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Chrome Industries launches new urban SPD compatible shoes with grippy Panaracer rubber soles

New collection of stylish clipless and flat pedal shoes promise “ride-tested grip”

Urban bags and apparel brand Chrome Industries has dropped its new collection of stylish clipless and flat pedal shoes for urban riding with “skid-resistant” rubber outsoles from a collaboration with the tyre manufacturer Panaracer.

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2021 Chrome FW21 FOOTWEAR 3

Chrome’s new Pedal and Pro Series of footwear, designed to be sleek and low profile, are equipped with Panaracer rubber outsoles for grip and durability. Other updates include improved weatherproofing and reflective details.

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2021 Chrome FW21 FOOTWEAR 2

The footwear collection features Chrome’s rigid nylon PowerPlate Propulsion technology that’s fitted between the insole and outsole. It’s designed to “deliver more power to each pedal stroke, increase arch support, reduce foot fatigue on longer rides and soften footfalls at the heel,” explains Chrome.

2021 Chrome FW21 FOOTWEAR breakdown

The Pro series include the SPD compatibility (for two-bolt cleats) and also features Chrome’s Flexplate technology for power when on the bike and walking comfort when off. 

A gusseted tongue is designed to keep the elements out in the ankle high laced Kursk Pro.

2021 Chrome Pro Kursk

The  Southside 3.0 rises higher than the Kursk and features a lace locker on the tongue. There’s the Pro SPD version of this style as well as a flat pedal option.

2021 Chrome Pro Southside 3.0

The Dima 3.0 is the other flat pedal option with an easy slip on and off design. It also features a rubber toe bumper for protection and durability.

2021 Chrome Dima 3.0

Chrome is not the only brand to have released urban SPD-compatible shoes for matching style with functionality, with Adidas launching an SPD version of its classic Samba football shoe earlier this year.

www.chromeindustries.com

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RobD | 2 years ago
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No Gumwall options?

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brooksby | 2 years ago
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I've had two pairs of their Kursk shoes (the flat pedal ones, not the SPd compatibles).  Both of them pretty much came apart within six months of daily commuting - the rubber peeled off along the sides (I kept cutting the sticky outy bits off, but eventually you have no rubber there).  They were very comfortable, but for that price I'd expect them to last a bit longer...

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wtjs replied to brooksby | 2 years ago
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Both of them pretty much came apart within six months of daily commuting

As I would expect from a company describing cycling shoes as 'stylish' and advertising with a photo of hideously tattooed legs.

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EddyBerckx replied to wtjs | 2 years ago
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wtjs wrote:

Both of them pretty much came apart within six months of daily commuting

As I would expect from a company describing cycling shoes as 'stylish' and advertising with a photo of hideously tattooed legs.

shame. Their bags (where they made their name) are meant to be pretty much bombproof.

Saying that, I suppose it differs with price point - I reckon the lower end ones are just standard bags with a badge on

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brooksby replied to EddyBerckx | 2 years ago
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EddyBerckx wrote:

wtjs wrote:

Both of them pretty much came apart within six months of daily commuting

As I would expect from a company describing cycling shoes as 'stylish' and advertising with a photo of hideously tattooed legs.

shame. Their bags (where they made their name) are meant to be pretty much bombproof.

Saying that, I suppose it differs with price point - I reckon the lower end ones are just standard bags with a badge on

I'd swear by their bags, in general.

I've got a Citizen that I bought in 2003 and you'd still never know it's been used...

I've also got a Metropolis which I don't use as much (it's a 'just in case', because it is f-ing enormous) but I bought that in about 2013 and the build quality on it is nowhere near as good as on the older bag.

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