Castelli Toe Thingy 2 shoe cover review

The Castelli Toe Thingy 2 is designed to keep your toes warm with or without overshoes, but does it do the trick?

Castelli Toe Thingy 2
(Image: © Future / David Arthur)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Surprisingly useful when the weather doesn’t call for a full-size overshoe for puddle splashes and cold wind, or used to layer up with other overshoes in extreme conditions.


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    Breeze to fit

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    Keep road spray at bay


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    Don’t provide complete protection against worst weather

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    No reflective details

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The second-generation Castelli Toe Thingy 2 is made from neoprene and designed to fit over the front of your cycling shoes for cool spring and autumn weather when conditions don’t demand a heavier duty overshoe. They’re reinforced around the generous cleat opening, come in two colours and are easy to take on and off, before, during and after a ride.

For the past few months, we've been putting them to the test in a variety of weather conditions, to see just how much protection they actually offer. Here's what we found.

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