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.