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Chrome Kursk Reviews

47 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

64% "Moderate arch support"

44 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/24/10
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This shoe takes a little while to break in but after you do they are pretty comfortable. The rubber toe (top and front) are good for bike clips. The material is pretty durable and has stayed pretty clean. It is not waterproof, but you can bike through a pretty bad downpour and your socks will be dry, although the shoe will be really wet and will need to dry. Unfortunately, despite really wanting to love these shoes, there are major drawbacks. Firstly, the heel is wearing out way to fast for such a pricey shoe. Secondly, there is no loop for the laces to prevent them from being caught in the pedal as the description claims. That is a pretty important for bike shoes. Lastly, Chrome is very popular with the hipsters (I found this out after I bought the shoes) so now I look like the people I hate.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/20/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

For now, I can't say that I've liked these shoes. It seemed like a good idea, and I can't find anybody else who is making a shoe that bridges the gap between clipples peddals and toe clips, but the execution is lacking for this product. As others have said, this shoe is quite uncomfortable to walk in, to the point that I'd worry about doing permanent damage to my feet and legs if I wore them for too long. On top of that, the fabric of the shoe itself is rather flexible, which allows your foot to move around a fair bit when riding, destroying any advantage you get from the rigid sole. My disclaimer, however, is that my foot is rather low, so I might be able to get a better fit with some extra arch support and tounge padding. However, as this shoe will only really be useful for long rides and not for everyday life, I can't say that I'm jumping to get them working perfectly.

Additional 27 Kursk Chrome Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2011

Kathy N

from White Hall, Arkansas

I love them. I was afraid because I need wide shoes and these were not marked as wide. They fit, they are my favorite.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Tampa, FL

I wear size 8.5 D/E shoes, and the 8.5D fit great. They have a nice hard sole, perfect for riding your bike. I am very pleased with these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 13, 2011

Wendy M

from Tavares, Florida

We bought 4 pair of shoes for this school year. All were as stated, all were delivered promptly. Zappos makes me feel like I'm 'family'. I love this site and will continue shopping here. These shoes are wonderful!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 10, 2011

Anonymous

 

For cycling, the Chrome Kursks are perfect. They're great shoes for jumping on the bike and riding around town, and great for kicking back. They're not good for walking around, however. The hard sole is perfect for pedaling, lousy for walking. But they're not walking shoes, are they? No they are not. Love these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 24, 2011

Anonymous

from San Diego

This is an excellent sneaker. The materials and make are great. The feel is a little stiff (because is designed to push bike pedals) but after a while, it breaks-in and feels OK. This shoe, like some other brands that I have owned (Blundstone comes to mind) suffers from the feels one size bigger syndrome). I found out in this case that in due to the hefty thick insoles that push your toes against the top of the toe cap. So, lets say that you are a size 10. The length of the shoe is actually correct, but you feel that you need half of one size bigger. You go to 11 and you feel fine, but the shoes look too big on you. If you replace the soles with some after market ones, then the size 10 feels fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 7, 2011

Deezy

from Denver, Colorado

These shoes look great and are a lot more comfortable than a Chuck or a Flyer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 16, 2011

Jaime E

from El Paso, TX

The Chrome Kursk, is, first and foremost, a skate/bike shoe. It is tougher than your casual Chuck Taylor, offering more support for those types of activities. As a bike rider, I find the stiffness and rugged construction refreshingly tough. My feet usually pay the price for wanting to ride in comfortable (flimsy) shoes. These are just the shoes I have been looking for. They are great!

Brands I'd also recommend: simple, converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 31, 2011

Helen P

from Philadelphia

I got these for my adult son for his birthday and he loves them. When he rides his bike, the front of his feet stays dry in the Portland weather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 29, 2011

Anonymous

from NC

Awesome looking shoes, winning me raves everywhere I go. Stain resistant fabric is a plus, as I like to freedom to off road without destroying my kicks. Only downside is that these are not the most comfy shoes I've ever owned. They slide a lot in the heel, and they're surprisingly stiff.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 28, 2011

Pedal T

from Chandler, AZ

Excellent shoe but expensive. The outside canvas is very tough but that means it'll wear like iron. The first day in the shoe is a little rough but it feels good after it breaks in (2-3 wears). I use it when I bike to work (10 miles) and it beats the heck out of my Nike running shoe. I've received lots of compliments on the style of the shoe as well (and they're red).

