A review of Velotoze tall shoe covers – an aeroshoe cover designed to keep feet dry and aerodynamic.
I have had a pair of velotoze shoe covers for a long time, but have not worn them very often. They take a little longer to put on, and have a reputation for easily tearing. So I save for ‘special occasions’ Where I really need dry feet.
Last Friday, I was still in Yorkshire. It was one of those days where the rain was forecast to clear up at 2pm and by 5pm it would allegedly be sunny. I took a chance and headed off in the rain, hoping it would stop soon, but also fearing the worst.
They are not put on like ordinary shoe covers. You put them on over your sock first. Pull them up, put on shoes, and then squeeze back over shoes. It’s a little longer, but not much. When you know how – putting them on is quite quick.
The idea for Velotoze is that:
- They provide excellent waterproofing. It seems to be made out of the same latex as swimming caps.
- Aerodynamic aid like lycra overshoes – except a bit more waterproof and durable.