Category Archives: sneakers
Chrome Launches their Forged Rubber Sneakers

Back in WWII, eastern European countries began making military boots by using a process known as forged rubber. For the most part, this process has been forgotten, largely because of how essential it is to be close to the source of rubber.

Fast forward 70 years and Chrome introduces their new Forged Rubber sneakers. Made in Thailand, at a facility literally adjacent to rubber farms, that houses unique Slovakian machines used in WWII work boots production.

Each of these shoes are made by hand at these facilities, where the sole is fused to the uppers, resulting in a truly unique sneaker. The video above outlines this process.

Head over to Chrome to see their new Forged Rubber Sneakers and check out the loobook on Issu.

Jun 17, 2014 2 comments
DVS for Cinelli: Luster Sneakers
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DVS and Cinelli continue their longstanding collaboration with the Luster yet again. This time, offering a Laser and Vigorosa colorway. Both of which are in stock now!

Mar 4, 2014 Comments are OFF
Outlier and Vans
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This one came way out of left field but it looks great! Outlier and Vans collaborated on the Submarine Bedford sneaker:

“One of the dirty little secrets behind Outlier is just how committed we are to delivering value to our customers. We love working with the best materials (which are often very expensive) so it’s not always obvious, but we’re always pushing to deliver incredible quality at the best possible price. So when we got an opportunity to work with Vans on a shoe… well damn, not only did a lot of us grow up wearing Vans, but it was also a chance to make a great shoe at a really accessible price, so we didn’t hesitate.

Outlier meets Vans, the Supermarine Bedford. Water resistant Supermarine Cotton®, stainless steel hardware, pigskin cupped insoles, and of course a Vans OTW vulcanized waffle sole. $90. Available now.
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Jul 25, 2013 1 comment
Cadence: DVS Fantoms In Stock
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The DVS X CA DNC line always delivers and the newest model, the Fantom looks great. Pick up either black or white, while stock lasts, at Cadence.

Apr 17, 2013 Comments are OFF
Chrome Introduces the STORM 415 Fabric and Cordura Footwear
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Today, Chrome launched the 415 Urban Work Boot and the STORM 415 Urban Work Boot. These aren’t your normal sneakers. Think of them as mobility work boots: all the stability of a boot with the comfort of a sneaker. The STORM 415 is made from waterproof cordura (pictured) and the 415 Urban is fabric. I like the look of these boots and there’s more information below, including the official PR from Chrome.

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Mar 5, 2013 5 comments
The New and Improved DVS x CA DNC Rico
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For the past few months, I’ve been wearing Vans because my DVS x CA DNC Rico’s had finally worn out. And it wasn’t until I put on the new models that I forgot how much I missed these sneakers. They’re comfortable, simple and man, those soles make a world of difference on a track pedal. The overall construction of this year’s release has improved a lot and I’m glad to have them back in my normal rotation. Swoop some here, at Cadence.

Oct 9, 2012 2 comments
Chrome: Four New Shoe Models for Summer 2012
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Chrome has four new shoe models hitting the shelves of your local bike shop this summer. The Kursk, The Southside and two colorways of the new women’s sneaker, the Dolores. Check out more information below.

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May 10, 2012 Comments are OFF
Retrofitz: Turn any Sneaker into an SPD Cycling Shoe
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Is this the answer everyone’s been looking for? Could be. Retrofitz makes these SPD kits, allowing you to cut up your sneakers of choice and add a cleat-mount. While they don’t sell the part kit outside of Santa Cruz, you can buy some ready-to-go conversions at their site. So is this the answer? Maybe, if that’s what you were looking for. But I din’t think the solution is as simple as this. Not unless you add a high-density nylon flank to the insole. But it’s a start.

Apr 2, 2012 6 comments