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 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
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.
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.
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 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