It is one of the great mysteries of the mountain biking world: why are there no flat pedal deep winter boots? In recent years we have seem some efforts at warmer shoes, or even waterproof hi-tops, but we’ve yet to experience some true winter boots with sticky soles. There are any number of boots for the clip-in rider, but the sticky sole crew are left to layer up in waterproof socks, and destined to hope that their shoes will be dry by the next time they want to ride. Turn that radiator up full whack…what’s that smell?
This product does not seek to resolve the absence of winter boots for flat pedal riders, but instead aims to make flat pedal riding a bit more inclement weather friendly. The Endura MT500 Plus overshoes are neoprene booties with a tough rubber edging and stirrup that fit over your standard flat shoes.
The stirrup is designed to hold the bootie in place, but without compromising your flat shoe’s ability to grip your pedal. It’s even claimed that the stirrup and dimpled rubber toe will give you more grip than many flat pedal shoes. It also sounds very promising, especially as a pair of overshoes is cheaper than a whole new pair of winter boots (even if they did exist for flat pedals riders).
Endura MT500 Plus Overshoe Features
- Flat-pedal specific design
- Nylon faced neoprene upper
- Rubber open sole for use with flat or clip-in pedals
- Aggressive rubber toe section tread for added grip
- Rear Velcro® closure with fit adjustment
- Reflective trim
- Sizes: S/M (37-39), M/L (40-41), L/XL (42-43), XL/XXL (44-45)
- RRP: £44.99
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|Product:||MT500 Plus Overshoe|
|Tested:||by Hannah Dobson & Tom Hutton for 3 months|