Whether you're usually mashing, skating, or just walking from A to B, you need a pair of shoes that can do it all. The Chrome Lower Southside Shoes are designed to do just that. Their leather construction, reinforced heels, and ultra-durable soles will take a beating from your WRAWH limited edition straps, ted-shreds, or failed nine-stair leaps of faith.
For the uppers, Chrome made the Lower Southside shoes from an oiled, full-grain leather. And while the leather only offers a minimum of protection from water, the weathering and distressing that occurs with age is priceless. To assure comfort, the Lower Southsides feature a supple, padded collar and tongue to act as a buffer between your laces and toe cages or foot straps. The midsole uses a blown rubber wedge to maximize comfort, while the sole has a 100% vulcanized rubber construction. This stiffens up the shoe for a little better power transfer, but mainly, it's to resist the inevitable tattoo of sole wear from your platforms.
The shoes use a lace-up fastening system, and they feature both an embossed and woven Chrome logo on the side of the shoe. And while the decision between mid-ankle or low-profile comes down to preference, there is a subtle difference between the Southside models. Aside from the obvious difference in ankle height, the Lower Southsides have a polyester quarter panel on the side to cool things off. Chrome also included a latex heel reinforcement for everything from ollies to hops to bails.
The Chrome Lower Southside Shoes are available in whole and half sizes from 5.0 to 13.0 and in the colors Black and Tan.