Chrome Truk Shoes $74.95
Ride on, over, or off anything
When toe cages and double straps destroy everything that they come into contact with, durable shoes are crucial. Not only to avoid burning away your money, but so that you don't develop tree knot sized blister scars where the tops of your feet used be. And believe it or not, this ailment is easy to avoid with the Chrome Truk Shoes.
Chrome's Truk Shoes are made from an almost identical fabric to what's used in its messenger bags -- 1000 denier Cordura. As you probably know, this stuff is strong -- like we've had the same Chrome bag for nine years strong. And aside from the upper material selection, Chrome made the whole shoe resilient to the day-to-day thrashings of urban riding. The sole is made from ultra-durable vulcanized rubber, and its also been made skid-resistant for riding/walking in all weather conditions. For construction, Chrome used a board lasted sole to stiffen up the shoes and to eliminate the threat of hot spots.
Outside of Truk's commuter advantages, Chrome made them to be the ultimate freestyle shoe. The heel is protected from bails by a rubber heel cup, and the midsole is reinforced with a nylon/glass fiber shank. Truk's low-profile also makes it easy to get in and out of either toe straps or cages. So, you don't have to go down with the ship when you miss your next smith grind.
The Chrome Truk Shoes are available in whole and half sizes from 5.0 to 13.0 and in the colors Black/black and Grey.
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- PRO SERIES SHOES:
- These run big. Order 1/2 size smaller than other Chrome shoes.
Reviews & Community
Excellent quality , fits true to size
These shoes do not disappoint. Very well made and comfortable.
I purchased the clipless pair and I could not be happier. Being a biology teacher, I'm blessed with the ability to dress funky and casual, so I was looking for a shoe I could ride to work in and wear all day. I have a twelve mile commute each way, with ~ 600' of elevation, so no slouch of a commute. These shoes hold up to me standing up on the hills and zooming on the flats. They have good weather protection for they are made of pretty thick cordura, and the soles are thick and stiff. I will probably have to change my cleats three times before these bad boys wear out.
As for wearing all day, basically they work. I am on my feet, moving around the classroom 75% of my day. I also run up and down four flights of double stairs at least four times a day. They have the support to make my arches and shins happy. The toe lifts up a tad to allow for the cleats not to hit while walking, but it still does slightly (currently wearing Crank Brothers). As for the look, there are fine. Basically they are a simple Chuck style, which is my previous shoe of choice.
Overall, I highly recommend these to anyone. They may look a little funny on my carbon speedster, but for the function, fit and practicality they cannot be beat.
Btw, I currently wear 44 Specialized, 44 Sidi, 44 bontrager and size 10 Chucks, but for these I am definitely a 9.5. Don't be fooled when you first try them on for they are tight when new, but loosen up after riding a few times.
Style and Safety
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Initially I purchased the Truk directly from Chrome website but have to return it because size 10 proved to be smaller than I have expected reading the other reviews. I am usually 10.5 with sneakers (Vans, Converse...) so I went for .5 smaller but anyway, Chrome does not have any 10.5 no more. Lucky me I ran into this site and ordered a 10.5. Love the shoes, the style is definitely a winner and to have that secured feeling while riding a bike gives it a plus. The overall materials used not only looked sturdy but also feels the same without sacrificing comfort. I will definitely pick another pair soon. Re the size issue I'd say for me, it is true to size.
Low profile tank
This shoe is glorious. Enough said right? Not really, this shoe dominates because of the specific details that you search for in a shoe for ripping on a bike. This shoe is geared for biking, being that the sole is thick and sturdy, and the canvas its made of is SUPER waterproof and hefty against toe cage bashing. With that being said, its low profile, has two great color schemes, it's something you can wear around town, unlike their line of SPD compatibles. Chrome has stated that these run a half size larger than your normal sneakers, which is quite true. I got an 11.5 to have my toes comfortably in, the 12 allowed too much room. (wayyy too sketchy riding without brakes and not having complete response in your pedals) Ultimate decision - great looking, incredibly functional in areas that other sneakers can fail in, (terms of biking) and you'll notice your feet will feel LOCKED IN.
Are these men's sizes or women's? Chrome...
Are these men's sizes or women's? Chrome Truk.
Hello Linda, these are men's sizes.