Endura says these overshoes are an industry first, because they’re designed to work with flat pedals and not just clips.
The ‘sole’ is made of rubber and has been left as open as possible, except for a bridge connecting the two sides.
Tough toe and heel sections add durability, and there’s a large Velcro opening at the rear. The body is made from nylon-faced neoprene, which adds warmth but isn’t waterproof.
My size-large samples weighed 396g for the pair. I didn’t notice the extra bulk when wearing weighty shoes, but with lighter footwear their presence was felt.
The sole bridge is especially thick and forms a noticeable ridge between your foot and the pedal, but this was something I got used to in time.
Fitting the overshoes is hard work — especially if you’re wearing your shoes at the time, as Endura recommend — because the neoprene doesn’t have much give. Even with fairly small shoes (UK8.5 Shimano AM7s), there was no space to spare.
The MT500 Pluses do keep your shoes clean and feet warm, but after a few splashes, water starts to get in. That tight fit does mean you get little to no mud on your shoes, though.