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Gore Wear C3 Gore Windstopper Toe Cover

$29.95

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    C3 Gore Windstopper Toe Cover

    When it comes to frosty temperatures and whipping wind, we find our toes are the first to go when it comes to soggy socks and painful chills. There are the truly freezing days that call for pricey winter cycling shoes, and full-blown shoe covers, but some days you just need a little bit to take the edge off of things. The Gore Wear C3 Core Windstopper Toe Covers make for the ideal break from the wind and rain, with lightweight coverage that cuts through the wind, while lightly insulating the toe-box of your shoes. These handy covers slide over your cycling shoes, with an open patch for your cleats to connect, giving you total windproof and water-resistant protection for frosty rides. They are constructed with a GoreTex Windstopper membrane that slices through the wind in front of you, while a blend of polyester and elastane wrap around your feet to add just enough thermal protection to keep you going on chilly spring mornings before the frost melts.

    • Total windproof protection for your toes
    • Gore Windstopper membrane resists water
    • Warm up your feet with medium thermal protection
    • Lightweight material is easy to toss in your pocket
    • Cutout cleat patch works with all current pedal systems
    • Reflective details and hi-viz colors keep you seen
    • Item #GWR002K

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] Gore Windstopper, [face fabric] 87% polyester, 13% elastane, [lining] 100% polyester
    Closure
    slip-on
    Recommended Use
    road cycling, cyclocross, cross-country, trail
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    >Rating: 2

    Not insulated, feel like paper

    Fit:True to size

    Maybe the definition of insulation has changed- but imo these can in no stretch of the imagination be given that title. I have a lot of great Gore products, but they don't belong in the shoe/toe cover business. They're paper thin, and feel like they will rip just from taking them on and off. Find a good neoprene pair like the Assos model, and you'll be both insulated and durable.

    >Rating: 4

    Good

    Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:True to size
    Size Boughtsmall for size 8 Sidi shoes

    They are a lot thinner than my old pair by Descente, but they work. They cleat opening is reinforced. The toe cap already has some small holes from unclipping at stop signs/lights. I'm going to have remember to plant my feet down flat.

    >Rating: 3

    Works but wears out fast

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:True to size
    Size BoughtM

    For such a thin material, it's surprising how well they work. There's really no insulation value, but in blocking the wind they really do go some distance to keeping your toes warm on cool days. For well-ventilated shoes, consider taping over air vents in the soles to really help them work. That said, I've worn these out after a couple of seasons. The underside isn't reinforced at all, and clipping in causes enough wear that holes have formed. I'd consider the Castelli Toe Thingies, which are both reinforced and much warmer.

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    >Rating: 5

    keep those feet warm

    Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    super thin but protective. Good wind protection. Fit is very tight but not uncomfortable.