Brands I'd also recommend: Jack Purcells

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 14, 2011

Diane G

from Urbana, Illinois

I sent a pair of these Chromes to my great-niece after she admired mine. Two generations separate us but we are both considered cool for wearing these by our peer groups!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 10, 2010

Debra T

from Northeast

I just got these in brown. I love them! I just put one red and one olive pair in my cart. If you are considering, do it! They are fantastic. More comfy than Chuck Taylors, which I usually wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse Chuck Taylor

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 13, 2010

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

Amazing shoes. I have received a ton of compliments on these shoes. My only issue is that they run a little big, so you might want to go a half size smaller that normal.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chuck's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 1, 2011

Anonymous

from Pasadena, CA

Great shoes for commuting. Width is just slightly too great to fit quill-type road pedals but just fine for platform/MTB/touring pedals. Sole is stiff enough, but still very comfortable for walking all day long. Metal shoe laces tips click on metal toe clips.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 27, 2011

Shannon

from New York

Cool sneakers. Fit true to size and very comfortable. Get lots of compliments too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 9, 2011

Victoria L

from Chicago, Illinois

My teenage son loves these: I order 3 pairs a year, he wears them every single day, and has pronounced them the "most comfortable shoe, ever". Lightweight, and with that delectable red rubber sole, I too like their look. But they were designed for bike messengers, not hulking heavy-footed teenagers who walk in them 24/7, so they don't seem particularly durable. Still: as long as he likes them, I'll keep buying them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 12, 2011

Anonymous

from San Antonio, Texas

These shoes are not as uncomfortable as others are making it seem. I was very hesitant to purchase them after reading some of the reviews. They aren't any less comfortable than Chuck Taylors, Vans or PF Flyers. So glad I got them.

Brands I'd also recommend: PF Flyers

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2011

Trey s

from San Francisco, Ca.

Very high quality well-made shoe. These feel like heavy-duty Chuck Taylors, but much more stylish. They are a riding shoe, so they compromise a little as a walking-around shoe. The heel fit feels a little loose (like many bike shoes) and the shoe is super stiff. They are uncomfortable until you break them in (which takes a while) and then they're still not the most comfortable shoes you own. But you will get lots of compliments on them because they're so damn cool.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Austin

I was looking for a shoe for when I ride my bike, I don't like the clips and cleats, I use the toe straps. The shoes have a stiff sole that makes pedaling more efficient, just what I wanted, but like others have said, this shoe is not comfortable for wearing all day and walking around. I'm still waiting to break them in more, maybe that will make them more comfortable. They are nice looking and they do the limited job of being a great shoe for bikeriding, I just wish that they were more comfortable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 19, 2011

Chris c

 

These shoes hurt me feet like crazy. My feet are slightly wide, but usually fine in all other shoes. The metal ties on the end of the laces drive me crazy clanging on my sprocket while I am pedaling. I have tried to break them in, but lately I have noticed myself avoiding wearing them. My little toe is always asleep when I wear these shoes, so now I just wear my Vans when I ride my bike. I wish I would have bought Keen's Coronado Cruiser instead.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 20, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

For now, I can't say that I've liked these shoes. It seemed like a good idea, and I can't find anybody else who is making a shoe that bridges the gap between clipples peddals and toe clips, but the execution is lacking for this product. As others have said, this shoe is quite uncomfortable to walk in, to the point that I'd worry about doing permanent damage to my feet and legs if I wore them for too long. On top of that, the fabric of the shoe itself is rather flexible, which allows your foot to move around a fair bit when riding, destroying any advantage you get from the rigid sole. My disclaimer, however, is that my foot is rather low, so I might be able to get a better fit with some extra arch support and tounge padding. However, as this shoe will only really be useful for long rides and not for everyday life, I can't say that I'm jumping to get them working perfectly.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 21, 2010

Shifty S

from Tucson, AZ

Stiff, hard, and slips off the heel because the material is so stiff - not the rubber bottom, the material part of shoe - it's like they've been starched.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans, Chukka Lows

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

Great shoe! Comfortable, durable and great support. The shoe is stiff as it is primarily designed to be a cycling shoe. Sizing is similar to Converse Chuck Ts.

Brands I'd also recommend: Five Ten, Converse, Vans, DZR

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

I have been wearing these shoes for over a year now, and will definitely be buying a new pair when I need them. I bought a pair of Vans at the same time, which wore out after a few months due to bad quality. The van sole caved in after a few months. I commute to work everyday about ten miles round trip. The shoe gives extra support, to help transfer power to the peddle. Some people are complaining about the shoe being too stiff. If you ride a bike, this is what you want. I do not find the shoe to be uncomfortable when off the bike, quite the opposite. They are extremely comfortable, and have lasted longer than any other sneaker I have owned. I hope they continue with this quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 16, 2012

Paul D

from Brooklyn

I marked this shoe has no arch support. It is designed for cycling, not walking, so I can see that it's not the more important feature. But, a little support would be nice even when cycling, just to make the fit a little more snug and comfortable. I normally wear 9.5, but that was too big, so I had to exchange for a 9, which is a good fit. Luckily Zappos makes returns a snap. As far as its function as a cycling shoe, I found that on my city bike with flat pedals it works great riding around town, but on my (vintage) road bike with toe clips, the shoe is a little bulky to get in and a little heavy. I haven't tried any long distance rides yet, but I believe my feet will last longer thanks to the thick, stiff sole.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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