Chrome unveil new Red Sole shoe line

Four new kicks for tricks

San Francisco-based Chrome have introduced a new Red Sole line of footwear to complement their range of messenger bags and clothing.


There are four styles: Arnhem (US$90), Kursk (US$70), Midway (US$90) and Saipan (US$80). Made for urban/street non-clipless riding, the shoes have a gusseted tongue to keep the weather out and are made with 1,000 denier Cordura, a heavyweight nylon with a urethane coating.

“Chrome’s designers paid close attention to fit,” said spokesman Rob Reedy. “It wasn’t enough to build durable, functional shoes; they also needed to ride well and fit the foot correctly. Footwear was the natural extension of Chrome’s commitment to building durable functional products that last.”

The Chrome Arnhem shoe.
The chrome arnhem shoe.:

All models have a reflective strip on the heel for enhanced visibility, binding tape on all exposed edges to increase durability, a urethane-filled ‘Crash Pad’ for heel protection and a Texon board in the forefoot to prevent ‘pedal poke’.

The new Chrome Midway shoe.
The new chrome midway shoe.:

While the shoes may look like Vans skate shoes or Chuck Taylor Converse basketball shoes, Chrome were keen to include a glass-filled nylon shank to stiffen the midsole, increasing pedal stroke leverage; a 55A durometer outsole for better pedal grip; a toe cap for easy toe-clip cage entry; and a deep heel cup and arch support in the insole for enhanced fit while riding. For more information, visit