Back in the dim distant past, some bright spark decided to cut a cleat hole in an over large pair of cycling socks and wear them as a shoe cover.
Although we can safely say that it was Edwin van Hooydonck who cut down a pair of bib tights to make a 3/4 bib tight, origins of the oversock is a bit more blurred but Laurent Jalabert was an early adopter of the style.
Our own version of this 'design' classic is a bit more tech than these prototypes as they are produced in 'Cordura' fabric which is breathable, quick to dry, durable and provides good insulation.
Another feature is that the heel and cleat cut outs are stitched around to prevent immediate fraying in these areas (unlike some of the more expensive competition)!
Why change from Merkalon to Cordura yarn I hear you say? Cordura is more durable for one and while this does not mean they are indestructable, it will mean that their useful life is extended. Additionally, it will allow us greater yarn colour choice to bring you different colourways as and when.
Available in black, white and fluro yellow with contrasting logo colours and made in Italy for us by our sock manufacturer, hence satisfaction guaranteed.
Ideal for damp and cool conditions, perfect intermediate solution when a full overshoe is too warm (keeps the crap off your shoes also).