The Castelli Belgian Bootie 5 is an update on what is a very old classic. In the original days of bike racing when the the spring classics were held in horrid weather, racers would cut up old socks and put them over their shoes.
The Castelli Belgian Bootie 5 provides a close fitting thermal barrier that allows excellent breathability, they keep your feet a little warmer but not too warm, they protect your shoes from dust and splashes and scrapes and when teamed with knee warmers make you look like a pro tour rider, what more could you ask for? On proper brass monkey days, wear your Castelli Belgian Bootie 5 under regular shoe covers for better breathability and additional warmth.
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- The perfect weight for dry autumn/spring days.
- Heavyweight polypropylene offers warmth and great air flow
- High cuff covers the top of your socks.
- Front and rear cut outs for cleat and heel
- Sizes S-M / L-XL / 2-XL
- Weight 45 g (Pair)
- Castelli Comfort Range 10-20 c
Q. What do a 19th century Italian tailor, a designer for the Milan Ballet and the first ever lycra cycling shorts have in common?
A. They are all part of a rich 140 year history that's led to today's most recognised brand in cycling: Castelli.
Throw in a heart attack on a famous Italian climb, family feuds, Olympic gold medals and controversy in the pro peloton and it begins to sound more like a Sicilian soap opera than the backdrop to a cycling brand. But then again Castelli is no ordinary brand.
Today, Castelli's scorpion emblem is arguably the single most recognised in cycling. Iconic is an overused word these days, but the Castelli brand surely qualifies.
We first discovered Castelli on our year long ride through the Americas in 2010, when our founder Liz (pictured) wore Castelli shorts and loved them, so stocking them seemed an obvious choice. But we're almost as captivated by the story behind the name as the kit itself! For the full Castelli story (it's quite a story!), click here.
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