With the 'Atlas Clip-in Overshoe' commuter cyclists can now reap the many benefits of clip-less cycling pedals without having to carry another pair of shoes, or subsequent bags. Rather than changing in and out of their cycling shoes, cyclists can wear the 'Atlas Clip-in Overshoe' on top of their existing shoes, allowing them to clip onto the pedals whilst also protecting their shoes. Once their journey is complete, the overshoes collapse down and magnetize together, making them very portable in their supplied pouch.
James Garrad - Designer
Ultimately, this increased convenience is another small step in reducing the barriers to cycling and increasing participation—in the hope to reduce pollution and road congestion.
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Here's a crazy thought. Keep a spare set of shoes at work.
Its a shoe,and a big one at that. Big enough that you can wear it over another pair of shoes.
Or toe-clip or straps...
Hi James, Wasn't sure how directly to reply to your comment (technical issues). Anyway, I may disagree with some of what you are saying as a heavy cyclist, but as a designer it is really good to see the level of rigour and understanding in your research. Keep it up.
Hi, thanks for your comments. I did address these point in the 'detailed explanation' when I submitted, but for whatever reason hasn't made it to this post.
I'm guessing this is for a cold climate? Ain't no way in hell I'm wearing neoprene boots over my nice leather kicks in summer. They'd be destroyed from the sweat. Cycling feet need to breathe!
Hi Mik, thank you for your feedback. The target market would be the UK - so relatively cold (and wet). The need for good water protection and some abrasion protection drove the material choice.
As someone who commutes on a bicycle most everyday, 30 minutes to work, 90 minutes to home (I take the long way home), the very idea of "power transmission" is ludicrous. Making getting from A to B a race (who are you racing) everytime is just plain stupid. Platforms or loose clips are more than adequate. And there are plenty of stylish and inexpensive spd shoes (Giro, Quoc Pham, etc) if you really have the urge to "drop the hammer". (I wish I could put in a rolleyes emoji).
Really? "Hot debate"? For commuting?