Move over Chuck Taylor. Meet the Batman of urban lifestyle footwear, the Chrome Midway ($90). Chrome, a San Francisco
based company, has prided itself for 14 years on providing durable messenger bags to survive the wear and tear
of the city streets and now, with an alternative, all – purpose cycling shoe that looks just as outstanding in the bar as it does on the street.
The dual functionality of the Midway allows bikers to have a do it all shoe that braves the elements: firm pedal grip and a need for hip, new age style. Patented 1,000 denier cordura nylon (also used in their messenger bags) construction is fully weatherproofed for those wet or slushy days and suede accents help to elevate the shoe’s sleek appearance. But it’s the internal fiberglass shank that truly puts this shoe in a league of its own, preventing any thought of wear and tear on pedal pressure points when you’re standing to grind it up those San Francisco hills. The pigskin lined heel cup provides optimal comfort on those longer rides and the shoe even comes equipped with low profile reflectivity to help you get home from work or the classroom after those long nights at the desk or in the lab.
With a nice mid-level cut, the Midway make a solid year round option, adding to the versatility of the shoe. The shoes are a bit heavy (3 lbs) but come with the advantage of durability. Bonus feature: tongue
garage technology for your laces, thus preventing any interference with the gear systems on your bike.
Buy Now: $90