Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I own the City Overshoes. I think they're overpriced, but I got them on sale, I really needed them right then, and last year they were pretty much the only option for waterproof protect (this year there's a couple more that are cheaper).
I cannot say for sure, but I think the other poster who said they wouldn't fit over regular shoes is likely wrong. He's probably thinking of booties, which are designed to fit snugly, the overshoes are quite as snug of a fit.
Now just to disagree with myself, the gore overshoes also have an elastic section that goes across the middle bottom of the overshoe. On bike shoes there's a big open section, so when you walk around the elastic part doesn't hit the ground, so it doesn't get ground down. But with the regular boots, you might wear through that piece. It doesn't look from the pic like the Merrels's have much clearance on the bottom for that.
The goretext overshoes have worked great for me so far, keeping my feet dry even in a drenching, pouring rain (well, for like half an hour, that's the longest I've been out so far). Being that they're the same price, I see no reason to get the windstopper version over the goretext version.
However, if you're planning on wearing regular boots, perhaps fully waterproof boots would be the thing to buy in the first place?