Gator All-Terrain Mountain Booties
Whether you are walking across a snow-covered field on snowshoes, heading over rugged terrain on a mountain bike or commuting in cold wet conditions, the Gator ATB (All-Terrain Booty) provides the necessary comfort. Featuring medium weight (3mm) stretchable neoprene, durable toe and stirrup reinforcement, heavy-duty reflective rear entry 7" YKK zipper, and it adapts to most cleats and most shoe shapes.
Does what it's supposed to but could have been a little warmer though.
I didn't trust these since they didn't have a sole to speak of. My old Nashbar booties were found at the trailhead in the spring and lasted me for about 5 years. These were unexpectedly warm, and didn't have much of a problem coming off or on. But they do have some minor toe tearing since January (now its April). So I expect to replace them more frequently than my freebies. Warm toes are worth a new set every season IMO.
I commute to work all winter in all weather. My 50 k loop is mostly on trails that hold lots of water and are regularly quite muddy. My feet are always dry and never cold. These things protect so well I think my shoes are going to last a lifetime. I also use them in the bush on my MTB and these booties can take a beating. I've got a few cuts in them but nothing has cut deep enough to compromise their effectiveness. I would have given them 5 stars but I did break off one of the zipper pulls. I only slide the booties off my shoe halfway when taking my shoes off, this puts the zipper pull under your shoe. Not a great place for it if you do some walking Great booties for the price.
So, getting these on and off is a little bit of a pain, but gators I have used that have a zipper always leak. These are 100% wetsuit-dry. They can also get hot. I ended up figuring out that where my cleats attach allowed water in. I put some tape down underneath the sole-insert and achieved 100% dryness. Just be aware that they do not breathe, so you may get sweaty feet. Really only good for freezing-cold temps in which your feet would be too cold to ride. Rode em at 11 degrees in ice storm for 2 hrs with toasty feet. This is the kind of gear that gets you out there when you wouldn't normally dare to venture out.
Very nice for the price. Way cheaper than buying dedicated winter shoes!!!
Surprisingly good boots for the price. They keep the feet warm and dry on a 36 degree day. Quite easy to fit with road or mountain bike shoes.