As Chrome puts it, work has changed but everyone is still wearing work boots. However, not everyone has the time to break-in true work boots, and even less people would want to ride in them. That's why Chrome created the 415 Work Boots. They combine the hardworking durability that's required for daily riding with the laid-back San Francisco styling of its "415" namesake.
Chrome's 415 Work Boots are made from an almost identical fabric to what's used in its messenger bags — 1000 denier Cordura. As you probably know, this stuff is strong — like we've had the same Chrome bag for nine years strong. And aside from the upper material selection, Chrome made the whole shoe resilient to the day-to-day thrashings of urban riding and, well, life. The sole is made from ultra-durable vulcanized rubber, and its also been made skid-resistant for riding/walking in all weather conditions. For the construction, Chrome used a board lasted sole to stiffen up the shoes and to eliminate the threat of hot spots.
Outside of the 415's commuter advantages, Chrome made them to be the ultimate freestyle/lifestyle shoe. The heel is protected from bails by a rubber heel cup, and the midsole is reinforced with a nylon/glass fiber shank. The 415's moderate profile also makes it easy to get in and out of either toe straps or cages. So, you don't have to go down with the ship when the ship is sinking.
Finishing off the shoes are steel aglets that keep the laces from fraying, a padded collar at the ankle, and reflective rear loops that increases your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions.
The Chrome 415 Work Boots are available in odd and even sizes from 5.0 through 13.0 and in the colors Black and Sand.
|Fit:||Chrome suggests ordering a half size smaller than your typical street shoe size.|
|Shaft:||4 1⁄4 in|
|Weight:||1 lb 1 oz|
|Chrome Storm 415 Workboot||$150.00 - $159.95|