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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier Lite Shoe Cover

Every little bit helps.

Made of Pearl Izumi's proven, element-proof Barrier Lite P.R.O. lightweight fabric blend with a super-tough Kevlar-reinforced bottom, the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier Lite Shoe Covers not only keep your feet dry and protected from the wind, they also aid in aerodynamics, reducing drag over the drag-heavy shoes that most of us wear. Because hey, every little bit helps.

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Definitely tight, so order big.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: large

I like these covers and on a cool morning or wetish ride, they are fantastic. Very "cat woman" like in the fit.

Kept my feet dry

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

It took quite a while and a lot of stretching to get these over my cycling shoes, but they did keep my feet dry on a very rainy, wet, and windy 66 miles ride.. However, they were pretty much ruined by the end of the day by just the short time walking in them during stops.

Does Exactly As It Should

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Extra Large

These covers do exactly as they should. They're essentially a wind breaker for your feet. Coupled with some good Merino Wool socks I've used them when the temperatures plunge into the mind 40's comfortably. I'm yet to really use them in the rain, but I suspect they'll keep me nice and dry. I wear Bont Vaypors in a size 10 with Speedplay Zeros and got XL's. They fit snuggly but are fairly stretchy. Take your time putting them on and you won't have an issue with tearing them.

Useful but fragile

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

I bought these primarily for aero benefit but they can be useful in wet weather. I would not consider them truly waterproof because water can get into the shoe via the sole which has an opening for a pedal cleat. My size XL fits fairly snugly over an older pair of Shimano size 44.5 road shoes. I doubt that the size XL would fit anything much larger than 44.5. I have not found anything better for use in cool weather so I recently bought a second pair to replace the first one.
What I don't like about the shoe covers is that they are too easy to tear. So far the soles have held up well but it is really easy to tear the stretchy fabric of the uppers while pulling them on over riding shoes. I have used so much Tenacious Tape to patch my original pair that parts of the fabric have more tape than original material.
For this price I would have expected something a bit sturdier.

Are they waterproof in heavy rain?

I would think of them as water resistant, not waterproof. They do protect the top of the shoe reasonably well but water can still get into the shoe through the soles of the shoe since these shoe covers have an opening for cleats.

I wear 44.5 shimano R351 road shoes is XL the correct size for pro barrier shoe covers? Thanks

I don't know about that specific model but the XL fits well on my older size 44.5 Shimano road shoes

Small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

This runs small so if you're a 10+ get the XXL

Are the toes reinforced?

Yes! KEVLAR has been added to the bottom to keep them durable and rip-resistant, even if you find yourself walking around in them at the coffee shop or in the parking lot.

Not sure if you mean top, front, or bottom, but there's a very thick piece of fabric under the toe.

No.