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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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