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Pearl Izumi Men's Pro Barrier WXB Shoe Cover
- The PRO Barrier WxB Shoe Covers are the go-to for rainy rides or commutes in mild temperatures
- PRO Barrier WxB fabric provides optimal wind and water protection
- Fleece lined
- Waterproof, fully taped external seam
- Two stage hook and loop closure provides both sleek fit and easy on and off
- Kevlar® road bottom spreads open for easy on and off while providing superior durability
- Recommended for road shoes with external cleats
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The PRO Barrier WxB Shoe Covers are the go-to for rainy rides or commutes in mild temperaturesPRO Barrier WxB fabric provides optimal wind and water protectionFleece linedWaterproof, fully taped external seamTwo stage hook and loop closure provides both sleek fit and easy on and offKevlar© road bottom spreads open for easy on and off while providing superior durabilityRecommended for road shoes with external cleatsReflective elements for low-light visibilityWeather forecast: Cold and wetTemperature rating: 10 degreesFabrics: 70% nylon 20% polyurethane 8% elastane 1% Cordura© nylon 1% Kevlar© aramid
Top Customer Reviews
Someone said in their review they were quite tight and I got an XL for a size 10.5 shoe. It fits well but it was a little wiggly to get the front bit on but now I leave it on and only unclip the back when taking my shoes off and putting on.
It works well
Easy to damage
In spite of being fleeced, useless in the cold, too thin
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My main frustration with this product is that the sizes do not seem to be listed. They are listed as small, medium, etc., this doesn't work for me. So I took a chance and ordered the X-Large ones hoping that they would not be too big/small, they ended up being way too small. When I got them there are shoe sizes listed in each one, a feature that would be great on the sellers site. To give you an idea, the size that I ended up with after returning the too small version as the XX-L version. Here is a size chart I ended up finding on the product:
S M L XL XXL
Shoe Size 7 7-8.5 8.5-10 10-13 13-15
Shoe Size(Eur) 0"-39" 39.5"-42" 42.5"-44" 44.5"-46" 46.5"-49"
If you plan to use these covers on pure road bike shoes the sizing chart should be right on for you. I you want to use them on a pair of mountain bike shoes, I would recommend the next size up. I wear 11's, and the XL was way too small for them.
Apart from the sizing issues, this product is very easy to put on and use, and works as you would expect. It blocks the wind, and most of the water, just not the water from a torrential downpour, which I did not expect it to do anyways.
Great product once you get fitted!
When it is sprinkling or you are riding through light puddles these are a significant improvement over nothing, especially with mesh topped shoes. But if you plan on riding a decent distance (5+ miles) in anything more than a mist, your feet will get wet.
I had high hopes for these shoe covers and I rode 8 miles in a steady light rain. By the time I got home both of my socks were soaked as well as the underside of the covers that was in contact with the top of my shoe, so I am convinced that the material is easily water permeable and the water did not ingress from beneath.
With thick sox these are good for an hour down to 20F, with thin socks up to 45F.
Turn them inside out and they dry very quickly. I wear a 9.5/ 44 shoe (mountain, road) and the XL fits just right.
Have had them about 10 days, they appear to be well constructed of quality materials as is typical of Pearl Izumi.
FWIW, I have quite a bit of experience in commuting year round so am pretty good at dressing properly in cool weather, I tend to dress a bit lighter than most of my riding partners. Below 20F I wear neoprene, above 40F shoes with thick socks, above 50F regular socks.
If you use it over cycling shoes, fits ok, but will be a bit tight to cover casual shoes.
Unfortunatelly, it won't keep water out for long. My main concern is commuting in any weather, so I have those for rain (cold isn't worth worrying enoguh here). But a few minutes under light rain and my socks begin to become wet. The only workaround for that is using plastic bags between these and my shoes, but it kinda defeat its purpose. And since I use these with wxb pants, I know the problem isn't water running on my legs, since the pants do a great work with keeping water out.