Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell WxB MTB Shoe Covers $99.95
We understand that our investment choices are like our children -- they're the best and can do no wrong. However, deep down, we know that this isn't really true. Case in point are your spring/summer mountain bike shoes. While their lightweight, ventilated design was a godsend in the sweltering heat of summer, the same features dig an icy grave for your feet in the winter. And that's where the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell WxB MTB Shoe Covers come in. Smarter than your shoes, these covers provide the utmost in protection for your feet. Windproof, waterproof, insulated, the list goes on and on -- your feet need help, and the P.R.O. covers are here to provide it.
It's rare that we can say that every conceivable detail of something has been covered, but Pearl Izumi really did its homework. Constructed from the P.R.O. Barrier WxB fabric, the covers benefit from this material's insulating warmth. And we're not just talking about toasty, the material is also waterproof and windproof to keep you comfortable and dry. Even further along these lines, Pearl has fully-taped all of the covers' internal seams. Meanwhile, the Primaloft fabric aids in the insulation, but more importantly, the breathing and wicking of the covers. Basically, Pearl has gone to great lengths to perfect the science of letting moisture escape while keeping moisture out.
This philosophy has been incorporated everywhere, even the fit. Each cover features an anatomic paneling that keeps the cover close to the shoe. And when you take into account the two hook-and-loop closures and the Powerband securing at the toes, you start to see the magic at work. Since the covers conform to your shape so well, water can't even infiltrate from the ankle cuff -- typically the Achilles' heel for protective covers. Even at the sole of the covers, Pearl has incorporated Kevlar to eliminate any wear from walking. The sole also butterflies open for a simplified entry and exit.
Pearl Izumi has also gone to the length of adding reflective elements throughout the covers to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions.
The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell WxB MTB Shoe Covers are available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
What community has to say
Love Izumi, not these covers
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
For my body shape, PI is usually dead on. I own (or have owned) at least 50 different PI cycling items. Unfortunately I have been on a 20 year quest to find a pair of booties that will:
- Keep my feet "somewhat" warm.
- Last more than one cycling season.
- Fit my Sidi shoes.
I have gone through so many pairs of booties that my expectations are pretty low. These booties (no booties should EVER have a zipper) seem to fit my shoes well, and the huge velcro area @ the back seemed like it would stay in place. These booties had really nice loft, however the power band strap under the toe looked completely inadequate for a nearly 100 dollar bootie. I was uncertain, it would stay in place and the toe cover ability of a bootie is pretty key. I think they might work, but I returned them not willing to take the risk.