Delight in toasty toes when you go for your frosty winter rides with help from the Gore Wear C3 Gore-Tex Overshoes. These handy covers strap over your kicks with hook-and-loop closure that can be cinched down for the perfect fit, while the Gore-Tex membrane sheds water and slices through wind to keep your feet as warm as possible. The lining is made from Gore's Robust Shell, adding an insulating element to the party, with polayamide that wicks, polyurethane that insulates, and added Kevlar for good measure, upping the durability. Abraison resistant material is used near the bottom of the overshoe, holding up to the moments when you have to hit the road or trail on foot. The overshoes pack down nice and tidy when you're done using them, so you can toss them in your back pocket when the sun comes out and the ground starts to warm.
- Keep your flippers from freezing with these overshoes
- Gore-Tex membrane sheds water and cuts through wind
- Breathable fabric keeps sweat from building up inside
- Insulating lining for warm feet on freezing days
- Abraison resistant opening holds up to walking
- Hook-and-loop closure cinches down around your shoe
- Item #GWR002J
- Q & A
Cheap velcro enclosure, runs large
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Out of the box these looked like oversized plastic bags over my shoes- but I thought as long as they keep me dry I guess I'll live with the bizarre fit. I fastened the velcro enclosure as tight as I could around my calf (wearing leg warmers) and rode for 25 minutes in light to medium NYC rain. I had to ring out my socks as if I'd not used a shoe cover at all. Throughout the entire ride I could feel the water coming in through the top. It's obvious that the oversized nature of the product, combined with the cheap velco enclosure and lack of stretch in the fabric make it impossible to get a good seal.
These were meant to replace my 15 year old no-name $25 neoprene covers- which are still intact but come loose given the age of the velcro. But for 14 of those years they kept my feet dry and warm in all kinds of crazy conditions. Bottom line- find a neoprene product with a zipper, if anyone makes it.
Also, there is no insulating liner in these as advertised. Do the copywriters even touch these products before writing about them?
- Fit: Runs large
These were a bad fit for me, the back closure is very strange (Velcro only) that makes them flop off the heel and get caught in the cleats. They were the right size for my shoes, but still didn't work at all.
that said they were totally water/wind proof and very good shoe covers. If they fit, i'd keep them.