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Endura MT500 Plus Overshoes survive flat pedals to keep feet dry & clean

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Anyone who has ever worn a pair of shoecovers on a mountain bike has shredded them in sort order. Now with more mountain bikers opting for platform pedals for their extra confidence on technical trails, there’s little chance of any shoecover surviving against traction pins. So, Endura has taken an alternate approach. In the MT500 Plus Overshoes, they’ve sewn an open rubber sole onto a neoprene bootie to keep shoes & feet dry and clean while maintaining grip on the flats.

Endura MT500 Plus Overshoe flat pedal platform pedal trail mountain bike overshoes winter shoe covers clean vs. dirty 5Tens

Endura do a lot of mountain biking on wet & muddy trails, especially their trail ambassadors like UK freeride legend Chris Smith. So it’s no surprise they would be the ones to solve the flat pedal overshoe problem. The MT500 Plus Overshoe keep your trail kicks in good shape, while of course keeping your feet cozy as well.

MT500 Plus Overshoes neoprene flat pedal shoe covers

Endura MT500 Plus Overshoe flat pedal platform pedal trail mountain bike overshoes winter shoe covers easy on and off

The new Endura mountain bike Overshoes are the first we’ve seen designed specifically for the wide, flat & grippy skate-style shoes that most riders opt for on platform pedals. The overshoes then get a long wearing rubber sole with open sections under the ball of the foot & heel to let the grip of your shoes peek through.

Endura MT500 Plus Overshoe flat pedal platform pedal trail mountain bike overshoes winter shoe covers open sole detail

They even add some lugged sole tread on the toe. That provides some much needed extra traction in the wet. A helpful feature since most platform-ready shoes tend towards pedal grip over wet trail grip.

Endura MT500 Plus Overshoe flat pedal platform pedal trail mountain bike overshoes winter shoe covers neoprene upper

Up top the MT500 Plus Overshoes are a pretty standard nylon-faced neoprene, still with reinforcement around the toe & heel. In the back they use a typical zippered opening to make them easy to stretch over big shoes, with a heel pull tab & large velcro closure to get everything in place and stay there.

Endura MT500 Plus Overshoe flat pedal platform pedal trail mountain bike overshoes winter shoe covers lugged open rubber sole

Endura says the wide fit works with a wide range of shoes, even ones designed for clipless trail pedals. Available to order now, the $65/50€ neoprene mountain bike overshoes come in black only, with a bit of MT500 family yellow detailing, and in three sizes – S/M, M/L & L/XL

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Justin Walsh
Justin Walsh
5 years ago

At least this disappointment will only cost you $65-

ColdFeet
ColdFeet
5 years ago

I always just cut out the bottoms of my overshoes and taped the toes to keep them from sliding. Seems like a much better solution. Price is high but if they’re the only ones, I guess I’ll make it rain on them.

mudroock
mudroock
5 years ago

Neoprene shoe covers are HOT. they do not breathe at all. I used shoe covers in the 30s and low 40s, anything warmer and your feet are sweating like crazy. Then I got winter shoes, cause at least they breathe a bit. For flat pedals, you don’t need anything cycling specific.

Super Rookie
Super Rookie
5 years ago

Super rad idea!

ascarlarkinyar
5 years ago

Go to big five and get some 20.00 ankle snow boots. Done.

Dominic
Dominic
5 years ago
Reply to  ascarlarkinyar

What does this sentence mean?

Anny Roo
Anny Roo
5 years ago

Endura stuff is generally good quality but these really don’t look promising. Water will come in, and the edges around the bottom will catch on things.

Dominic
Dominic
5 years ago

I don’t know what 40deg means in the rest of the world, I do know that 32 is what the rest of us call 0 AKA the freezing point of water. Anyhoo, I doubt anyone is looking for thermal waterproof booties for much above that?

Marko
Marko
5 years ago

Been testing these with shimano mp90 shoes. Getting them on is difficult.
Riding in 0´c is fine for atleast 3 hours.
in -8´c toes start to getting cold in 1h 30min. With thin merino socks, wool socks and aluminium insole. (bigger shoe probably would work better)

Maybe better in invest on waterproof army boots or hiking boots for winter riding with flat pedals

raphaelsanelli
5 years ago

From these reviews I am not expecting these to do the miracle (well more then reviews, it seem that most of them are “I think review” as it does not seem most of them got actually the product and test it for few rides – I’ll be back with a real review!). I just need an extra layer/help over my shoes to deal with the cold-wind (1+/-4)/keep water&mud away and prevent my toes being chopped-off on my next ride 🙂 Last time I went out (+1 no rain) it took me 20min hot water to defreeze them (2 hours after they were back to normal). It seem these are the only ones around for this type of shoes (5 10 open sole) so I give them the thumb-up at the moment for coming up with a innovative design. After I have gone out biking with them (with rain and not rain) I will let you know I give them still the thump-up or the toes-down! (sorry for the crap joke 🙂

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