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SKU# FW-106

Kursk Sneaker

The Kursk is our original urban bike sneaker and part of our Pedal Series. We wanted a classic sneaker that wouldn't get destroyed mashing through the city. The Kursk features a military grade nylon upper that is 25 times stronger than canvas, our proprietary PowerPlate™ nylon-reinforced sole, a comfortable contoured PU insole and reflective details.

$75.00
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SKU# FW-106

Kursk Sneaker

The Kursk is our original urban bike sneaker and part of our Pedal Series. We wanted a classic sneaker that wouldn't get destroyed mashing through the city. The Kursk features a military grade nylon upper that is 25 times stronger than canvas, our proprietary PowerPlate™ nylon-reinforced sole, a comfortable contoured PU insole and reflective details.

$75.00
Free Ground Shipping Over $75!

  • Color: Grey
  • Size: size guide
    • 5
    • 5.5
    • 6
    • 6.5
    • 7
    • 7.5
    • 8
    • 8.5
    • 9
    • 9.5
    • 10
    • 10.5
    • 11
    • 11.5
    • 12
    • 13
    Qty:

Details

Tough Kicks

Tug on the Kursk, tuck the laces into the lace garage to keep them out of your drivetrain, and hit the road. The Chrome Kursk Shoe is a tough, cycling-specific shoe that moonlights as a simple pair of casual kicks. Thanks to features like stainless aglets (or lace end-caps for non word-nerds), the aforementioned lace garage, and a board-lasted sole, the Kursk will keep your feet protected and your bike rolling fast.


  • Fit
    • Low-profile design for excellent fit in pedal cages
  • Features
    • Fiberglass-reinforced nylon shank increases pedaling efficiency
    • Rubber toe and heel for maximum durability
  • Fabrication
    • 1050d ballistic nylon resists damage from pedal cages, crashes, and nasty bar bathrooms

  • Fit
    • Low-profile design for excellent fit in pedal cages
  • Features
    • Fiberglass-reinforced nylon shank increases pedaling efficiency
    • Rubber toe and heel for maximum durability
  • Fabrication
    • 1050d ballistic nylon resists damage from pedal cages, crashes, and nasty bar bathrooms

  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    ChromeKursk Sneaker
     
    4.1

    (based on 146 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (75)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stylish (6)
    • Comfortable (5)
    • Versatile (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Arch support (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (6)
    • Going out (3)
    • Travel (3)
    • Work (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        83% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Define "value". Then guess again.

    A few salient points in no particular order:

    1. These shoes fit skinny, yardstick-like feet (like mine, for instance) pretty darned well and are quite comfortable after an initial...Read complete review

    A few salient points in no particular order:

    1. These shoes fit skinny, yardstick-like feet (like mine, for instance) pretty darned well and are quite comfortable after an initial break-in period. If you wear orthotics or have especially wide feet, these shoes may not be the best choice for you.
    2. The cordura uppers are attractive, and much longer-lasting than the all-cotton uppers commonly found on Chucks and their copiers. The black toe and binding offset the uppers nicely too.
    3. The binding around the soles of my first pair (purchased spring 2010) shredded pretty quickly, but so far the shoe isn't leaking in the rain. Subsequent Kursks purchased have not been worn often or hard enough to compare as yet.
    4. I've read a lot of comments here about "value" versus price and many complaints that one should get a lot more shoe for a $70 price tag. Here's my take:
    --$70 today is not the same amount of money as it was ten or twenty years ago. Proof: More countries are devaluing their currencies, and more people seem to have $70 in their pockets to blow on a pair of sneakers these days, than a decade ago.
    --Stop complaining about shoes being made in China unless you're willing and able to pony up three to four times as much dough for the same pair of kicks made in the USA.
    --Stop complaining about country of manufacture -- China -- not being reflected in the USA retail prices; or stop buying the shoes. Chrome is owned by Keen, who make *many* shoes in China and sell them for what the market will bear. Based on how many people are buying the shoes, the market seems to be bearing up surprisingly well, at least for now.
    --This is what capitalism looks like. If you don't like it, then don't play (i.e., stop buying the shoes, or find a way to get them for less than full retail).
    5. I like the shoes enough that I now own three pairs. And no, I won't tell you what I paid for them.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Looks good but low quality

    First let me say the shoe looks great. I got several compliments about them. So why a one star review? Not even a month into owning them the soles started to fall off...Read complete review

    First let me say the shoe looks great. I got several compliments about them. So why a one star review? Not even a month into owning them the soles started to fall off on both shoes. At the time I took them to my local store in Portland because off the guarantee on them and the clerk looked at them told me I clearly had trashed them myself and said that voided my warranty. So the solution is that now I glue them together every other month because I do really like the look and feel. Bottom line maybe I was just unlucky with my pair but the customer service I recieved makes me think twice about using chrome for anymore of my gear.

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    5.0

    Comfortable, Durable and Stylish

    By 

    from Boston

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathes Well
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Kursk Sneaker:

      These are my son's go-to footwear. I know that when I buy him a pair, he's getting a "mom" gift that he actually likes!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      4.0

      My third pair...

      By 

      from Boulder, CO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathes Well
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support
      • Poor Cushioning

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Travel
      • Work

      Comments about Kursk Sneaker:

      Great shoes. Durable, good fit, classic/timeless look.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      5.0

      Maybe best shoes ever!

      By 

      from Denver, CO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Going Out
        • Travel
        • Work

        Comments about Kursk Sneaker:

        This is my 4th pair of Kursk shoes over the last 5 years. I wear them almost every day, rain or shine, work & play. The support plate in the sole keeps the shoe from flexing too much while riding a bike, and they are over-built to last through just about anything you can throw at them. Chuck the All-Star's and get some of these!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My friends are jealous

        By 

        from Quebec

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about Kursk Sneaker:

          Quick fit and Easy to clean

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
           
          5.0

          Still the best urban cycling shoes period.

          By 

          from Boulder

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathes Well
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Stylish
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Going Out
            • School
            • Work

            Comments about Kursk Sneaker:

            This is probably my 5th pair of Kursks, and the new 2.0 design is on point. Not much has changed in these in the 6 years I've worn them, but they still are just the best urban cycling shoe out there.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width

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