P.R.O. Barrier Lite Shoe Cover
- Pearl Izumi's thinnest, lightest, most aero shoe cover
- Fabric provides lightweight wind and water protection
- Wind tunnel tested for optimal aerodynamics
- Zippered heel closure for improved fit
- Recommended for road shoes with external cleats
- Item #PLZ004I
What do you think about this product?
January 1, 2020
Pearl Izumi Shoe Covers
Bought bright yellow shoe covers for winter riding. These are excellent. Easy to get on and off and keep my feet and shoes dry in the rain and warmer due to wind protection. Should have bought them last year.
March 25, 2019
Great shoe covers.
I have always used these for certain conditions. When it’s too cold for plain uncovered shoes these work really well. Provides wind protection and some moisture protection. Makes riding more comfortable on days when temps are in the 40’s. While these are not waterproof they do keep some water out and feet protected. Downside is they don’t s last for years but at least they’re not expensive. They do trap some moisture inside when you’re making harder efforts and sweating. But I’d rather be warm. Ex-Large fits over a 45 shoe. Gotta work at getting them on but worth it.
February 3, 2019
Great shoe cover
These are great for cold damp weather as well as rain gear. Nice and snug, stretches over my specialized 43 shoes with o problem.
September 13, 2018
Understand their purpose...
Purpose/application: These lite booties will provide protection in cool and/or windy conditions down to about 50* (temp sensitivity is individual). Also for aerodynamics (e.g., time trial). Also fantastic for visibility (hi-viz yellow) in cloudy, low-light conditions. These are great, but Pearl Izumi does NOT claim these are waterproof (on their website). The seam is not even taped. These will provide a little help on wet roads after a rain (hence, "barrier lite"). But if you ride in these in full-on rain, your feet will be soaked. If you will be riding in colder temps (40's) or in significant rain, I highly recommend using a warmer and more water-resistant bootie such as Pearl's "PRO Barrier WxB" or Castelli's Tempesta. Sizing: Follow the size chart. I wear a 45 euro in Sidi and Shimano. The XL is the correct size. Note: The top material is coated with polyurethane for stretchiness (aerodynamics). It is a little delicate. Take care putting these on.
August 8, 2017
Definitely tight, so order big.
I like these covers and on a cool morning or wetish ride, they are fantastic. Very "cat woman" like in the fit.
April 21, 2017
Kept my feet dry
It took quite a while and a lot of stretching to get these over my cycling shoes, but they did keep my feet dry on a very rainy, wet, and windy 66 miles ride.. However, they were pretty much ruined by the end of the day by just the short time walking in them during stops.
November 21, 2016
Does Exactly As It Should
These covers do exactly as they should. They're essentially a wind breaker for your feet. Coupled with some good Merino Wool socks I've used them when the temperatures plunge into the mind 40's comfortably. I'm yet to really use them in the rain, but I suspect they'll keep me nice and dry. I wear Bont Vaypors in a size 10 with Speedplay Zeros and got XL's. They fit snuggly but are fairly stretchy. Take your time putting them on and you won't have an issue with tearing them.
August 8, 2016
Useful but fragile
I bought these primarily for aero benefit but they can be useful in wet weather. I would not consider them truly waterproof because water can get into the shoe via the sole which has an opening for a pedal cleat. My size XL fits fairly snugly over an older pair of Shimano size 44.5 road shoes. I doubt that the size XL would fit anything much larger than 44.5. I have not found anything better for use in cool weather so I recently bought a second pair to replace the first one. What I don't like about the shoe covers is that they are too easy to tear. So far the soles have held up well but it is really easy to tear the stretchy fabric of the uppers while pulling them on over riding shoes. I have used so much Tenacious Tape to patch my original pair that parts of the fabric have more tape than original material. For this price I would have expected something a bit sturdier.
November 28, 2014
This runs small so if you're a 10+ get the XXL
May 20, 2016
Are they waterproof in heavy rain?
August 8, 2016
I would think of them as water resistant, not waterproof. They do protect the top of the shoe reasonably well but water can still get into the shoe through the soles of the shoe since these shoe covers have an opening for cleats.
September 12, 2018
No. They don't claim to be. And few (any?) shoe covers or booties are 100% "water-proof" in heavy rain -in my experience. If you're really gonna ride (or get caught) in heavy rain... the Pearl Izumi "PRO Barrier WxB" covers would be much more suitable. And they work pretty darn well in my experience (see my review). Or try latex Velotoze (but I have a hard time getting those on -and no thermal protection). Or consider Castelli Tempesta booties (pricey at $100).
January 3, 2016
I wear 44.5 shimano R351 road shoes is XL the correct size for pro barrier shoe covers? Thanks
May 15, 2016
I don't know about that specific model but the XL fits well on my older size 44.5 Shimano road shoes
October 13, 2014
Are the toes reinforced?
October 15, 2014
Yes! KEVLAR has been added to the bottom to keep them durable and rip-resistant, even if you find yourself walking around in them at the coffee shop or in the parking lot.
May 25, 2016
Not sure if you mean top, front, or bottom, but there's a very thick piece of fabric under the toe.
April 21, 2017