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    Overshoes for MTN shoes versus Road

    I know there are quite a few threads on overshoes but I looked and I can't find any that address the difference between those made for mtn bike shoes versus road. If it's been discussed and I missed it, I apologize.

    At any rate, I need some overshoes for my mtn bike shoes. There seems to be a lot more choice / range for road shoes. Is there an appreciable difference between overshoes for road versus mtn bike? Should I care?

    I put my feet down A LOT on my commute (heavy traffic) and I ride in mtn bike shoes specifically because I don't tend to slip in them. So, the same attributes would need to apply for the overshoes... plus, of course, warm and dry. Lots of puddles around here...

    Thanks in advance.

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    picked up a pair of garneau that is open with velcro through middle and hooks over the toe. wear them with mtb shoes. bought the XL for a sized 48 shoe.

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    I've been using Performance neoprene booties (zip back) with mtb shoes forever- no problems, other than needing to get them a little bigger than road shoes might require

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    Definitely a difference with some models. Look for something with a big opening on the sole to accommodate the lugs of the mtn shoes. LG makes some. PI makes mtn specific ones, as do a few others. A road specific overshoe is likely not going to work. I had to "customize" a pair and ultimately it wasn't very effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saf-t
    I've been using Performance neoprene booties (zip back) with mtb shoes forever- no problems, other than needing to get them a little bigger than road shoes might require
    Another vote for these. They're the warmest I've ever had, and I've been cycling year 'round for 48 years. These are the best. I'm still using a pair that's around 10 years old.
    Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you'll be a mile away & you'll have their shoes.

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