Chrome constructed the uppers of the Storm 415 Work Boots from an oiled, full-grain leather. On top of this, the shoes feature the Chrome's Storm waterproof technology — an internal membrane of four-layer breathable, waterproof fabric. And to make sure that absolutely no water get's through, Chrome also gave the Storm a fully-taped seam construction. The uppers were attached to the last and sole using vulcanized construction, which also provides a flexible, yet durable sole. At the footbed, Chrome used a contoured polyurethane that's impact-resistant and features a blown rubber midsole wedge for comfort. The soles are board lasted for pedaling comfort, which is really why Chrome created the 415 Work Boots in the first place.
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 Storm 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 1⁄2 in|
|Weight:||1 lb 3 oz|
|Chrome 415 Workboot||$119.95 - $120.00|
Yesterday I was telling my wife that these may be the most comfortable pair of boots I've ever owned. Seriously. It takes about a week to break these in, but they have softened up nicely, and I've been wearing them all day, every day. They held up well through the last snow we had, and I was definitely appreciating that I got the waterproof version. The construction is solid, and I expect to have these for quite a few years, just like my Chrome bag. They're pricey, but totally worth it in.