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thin shoecovers(3 posts)

thin shoecoverscollegiateryder
Dec 21, 2003 9:40 PM
any of you guys use thin shoe covers like the pros wear? im asking because id like to wear something a little less bulky than the pearl izumis i have. im assuming the thinner ones block the wind pretty well otherwise they wouldnt be so common...that is unless theyre more for aerodynamics than wind blocking.
all opinions welcome.
also, can they be found at any LBS?
yup, I love the thin ones..Qubeley
Dec 22, 2003 7:33 AM
They cover a rather good temp range, do a good job blocking wind. I use my lycra covers from 40s-60s. And because they are so thin, you can always strip them off and stuff them in jersey pocket when it gets warm. I only use the thicker booties when it gets below 40s.
Most of the pro shop carry the PI neoprene one. After I used it for a season, the neopren begins to peel. I then peel the whole layer off, and found out that without the neoprene, it works just as well.
Also have the DMT, for racing only--I think it looks really sharp.
re: thin shoecoversfracisco
Dec 22, 2003 1:48 PM
I have a pair of the lycra shoe covers that Voler sells. They do an okay job of keeping the wind out, but I think that based on what everybody else has been telling me, a pair of PI Calientoes will be better. A nice pair of wool socks have helped with the early morning chill (mid 40's to low 50's here in L.A.) more than the shoe covers. Heavier shoe covers that are wool also get good reviews.

A nice thing about Voler is that they are available in lots of colors.