clips.

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if you get a thin neoprene one and spec it a size too big you should be okay. check how they fit at the bottom - some have more sole than others and one without much of a sole would probably be best over trainers. i've worn them over shimano boots before without any problems...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7406 posts]
11th November 2009 - 14:20

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Normally they are really designed with clipless pedals and cycling shoes in mind. I think you would have issues with damaging the fabric on the soles with normal pedals, and also if you ride with toe clips that would also tend to cause damage.

The fabric they are made from is not that tough, and isn't really designed to be rubbed against anything.

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posted by DaSy [649 posts]
11th November 2009 - 14:24

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true DaSy, but i use them for mtb/cross riding in the winter - sometimes on flats - which involves a lot of walking and scuffing of the underneath. okay they don't last for ever but they're definitely a toasty bonus while they do. the less fabric they have on the base the less there is to scuff, some have elastic straps and you can just sew a new one on when you've worn through it...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7406 posts]
11th November 2009 - 14:29

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Sounds interesting, any recommendations? Have to say, the thick endura ones make you look a little like Frankenstein's monster over mtb shoes Smile. Think it's the grey colour.

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posted by step.doran [71 posts]
11th November 2009 - 14:31

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I think my problem is that I'm a right bike tart, and hate anything to not look new...

I'm sure your right Dave, I've not used overshoes for other than road riding. My MTB days involved so much crap that my feet were a small part part of the overall cold, muddy and wet mess that was me.

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posted by DaSy [649 posts]
11th November 2009 - 15:59

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I do think that if there's any body part that you want to keep warm and dry then its your feet. There's nothing worse than soggy socks...
...well, maybe a soggy gentlemans warmer Devil

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
12th November 2009 - 21:25

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TheHatter wrote:

...well, maybe a soggy gentlemans warmer Devil

dont worry im working on a waterproof version as we speak! Big Grin

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
13th November 2009 - 15:01

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Altura do a Night Vision City overshoe that's designed to go over 'a wide variety of footwear' - we'll see if we can get some in.

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posted by purplecup [232 posts]
26th November 2009 - 16:21

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