Wet, frozen feet are no fun at all on a ride ? you?ll be scurrying home dreaming of slippers. We?ve tested nine pairs of overshoes, from full-on winter warmers to 3-Season covers
Assos Winter Plus overshoes test
BBB Heavy Duty overshoes
Pearl Izumi Barrier overshoes
PRO Endure NPU overshoes
Castelli Diluvio overshoes
Giordana HydroShield overshoes
Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Light overshoes
Northwave NRG X-Lite overshoes
Ignore the non-cyclists scoffing at them as ?Smurf shoes?, because overshoes are as vital to winter riding comfort as a decent set of shorts are in the summer.
To that end, we have rounded up a great selection of what?s available. The choice can be bewildering, so we have split the options into the full-on winter thermal variety and the ?three-season? type.
The latter can be worn on grey, cold days in spring (and even on particularly unseasonable days during summer) thanks to their thinner, less thermal fabrics.