Lots of padding, tight fit for the XL on my 47's (size 13), its at 32 now, been riding an hour, feet started feeling chilly, not at the fault of the covers, its the weep hole (that lets rain out of the shoe) on the bottom of the shoe that was letting cold air in, need to block that off. They do makes my shoes look more aero, stretching them over your shoes takes some getting used to, but good value.
I purchased these booties to use on my MTB flat pedals because the picture of the bottom of these booties looked as though it could survive the rough pins on my pedals. Indeed, they have preformed admirably after a dozen outings. All other waterproof/winter-proof booties I have owned (many!) have always fallen apart because they are made only for clipless pedals and not MTB flat pedal. These booties are quite tight to get on (I ordered an XL pair for my 46 Shimano flat pedal shoes), but can just stretch enough to work. Clipless type shoes are narrower, so XL would probably fit larger shoe sizes in the clipless variety. The booties them selves work just fine..not totally waterproof on extremely hard rains and longer rides (2-3hr), but nothing I have owned is totally waterproof under such conditions. I gave these a four star rating only because I wish they were a bit larger for the type of shoes I wear. I am very glad that I purchased these booties and would gladly recommend them to any flat pedal, MTB users.
My go to shoe covers! I have big feet and these go on easy with the Velcro closure. Nice and snug. Good down in the 20s with some wool socks. Original pair is still going strong minus the patch from the dog bite!
I live in the foothills between Reno and Carson City at an elevation of 5150 feet. It's not unusual for winter highs to be in the upper 30s. Wool socks and these covers are usually enough for a 1-2 hour ride. The covers do run a little small and take a little effort to get on.
The XL size fit my size 46 EUR (12.25 US--that's what is says inside the shoe) easily. Seems they would stretch to fit even larger shoes. Need to be a 18yr old gymnast to close the 'velcro' fastener on the outside so I just swap them around and put them on so the fasteners are on the inside. And that works.
These shoe covers are just what I needed - a way to keep my feet from freezing in cold and windy yet dry conditions. They do the job well and the accesible price point allowed me to try these and keep on cycling throughout the winter. The velcro sides makes them easy to put on and I don't even think about them when riding - quite comfy.
Ordered the correct size but neoprene tore badly while I struggled to get them on my flat pedal shoes the FIRST time. Never did accomplished this task and threw them out before riding in them. Service was great but these booties belong in the garbage.
Not sure if I love the Velcro closures as opposed to the Zippers my old covers had. Seems it is impossible to get a right closure around the shoe. However, the Velcro seems heavy duty enough. Used the covers this past winter (albeit a mild one around here) they appeared to do the job & appear to have lasted for at least another season.
I bought these because my old wrap around covers were in shreds. I wasn't sure if I would like them but they worked out great. They are easy to get on and keep my feet warm but not sweaty.