Video: Sidi launch vanity overshoes

Keep your Sidi shoes clean without hiding them with these novel and unique overshoes

by David Arthur @davearthur   September 18, 2013  

You see some crazy new products at Eurobike, but without doubt, taking the prize if there was one, the most bonkers thing we saw were these ‘vanity overshoes’ from Sidi. VecchioJo talks us through them in this video.

They’re essentially thin Lycra overshoes that will protect your expensive shoes from getting dirty. To ensure everyone knows you’re still wearing expensive Sid’s though, they’re printed to look like a pair of top-end Wire shoes. So if you’ve just splashed out “six months rent” on a pair of Sidi shoes, as VecchioJo says, and want to keep them clean, these overshoes let you keep them covered, while still showing the world you’ve got a pair of flashy Italian shoes.

Or, as VecchioJo points out, you could wear them over your other brand shoes and fool people into thinking you’ve just splashed out on a pair of Sidi shoes. But that would be a bit silly wouldn’t it. Whoever said cyclists were a vain bunch.

They're available in several colours, no UK price has been announced yet, nor indeed availability

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Alternatively, you put them over your cheap shoes to make it look as though you are wearing expensive Sidi Cool

posted by Old Cranky [278 posts]
18th September 2013 - 9:46

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What a brilliant idea!

posted by sorebones [126 posts]
18th September 2013 - 11:10

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Overshoes should be black.

I like when the weather turns cold, and finally i can blank out all the branding with a good pair of black overshoes. Well, except for the "Pro" logo on the overshoes themselves, of course.

And no-one can tell if i'm being tough and wearing my usual shoes, or feeling chilly and wearing the winter AM50s!

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posted by PJ McNally [594 posts]
18th September 2013 - 11:21

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Old Cranky wrote:
Alternatively, you put them over your cheap shoes to make it look as though you are wearing expensive Sidi Cool

Haha I like it

posted by Marauder [260 posts]
18th September 2013 - 11:23

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Old Cranky wrote:
Alternatively, you put them over your cheap shoes to make it look as though you are wearing expensive Sidi Cool

That's what people will think you've done even if you are wearing Sidis!

posted by The Rumpo Kid [590 posts]
18th September 2013 - 11:37

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I love the look of Sidi's, but they don't suit my feet so no point in me buying them. Maybe I should buy these?!

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posted by notfastenough [3644 posts]
18th September 2013 - 12:56

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Hilarious!!! Road.cc has it right when they say cyclists aren't the least bit vain Laughing I really wonder how many people might get these to wear over their much cheaper (but in fairness still damn expensive) cycling shoes

posted by jarredscycling [457 posts]
18th September 2013 - 14:16

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What do you wear over your vanity overshoes to keep them clean and dry and protect them from damage?


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posted by bikeboy76 [1637 posts]
18th September 2013 - 20:27

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Shut up and take my money!!!

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posted by Cooks [504 posts]
18th September 2013 - 22:47

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RRP £99.99. Bargain!

Of course they're not!

Are they? Thinking

posted by Kloudy [5 posts]
19th September 2013 - 7:02

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Bring on the Rapha over-jersey and over-bibshorts (£4.99 the pair) Party

posted by Kloudy [5 posts]
19th September 2013 - 9:38

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Sidi's brand manager really needs a sit down and a good slap. WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG?

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posted by aslongasicycle [361 posts]
19th September 2013 - 9:46

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Want some Dr Martens ones.

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posted by minnellium [82 posts]
20th September 2013 - 22:55

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