Chrome releases the Truk Pro SPD shoe

You may remember that back in 2010, we reviewed the new Kursk shoes by Chrome Industries. Since then, Chrome has been cranking out a variety of new styles and colors of cycling shoes.

Our PR pal Billy “Souphorse” Sinkford tells us that they’re at it again, announcing the release of their newest pair, the “Truk Pro”:

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The most covert SPD on the market, the Truk Pro is perfect for commuters, messengers, and others who live and work on the bike every day—and need a durable and comfortable shoe for bike, street, and office.

Enter the Truk Pro.

For those who live in and ride the city and want SPD performance on the bike and sneaker comfort off it. Durable, comfortable, and walkable. Made to be worn on and off the bike—all day, every day—with zero foot fatigue.

It’s the most innovative SPD on the market, featuring Chrome’s dual-density FlexPlateTM technology, developed to provide a fully rigid sole from the heel to the ball of the foot but also a flexible toe area (five times more flex compared with any traditional fully rigid SPD shoe). The result? Total comfort while riding and while walking.

Other features include a contoured, impact-resistant PU footbed, skid-resistant outsole, and recessed SPD plate. The 1,000-denier Cordura outer shell is 25 times stronger than canvas. Add 100% vulcanized construction and you’ve got one thoroughly bombproof shoe, ready for the demands of life on and off the bike.

Like all Chrome footwear and apparel, the Truk Pro SPD comes with a 365-day warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

RETAIL AVAILABILITY: 3/19/13 in Chrome HUBS in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Portland—and online at chromeindustries.com.
RETAIL PRICE: $95; available in grey and all-black

In a few days, Bikecommuters.com will be getting a pair to try out…we’ll thrash on these shoes and see if they are as tough as we expect them to be. Stay tuned!


2 Comments

  1. BluesCat March 21, 2013 10:31 am 

    GR – I’d be especially interested if anybody at Bikecommuters.com has Plantar Faciitis (like me) and gets to test these with their prescription orthotics or the Dr. Scholls Custom Fit orthotics.

    We have a super-casual dress code at my office, which allows me to wear blue jeans every day, so the all-black versions of these shoes would be great … if they worked.

  2. Mir.I.Am March 29, 2013 6:24 am 

    Hmm, these are like the keds version of SPDs… all the cool kids are wearing ’em! I always wanted a pair of chromes, but just ended up sticking to my specialized MTB shoes and dorking around in a dress at work until I changed to heels for a meeting. I wonder if these could be pulled off with a dress. Maybe jeans and a nice top, like BluesCat says.

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