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VeloToze Reinvents The Shoe Cover with New Rubberized Protection

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There are a lot of different shoe covers on the market, but for Joe and Danny Feng who co-founded VeloToze, none of the current options were cutting it. Coming out of Sonoma County, California, VeloToze is a new company that is focusing on keeping your feet dry and comfortable. Not only are the VeloToze shoe covers completely waterproof, but they are wind proof and more aerodynamic than many competitors.

The flexible, light weight material stretches over your legs and shoes and will just as easily fit in a jersey pocket or saddle bag. Better yet, the covers sell for less than most other options making them very intriguing for anyone wanting to keep riding in wet and cold climates.

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Considering the shoe covers include a warning that they contain natural rubber latex which can cause reactions if you’re allergic, let’s face it, they’re shoe condoms. But unlike other rubber protection VeloToze are reusable and can be easily rolled on and off. While the upper cuff forms a tight seal around your ankle to keep water from entering at the top (no more moisture wicking through the sock), the bottom of the VeloToze cover has two openings for the cleat and heel pad.

Highlighting the install procedure in the video above, VeloToze also mentions that after repeated use talcum powder added to the inside of the cover will aid in removal. Also, the warning to avoid contact with sharp objects may indicate that these aren’t the most durable covers in the world, but at $12-15 a pair replacements are relatively easy to come by.

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Available in both short and tall versions, the shorter variety stops just below the ankle of most shoes. VeloToze covers are sold in S, M, and L to fit shoe sizes between 5-12 US (37-46 EU) and in red, black, and white plus hi-viz green, yellow, and pink.

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mudrock
mudrock
9 years ago

My feet sweat too much to make these practical. if I’m not wearing breathable footwear, my socks get soaked from sweat then my feet freeze.

Fattylocks
Fattylocks
9 years ago

OK. Little to much information there mudrock.

Keith Benefiel
Keith Benefiel
9 years ago

Plastic wrap. fuzzy wool sock. Aluminum foil. Shoe. Any freaking questions?

Rico
Rico
9 years ago

They must be more aero than slipstrams. Not bad. Cool that there’s a $12 cheapo but aero cover. Other aero covers have lame high prices.

Boon
Boon
9 years ago

@Fattylocks – Mudrock brings up a great point. Covering a desired area with an air tight seal is not necessarily an perfect answer for warmth. This is why higher end weather proof jackets have vents, and market how “breathable” their fabric is. Haven’t you ever worn a POS rain racket? It practically creates water in condensation inside the jacket.

Ventruck
Ventruck
9 years ago

I use Shimano H20 Tarmac covers. Work pretty well but they’re loose/chunky, so water can easily drop in from the top of the leg. These look pretty decent, particularly in regards to how easy they seem to stretch and remove. My only worry is I have to walk on some gravel to cross a gate on my regular ride; not sure how these would hold up.

Bikecharlie
Bikecharlie
9 years ago

I love this! I always carry latex gloves in my seatbag just in case the weather turns really south. Sure they don’t breath very well, but when it is pouring rain and cold out they provide a total wind and water barrier and they are not super bulky which is nice.

zett
zett
9 years ago

Does it fit to MTB Shoes, to??

sss
sss
9 years ago

Alternatively you could mount some decent mudguards.

ifbikes
ifbikes
9 years ago

I like the idea, just bought 3 pairs. I have searched far and wide for a shoe cover that is actually water proof. A water proof material does nothing when the closure doesn’t keep water out from the top or back. I don’t care if they can’t breath as well as some others, I want to keep water out of the top. My feet aren’t sweating very much when riding in 30 degree rain, but you bet that cold water running down your leg into your shoe stings!

Fiz61
Fiz61
9 years ago

I have a couple pairs of these, they are definitely water/wind proof and seem very aero. I wouldn’t wear them in anything above about 45 degrees and they don’t quite come on and off as easy as they video shows. However, at $15 they are a nice article of clothing to have in your arsenal.

VeloVert
VeloVert
9 years ago

Wonder if they do a matching balaclava/gimp-mask??……………

Star
Star
9 years ago

I’ve rolled them, and the first thing, I thought was, lightest toe covers every. My feet were kept warm, and surprisingly, my feet did not sweat. I don’t rides ton in the rain anymore, but I would have saved some time, back when I used the double loaf bag from Costco and tape/rubber bands. I freaking hate cold wet feet!

Dave Haddox
Dave Haddox
9 years ago

I have a set of these, acquired at Levi’s Gran Fondo. Have used them multiple times. They fit most any shoe (someone asked about mountain bike shoes), just make sure you get the right size, just like the other latex products we use… Because these do not breath, they provide a lot of warmth as well as keeping your feet dry. I have ridden them in 50F weather and my feet did not overheat. I have ridden them in the high 30’s and still had warm feet. The weight, aeroness, functionality, and price-point make these a great buy!

William
William
9 years ago

Feet Condoms!

Rixter
9 years ago

@Bikecharlie I’d like to see those latex gloves fit over your toes! =)

Looks like an interesting product, have to give them a spin

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