Chrome Kursk SPD 2.0 Shoe - Men's $94.95
Urban warfare, professional style.
Take a comfortable seat on the fence between walking comfort and riding performance, thanks to the Chrome Kursk SPD 2.0 Shoe. Chrome took the shell of its top-selling Kursk Shoe and added SPD cleat compatibility to meet the demands of those who are on and off their bikes, day in and day out. In addition to the ultra-durable Cordura body, Chrome packed in a full-length nylon shank and a polyurethane slam pad to increase rigidity and eliminate pedal hot spots.
- Two-hole cleat interface ensures compatibility with a wide range of pedals
- Vulcanized rubber sole and toe increase durability
- Lace garage keeps your drivetrain lace-free
- Foot rocker makes walking easier than in other cycling-specific shoes
- Reflective hits on heel cup increase your visibility
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- PRO SERIES SHOES:
- These run big. Order 1/2 size smaller than other Chrome shoes.
Reviews & Community
Great shoe for first time cleat users.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
+Great fit if you take a half-size down. Refer to the Chrome website and follow the EURO sizing!
+Nice appearance, like a pair of Converse.
+Base feels solid if you use SPDs. Feels like the shoe is one big pedal, like any other cycling shoe.
-Using Shimano SPD cleats so it makes that clink-clank sound that other users have reported. I don't mind it at all, but it can be worrying if you want to walk on marble or linoleum.
-Not waterproof unlike the STORM series, so the shoes and your socks WILL get wet. Advisable to wear synthetic technical socks so they can dry out quickly, otherwise bring an extra pair of socks or use overshoe covers.
-Slippery when wet, and I do mean that. Lol. :) Be careful in the rain and on wet tiles.
Really love it so far. Other people say it has a loose fit to the point that their heel can pop out, but it can be easily fixed if you use Lock-lacing or heel locks. What makes it different from other cycling shoes is that you can use different lacing methods to make it tighter or looser to your personal liking. (Another shoe that can do that is the clean-looking Giro Republic, but they look like bowling shoes, lol.) I like it loose, so that my foot can move inside.
Will keep using these shoes, but probably the first of many clipless shoes to come. These shoes should not be taken too seriously though, so don't bring it to your long-distance sportive rides. They are really heavy. :P
Best looking SPD shoes I own
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
You can't beat these shoes for cleat-compatible style. I've worn them with a suit to a wedding. And they're pretty comfortable off the bike as far as cleat shoes go, so they're great for commuting.
Having said all that, I have some issues that are consistent with two pairs of these shoes: The SPD cleats definitely click/grind on the surface below as another user noted; The mounting plates aren't so precisely glued to the soles, so you'll need to use the tread as a guide rather than the slots or your cleats won't line up; After daily use for about 1000 bike miles they've developed an interesting squeak in the step; Most importantly, contrary to what others have reported I find they run about 1/2 size large, so order 1/2 down from what you usually wear.
I'd love to give these shoes more stars because I still rave about them when people ask, but the above issues do add up.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been commuting with this shoe for a couple months now and have been pretty pleased with its performance. You get exactly what you should expect: an adequate bike shoe and a comfortable if not slightly awkward regular shoe. The clips do rub a bit when you walk on hard surfaces (tap tap), and the soles are much stiffer than a normal shoe, but even so I find them fairly comfortable. I've stopped bringing in other shoes, and just wear these around my office (carpeted). The spd pedal do also rub a bit when I unclip, but that might just be my specific pedals. Either way, it hasn't really bothered me. My more serious grip is the heel cup sucks. It seems like they just slapped a stiffer sole and some cleat holes on their regular shoe without redesigning it at all. I have to tie the laces really tight to keep my heel from popping out. This is true when I'm biking and to a lesser extent when I'm just walking as well.
All in all, it's a decent bike shoe though I wouldn't want to ride a century in them and a decent normal shoe though I wouldn't want to go on a hike in them.
they site says these shoes are on sale for...
they site says these shoes are on sale for $57 but when I put them in the cart, they come up at $95. Are they on sale or not?
Will these shoes work with pedals without...
Will these shoes work with pedals without cleats?
If you like these shoes but don't use clipless pedals, you should save yourself some money and get the regular Kursks.
After Some Work, A Great Commuter Shoe
I like that companies are coming out with this kind of product as more and more of us are commuting to work, school, etc. The Chrome Kursk Pro has a true to size fit with a bit of a narrow fit and durable upper and laces so it can last longer than a few rides.
The sole is decently stiff too, so when you want to hammer down, you can. At the same time, people who enjoy a softer sole should take heed and maybe look elsewhere.
As for the SPD compatibility, it has its ups and downs. I attached a Shimano cleat on there and it did rub a bit. But, most smooth surfaces didn't bother me much. I think a Crank Brothers set up may be best as the cleat is really low profile.
Overall, a good shoe, but it becomes great after you do your homework on it.
Can these shoes be used with Look Keo...
Can these shoes be used with Look Keo cleats?
No they are only compatible with SPD 2-hole cleats.