The Castelli Belgian Bootie 5 is an update on what is a very old classic. Heavyweight polypropylene knitted shoe covers that allow a little bit of protection without affecting breathability. They are as simple as that.
Way back in history, when riding the spring classics in horrid weather riders would be forced to don old socks over their leather lace-ups (and under there toe-clips) it's what they did to survive.
Nowadays with triple laminated windproof breathable fabrics and carbon clip-less pedals, you may think there is no place for the Flandrian tradition of a sock over your [carbon soled - dial equipped - 100g] shoes. But you will be wrong, very wrong.
The Castelli Belgian Bootie 5 provides a close fitting thermal barrier that allows excellent breathability, they keep your feet a little warmer but not too warm, they offer a little additional protection from dust, mud and scrapes. And they look pro which is cool.
Handy tip - wear your Castelli Belgian Bootie 5 under regular shoe covers for better breathability and warmth on those real brass monkey days, they also make pulling on snug shoe covers much easier.
- Heavyweight polypropylene construction
- High cuff to cover the top of the sock
- Front and rear cutouts for cleat and heel
- Sizes SM/LX/2XL
- Weight 45g (pair)
- Castelli comfort range 10˚-20˚C
Castelli Cycling is the most innovative, stylish and prestigious cycling clothier in the world. Decades of pro cycling development and a passion for perfection in materials, cut and performance has seen the brand reinvent cycle wear time after time. From the first Lycra shorts to sublimated printing, the game-changing Gabba and aerodynamic apparel, Castelli continues to set a path that others can only follow while maintaining generations of Italian heritage. Read more about Castelli.
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