Endura’s Freezing Point overshoes combine neoprene with a fleecy lining and insulation, which even extends to the base, providing great comfort on cold, wet rides. They’re not the cheapest, but they’re well suited to riding in the worst winter weather.
Endura loves its overshoes – the Scottish brand has no fewer than 17 different designs in its range. Geared towards the coldest, wettest conditions on the road, the Freezing Point overshoes are made of neoprene rubber, but with an added layer of fleece on the inside for an extra dose of warmth.
This is effective at keeping your feet toasty on damp roads with temperatures in the low single digits Celsius. The neoprene gives good rain resistance and all the seams are tape-sealed too, to keep out moisture at potential weak points.
Endura has paid attention to the long rear zip too. Although it’s not waterproof, there’s a very wide storm flap on its inside, kept in place by a Velcro tab.
A second Velcro tab on the outside at the leg cuff makes for a robust closure and a close fit against the leg, but the top seam is just a narrow elasticated band, rather than anything broader, so you need that close fit to ensure effective protection against water running down your leg.
All the seaming appears super-robust and tight, using thick thread, so Endura’s overshoes should prove abrasion-resistant.
The base is made of a sturdy synthetic fabric, which should stand up to walking, and there’s an even more resistant material used at the toe, where pushing off can increase wear.
The base material is padded too, for extra under-sole insulation. This does make it a bit more prone to interfering with clipping in though, unless you ensure that it’s positioned well away from the cleats.
Fortunately both the cleat hole and heel cut-out are wide enough that with a bit of pulling and pushing you can keep the material out of the way.
Being neoprene, the Endura Freezing Point overshoes do give you a bit of the Bigfoot look, but the fit is close enough that there’s no flappy material to accentuate the effect. That close fit makes pulling on and off a bit harder than some options though.
The ribbed pattern on the leg of the overshoes also helps protect against abrasion from the cranks, something that occurs readily and can lead to this area being the first to wear on neoprene overshoes.
Endura also gives you a long reflective band on each side of the rear zip and large reflective lettering on the forefoot.
Endura provides some of the most effective protection of the overshoes I’ve tested, and I’d be confident to use the Freezing Point model down to the 0°C temperature that its name indicates.
|Price||GBP £49.99USD $69.99|
|Features||Fleece lined neoprene construction, Rear zip with snapdown puller and Velcro heel tab to ensure snug fit, Hard wearing aramid sole and stitching using aramid thread, Reflective logo and rear zip panels|
|Protection||Thermal, water resistant and windproof|