Tall veloToze Shoe Covers will be the review product of this article. I tried to find good cycling overshoes for rainy conditions, that have a good fit against the calf muscles of the lower leg. Especially when you have long thin calf muscles it can be difficult to find good overshoes.
The Assos rainBootie_S7 shoe covers were beaten by the tall veloToze ones for a fraction of the price.
veloToze Tall Shoe Covers – The Design
veloToze shoe covers are rubber covers that fit tightly around your shoe and calf muscles and keep your feet dry during a rainy day on the bike. The design is fairly simple, and has the following features:
- No Zipper
The rubber is thick enough to be fairly durable, especially in the shoe cleat area. Probably not as durable as the Assos booties, but therefore are these shoe covers just a fraction of the Assos price point. I’ve ordered a pair of tall black shoe covers and personally I don’t like the white branding. Therefore I turn the covers inside out, with the branding on the inside. 🙂
During cold winter rides, you probably need to add another isolating layer over these shoe covers. But for spring and autumn rides you can also ditch your toe-covers.
Putting on veloToze Shoe Covers
Putting the shoe covers on and off (meaning over your cycling shoes and ratchets) requires some attention for a step-by-step approach. veloToze has a very good YouTube video where you can see the best practice, with minimum risk of damaging the shoe covers.
Also on the FAQ page there is a good set of information (and guidance) available.
Concluding thoughts and wrap-up
I always had an eye on the Assos rainBootie S7 shoe covers, simply because Assos brings high quality products to the market. I’m a huge fan of their clothing and accessories. I really like the Assos thermoBootie S7 shoe covers and those fit really well over my Sidi Wire SP shoes, but the rainbooties simply didn’t have the fit on my calfs as I expected.
So I decided to test the tall version of veloToze Shoe Covers, since I could get them for a price-point of € 15,00 (the Assos rainbooties cost about € 100,00). I’m very impressed with the fit around the calf muscles, which is in my view key to keep your feet dry. Water can’t flow along your legs behind the shoe covers into your shoe.
For this price-point I’m really impressed with the fit of the veloToze Shoe Covers, even if these are probably less durable than the Assos rainBootie S7 shoe covers. You only need to gain some experience in putting the covers on.
By the way I’m using the covers inside out, so I won’t have the large white branding on the outside, I prefer the clean black looks. 🙂
What shoe covers do you use in rainy conditions ?