How to Buy Weatherproof Cycling Shoes and Overshoes on eBay

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How to Buy Weatherproof Cycling Shoes and Overshoes on eBay

Weatherproof cycling shoes and overshoes are an ideal investment for the keen cyclist. Particularly during the winter months, these items are essential for keeping rain, mud and snow out keeping the feet clean, warm and dry. Weatherproof cycling shoes can be worn over either regular or waterproof socks to keep the wet out. Overshoes are worn over normal shoes and look like big thick waterproof skins, which insulate the shoes and feet.

Weatherproof cycling shoes are made from different materials according to their type and price range. Overshoes are normally made from a thick rubber, which insulates the foot, keeping it warm and free of mud or snow. Overshoes can be worn over cycling shoes for maximum protection. This guide will explain the easiest ways to search for and purchase your weatherproof cycling shoes and overshoes on the online auction site, eBay.

Types of Cycling Shoes


Type of Cycling Shoe



Weatherproof Cycling Shoe

Weatherproof cycling shoes are available online in a range of different colours and styles. These sturdy shoes are designed to protect the foot and sock from rain, mud and snow. Usually made with a zip or Velcro fastening, the shoes are built to remain tight and secure throughout the cycle ride.



Overshoes are thick waterproof skins designed to be worn over normal shoes whilst cycling (or engaging in any other muddy, wet sport.) Overshoes could essentially be worn over cycling shoes for a stronger weatherproof effect. Available in many different styles and colours, overshoes are normally made with neoprene, nylon and polyurethane to ensure that feet are kept warm and dry. More affordable disposable overshoes are also available, but these are not suitable for cycling or any outdoor sport.

Characteristics of Weatherproof Cycling Shoes and Overshoes


Weatherproof cycling shoes are made from strong synthetic materials and often include Gore-Tex material, which allows for a strong weatherproof seal. Synthetic materials are both waterproof and breathable. This ensures that the foot is kept dry and also that sweat can escape from the shoe. Overshoes are made from neoprene, nylon and polyurethane, and act as a thick rubber skin over either cycling or normal shoes. The rubber in the overshoe gives it extra strength for a long lasting performance.


Weatherproof cycling shoes and overshoes are available in a range of different sizes according to your needs. It is likely that you will need to buy them in the same size as your normal shoes. However, sometimes a size up is needed due to their tight, weatherproof fit.


Cycling shoes are shaped like normal shoes. Their style is sometimes based on that of a normal sports trainer; take time to browse through the large variety that eBay has to offer. Overshoes have a similar shape but are designed to have another shoe underneath them. Therefore, they sometimes look like winter boots. Designed with wide openings for the toes, overshoes have a narrow closing above the ankle to secure the sock-like shoe in to place and are sometimes available with straps.


These cycling shoes are normally quite plain, with the most common colours being black or black and silver.


It is important to maintain your weatherproof cycling shoes and overshoes correctly. This ensures that they remain in good condition and allows them to last for longer. After every ride, be sure to wipe the shoes down with a damp cloth. You could also wipe them down with a specific cleaning agent or polish of your choice.
If particularly muddy, use a small nailbrush or toothbrush to clean out the crevices of the shoe. After cleaning the outside thoroughly, remove any inner foot padding, particularly from the cycling shoes, and leave out to air and dry. If the cycling shoes and overshoes will be worn regularly, consider investing in a boot dryer.

What to Consider When Buying Weatherproof Cycling Shoes and Overshoes

  • When browsing the Internet for cycling shoes and overshoes, get a price range in mind by viewing the different styles and ranges available. eBay has a price preference options on the left hand side of the page, which allows you to select your desired price range and filter the search results according to these figures.
  • How big do the shoes need to be? They will most commonly be needed in the same size as your shoes; however, due to their tight fit, a size up is sometimes required. If thick waterproof socks will be worn under a cycling shoe or overshoe, perhaps a size up would be more convenient anyway. Take a moment to consider how the products will be used.
  • How often will the weatherproof cycling shoes and overshoes be used? If they will be used frequently, it might be worth investing in a boot dryer to ensure that after a wet or muddy ride, the shoes are always ready for the next outing.
  • What condition should the items be in? Remember that providing a shoe is in working order, is not damaged and has not lost its insulation in any way, there is no reason not to buy either cycling shoes or overshoes second-hand at a more affordable price.
  • What sort of material should the shoes be made from? Normally, cycling shoes and overshoes are made from roughly the same synthetic and waterproof materials, regardless of their style.

However, some shoes are made with thicker materials for the colder, more challenging cycling weather. Think about whether you will be cycling all year round in varying weather conditions; this may affect the thickness of shoe needed.

Buying Weatherproof Cycling Shoes and Overshoes on eBay

The quickest way to search for and buy weatherproof cycling shoes and overshoes is to go online. One should start by browsing the Internet to find a broad range of items in different styles and price ranges.

When you have got an idea of the products available, return to eBay to narrow down the search and find the ideal shoes. This can be done by using the personal preference options on the left hand side of the page.

The preference options available are illustrated in the table below:


Preference Option




Category of the Item

Weatherproof cycling shoes and overshoes are in the category of Sporting Goods and the subcategory of Cycling.


Price Range

Use the price bar on the left hand side of the page to choose a preferred price range.


Location of the Item

This is for delivery purposes. Choose a convenient location such as ‘UK only’ or ‘European Union’.



Sale Format

If the shoes are needed quickly, the ‘buy it now’ sale will be the most convenient. Alternatively, if the price is negotiable, a bidding or auction sale could be more useful.




If the weatherproof cycling shoes and overshoes are needed urgently, take advantage of the express delivery service available. There is also a free postage and packaging delivery service.




Choose whether the product will be new or used, for example. If the shoes are not damaged, function perfectly well and can be cleaned, there is no reason not to buy a second-hand pair at a more affordable price.

Further information on the specific items is available on the product page; simply click on the desired pair of shoes to be directed. The wide range of weatherproof cycling shoes and overshoes available on eBay is advantageous because one is able to browse the range of products available online before using the personal preference to find the specific shoes that match their particular criteria.

eBay Safety Considerations

There are a few safety considerations to take in to account when buying weatherproof cycling shoes and overshoes on eBay. To begin with, make sure that the seller has positive feedback from previous customers, as this indicates a high level of service. If there is any negative feedback, find out why and what the outcome of the issue was. It is also important to be wary if it is the seller’s first time selling an item on eBay.
Do not hesitate to ask the seller any questions regarding the shoes. This can be done by visiting the product page, scrolling to the bottom and entering a question in to the box provided. Previous questions, which have been posted about this product, can also be viewed. This is an opportunity to double check that your question has not already been answered and also to learn more about the product and seller. For further queries, there is also a Customer Support service as well as a Safety Centre to help. When ready to make a purchase, be sure to use PayPal to guarantee a secure and successful payment.


Weatherproof cycling shoes and overshoes are ideal for cycling in wet, muddy or snowy conditions. Available in a range of styles and sizes, these products are excellent additions to a cyclist’s riding collection. Look for sporting goods on eBay now.
Think about how often the product will be used. Would a shoe dryer be a useful investment? Should the items be bought new or used?  It is useful to use the Internet to learn about the range available before returning to eBay to filter the search list for the suitable shoes. When you are ready to make a purchase, take a moment to review the terms and conditions.

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