I shopped and bought items on two visits over 2 weeks. I found good cold weather gear at better than average discounts. I have mentioned it to cycling/Tri friends and a local Y spin instructor. Many had heard of the sale from others who’d made purchases. I also took advantage of ordering a non-Sale item and picked up while there saving the shipping. I will be doing that again. Spreading the word, I believe there is local business from people like myself. I didn’t catch the name of the woman operating the sale, but she was very helpful and informative.
I had no idea how effective these were going to be....
I've had mixed experiences with toe warmers. The idea of them is sound, but they often fall apart, or don't fit on the shoe just right, or worse, interfere with the cleat/pedal interface. The Toester is so far, fantastic. I'm a 45 in most shoes, I've had them over a pair of Shimano S-Phyres and a pair of Bont Helix. On the Helix, since the toe is more squared off than your traditional cut shoe, they are a bit more snug around the cleat, but it wasn't an issue to clip in and out. They are surprisingly good at keeping heat in too, I used them down to 32 degrees so far, and my feet were definitely comfy in there with a medium/normal thickness merino wool sock. I was impressed, I usually have to use a full shoe cover and then my feet boil after a long climb. No issues with these and Boa dials either, seemed to be accounted for in sizing, so I used a Large as the size chart said and all was well. Worth the purchase. The stitching around the cleat area seems sound too, hopefully they don't shred like most others do.
Nice slim cover
These are perfect for my chill-prone toes. No need to wrestle a full shoe cover, but just enough to keep me from going numb in the shoulder seasons when it is too warm for winter shoes, but not yet summer.
Spring/Fall Toe Covers
These are excellent toe covers for me when the temps are in the 50s.
Run small had to size up to get over shimano cleat and boa on shoe. Giordana made exchange quick and easy.