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Chrome Midway Pro Shoes

Chrome’s Midway Pro are SPD compatible, lace-up urban cycling shoes. They’re quite similar to their popular Kursk Pro shoes which I reviewed a while back. Both shoes feature a full-length nylon midsole that creates a stiff platform for transferring power to the pedals without causing undue pain to your feet.

As I’ve said in my review of the Kursk Pro, this type of shoe can’t really compete with high-performance cycling shoes, but they’re not really meant to. They’re designed to look good while providing higher performance than standard street shoes, and to function reasonably well off the bike as casual shoes, as well. In that respect, they hit the nail on the head.

Unlike the low-top Kursk Pro, the aptly named Midway Pro are mid-ankle height. This does seem to provide a bit more support, helping to prevent the heel from lifting inside the shoe. The Midway Pro is also made with suede leather in addition to 1000 denier nylon, which in my humble opinion makes for a more stylish shoe.

The Midway Pro is only available in black and retails for $110. Check out www.chromebagsstore.com.

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4 Comments

  1. dontcoastFebruary 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Chrome makes sick shit BUT they really need to go back to the drawing board with their heel cup padding IMO.

    The first run of MILO slip ons had a more comfy and supporting heel zone than the current lineup.

  2. JoeFebruary 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    freewheelin like these shoes, last in hard weather. PNW dry well
    on floor vents smell nice still. enjoy riding in them. use to no real heal since I always wore VANS.

  3. sarahelizabethFebruary 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    joe, i am a vans junkie, i currently have 14 pairs and have been interested in trying out the chrome….always trying to work out the pros and cons! thanks for the words. i still have the adidas cyclone and the adidas minrett. they are both amazing and last forever, but very hard to find nowadays. once they die, i will probably try the chrome

  4. SpeedyMarch 1, 2012 at 3:11 am

    No thanks. I tried em. I will be sticking with DZR shoes. They fit me WAY better. The Kursk Pros slip like a mofo. The Midway Pros are cut just a bit to high for me, and rub my ankle bone raw. The last two pair of DZR shoes I have run have been perfect. They last about a year on near daily use too.

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