These covers are cheap and great. They are not 100% water proof, but will keep you dry in light commuter spray. I had the black and foolishly hiked in them, chewing up the toes. So I got a pair of Neon yellow to help with the being seen. Sadly filhty city road spray dimmed the hot yellow pretty quick, but that's no fauly of the product.
This shoe cover fits well and is easy to put on and take off. In addition it is warm and waterproof.
My only issue is the bottom of the toe area. When I stop and put my foot down, my toe hits first and sometimes I stay on that toe causing more wear. The material on the bootie at the bottom of the toe is very thin and not durable. So now I have a pair booties that look new on top but will soon become unusable because the left one is worn out under the toe.
I actually tried wearing some toe cover over these and had some success since the toe covers had a thick rubber bottom.
In spite of all that I bought another pair because of the price and how well they worked before wearing out.
I ride in Northern California, and when it gets to be in the 40s and 50s, my feet get cold!
Covers keep my feet warm at 40-55 deg weather
Keeps shoes clean in wet conditions
Seem sturdy after about a month of usage
I like the hi-viz color
Not breathable, so your feet will sweat and you will get home with shoes that are wet from the inside
Not that warm, so it's not like sitting with your feet by a fireplace - ) At 40 deg, they'll still be cold.
Overall I like them and am satisfeed.
I use these on the road only, so that may be why I don't have problems with the bottom wearing out like other riders. Unlike so many brands, Louis Garneau seems to fit true to size. I prefer the wide velcro strip on the outside of the ankle - it doesn't chafe the crank arm and works better than a zipper when layering wool socks and tights.
I like how easy it is to put over my cleats. I was initially concern about standing up to the all walking around I do from the commuter cage to the locker room all the way to by office desk. So far one month hasn't been too bad. I've already assumed I'll buy a new pair annually because shoe covers aren't made for that much walking.
At this price it definitely keeps you warm and dry. What else do you need?
Product is stretch fabrics with overlapped fabric reinforcement for sole openings. The sewing quickly unraveled. If you can sew, reinforce the bottoms when new and you should be able to enjoy the product. Or maybe try fabric glue. Other than the bad stitching, they work fine.
I use this pair when riding mud on the XC MTB. Feet are always dry and shoes look like new after the muddiest of rides.They do get torn up when riding the more aggressive trails, but for this price I just break out a new pair every year. I like the velcro opening over other zipper opening because I kept on breaking the zipper pulls off.
Grabbed this on a clearance special because I needed something for cold wet days. The first few weeks were ok. Not as good as some boot covers I have used but they were warm and took the edge off.
About 2 months in they are total garbage. The under-foot straps have totally disintegrated. Useless. Spend the money, buy something substantial.
When I ride my bike to work it's two hours each way. On a day the temps were in the high 30s I had a light pair of wool socks and these booties. My feet stayed warm for the first hour and got a little cold the second hour.
These are easy to put on and take off, and they are holding up well.
I have been using Louis Garneau Neo Protect II Shoe Covvers for several (winter) seasons now. Based on the harsh weather and my milage from Nov to March, getting 1 to 1-12 seasons from these is fine. I always wait for them to go on sale so to have a 2nd set ready to go when the current pair wears out. I hate the cold, but I hate not riding more. These help make it easier to ride, knowing my toes will be warm even when its 19 degrees, cloudy and windy. They also help when it is wet out, but not on down pours.
When my neoprene toe guards had failed to keep the feeling in my toes for the last time, I turned to BikeTiresDirect.com and found these. I wear them for sub-40F days, or if it's under 50 and wet. After many rides with them, I'm quite happy. I like that they fit tight, stay warm, and keep things dry. The velcro enclosure isn't as tighttidy as a zipper, but it's easy, and gives a little more pant-choice-thickness versatility than a zipper.
I just threw away a pair of booties I used for one year because the zipper failed. I won't mention the brand but it rhymes with crap-o.
Happy to find these basic booties with VELCRO. They're exactly what I wanted - nothing fancy and no zips.