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
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.