Assos - Assosoires rain bootie
Ultra lightweight, zip-free waterproof overshoes with a performance-led designWhat’s different?
A rain bootie to face bad weather head-on, these are the race-tuned rework of a classic item of cycling apparel. Fine-tuned for the UCI WorldTour and setting a new benchmark, these Rain Booties rely on a blend of high-tech materials and an ingenious construction that locks out wind and water without compromising on weight or breathability.
For this super lightweight Rain Bootie, Assos' fabric specialists have flexed their know-how to deploy an innovative internal membrane that prevents any water from entering into your riding shoe. As conventional models frequently struggle with rainwater entering from the bottom or ankle while riding, Assos decided to adopt a waterproof internal membrane instead. This means that the overshoe essentially creates a seal around your shoe, stopping the water from penetrating it and keeping your feet dry. The taped raw-cut edges around the cleat hole and heel, raw-cut ankle edges and its zip-free design all contribute to its premium quality and keep the volume to a minimum. The result is a high performance piece of equipment that’s fit for pros and amateurs alike, so you will be ready when the storm hits.
When to use?
The minimal design of these Rain Booties makes them the ultimate choice for those heading out in rain and wanting to keep bulk down to a minimum. Their zip-free construction requires delicate pre-ride management, but they will rightly become a fixture of any pre-ride ritual. They can be worn over the Assos toeCover for additional thermal insulation. Ideally keep the ankle edge in contact with your skin rather than your sock or legWarmer, thus keeping water from soaking in from above.
Features of the ASSOSOIRES Rain Bootie
- EVA KANT: A proprietary, tech-savvy fabric that is rapidly becoming Assos' go-to waterproof protection. Matte-lacked in black with a water column of 10 mt, this is a form-fitting fabric that is super light and stretchy.
- Internal membrane: Going against convention Assos have placed the waterproof membrane of this product on the inside, creating an internal seal against the bottom of the shoe and also the ankle of the rider that stops water from penetrating the bootie.
- Zip-free construction: Taking inspiration from the design and cut used on the prototype bootie worn to Gold in the Men’s Time Trial at the Rio Olympics, this is a design that has been stripped back for increased comfort and performance.
- Taped raw-cut edges: The raw-cut edges for the cleat, heel and ankle edge eliminates seams to retain warmth and increase comfort for this product that will certainly encounter inclement weather and tough riding throughout the seasons.
Material 90% polyamide, 10% elastane