Sugoi Resistor Bootie
|Price:||$25.00 - $49.99|
- Signature grip ankle elastic
- PU coated stretch LYCRA provides lightweight wind and waterproof protection
- Stretch bound edge fits snugly around shoe and positions cleat hole
- Rear entry zip with velcro closure tab
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Most bicycling shoe covers are designed for clipless biking shoes, and they don't fit over my size 13 running shoes or my street shoes, or are so short that water pour in in the ankle area. This booties fit perfectly even over my lugged trekking shoes and leave enough sole exposed to get good grip on my BMX style pedals. A little water makes it in around the sole, but not enough to penetrate the shoe, and it dries in 20 minutes.
I have no idea how this would work for a 100 mile ride in heavy rain, but they are perfect for commuting in the rain with street shoes.
Short answer is the large size works very well on my size 45 cycling shoes. I can get them on without much trouble, though the zipper does get a bit stuck midway up the back: but just point your feet up to stretch the material in back and make the zipper a straight line and up it goes. It locks under a weatherproof velcro tab and I've never had a problem with it while riding. The exterior is polyurethane, and the interior is a short, microfleece-like nylon, like a thin glove. Toes and heels are reinforced with a heavier weight ripstop nylon (the yellow portion in the photos) There's a strip of reflective piping along the zipper in back, and about a square inch on the outside ankle (the Sugoi logo) They come up well above your ankle for comfort and secure fit.
These booties keep my feet dry and cut the wind almost completely, so my feet stay much warmer. I've ridden with these in 38 degrees on muddy trails, and I was comfortable--enough so that I didn't notice my feet at all. I get cold easily, so factor that into your expectations. Without these, even on dry pavement, the wind sucks all the heat out of my feet pretty quickly.
NOTE: This product is confusing...Sugoi makes another version called the Resistor Shoe Cover (as opposed to Bootie) which isn't waterproof at all.Read more ›
My bike shoes are size 42.5 and the Medium size bootie fits perfectly. I use these mostly with my SPD shoes and pedals, but I have also used them with my SPD-SL cleats and pedals, and they don't hinder the functioning of the cleats or the pedals in any way - you almost forget you're wearing booties.
Several other cycling friends recommended these, saying their feet stayed dry for at least an hour or more while biking in the Portland rain. My results were not quite as great, for some reason. I find my feet get wet after maybe 30 minutes of biking in rain. Now, when I say rain, I mean Portland rain, in fall and winter, where we measure our rain in feet, not inches. I wear these booties with my Sidi shoes and clip-in pedals and I pull my waterproof tights over the top of the bootie, so the rain isn't running down my leg getting into the bootie. I think it sloshes up from underneath somehow, and I do have fenders on my bike, but I'm still not sure how my feet get so wet. I'd say after an hour of biking in the rain, my feet are so wet, I need to wring out my socks. BUT my feet stay warm. On super cold days, like in the high 20's, low 30's, I put those "Hotties" hand warmers between the bootie and my shoe, and my toes stay warm.
As for durability, I have had a pair for a couple seasons and I they've held up pretty well; but on a recent ride I think I scraped my toe against something because I have a hole in the toe of the bootie and a scraped spot on my shoe.Read more ›
The few times it's rained on me while it was that cold, my feet stayed dry.
Mine are about 4 years old and are holding up just fine.
If you use these for what they are made for (wearing them over cycling shoes), they should be just fine.
01/13/2014 - UPDATE: After using regularly for the last 2 months, elastic ripped in half on both booties and the back of each bootie is ripped out where the yellow (nylon?) fabric is sewn into the neoprene material. Yellow fabric has frayed and deteriorated to the point where these are unusable. have ordered a better pair by another manufacturer. Save you money and order something better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Despite the fact I usually respect Sugoi, and I really enjoyed the wind & rain protection I got from these booties, I was disappointed to have paid $60 for a product that did not... Read morePublished on May 21, 2014 by bike guy
I bought these booties for early spring rides, and they definitely keep my toes warm throughout. However, the yellow piece in the back is already separating from the rest of the... Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by Colin McCullough
I have been wearing these since November (roughly 125 miles per week) and have been very pleased (in fact I just bought a second pair). Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Dr. Beandip
I used to wear these, but they must have changed manufacturers or something, because the last three pairs have worn out after two weeks (!) of cycle-commuting. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by A. Krook
Just what I needed, something to keep my toes warm. Goes on and off with relative ease as well. Would recommend.Published on February 15, 2013 by KEVIN M KLINEFELTER
Don't buy. Return the first pair a week later and 6 months later the 2nd pair seem ripped.
Cheap, Cheap, Crap.
Medium was too small for a size 10 shoe. The outer material certainly looks waterproof, the inner material is a thin fuzzy black. Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by ContemporaryErudian
these booties are great for the fall and early spring training when your feet are cold. they fit easily over my shoes and don't feel too bulky.Published on September 2, 2012 by SLR
After one ride with these covers the ends seams tore loose. They do not stand up to normal mountain bike use, are not built for rugged terrain.Published on April 8, 2012 by T. Davies