Shoe covers. Their benefits are still debatable and evidence is not yet sufficient (and in fact conflicting) to recommend their mandatory use for track cycling to reduce aerodynamic drag and improve speed. However, you can’t deny shoe covers make your shoes look… um.. slick. Well, generally shoe covers such as the one featured above for Team Ouch in the recent US Elite Nats give a consistent overall look for the cyclist and together with the skinsuit, makes the track cyclist look more aerodynamic, slick, sleek and sexy. By those virtues alone, a shoe cover is worth having.