Swiss Side Aero Tip - Shoe covers

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posted by Fabienne Dirksen
December 14, 2021

TRUE OR FALSE: Shoe covers are the cheapest way to save watts

FALSE. In all our tests, shoe covers have made very little difference at all. Below 45km/h, the effect of shoe covers is very small (<1.5W), if even measurable. For triathletes, the time lost putting them on far outweighs any benefit. For pro cyclists, average speeds above 50km/h are where any benefits become measurable. That’s pretty fast for most of us out there…