For those serious about cycling overshoes are a must. Designed to aid aerodynamics, cycle overshoes also keep the feet warm and dry through all elements. Made of lightweight yet robust and weather proof material, they fit like a second skin for ultimate comfort. For cold and stormy weather they are a must, as not only do they resist the wind, but are totally waterproof. Toe covers are available as an option when extra warmth is required.
By purchasing cycle overshoes such as MTB overshoes, rather than professional cycling shoes, it is possible to add versatility without the large costs often associated with designer cycling shoes. For those who prefer a mountain bike overshoes are equally as user friendly as for those who enjoy race cycling or just cycle to work. Many have a gap on the sole to provide a better grip on the pedal and are not suitable for walking.
Designs vary from brand to brand but avoid those with a zip at the front. It is much easier for water to seep through the zip area, even if there is a waterproof flap beneath. It is far better to spend the extra time working a stretchy boot with no zips or fastenings over your footwear, even if it takes a little more effort.
Consider also a boot that features reflective stripes to aid visibility in traffic, such as featured on the Sogoi Resistor Bootie. It is also possible to purchase boots for large or small feet, such as MTB overshoes, which generally fit like a glove.