The ZERO+ Bootie the latest iteration of our winter shoe cover, utilizing an innovative and proprietary Italian-made soft-shell fabric. It has a look of neoprene, but is far warmer and lighter, all while providing exceptional wet weather protection as well. It's magic lies in the "spacer" within the fabric, which creates an air cavity that traps the warm air. The outer face along with the membrane provides wind and water protection, while the inner face keeps the feet warm. This unique "four-layer" fabric is windproof and water resistant, keeping your feet warm and dry throughout the winter months.
Fabric: 85% Polyamide / 15% Elastane + Spacer / Membrane
Made in: Italy
Caring for your cycling gear properly will extend its life and maintain its performance, fit and quality. It’s important to consider these instructions carefully. While we stand behind the quality of our apparel, not adhering to these instructions will void our warranty against manufacturing & defects.
We strongly recommend washing your new gear before wearing it. You’ll find that your apparel will soften, and fit & comfort will improve after washing - especially with bibs & shorts.
Machine wash cool, 86°F (30°C) with like colors: Cooler temps maintain better longevity for your apparel. Like colors, especially lights, will remain more vibrant when washed with like colors.
Use mild detergent. Do not bleach or dry clean: Strong detergents & bleach can break down the fibers and elastane in the garment, dramatically reducing its life.
Close all fastenings: this goes also for other garments mixed in with your cycling apparel. Velcro closures or clasps can catch on stitching or trim and damage your garments.
Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry: Do not put your cycling apparel in the dryer. Even on low heat. Don’t do it. Heat can damage fabric, elastic and heat transfer logos very easily. Lycra (Elastane) is used throughout our garments to provide compression and support and is susceptible to damage from heat and can irreparably damage your apparel.
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So far, these booties are great. I haven't had a below freezing day to try them on, yet. I wear approximately a USW9-9.5/ 260/ 41 and a wider shoe, although I am a woman. This makes me fall right between M and L on the sizing. I decided to go with L b/c if your shoe covers are too tight it's hard to get in and out of your shoes, esp. if, like me, you have wide feet and the shoe covers push the shoes in, making them snugger. The L was the right size. Once it's on it looks a little big, as if it's not skin tight on my shoe. But that's fine b/c air pockets etc. will keep me warm. It fits snuggly around the cleats, too, so I feel like it's not venting too much there. HOWEVER, the annoying thing is that they cannot zip all the way up. Does Velocio not think a cyclist's legs *might* get a tiny bit broader as you go up from the ankle into the calf? I can get them up to about 2 inches from the top, which is more than enough to hold them in place. But you might want to keep that in mind when considering buying them.
Have worn traditional neoprene and thermoroubaix booties from other brands previously. There's something about these that are entirely different in a wonderful way. The contoured fit is nice as is the upper cuff at the top of the booties, keeps water out in changeable conditions. My order showed up the night before a Christmas Eve start to the Festive500. Worn throughout 320 miles that week in wet, cold, salty and gritty conditions. My feet were so Happy. Rinsed in the shower and they look great. Sidi 43.5 shoe w Buckle, Ordered a Medium
These booties have kept my feet warm and dry down into the mid-20s F. They also seem to breathe reasonably well -- no sweaty feet feeling. I went up one size over what the size chart recommended so they would fit my MTB shoes. (For reference, I have a pair for my road shoes and the sizing is correct, at least for me; your mileage may vary).
Bootie fits nicely over shoes but is too tight at ankle. New England winters are COLD and these are definitely not as warm as other winter booties.
Can't say enough about these. They're really warm...really comfy...really awesome! Can't wait to get some more Velocio apparel.