Kyle at Tracko posted images of the a new project that Nike is working on with fixed gear cyclists world wide a bit back. More recently, Kyle at DQM was kind enough to get Nike to hook me up with a pair of the shoes. My initial thoughts on them are; ABOUT TIME!
The shoe’s insole rests on a hard, almost rigid material similar to chipboard, which stiffens them up considerably. Pairing that with a high-density outsole and a new insole, the City Tiempo is one of the stiffest sneakers I’ve worn. Here’s a shot of the shoes on, sans high socks.
It has a deep heel which holds your feet just right, giving you support and reducing annoying rubbing.
The long indoor soccer like tongue can be tucked into the laces, or left out.
Expect a full review after I put some miles in them and remember, 100% of the profits generated from the LIVESTRONG collection goes directly to the Lance Armstrong Foundation!