Castelli's new Ultra stretch fleece fabric is utilised here giving you superior warmth as well as a great fit. A neoprene cuff helps minimise water from seeping into your shoes. Finally Kevlar is used to add durability. Top Features of the Castelli Corsa Shoecover Ultra Fleece water and windproof fabric Exceptionally stretchy for perfect fit Neoprene cuff to keep water out YKK (R) zipper Kevlar (R) fabric sole Temperature Range: +6 degrees - +14 degrees C 74g (pair) Thermal: Yes Windproof: Yes Rear Fastening: Zip Stretchy: Yes High Visibility: No Road: Yes Reverse Engineering Usually Castelli develop products for their pros teams and riders then add them to the Castelli collection and then to their Servizio Corse custom team program. This bootie was designed first as a custom team bootie that allows maximum space for team graphics, but it was so good Castelli decided to add it straight to the Castelli collection.
|Corsa Overshoes Specification|
|Material||Fleece, Kevlar, Neoprene|
|Colour||Black, White, Yellow|
|Retailer||Chain Reaction Cycles|
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Castelli has a rich history as one of the iconic cycling brands, primarily specialising in high end road clothing. Founded by Vittore Gianni in 1876, initially as a tailor shop in Milan, it diversified to include cycling clothing in 1910, for riders such as Alfredo Binda. In 1935 Armando Castelli joined the company, purchasing it 4 years later. Shortly afterwards it began supplying riders such as Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi. By 1975, it was rebranded to Castelli, featuring the iconic scorpion logo, and shortly afterwards produced many revolutionary clothing products, such as the first lycra cycling shorts, windproof jerseys and thermal cycling clothing. To this day, the brand is synonymous with performance cycle wear, and together with Santini, they supply some of the greatest ex and current cyclists on the planet. If you wish to view more by this classic Italian manufacturer, please view my current Castelli clothing deals.
For further reading on Castelli, you can see a timeline of their history on their global website.
This product is for sale at Chain Reaction Cycles, one of the largest online cycle shops in the world. Opening in 1985, and starting off as a small independent bike shop in Ballynure, it moved to Ballyclare in 1989 and is now based in Doagh (all in Northern Ireland)... For more details on CRC, visit my Chain Reaction Cycles section.