GripGrab launches Flandrien Waterproof Knitted Road Shoe Covers: traditional product is given a modern makeover with a waterproof membrane for wet autumn and winter rides.
“This product has been one of the most exciting developments in my 20 years at GripGrab. Taking an old school product and bringing it firmly up to date with GripGrab’s waterproof technology and supreme rider comfort has been an achievement that we are all really proud of” – Chief Product Officer and GripGrab founder, Kristian Krøyer.
The GripGrab Flandrien Waterproof Knitted Road Shoe Covers were inspired by the classic “Belgian Bootie” – used by Flandrien riders for decades. This modern take on the knitted cover sock keeps all the attributes of its historic predecessor: the soft fabric, stretch and close-fitting cut; but propels it into the modern age through water-resistant membrane technology.
These road cycling shoe covers will keep your feet dry, shrug off showers and let you glide through puddles without concern. The three-layer construction with a waterproof membrane protects your feet from road spray and winter downpours.
The GripGrab Flandrien Waterproof Knitted Road Shoe Covers are luxuriously soft and comfortable, but also feature reinforcement to the hems on the underside of each shoe cover to reduce wear.
The Flandrien are minimalist in style and subtly branded, yet they deliver the height of modern technology. They will keep you comfortable in all weather, while preserving that true Classics style.
The premium soft knitted fabric offers supreme warmth retention and protection from cool temperatures and windchill, so these will keep you warm on winter rides as well as repelling road spray from wet roads.
Thanks to the elasticated soft knit material, there is a close and comfortable fit around your road cycling shoes with minimal fabric bulk. Comfort is furthered by the zipperless cuff design which reduces irritation, increases flexibility and extends the product life compared to zippered designs.
Will the GripGrab Flandrien Waterproof Knitted Road Shoe Covers keep your feet dry? Yes: The membrane in these cycling shoe covers is waterproof, so assuming you don’t drag them over cobbles and put holes in them, then they will keep your feet dry. There are limits however, hosepipes and knee-deep puddles, for example, will likely find a way inside.
…and remember, these are for road cycling – not gravel or MTB.
GripGrab Flandrien Waterproof Knitted Road Shoe Covers
Available from: GripGrab.com
Colours: Black, Hi-Vis Yellow, Navy Blue, Pink
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
GripGrab Pro Tip
To help reduce water seeping in through the top of this shoe cover we recommend you wear your water-resistant leg warmers or cycling bib tights over the top of the shoe cover cuff. We also recommend you seal vents and holes in the soles of your road cycling shoes to limit water ingress from below. Following these tips will ensure you get the best performance from this product.