For the past few years I have heard the spectrum of reviews on Chrome’s shoes. Chrome, known first for their made in the US bags that started in Colorado. Now the company is based out of San Francisco and has probably 3/4 of their line made over seas. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just putting some back story out there.
Back to Chrome’s shoes
Chrome has been making “bike specific” sneakers for a few years now. Gum bottom or SPD ready, these shoes were made for those that live on their bike and want to look the part. Available in three different series, the PRO Series has the SPD compatible clip-in, the Pedal Series has a fiberglass sole for better pedaling, and the All City Series with stronger uppers and not so stiff sole.
Earlier this month Chrome released a new shoe into their All City Series it is also their first WOMENS shoe, the Dolores. Read the preview by clicking read more..!
Meet the Chrome Dolores
Colors: Black and gray
Fitting: If you have a wide toe box you may want to go up a size or be prepared for these shoes not to fit. I normally wear a Euro 42, or womens 9.5/10. The box I was sent is a 11.5 but on their website it doesn’t show that large of a size. I’ve emailed to get direct specifics.
*note: the shoes fit me fine as a 11.5 womens, I normally ride a 10.
This shoe has a Cordura fabric, much like what you’ll find on messenger bags, gum bottom and a super low profile front toe box to fit in toe cages better. You can wear the shoes with or without shoe laces, and two pairs of shoe laces are provided. One black and one white. Currently I’m wearing one shoe without laces and the other with! (Stylish I know.)
I’m super glad that Chrome sent me the gray pair as black shoes really aren’t my fancy. I’ll be trying these out in the next week commuting with my Ergon pedals as well as putting some toe straps back on my fixie. Until then, check out the shoes online!
This product was provided at no cost for review by Chrome. I was not paid or bribed for this review or my opinion.