Cycling Shoes for the Street
The click-clack of cycling shoes hitting the asphalt isn’t the coolest way to announce your presence.
But urban cycling is a fact of life for many and the extra benefits of riding with cleats make choosing between style and functionality hard. That’s where DZR’s Street Collection comes in.
Riding with clipless pedals requires cycling shoes. Most cycling shoes look like robot feet, clunky with odd straps, bulges, randomly mixed materials and and garish color combinations.
DZR’s Street Collection hides the cleats in the bottom of the shoe. This allows the shoes to look like actual shoes and relegate the click-clack to be a thing of the past.
The simply named DZR “White” is a throwback to old-school 80’s sneaker style, clean and crisp. The additional stiffness in the sole means better connection with the pedals. The basic design direction quickly dresses up jeans or khakis. While they look like inconsiderate leather, they’re actually synthetic and fully Vegan. The reflective heel badge adds a touch of visibility at night. The elastic lace catcher is an elegant touch to keep your shoelaces away from the chain.
The shoes are firm and tight in the toe-box and under the toe mound; but there is enough flex to make them walkable for reasonable distances. The vintage design will be a big hit with some and a non-starter for others. But the basic principles on display here are seen throughout the Street Collection, with different color and material combinations. So, there’s most likely a design that fits your personal style requirements.
If you’re looking for cleat-ready cycling shoes that you can easily transition to your stylish life off the bike, “White” from DZR is a solid choice.