Scottish brand Endura was founded in 1993 and has been producing cycling clothing ever since. Being Scottish, Endura claims to know a thing or two about wet weather and the simply named Road Overshoe has been something of a core stalwart of the Endura collection for many years.
Specifications: Endura Road Overshoe
Price: £36.99 / $59.99 / €44.99
Material: Nylon 10%, Neoprene 90%
Available sizes: S – XXL
Colours: Black / Hi-Viz Yellow
The Road Overshoe is a neoprene affair priced at a competitive £36.99 / $59.99, although you can regularly find them online for a little less. I tested the Hi-Viz Yellow version but they are also available in a black colourway.
There are several overshoe options in the Endura range split across mountain bike and road applications. The Road overshoe sits underneath the heavier-duty Freezing Point overshoes which come in at a slightly higher price.
I’ve spent the winter testing a range of overshoes, you can head to our best cycling overshoes guide to see the comparisons, but to find out more about the Endura offering, read on.
Design and Aesthetics
The Road overshoes are constructed from 90% neoprene and 10% nylon. I measured the neoprene at just under 4mm thick across the board. The underside and toe box are made from a tougher reinforced neoprene and the cleat and heel openings are stitched with tough aramid thread. Neoprene thickness is the same everywhere so the Road Overshoes look ever so slightly chunky but this isn’t a criticism.
The zipper closure is offset to the left of the ankle and is flanked by a pair of reflective strips on either side of it, there’s also an additional neoprene guard over the top of the zipper. There’s an extra reinforced square of material at the bottom of the zipper to prevent water ingress in this potential weak spot.
A large Endura logo on the side pops in the Hi-Viz Yellow and there are also fluorescent flashes on the ankles as well as a reflective Endura logo on each outward-facing side of each overshoe. There’s also a gloss crank rub protection print on the inside of each overshoe, the idea here is that the smoother print minimises potential damage if overshoe crank arm rubbing does occur. Worn cleats can contribute to this so that’s another area to check and stay on top of.
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