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DZR H20 Waterproof SPD Compatible Casual Shoes

Our friends at DZR were at Eurobike showing off their latest shoes, namely the H20 waterproof SPD high top shoe as shown here. The upper is made from waterproof sheepskin leather, and unlike previous DZR shoes the cleat opening is sealed from the inside so stepping in a puddle won’t give you swampfoot for the rest of the day. Striking to me was how light the shoes are as compared to the canvas offerings — one of my gripes about many casual SPD shoes out there is their heft, and this shoe definitely addresses that even if I didn’t have a scale handy to give it a proper weigh-in. Expect it sometime this winter season, and expect us to give it a full review once we get our hands on a pair.

6 Comments

  1. sSeptember 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    want want want want want.

  2. carlitoSeptember 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I hope their sewing is better , I have the dzr hightop leathe shoe for less than 6 months and it is falling apart where all rubber meets leather and the sewing towards the ankle area has completely given way

  3. NoahSeptember 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    @carlito – Looks like you need to check this out: http://www.dzrshoes.com/warranty

  4. andyOctober 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

    @carlito Mine fell apart too. I had the velcro dzr’s. They’re still wearable, but the rubber came unglued all over – lets water in like crazy. I just switched to a pair of Chromes – hopefully they’ll hold up better.

    @Noah I contacted the warranty dept and basically got “yea that happens to the shoes. Ours do the same.” They offered to look at them but I had to pay shipping and there was no guarantee they’d do anything.

  5. FrankOctober 17, 2012 at 3:15 am

    I just send back an DZR Ovis – the leather on these (and I guess the other DZR ones as well) is just bad. It’s shiny, painted like surface wrinkles like aged old skin and feels like unstable, thin foam coming apart the next moment. Nothing close to what to expect of an +100 Euro shoe.

    Very cheap look and feel indeed. Total rip-off.

  6. KarlFebruary 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Well, I really had my hopes up for these. After reading all these reviews I think I will look elsewhere. The chrome shoes I tried were unwearable because of excessive friction around the back of the shoe. Does anybody have any advice for an alternative casual/commute bike shoe?

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